Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

handmade Christmas gifts

i finished the gifts i made for wilson and sara just in time! i thought i would finish them up sooner but forgot how the definition of being "productive" has changed. instead of seeing how many things i can finish sewing in a morning, i'm counting how many diapers i can change between feedings! i'm being productive in other ways! but it feels good to be forced to sit and rest for 15-20 minutes every 3ish hours.

so for wilson, i made a color book. it was my first time to sew a cloth book and i really enjoyed it. i think i would have added more details if i had the time.
(inspiration came from here and another blog i cant find now! sorry!)

for sara i made this...

i used this tutorial.

it was such a fun project.
it would have taken less time if i had read the whole tutorial first. it took some thinking and tweaking but it worked out. and i LOVE the finished project!

and look who is moving in...

a miniature version of our family.

i also painted these girls for some sweet friends of ours.

can't wait to give sara her gifts!
and i'm sure she'll be more then willing to help wilson open his.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


i love this picture. can you see where she is putting that light? up her nose!
what did i do? like any good mother, i grabbed my camera! :)
what a crazy girl!

i can't believe Christmas is in two weeks. i have been working on a couple handmade gifts for sara and wilson. hopefully i will finish them up this weekend and share with you.
enjoy the weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2009

new baby smell...

i can't get enough of it. it's been 3 weeks of snuggling, nursing, being late everywhere, staying at home more, changing outfits multiple times a day, kissing a sweet boy's neck, juggling two kid's needs and remembering to rest.

this little boy has been perfect. he snuggles quite well. and have i mentioned he smells like a dream!? he is so mild mannered... i think i've heard him cry a total of 10 minutes. and he seems to like his sister saying "hi" repeatedly in his ear multiple times a day. he's a trooper!

i feel so favored and blessed to have such a beautiful family.

wilson's entry into the world was quick but a bit rough. i started contracting around 2:30 monday morning. but, i didn't want it to be false labor again so i tried to ignore them... i even took a tylenol. crazy, huh?! after a couple hours they were getting stronger and quicker. so, i woke ryan up and we started the whole "call everyone and get in the car" routine. we were at the hospital by 5:30 and i was ready to push by 7. my doctor came in the room at 7 and 4 pushes and 14 minutes later, wilson made his debut. but the poor guy had the cord wrapped around his neck twice, lots of bruising on his face from being pushed on my pelvis and a broken collar bone. apparently, broken collar bones during labor are pretty common. and there isn't much you can do for them. he had his arm in his onesie (like a sling) for many days, but now it is healed and he moves his arm freely. we are grateful that he is healthy and doing well!

my sweet mom came to help us for a week. i was on top of the world... LONG hot showers, clean clothes and dishes, happy toddler, flowers planted in my garden (yes, my mom... super woman... brought some pansies to plant with sara!), several quick outings with my husband and good conversations. it was hard to watch her leave and can't wait to see her again.

ok, back to nursing.