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My quickie update!

Oh, I have so many wonderful posts in draft. All kinds of interesting (only to my mother) things! But as I’ve been down with a stomach flu (good thing I’m such a pro at having all-pregnancy long morning sickness so vomiting doesn’t really phase me::no, not pregnant this vomit-sesh) and had family in town so twirly whirly and not lots of typing.

But did you hear??? GRACE had her BABY!!

And speaking of me not being pregnant, but apparently needing to work out, this happened today that I shared on Facebook:

While nursing today, my daughter wandered over to point out my “big belly that might be growing a new baby.” I let her poke it, prod it, sniff it and then told her no new baby right now but that mamas whose babies grow in their bellies sometimes have extra love left in there. That’s what I’m going to call my post-baby bump. Positive body image starts young. They’re watching us!

Your responses were so beautiful. And the number of folks whom it resonated with! I really want to show my daughter a healthy love of my body, even when I’m out of shape. Especially when I’m out of shape.

Stitch? Did someone say bonnet? Okay, tttttotal non-sequitor but it’s that kinda day. These are piling up on my work table and I cannot *squeeeeeal* wait to do a release of about a dozen to my subscriber list first, and then the commoners. 😉 Have you subscribed? It’s just a newsletter with discounts & announcements about my etsy shoppe. Do it here, if you like. Happening sometime in the next few weeks.

whole baby bonnets

whole baby bonnets


And of course, my little lady wanted to try each and every one on. I’ve designed them in small (infant), medium (tot), and large (kiddo). She squeeeeezed her little head into all three. It was like Goldilocks & the three bonnets.

whole baby bonnets

whole baby bonnet

And aside from that, I got nothing. Except a fuzzy self-portrait. Smooches! Talk soon.



  1. Rachel on June 16, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I love bonnets! And those are adorable!!!

    • Natural Mama Nell on June 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      You’re SO KIND!

  2. Emily Barnes on June 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Oh Nell, now you’re making me wish I was having a little girl to put into one of your bonnets… Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to settle for more legging for baby boy! 😀

    • Natural Mama Nell on June 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      caps coming too!! 🙂

  3. Geena Harrington on June 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Evelyn needs one! These are absolutely perfect!

    • Natural Mama Nell on June 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      You’re such a love! XO