Short story: I.. The self-proclaimed “Baby Makin’ Machine,” found making a baby isn’t as easy as I had hoped. So to take my mind off baby makin’ I’m spending a month raising money to help March of Dimes babies. Read the long story about how this fundraiser got started here!

We reached our goal but we are still going through the 18th! More sponsors are being added to the list, and I’m featuring the rest of them through Sunday!

Emily, aka Baby Dickey aka MILF-to-be is one of my best bloggy friends! She’s expecting her first baby right now, and she’s in for a lot of excitement I’m sure! She chronicles her journey on her blog Baby Dicky. And I personally can’t wait until the little guy gets here!Emily is a sweetheart, and she not only helped me promote my fundraiser, and donated herself, she is even being a sponsor too!!

Emily is a recent graduate with my MS in animal physiology, searching the country for an animal behavior career while her husband searched for a civil engineering position. Then one Sunday morning in April (I dream of this day)…. TWO LINES!

She woke her husband up from a dead sleep, speechless, shoving the TWO LINES in his face. He had no idea what they meant (men, ha!). Somehow, the words finally got out… And here they are today, due with a baby boy in December!

“We had been planning on having a baby,” she said. “But not for awhile, so it was an unexpected (yet pleasant and a little bit scary) surprise. It’s currently just the 2 of us with our two babies (very spoiled cats), Oscar and Aasa. We’re back in our home town in IL, him still searching for a great career job and me just working until baby comes. I started the Baby Dickey blog to keep friends and family in the loop and I’m still amazed at how it has grown–I love the blogging/tweeting women I have ‘met!”’
Recently, Emily and her husband and started talking about a new online project (website coming soon, be on the look out!) that includes making baby onesies out of adult-sized t-shirts.

“I have a stack of memorable shirts that I could never get rid of,” she said. “But that I can’t or don’t wear anymore–how perfect (and cute) to turn them into clothes for our little boy?! An old concert tour shirt, college tees, catchy phrases… you just can’t find those in baby-size!”

You can make your memorable T-Shirts into something for your little one by contacting erdickey@gmail.com.
She can make long-sleeve or short-sleeve onesies (an adult size M is needed at least for a long-sleeve) and the sizes are either 0-6 months or 6-12 months. They’re the elastic bottom type so there isn’t too much difference in size, just length and a little bit of width. You can send them your t-shirts to make into memorable onesies for their baby…. funny shirts, family reunion tees, high school or college tees, fav sports team, etc. The list is endless!

“The pictures here are a funny one from my husband (“trust me I’m a doctor”), one of my old high school homecoming shirts (the tye-dye one), a family reunion (“sweeney”) tee and a shirt I received for doing the Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Just a small sample of what we can do! There’s also a pic of the back of the high school homecoming shirt– showing the design on the back of the shirt is used too. We can also make patterned fabric or plain colored onesies if someone would like to request one instead of mailing us their own shirt. I recently had someone send us a shirt to make into a onesie for her pregnant friend–it was an old shirt of her dad’s who passed away last year– very cool.”
Be sure to check out her blog to learn more about this cute couple and their coming baby, and you can also Follow @BabyDickey on Twitter!

To help Future Mama raise money for the March of Dimes, she’s donating one of these baby onesies! She’s using a bought shirt to make yours (not of of theirs ;0p ).

If you donate just $5 to the charity I’ll give you 5 tickets to win this prize from Baby Dickey! Not only are you helping a charity but you get 5 tickets in our GIANT drawing! You can donate by clicking the “chip in” button to the right or by clicking here. (Paypal is NOT associated with the drawing, just with donations. Questions about the drawing? Email me at babymakingmachine{at}gmail.com)

This is just one of more than 40 prizes (worth over $1500) that’s up for grabs in the drawing! See the full list here. 100% of the funds raised are going to March of Dimes, to help save babies!

Read how this got started here!
Check out all of the prizes here!
Have a giveaway? List it here! Offer extra entries to your peeps for donating!


Stina says:

What great blog:-) I would like to award you with the Best Blog Award. Please come on over to my blog http://www.womanandmom.blogspot.com to check it out:-):-):-)

Natalie says:

Hey girl, this is off topic, sorta ; p But I thought you might appreciate my “coming out” blog:

http://kellogg-family.blogspot.com/2009/10/ttc-one-crazy-roller-coaster-ride.html

Aidan says:

So nice your posting.
Everything looks good in your posting.
That will be necessary for all. Thanks for your posting.

Funny shirts

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