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Christmas Dot to Dots | Free Printable

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I’m excited to be a part of Bake, Craft, Sew today! I’m guest posting over at Thirty Handmade Days with Free Printable Christmas Dot to Dots.  Go check out that post and then come back and print them off for yourself!  The links to download the printables are at the very end of this post.

Free printable dot 2 dot

To make things just a little sweeter, you can enter to win this awesome giveaway from Cricut!

Awesome Cricut Giveaway viawww.thirtyhandmadedays.com for Bake Craft Sew Series
One lucky winner will receive:
    • 1 Cricut Explore $399 MSRP
    • (1) $250 Holiday Crafting Bundle!

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Make sure to follow the entire series because you can get a new entry each day by visiting the featured blogger! And they are sharing some awesome ideas for the holidays. A special thanks to Cricut for encouraging a creative holiday season with this cool giveaway.

I decided on a few different designs for the dot to dots.  The first is a Christmas present and it is the easiest to complete since it has the least amount of dots.  Second, I chose a snowman design that is just a little bit harder than the present, but it is also the one that was my daughter’s favorite to complete.  Last, I made a Christmas tree that is the hardest to do, but not so difficult that it can’t be done by my daughter.  The back and forth of the numbers along the sides makes it a little trickier, but it is really good at making her think the numbers through.

christmas dot 2 dot

These dot to dots are perfect for the kid’s table at Christmas, a class party, the ride to grandma’s house, or even just as a distraction during the week.  Printables are for personal use and available to subscribers of Just Between Friends only.  To use this printable, please SUBSCRIBE NOW.




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Snowman dot 2 dot

Christmas Tree dot 2 dot

Present dot 2 dot

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Introducing: Carter John

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Carter

On October 29th at 8:02 AM, my handsome and snuggly baby, Carter John was born!  We are smitten and I have been enjoying the last week and a half healing and cuddling the sweetest and cutest little boy I have ever seen.  If you’re interested, here is the birth story.

Mom & Carter

We arrived at the hospital at 6:15 AM on the 29th.  For the last couple of months, I have been having lots of contractions and was told to take it easy because I couldn’t go into labor.  Both of my girls were delivered via c-section and the hospital policy is that you can’t VBAC after two c-sections.  My c-section was scheduled for the 29th, which just happened to be my dad’s birthday! (This was particularly fun because Carter is also the first grandson to be born in my family!)  We got checked in and we went over my history and I shared some concerns based on my previous c-sections. During my first c-section, I could feel them cutting me because the medication wasn’t strong enough.  For my second c-section, I had a bad reaction to the medication and was itching like crazy.  I was hoping to avoid both of these during the third c-section. :)  They hooked me up to an IV and wheeled me back to the OR. Once in the OR, the anesthesiologist did my spinal block and then we were ready to go.

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When my Dr. opened me up, he got the first look at Carter and said, “This is one big boy!”  Normally, the Dr. pushes once on your stomach to push the baby out of the opening that he has cut.  This time, my baby was so big and squished in my stomach that they had to push over and over on my stomach trying to get him out.  It was just as painful as it sounds and is the part that has hurt the most during recovery. When they finally got him out and weighed him, I couldn’t believe how big he was!  9 LBS 3 OZ and 19.5″ long!  He really was a big boy!

Family

Our family brought the girls to meet their new brother a couple of hours after he was born and I loved seeing their reactions.  The girls were smitten from the first time they saw him!

Mom, Addie & Carter

We were in the hospital for about 4 days and then finally got to go home.  We are so lucky to have such a calm, happy baby!  The girls can’t get enough of him and are such good helpers.  We definitely have had to adjust to a new norm, but overall, it really has been a good transition.  I feel so lucky that I have three beautiful and healthy children to call my own.

Lillie, mom & Carter

As I am trying to figure out a new schedule, please excuse the sporadic posting.  I still have the rest of the nursery to show you, and I have a ton of fun holiday tutorial ideas that I can’t wait to try out.  Thanks for all of your support!

kids

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