Happy Mother’s Day to my most amazing mom. Even though we are not together I’m celebrating you today. And I’m so glad you’re a little closer now, rather than an ocean apart.
And to my beautiful sons who have given me the greatest gift, to be called mama. I’m so lucky you came into my life. You’ve allowed me to become part of an elite group that I’d always dreamed of joining – mothers. Thank you. I love you.
To all the mothers and nurturers, Happy Mother’s Day.
Foster is one month old already! I’ll be taking a monthly photo of him, just as I did with Harrison, to document his growth and progress. I’ve taken inspiration from Young House Love once again, and am planning to take a picture on a fabric back drop each month. I’m not as handy with photoshop as John and Sherry are, so I made my own stickers for each month. I owe Foster his first newsletter. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to it soon.
May 1st, 2013
9 lbs, 13 oz
As you might have guessed, our little Sprout has arrived. He, yes HE!, is the reason for my absence and the lack of posts.
Foster James Michael was born on April 1st at 12:25 am weighing 7 lbs 11 oz. And he was a very long 21 inches. He is a great baby, but posts will likely continue to be light as I get the hang of things again and settle into a new routine.
We have had lots of help and lots of visitors and well-wishers. I’m looking forward to May being a warmer month so Foster and I can get out a bit more. I don’t know how spring has been in your neck of the woods, but here it snowed on April 24th!
I still can’t believe I have two boys, but I’m feeling so blessed!
Before our “bump” maternity photos, I had my hair cut. Just a little trim a few long layers and I got my bangs back. I think it’ll be easy to keep looking half decent while I’m in mommy survival mode.
Here’s the latest picture of the bump.
Doctor says I could go any day now, so posting may be even lighter than usual, but I’ll try to pop in quickly at least to share the good news of Sprouts arrival… whenever that is!
We had some maternity photos taken this weekend to document this bump. I thought it was only fair to take some shots of this belly, since we took some of my bump with Harrison. I originally saw this idea on Pinterest and just had to recreate it for our little sprout.
I can’t wait to see the rest! We took some of the whole family and some of me with each of the guys.
If you live in or around KW I would highly recommend Michlynn Schweitzer Photography.
Another week come and gone already, but this Friday my friends is especially awesome because it marks my last day of work for a year! Now I’m just in nesting and waiting mode for little Sprout to arrive. Then the real fun begins!
I can’t believe that this is really Sarah Richardson’s master bedroom. It seems a little jarring to me, but Sarah is definitely daring. Just look how her taste has changed in her own home over the years.
I love giving and receiving books as baby gifts. If you’ve got a mother-to-be on your list, check out this great collection from Pregnant Chicken.
This is just plain silliness. Husbandman sent me this (fake) article about the Papal conclave that had me nearly peeing my pants laughing. Ahh… the Onion. Well done.
I happened across more great dinosaur art for Harrison’s big boy room. How am I going to choose?
This new gadget seems like just the thing for those “where the heck did I put that?” moments. I see many of them in my sleep-deprived, new-mom, baby-brained future.
I already mentioned a Kelly Moore bag in a previous Finds, but this one just might take the cake. A camera and diaper bag?!! Awesome.
I’m hosting Easter dinner this year and this Tulip and Pussy-Willow Centrepiece tutorial from The Yellow Cape Cod seems easy enough that even I could do it. I love how soft and pretty it looks.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday everyone! I’m about to enter my last week of work before I’m off to
rest nest before the baby arrives. And it’s been clear by my finds this week that nesting is definitely on my mind. Whether its cleaning, organizing or decorating if its got to do with “getting ready” I’m all over it. As in, I am definitely thinking about doing it. Except for the whole actually being ready part. I’m 36 weeks pregnant and I don’t have my hospital bag packed yet! So for your enjoyment, this week’s finds are all about nesting or as husbandman calls it, “twigs and fluff” (ie: making a nest).
This gorgeous light fixture caught my eye and got me thinking how beautiful it would be in the nursery if its a girl. And then I saw the price tag.
Our dishwasher has been giving us a bit of grief with some filmy results on some dishes. I’m wondering if this tutorial on how to clean your dishwasher will work for us. I’ll soon find out.
Now that my sewing prowess is undeniable I think I may foray into this next project to keep our bags neat and tidy. Can you imagine what Martha Stewart must’ve been like when she was nesting? Unstoppable! I really think I can tackle this plastic bag organizer without supervision.
Martha really is the queen of home organization and DIY and had this great idea for organizing our guest bathroom that has no room for a towel bar. How smart is this towel bar trio? Why didn’t I think of that?
Another item on my seemingly endless must-do-before-baby-comes list is making and freezing food and meals for us so that life as a family of four is just a little easier. Of course, Martha to the rescue again. These food freezing labels will be perfect for keeping me organized. And ooh how pretty!
Speaking of organized, I stumbled on all kinds of free printables. Who doesn’t love that? Thanks to “A Typical English Home” blog.
And anyone who is a mom can relate to most of these mommy memes.
Have a great weekend!