Comfort and Adam for a walk on the path between our houses. Due to the recent rain part of it was flooded. They were kind enough to make walk over on the muddy grass and we walked on our half of the path back and forth for a bit.
On Friday I came into the office to a nice bag of baby books. A co-worker had brought them in from home since her daughter had outgrown them.
I'm really glad I made it. It was good experience to mess with a zipper and see how that worked. Plus it's not a single purpose bag, so when I'm done breastfeeding I can reuse the it for something else.
It was hard to leave this morning, but not as bad as the last several days leading up to going to work. Just knowing it was coming, looming over me, was hard.
Since work is very close to home, I'm able to come home at lunch, feed Quinn and spend a little time with him.
It's also the first time in awhile I've been gone and Leki noticed. He came right up on the pillow, laid down and pushed Quinn out of his way slightly. That's the most he's ever touched the baby so far. He was even purring.
We wayched a crazy movie called Summer Wars and had tasty KFC.
Quinn enjoyed being rocked to sleep by Corinne.
I don't have a walking foot, but the blankets are very small so I thought I'd risk it.
pump bag. So I needed a way to close it.
Originally I was going to just sew in magnetic clasps, but once I bought a cooler for the breastmilk, I realized the bag wasn't going to close easily.
I decided to add a zipper. I cut the leg off of one of my old khaki pants since it matched the color of the bag pretty closely. I also reinforce the back of the zipper with fusible interfacing so it would be able to withstand the opening and closing.
I ended up sewing the zipper along the upper portion of the bag opening. I made the whole zipper top wider and longer than it needed to be so I'd be able to over-stuff the bag if need be and it would still close. But that meant that there's corners that are open that need to be sealed and some of the fabric bunched in places.
The stitching is also messed up on the side of the bag because I had the tension wrong. I'm having a hard time figuring out tension still. I really need to sit down and experiment with different fabrics and make sure I have the right needle. Luckily it's hard to see on this project. I'll definitely need more practice to add a zipper to things as well.
Quinn had a good time playing on the ground, laughing his little silent laugh and watching everything.
Quinn had a fun time there too, watching her jewelry and looking at all the new things.
We got there 15 minutes after Vault of Midnight opened and the line was down the block and around the corner. We didn't think it would work out to well for anyone if we stood in line for an hour, so we enjoyed the costumes and headed back home for a bit.
I ended up ordering the comics I wanted online, as usual, to get the nice hardcover from Archaia with Mouse Guard on it. There's a decent comic shop in Chicago (g-mart) that I've been getting them from the last several years when I can't find comics locally. Really all I ever want is that hardcover comic. They are such nice books!
Plus we watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which ties into the movie. In order to keep watching the show we wanted to see the movie. Otherwise we'd have to stop (to avoid spoilers) until we got out to see the film.
While doing it this way made it an all day affair, everything worked out pretty good. We can definitely do this again for Ant-Man in July. Aside from that there probably isn't anything else we will see in theaters until December for Star Wars that is.