Day 4 of Countdown to Oliver: Make Something


I originally wanted to take a sewing class for this list item, but the next one available here at Jo-Ann’s isn’t until mid-July. No worries, I’m signed up! But in the meantime, I want to create something for Oliver. I decided on sewing my own ring sling.

No pictures yet; fabric decisions and purchasing will be made tomorrow. I will update this post then!

Instructions (directly from the Maya Wrap site actually, which is nice of them):
Maya Wrap instructions

Items needed:
2.25-2.5 yards of fabric (fabric without a “wrong” side since both sides will be visible)
Two metal or nylon rings (extremely sturdy is important)
Sewing essentials (needle, thread, etc.)

Total cost:
$16 for 2.5 yards of fabric (I went to Jo-Anns and found a sale but I would recommend Hobby Lobby for cheaper fabric plus this 40% off coupon!)
$3 for thread
$3 for 2 sling rings (although I’m going to go ahead and order a $4 pair from SlingRings because they’re thicker and more sturdy)

The Countdown List:

1. Create the segment “Countdown to Oliver” and make list
2. Make a hospital bag
3. Create a baby registry
4. Prepare the baby’s space
5. Set-up pediatrician visit/appointments
6. Install the car seat
7. Pampering day
8. Prepare birthing plan
9. Wash shower curtains, rugs and sheets
10. *Reader’s idea* Virtual gift-opening
11. Finish an art project
12. Finish a book
13. Create an exercise regimen for the final 4 weeks
14. Make something
15. Have a special mom and daughter day with Ella
16. (Re)organize files and paperwork
17. Finalize plans with the OB
18. Prepare for visiting family
19. Cleaning day
20. *Reader’s idea* Clothe diapering
21. Meal prep (frozen meals)
22. Write a letter to the new baby
23. Design birth announcements
24. Date night
25. Invest in post-baby clothes
26. Clean pumping and feeding items
27. Take a class
28. Clean the carpets and floors
29. Stock up on toiletries and groceries
30. *Reader’s idea* Put feet up and rest

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