Tuesday, February 17, 2015

one month!

i can't believe this baby boy is already one month old. time is flying, but also slow as molasses. the nights are long, and sometimes the days are even longer. adjusting to parenthood is pretty difficult, but also the most amazing thing i've ever experienced. i've already learned so much about myself and about David while we learn all about Wyatt. he has had a pretty bumpy road the last couple of weeks due to some gas and indigestion, as well as probably some reflux issues. i also discovered on my own that he had an upper lip tie (they should really check for those things in the hospital) and it had been negatively effecting our breastfeeding. we ended up having it revised which was really painful for the poor dude, but thank heavens for baby Tylenol. he handled it like a champ. 

i just can't believe how much he has grown. looking at the photos from his one week photo shoot makes me realize just how much he has changed. he can hold his head up on his own, he smiles all the time, he loves to be burped, he hates having his arms swaddled up and almost always finds a way to get them out, and he makes the cutest noises (especially while drifting off to sleep).

he really is just the sweetest and smartest little baby i've ever encountered. i know, i know... i'm really biased, but it's true!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

wyatt robert

one week ago today our Wyatt Robert finally decided to join us. he was born on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 4:12am weighing 9.5 lbs, measuring 22.5 inches, and completely stealing my heart. we are absolutely over the moon in love with this little man. i cannot even begin to express how my heart has just completely burst open and made me new. this week has flown by. it's been the most incredible, joyful, exhausting, emotional, precious, and gorgeous time of my life. he has made me a new woman and David a new man. we are beyond in love with him. he is truly a most perfect gift from God and i feel so insanely blessed to be his mama. soon i will post photos from this last week and maybe share his birth story, but i just wanted to make sure i got in his one week photo shoot. now off to feed the little guy!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

thirty-nine weeks

it's the last day of the year. i am 6 days away from my due date. i got over a cold about a week ago only to have caught another one yesterday and i feel pretty crummy, but it's better to be sick now than with an infant. David has basically commanded me to lay on the couch all day for the next few days to rest up and get better so i'm trying hard to listen. i don't want to be sick and exhausted when i go into labor.

the last few weeks have been such a flurry of activity and busyness with the holidays and preparing for this baby boy. i've finally checked off pretty much everything from my to do list and now we play the waiting game. i'd love for this little man to hold out for a few more days until my doctor gets back from his vacation this weekend, but when that happens i'll probably be trying every old wives' tale in the book to naturally induce labor. i can't wait to see this little guy's face and hold him in my arms.

i've been really upping my weaving game in the last few weeks. i've made 3 pieces as gifts in only a few days time, i taught a couple girlfriends the ropes and how to get started and they've already been busy making beautiful pieces themselves. i finally made that weaving for the nursery, which still needs to be hung, i'm just waiting on a custom piece a friend is making for me to hang it next to. i made a mini collection of weavings that hang in our bedroom. i'm always thinking about the next piece. i've had several people ask me if i'd make them a weaving or if i'm planning on selling or teaching. this may end up becoming a hobby turned small business. after i get in the groove of being a mama i might just start up my own online shop or something. why not??

oh! and i also made that feather mobile that hangs above the changing table next to that amazing antler study from Moorea Seal's shop.

i'd love to talk more about this year and what it taught me and brought me, but the couch and netflix is really calling my name. i hope you all had an amazing 2014 and that we all have an even better 2015. next time you hear from me i'll probably be introducing you to our son. i can't wait.


Friday, September 19, 2014

quiet bits of time

things have been quite busy around here lately. my mom and my nieces came over to help me clean and organize our guest room (soon to be nursery) and our office. both of these rooms have been a major mess since we moved in. the office served as a place to stash unopened boxes and the guest room was practically my closet. it was an overwhelming job that i always avoided. but since this baby is coming whether we're ready or not things really needed to get taken care of. what ended up happening was i sat down with my pregnant belly and watched as my family whipped it all up for me in just a few days. i am amazed at the progress made in such a short period of time! this kind of thing was never something i was very good at. when people say you eat an elephant one bite at a time i just can't look past the whole elephant sometimes and my anxiety sets in. thankfully that's not the case for my nieces and my mom. it was as if they got it all done with a snap of their fingers. i am SO thankful.

and since i now have a space and little bits of time to relax and create things, i started on a second practice weaving with my new loom from Maryanne Moodie and tools from Hello Chiqui. the loom kit came with this amazing yarn that i'm reserving for a special weaving that will hang in the new nursery. i'll be taking a coveted LA class in weaving taught by Maryanne come October and i am extremely excited to learn more about this art. i've always loved working with yarn and wool and i've been doing some form of needlework ever since i was a child, so this kind of thing just seems so natural for me. i'm so inspired by the pieces that i've seen lately and i'm eager to start a collection of my own. i know that once the baby is here that will have to go on the back burner for a while, but i want to get a good foundation going beforehand so that i'm even more motivated to pick it up again in any free time that i'll be able to find. 

tomorrow we are off to our good friends' wedding and are excited to celebrate those two! it should be a fantastic day full of love and merriment. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

half way

things seem to be going so slow and so fast all at the same time. at just over 21 weeks along (almost 5 1/2 months) i am passed the halfway point in this pregnancy. little one is kicking and moving around like crazy these days. even David has been able to feel some kicks here and there. i've been craving breakfast foods (pancakes! waffles! french toast! syrup!! sausage! BACON!) around the clock. thankfully there really aren't any decent restaurants that serve breakfast all day, so i've only been giving in to these cravings every once in a while. i've been trying to eat whole foods at least 80 percent of the time (except for on vacation-that was a different story), and i exercise almost every single day for at least an hour at a time. i'm determined to set this kid up for healthy habits and that starts in the womb. all in all the second trimester really is all it's cracked up to be. i have actual energy, i'm not exhausted all the time, and i generally feel pretty good. so of course i am soaking it all in before it gets cray cray.

and speaking of craziness-we still have a lot of work to do around the house. our landscaping is coming along great, but it's still not finished like i hoped it would be by this time. we've lived in this house over a year now and still haven't fully moved in. there are still boxes in our garage and office. our bedroom is still kind of a mess and the nursery really served as a giant closet for me. i have too many clothes. it just boils down to that. too much of everything. i want to simplify and downsize, so that's the name of the game these days. it's busy work, but it needs to be done. especially now that we are finished with pretty much all of our traveling for the rest of the year.

last week we returned from a three week vacation/business trip. we traveled down south to Coronado, which was so relaxing and peaceful. then off to Chicago where we caught up with some awesome friends and explored the city as much as this pregnant lady could handle. then we went to Kansas for the business stuff but only stayed a few days. i didn't take as many photos as i wish i had, but traveling always leaves me with the best memories so i'm okay with it. 

in other news, i am pretty much over summer. i want it to be fall, like, right now. this heat is just stupid. i'm sure that it doesn't help that i'm pregnant and run hotter these days anyway, but seriously we need some relief. California desperately needs some rain. i need to take Guthrie for his morning walks and not feel like my skin is melting off. my house needs a break from the air conditioning (i don't like using the pregnancy card, but i certainly did to convince my husband i can't live without ac in my condition). if we have yet another indian summer this year i'll probably scream.

other than the heat i really can't complain. life is pretty sweet right now. and from what i've heard it's about to get even sweeter.
*heart eyes* *heart eyes* *heart eyes*