This is super easy, but it takes a LOT of fabric. So before you make one, figure out how much it will cost to buy the fabric (mine was $12.99/yd before my 60% off coupon at Joann's. So in the end it was $26 for two wraps). If you can't get some for a good price, it might be worth it to just buy one (I've seen them at target for a little less than $50).
Here is what you need:
5-6 yards of stretchy knit fabric
Sewing machine and thread (optional)
1 sleeping baby (recommended)
Basically all you do is lay out your fabric, and cut it down the middle *hot dog style, and wah-lah, you have two wraps! You can leave it like this, because knit doesn't fray, it just rolls up a little on the edges.
But...I decided to go one step further and make this a bit harder on myself (only because I got this cool new double needle and wanted to try it out). It is great for knits. The front looks like two straight lines, but the back is all zig zaggy, so it can stretch with your fabric. Fold over the edges 1/2" and pin into place. I usually just eyeball these sorts of things. Sew away, around all 4 sides (5 yards takes a long time to sew), and you are done.
Here is the tutorial I used to learn how to wrap it.
*hot dog style means length-wise, the long way. Did your elementary school teacher teach you this? Hot dog style and hamburger style?
Austin laughed for the first time yesterday. A full-fledged-no-doubt-about-it-belly-laugh.
He had just woken up for the day, and was all smiles. He was grinning really big, and had his tongue sticking out, which made me laugh. Then he followed suit. He started laughing. I was laughing. He kept laughing. We were laughing at each other's laughs!
It lasted a whole 5 seconds, maybe. Then he stopped, and just smiled.
I've been trying ever since to make him laugh again. Making silly sounds, funny faces. He isn't buying it.
This post is mostly for record's sake. It may be boring to you, but I will be glad I wrote this when I look back 5, 10, 20 years from now.
Austin talks all the time. Except when there are people, he is a little shy ronnie. Or maybe it is that he is just modest; he doesn't like to show off his tricks and skills to strangers. He can kind of copy some sounds. Yesterday it was the sound "Bbbuuooo".
He is a ham. If he makes a noise, and you laugh, he will keep going; louder and higher.
He likes to be chewing/sucking on something at all times. binkie, his lower lip (notice the second picture), fingers, fists, toys, burp cloths, swaddles, your face (yes it has happened), anything he can get in that little mouth of his.
He is sleeping from about 9:30 pm to 4:30 am every night. then till 7 or 8 am again. He is a pretty good alarm clock. Occasionally he will sleep from 9:30-7, those nights I wake up pretty uncomfortably (if you know what I mean....). He falls asleep on his own, in his crib, or any other place pretty much as long as you swaddle him and set him down. He rarely falls asleep in my arms any more, unless I walk around and put a binkie in his mouth.
His hair is getting LONG! It kind of lays down on top now, but the sides and back are getting a little ratty. He still has a little bit of cradle cap, but it isn't flaking out like it was.
He is starting to drool constantly, here come the days of bibs. He is going to be freezing in the winter months, with his face always wet.
I have heard him laugh only once or twice. I hope he starts laughing at things soon.
He is starting to notice things around him more. When wearing pajamas with dogs on the feet, I catch him staring at his feet; it's cute. He has started watching the TV.