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B is for Baby

March 26th, 2010

The last couple of years, I’ve been surrounded by pregnant folks and newborns. Even one of my cousins (whom I swear I remember used to call people who had kids “breeders”) is expecting! I recently mentioned becoming an Auntie Em, something I’ve gladly been learning to be.

Now, I understand the practicality of having a registry for baby showers (otherwise, Mum might get 342 burping cloths) but I tend to stray from the list and try and make something. Here are a few name prints I’ve done for friends in the past, to celebrate the arrival of their little ones… once printed and framed, they’re a constant ‘hello’ from me right in their nursery:

(For anyone who’s wondering… I do these on my Wacom Cintiq; the outlines are done in Adobe Illustrator, then I do the colouring in Corel Painter.)

So is it me, or are baby bumps everywhere these days? Maybe it’s just something in the Ottawa water.
And do you have a go-to baby gift?

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  1. March 26th, 2010 at 10:53 | #1

    so sweet! i, like you, try and make something. my go-to shower gift is a couple of extra fitted crib sheets; my mom always gives them too. She said they were her favourite gift when we were babies since they tended to get overlooked and she used tonnes :)

    and i agree. its baby season in Ottawa for sure. zoiks!

  2. MegMac
    March 26th, 2010 at 16:01 | #2

    My old go to gifts was Cat in the Hat – a classic that all children need (in my opinion)… Now I seem to have changed my gears to em wears… :)

  3. Mers
    April 3rd, 2010 at 21:21 | #3

    I’m not sure if it’s all the warm weather lately (thus people aren’t wearing big coats that might camouflage), but I’ve definitely been noticing lots of baby bumps too. My fave baby shower gift is either a book or one of your onsies. :)

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