Tuesday, February 14, 2012

so much love

This is the week! Hopefully we get to meet our baby girl on Friday! We love her so much already.  
There is a chance that my induction will get bumped to a later day, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't :/

Today I am 39 weeks, and it truly feels like the homestretch...I remember being so relieved after giving birth to our son, and I am anxious to feel that way again soon. I just miss not being achy all the time, not being so hungry, and sleeping comfortably. I know there are new pains associated with having a newborn but at least they won't be pregnancy related...

In the meantime, I'm trying to keep myself as busy as possible so that I'm not just sitting around counting down the hours. There's nothing to pass the time better than a good craft, and I've been meaning to finish this one for a while...not until I saw my friend make one of her own did I decide I needed to finish what I started. (thankyou Brittany for motivating me to do it!)

The project is called a "birth print", and generally it IS printed, but since I don't have the fancy technology to do that I made mine with card stock and mod podge. It took a lot longer to glue each individual letter on, but this way I could use my Silhouette and personalize it exactly the way I wanted. The down side to this, though, is that it totally looks homemade and not very professional...oh well :)
I am making one for Charlotte, too,  but since I don't have her birth stats yet I have to hold off for a bit!

The two frames are the same but with different mattes. Here is the one I made for Talmage:

I will post pics of our little girl's print when its done- I can't wait to finish it!

I also had lots of fun crafting some Valentine's Day things for Jonathan. One of them I saw on Pinterest and a few friends said they were going to try it out, so I jumped on the bandwagon :D It is a little "love book" made from a deck of cards.



I couldn't help but be "punny" with some of them, like the King of Diamonds. Get it? super cheesy, I know.

Besides craft projects, other things keeping me busy are:
*Making variations of smoothies for all of us (but mostly me since I seem to be craving) to enjoy. Why haven't I done this before? They are SO EASY to make! Just 3 ingredients: 1 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup orange juice, and 5-6 frozen strawberries. I've tried it with mangoes and raspberries, too. soooo yummy.

*LAUNDRY & DISHES. These two things never seem to end and they keep me constantly on my feet.

*Our CRAZY son. He has such a funny personality and a very active imagination these days. It's exhausting keeping him stimulated & entertained. Right now he is VERY into cars & trucks, trains, books, the alphabet, Elmo, & Winnie The Pooh. So for his Vday present I got him a little Pooh of his own. Let's just say he hasn't let that plushy bear out of his sight.

He loves showing it off to people, like in the store. He'd hold it out to passers-by and say "POOH! YA, POOH!" and again to the maintenance guy that just came by...haha. And this morning we were reading his books with paper pages, which we hardly do since they don't keep his interest, and he found a few about Pooh. He was very happy about this and quickly sat in my lap with his Pooh bear so that we could read them. He also puts his bear in the baby swing and says , "Nigh, night" and rocks him back & forth...I just love him so much :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

The Leders! said...

Love your crafts! You are so talented! Talmage is as adorable as ever :) Excited to hear your new baby girl's stats!