February 28, 2013
February was an exciting month for me all around. Not only did we welcome little Ollie into our family, but I was featured in a magazine!
Back in December I was contacted by Sew Magazine, a British crafting mag, asking if they could feature me in their February issue as the Blog of the Month. Yes you can! I couldn’t believe they’d ask ME! That’s only 12 bloggers a year and to be asked was so flattering and truly exciting. So the week before Christmas I had my sister take some pictures of me (since they wanted a headshot), I filled out the written interview they sent, and then I nervously waited.
My Mom, sister and I scoured every newsstand we could think of trying to find copies of it being sold here in the States, but we came up empty-handed. I was starting to think I wasn’t ever going to find it, but I finally broke down and used my 21st century brain and looked for a digital copy of the magazine. I anxiously waited the 8 minutes it took to download on my iPad, then frantically clicked through the pages until finally, there on page 95, was my little corner of the internet, in print, for all to see.
I cried, obviously (hello, I was 39 weeks pregnant!), and immediately sent a screenshot to everyone I knew! My Mom has a friend who lives in the UK and she was able to track down 6 copies to send to us. I can’t WAIT to get them in the mail and have a true hard copy in my hands! This definitely goes in the top coolest things that have ever happened to me.
And just to share, since I kept the whole thing a secret, I had Meredith take some belly shots of me that day, too. So this is me and Ollie at 33 weeks. I miss being pregnant, but I can’t get enough of his little face!