Monday, June 21, 2010

Getting my craft mojo back

Today baby was patient enough, over the course of the day, to let me finish 4 layouts that I had previously started while pregnant.

I'm getting back into wanting to craft with my free time and it feels good!

Here's a sample:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
I have 2 amazing Fathers in my life.

My dad, Murray who I have lots of fun childhood memories with. Fishing, gardening, goofiness, gentleness, laid-back, silly-stories. That's what I think of when I think of my Dad. I love seeing him spend the same type of time with my own kids and be the awesome grandpa that he is.

Then there's my husband, Blake, who attracted me with his patient, competent, confident ways as a dad. Even though we have both been raising our own kids for 10+ years and step-parenting each other's children, I am excited to be parenting one of our own together and see where this journey takes us.

This is a quick Father's Day project I was able to do in about an hours' time. My Quickutz Silhouette cut out the shapes for the kids to make cards with and the iron-on image to make a onesie for Anna. I embellished the photo frame with a scrapbooking rub-on.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Since Anna prefers her right hand to suck on, Blake predicts that Anna will be right handed. Statistically speaking she probably will, but it would be neat for both my girls to be lefties like me.

We both think that her eyes will turn brown. My step-son is the only brown-eyed person in our family. We took out step-son's baby pics and Anna does resemble him in the eyes.

Today she had her vaccinations and her 12 pound weight is 75%, just uner 22 inch length is 25% and her 42cm head is 95%! She's gained over 4 pounds, 2 inches and 7cm in the head since birth.

There's still so much I don't know about her. I know she loves to be snuggled up close to me in our carriers. She's not too fond of the stroller or getting buckled into the carseat. She falls asleep easily in the car. She loves baths and getting naked for diaper changes. Oh how I look forward to the adventure ahead of us.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2 Months Old

Anna 2 months
Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
At our final midwife visit Anna was 8wks old and weighed 11 pounds 7 oz.

She is morphing from the floppy newborn who just cries, poops, sleeps and eats to a less floppy 2 month old who follows us with her eyes, turns when she hears our voice and smiles at us. She likes to lay on her play mat and kick her legs and wave her arms.

I added to my baby wearing collection on the weekend and scored a new Babyhawk Mei Tai on sale for 40% off!

It still feels like she is a non-stop eating machine but that's ok. It makes me stop, relax and enjoy her.

I'm feeling great and usually just get tired by dinner time. I'm even 5 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight now and look forward to getting a pair of zip up pants! That shopping trip will have to wait until hubby is available and can help with baby. I tried it alone and failed.

Naps aren't coming as easily now and she gets really cranky when she's tired and needs help to fall asleep. That's why I love car rides. It's a no-effort nap inducer!

I feel so busy now that I'm home with baby, but it does make the day go faster when we have errands to run. Our town has lots of mommy/baby activities to particpate in.

On the weekend we went on a short trip to see my big girl dance. I was so proud to see her up on stage. My boy and I watched with baby, who was thankfully very good through the performance.

This weekend we celebrate my boy's 10th birthday with golf and icecream cake!