Saturday, August 6, 2011

Crafty Goodness & An Update

I have been itching to do something crafty, so I pulled out my sewing machine this week. I found some neat/easy patterns online and got started. First I made some sweet tie onesies using the pattern from here:

Please excuse the phone pictures! :)

Then I made cloth baby shoes to match the black tie. I'll make brown shoes when I get brown thread. I found the pattern here.

{Swoon}

I need to adjust the shoe pattern a bit, though. It says 0-6 months, but they are huge on Liam right now! I think I'll try to mess with it before I finish the brown shoes.

Modeling for Mommy

I can't wait to put the entire outfit on him for his 3 month pictures! I really love to make things for people...now if I can convince myself to put that machine to use more often... 

Okay, time for a quick life update. I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with my life (career-wise) for awhile now. While I love love love staying home with my sweet baby, I feel like I need to do something to help provide for our family. I want to feel fulfilled in another aspect of life. I am sad to have to find daycare and seriously concerned for my sanity when it comes to leaving my boy for any amount of time, but I think this is something I need to do. I am going back to school. I plan to finish my pre-requisites this year so that I can go to nursing school next year. Wish me luck guys...it's been two years since I graduated from college and I've never taken an online class. I'm a little anxious to say the least. I also have a job opportunity that has come up recently. I'm just praying that, if it is the right choice for our family, everything will come together smoothly. I'll update you more as it develops. 

Also, a quick Liam update! 



My baby is 3 months old! Here's where he stands:

  • As of yesterday you is 14 lb 7.8 oz! So chunky! :)
  • You just moved into 3-6 month and 6 month clothes.
  • You love dance time...especially to Disney music like "Hakuna Matata" and "Under the Sea".
  • You are still EBF and love nursing. You are easily distracted and often come off to smile at me...it kind of melts my heart.
  • We're working on getting you to sleep in your bed all night. You've always spent part of the night in bed with me and I'll miss the cuddles, but you're a kicker and I'm kind of ready to have my bed back. 
  • Bedtime is normally between 8:00 and 8:30. Most nights you'll wake up between 2:00 and 3:00 and then go back to sleep until somewhere between 6:00 and 8:00.
  • Mornings are your favorite and you are so incredibly smiley!
  • You love to talk to me, but you really love to talk to your Daddy. Seeing my boys together makes me mush.
  • You still hate tummy time, but we're working on it.
I can't wait to see what next month brings! I love you sweet boy!

Alright, sorry for the super long post. We're going to spend some quality family time together and hopefully get some 3 month pictures done this weekend. I hope you enjoy your weekend, too! 




1 comment:

  1. Those onesies are adorable--and I can't believe you made those shoes!! Good luck with school :) I also took off about 2 years between college and grad school, and switched to online courses and I loved them. I really dug that they were self-directed, I did my work on my schedule, and I could work ahead if I had a vacation, or people coming in town, or anything that would distract me from schoolwork. I hope it's goes just as well for you :)

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