My favorite things

June 19, 2011 at 12:14 am

Since I know so many new mammas and (some not so new) out there, I thought I’d share some of my favorite baby products. I figure, I’ve had a year to figure out just what works for us. I’m sure the list will change down the road, but here’s what I’ve got now. Earth’s Best: Extra Rich Therapy Creme. Gabriel has some mild eczema that flares up from time to time. This was the only […]

Push Present

November 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Last year a friend of mine had a baby (long before I was even pregnant). Shortly after her son was born I noticed she was wearing a big sapphire ring. I asked her if it was new. She told me that her husband bought it for her for having the baby. How lovely… Now, this conversation took place in Mike’s presence. So after my friend was gone, Mike gave me this wide-eyed look and said, […]

Adventures in Cloth Diapering

November 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Most of my friends and family said “Yeah, good luck with that!” But I knew I wanted to at least TRY using cloth diapers. I seem to remember a similar response when I said I didn’t want any pain-killer drugs during labor and delivery — and that worked out just fine for us, thank you very much. :) There were a lot of reasons why I didn’t want to use disposables: cost being a major […]

We’re SO Ready!

June 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I thought I’d share with you the “final” photographs of the Sprout’s room. It’s been in a state of 90% completion for the past few weeks, but I had a few DIY decor projects I wanted to complete before I made the big reveal. :) At this stage in the pregnancy game, we pretty much have what we’re absolutely going to need to take care of the little guy. Everything else is gravy. So here […]

Losing Steam

May 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

The Sprout’s due date is rapidly approaching and I am starting to slow down due to my ever-expanding belly and waning energy. I’ve only got about 8 weeks until July 21st! Holy freakin’ crap! The nursery is coming along though, and thankfully the big things I’m responsible for are done. I painted Mike’s old furniture a nice glossy coat of black, which I think really livens them up. I painted the walls in Sherwin Williams, […]

Belly Update: 28 Weeks

April 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Well, technically tomorrow begins 28 weeks, but whatevs! I’ve been slacking on the belly photos here, I know, I’m sorry. I’ve been preoccupied as you can imagine. And for those of you who complained that there were no pictures with my face in them… Here you go. So the pregnancy commentary continues: Someone came up to me on Sunday and said that she and her mother were discussing how I don’t look pregnant in my […]

Nursery Part Deux

March 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I finally had a lull in the freelance work and spent a good portion of time on Saturday working on the crib skirt. I’m proud to say that a day later I’m finished. :) WOO! However, since I spent a lot of that time crawling on the floor cutting, measuring and assembling the pieces, my sore and tired body isn’t quite as excited. Owie! I imagine as my belly balloons even bigger, it will get […]

Baby Craft

March 13, 2010 at 12:42 am

I’ve been sooo busy with regular work/freelance work, personal drama, among other things that I haven’t really had the time to get my craft on. There hardly seems to be an end to this madness in sight. And I’m jonesing really badly for some fun craft action. But I’ve got my sights on an upcoming book that releases in April, and just in time for me and the Sprout. It’s called Handmade Beginnings by Anna […]

Sprout’s Room

March 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I’ve started thinking about decorating our little boy’s room, and it’s soo much fun. Considering that I have what my Mom calls eccentric taste, I haven’t really liked any crib sets or nursery themes — especially for boys. Yuck! Incidentally, the only ones I’ve liked have been OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive. Also, I feel there’s no point in buying a crib set when you’re not going to use the fancy blanket or bumpers. Ooooh, safety hazards!! So […]