Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mommy hood

Well I have been a mom for 9 months (if you don’t count the pregnancy). I have learned a lot in the last 9 months…

1. Babies are not what you plan for or expect. Before Rohan was born I thought people were just exaggerating about kids. Some of those people were. Some were right.


2. Babies take up all of your time. I never realized how much I was able to get done until Rohan was born and now I don’t seem to accomplish anything I used to be able to accomplish.


3. Babies are the messiest living things on the planet. I know this may be an exaggeration, but when you have to change 4-5 poopie diapers, 30-40 vomit messes, wash everything in your babies wardrobe, and bathe the baby twice, all in one day, you too would think babies are the messiest living things on the planet.


4. Babies prevent you from getting any kind of sleep. They tell you that when the baby is born you are supposed to sleep as much as possible (anytime the baby sleeps, you sleep). This has to be the absolute best advice there is. I also believe that very few new moms listen to this advice. First off how can a new mom sleep, she wont know if her baby is alive or not? Then if you do fall asleep, how in the world is all the laundry and dishes going to get done? I know, I know, a dirty house doesn’t matter when you have such a precious being that needs your full attention and you need sleep to achieve that need, but I can’t stand the smell of a dirty house more then I need sleep.


5. Babies are the most unpredictable, cutest bundles you could ever hold. The feeling of holding your baby for the very first time, and every time after that, reminds you that every negative thing is worth it. There eyes gazing into yours, their smile when they see you, even the mischief they get into (knowing they aren’t supposed to be doing whatever it is they are doing), it is all worth it.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Business as Usual

I have been incredibly busy lately. I do a fine job at always having somewhere to go or someone to visit. When I do stay at home it is usually to catch up on house work and rest. Tuesdays are usually my catch up days.

Today started with the usual 6 am wake up call by Rohan. Fed and changed him, then started on laundry. I completed 10 loads of laundry today. I believe that is a record! Normally on Tuesday I only have 4 loads to do and that is pretty much the only day I do laundry in a week. I have to wash diapers on Fridays as well, but I don’t have any other clothes to clean. Today was record high because Nick has been sick, so I had extra loads of blankets and sheets to do.  While I was washing all these clothes I was cleaning the kitchen, baking a cake, cleaning out Rohan’s too small clothing, folding loads of clothes, working on some sewing that I have been procrastinating on, and of course playing with Rohan.

On to some of my crafty adventures. I have gotten back into swaps on Craftster and I am having a lot of fun doing them. I have been able to complete a quite a few swaps without buying supplies. My current goal is to use as much of my stash as possible, so I can have more fun with the nice fabrics out there. I have finally completed the 3 table runners I started while away at Nick’s aunts house in February. I went to work on some quilting projects and use her expertise on the subject to guide me along the way. I also completed one additional table runner in that time using some fabric scraps I acquired at her house.


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I have also been playing with my embroidery machine. I have spruced up some pants that I have made in the past as well as some t-shirts for Rohan. On a non-sewing note, I have gone through some of my paper and made cards to send with my swap packages. And I have been playing around with digital scrapbooking to make some awesome pages of Rohan.

So business as usual here on the home front. Another busy day almost done, all to get some rest and begin again tomorrow. So, I sew.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I’m Back

So I have decided instead of trying to catch everyone up on everything I did in the last year, I would just start fresh from today. Of course I will probably add in some of the crafty things I did here and there, but it just seems too overwhelming to do all at once.

As you probably know I had my baby! His name is Rohan James and he is quite a joy to have around. He is 3 months old and by the size of him you would think he was 6 months old. He definitely is the boss around here. He tells us when to wake up, when to play, when to eat, when to  sleep, everything. But isn’t that some of the fun of having an infant around? A lot of my future posts will include things about our doings, since that is 85% of my life now (the other 15% is divided between my husband and sleep). I do still get a fair amount of crafting done which keeps me sane and in touch with the world.

I have some new loves in crafting and some new toys to play with. I love quilting and anything that goes with it. I also love to embroider now, especially with my new machine. I am really enjoying the making of baby and kid related stuff and can’t wait to get to make more as Rohan gets older.

I will do my best to stay on top of this blog, but time is precious and who really wants to spend good crafting time typing? So, I Sew!