Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 6

Today's subject is a picture of what makes you happy. Well there are a lot of things that make me happy




Is it sad that the things that make me the happiest are babywearing , my family and cookies? LOL! I am blessed to have an amazing husband and a beautiful son  and that's what makes me happy.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 5

A song that fits your mood. Well right now I'm feeling Dirrty, by Christina Aguleira! Our water heater decided to take a crap last night ad flooded out basement, so I haven't showered today and we can't do dishes or laundry until the water heater is replaced!! Hopefully soon!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 4, your parents

today's subject is parent. what can i say about them? they are my parents and i love them. they divorced when i was eight and both remarried. my mom when i was 13 and dad just two years ago after being with his wife for over 13 years. My parents aren't perfect, but then whose are? They love me and my family. They are awesome grandparents to Peanut Boy!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sewing challenge week 4

I know I missed week 3, but I just wasn't into making something that fit the picture perfect theme. So here is my project for week 3, baby clothes. Last weekend there was a sale on patterns at Joann's, and I thought I'd take advantage and try my hand at using a sewing pattern. As it turns out I am sewing pattern stupid! I could not for the life of me figure out how to sew the pieces together! I just cut out the pattern pieces and winged it. This is what I got...

Not incredibly terrible, but definitely not good either. I used the size 12 month pattern and it turned out WAAAAAAAY too big. And I had no idea how to do the snaps so I ended up not doing them in the crotch, but in the back. So maybe when he grows a little it will be ok for him. This was my first attempt at using a pattern, maybe next time I'll be better! LOL
This week I also tried doing fused grocery bag bibs. The fusing was a bit troublesome as I could not get them to stay together, but I figured it out in the end. My first try is pretty wonky...

but the second time I decided to use a bib I already had as a template and try doing curves with the bias tape. This one turned out better, I think.
I bought several pattern, so I will be trying again with that.

Day 3

Day 3 is supposed to be about your first love, but I'd rather talk about my last one. My wonderful and amazing husband. Jess is an awesome husband and a great father. I really could not have asked for anything more in a husband. He works hard everyday to provide for our family and so I can be a stay at home mom. Of course there are days that we have our differences, but I would rather fight with him then anyone else. He is the most amazing man I have ever met and I am just incredibly lucky to have him!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 2

The meaning behind your blog name?
Well there's really no meaning. I just couldn't think of anything else. LOL

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

30 day blogging challenge!!!

So in an effort to be more consistent about blogging I have decided to do the 30 day challenge. Basically it is a challenge to blog about certain things every day for 30 days.
Day 1: A recent pic of myself and 15 interesting things about me
This is the most recent one I could find. Kinda creepy, but there it is!

1. I don't eat red meat, as in pork or beef. Not for any particular reason. I was 14 and thought it would piss my mom off. I was wrong.
2. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work, but I've never actually been as Social Worker
3. I am left handed
4. I got married on a Tuesday on the beach in NC in March. It was cold
5. I own 16 babywearing devices and I want more!!!!
6. My husband is a medical physicist, but its much easier to tell people he works on the machines that they use to treat cancer.
7. My favorite color is red.
8. I love to wear flip flops and hoodies.
9. I've lived in MN almost my whole life and I still HATE winter.
10. My son is named after the guy who married my husband and I.
11. I really hate doing laundry, not so much washing and drying, but putting it all away. There is a huge pile of clean clothes in our guest room.
12. I have tons of patience with people with disabilities, but I get very irritated when "typical" people are stupid.
13. If I HAD to go back to work I would love to work with people with Down Syndrome or Autism.
14. My first car was a Dodge Laser that "talked" to me. As in "your door is ajar" "your fuel is low" ect Once it went through every phrase at once. It was creepy.
15. I know all the lyrics to Don McLean's "American Pie" ALL OF THEM!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Notes to myself

I really shouldn't read parenting blogs. Every time I do I end up feeling completely inadequate and finding fault in everything I do. As a little girl my life plan was "Be a mommy" That was it. I never played the "plan your wedding" games that so many other little girls do. I planned my mommyhood. I would day dream about what it was going to be like being a mommy. I had dolls galore that I mothered like nobody's business. I spent my time planning how my life would be with my babies. I was going to love every minute of it, including growing a baby in my body. The reality was really I did not enjoy being pregnant very much. I was sick for most of the first half of my pregnancy. Then it was winter in Minnesota which always beings out my depression symptoms. So I found it very difficult to enjoy being pregnant, when all I ever wanted was to have a baby. During the last few weeks of my pregnancy I was miserable. I had many of the common issues that coincide with late pregnancy and I was terribly uncomfortable. This discomfort led to me agreeing to be induced the day after my due date. I was incredibly excited to finally meet the little guy I grew inside my body, but I felt a little uncertain. I went to the hospital and my OB was just about to break my water, when she looked at me and said "We don't have to do this today, you can go home if you want". In hindsight I very much wish that I had taken her up on that offer, but I was in such a rush to become what I'd always wanted to be, a mommy. I didn't let my intuition get in the way. So after laboring all day, pushing for 3.5 hours, a vacuum extraction attempt, worn off epidural, I ended up in the OR. To top it all off I had to be put under general anesthesia and I was unable to meet my son for over 2 hours after he was born. After all this I was able to successfully nurse him after weeks of painful cracked, bleeding nipples and without much support from anyone but my husband. It has been 8.5 months since then and I am extremely proud of my breastfeeding success, but I wonder if I'll be any good at the other parts of being a mother?  I always wanted to be a mommy, that was it. Now I've finally reached that goal and I find myself questioning my ability to do it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Crafty Mamas Sewing Project!!!

I thought that I would get the sewing projects finished early this week!! Peanut boy is napping a little better lately so I had a few minutes to whip up one pair of PJ pants and the heart pillow. the pink pants i made last week. I plan to give these to my goddaughter who will be 9 years old in the 22nd. 
For the pillow I went to Walmart and bought the biggest heart shaped candy box I could find to use as a pattern. It turned out a little wonky, but it is super soft and cuddly. And one pair of pants is super wide legged and the other is more narrow. I hope they fit!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

another sewing project

I made these cute pants for Peanut Boy last week and I thought I'd share them here as well!!

Crafty Sewing Mamas Sew A Long!!

A group of awesome mamas from Babycenter have put together a sew a long project challenge! there will be new projects each week, and I'm challenging myself to do at least one each week! this week I made a crochet hook case!I'm hoping this will keep me motivated to post more often and help me develop better sewing skills. so here's my first finished project...

 not the most professional, but i'm pretty proud of it!  I made it for my mom, hence the very wonky "M". I hope she likes it!. and I totally winged it, no pattern or tutorial. I really just looked at a couple and tried to do my own thing.