In college, I often heard my peers talking about marriage and being on the "5 year plan" for having babies. Not me, I thought.... I wanted babies right away. I met my husband while in college, got married, finished college, built our first home 2 1/2 years later, and ..... waited.
Throughout infertility I needed to do something to keep hope alive. Something that was creative and well, would take time... LOTS of time, since that's what we seemed to have. I made some sweet bibs, and crocheted some white lace to handstitch around a white blanket. It was beautiful. I loved the idea of an heirloom that would be passed down because it held special meaning. When I had a nursery, I would decorate it with beautiful battenburg lace. An old fashioned, heirloom look.
Finally, the day came when we received word we were matched with a birthmom. She didn't know what she was having so I forged ahead with my dream nursery with battenburg lace.
It came out kind of girlie.......
And, as it turned out, a baby boy entered our lives.
Aaaaand..... as it turned out, it's a good thing I used my time wisely to make some sweet baby things before we became parents.... just 9 months later we received another baby boy, then 2 years later, a baby girl. (3 kids under 3!) God has since blessed us with 4 more -- including 2 "homegrown" at an age when most moms are long since done having babies..... That's a total of 7, thus the "7" in the name. The first 3 are grown, and the "final four" are getting older and are much more independent so I have been running my etsy shop for about 3 years now.
Making hats and bonnets for babies for photo shoots and everyday life is my daily passion, along with homeschooling and being mama. I loved hearing any of the little tidbits people would share with me about their story -- whether it was about a long awaited first grandbaby or a new baby girl after a family of boys. This is why I started this blog, so we can hear more of your stories! So take a picture of your baby in their hat from Sebastianseven, send it to me with your baby story (about a page) and you will receive a free hat.