Many of the items I sell in my shop are templates that I don’t change up that much from order to order, but occasionally I get a client asking me to customize something to fit their needs. I recently had a new mommy ask me to modify my “Introducing” birth announcement to work for her twin…
I think it’s a cruel joke that society expects us to deliver birth announcements when we’ve just had a baby. As if I don’t have enough to do? Why not throw a party at my house, too and invite the neighborhood!?
You might remember a while back when I shared some stylish ways to babyproof your house and, more specifically, your stair railings. That’s what led me to create a railing guard from poster-sized sheets of plexiglass that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $6 each, some frosted glass spray and some clear zip ties.
I can hardly believe it, but Graham is already 5 weeks old. Anyone who’s had a child knows how quickly time flies when all you want it to do is stand still (and then there are the days when you are in the midst of potty training or sleep training and you wish that the days and weeks would scoot on by a little quicker…).
If you were around earlier this year, you may remember when I started selling the “Capture the Little Moments” scrapbook & journal for 2014. I designed it as an easy way to keep up with documenting life throughout the year. I’ve been using it throughout 2014 and guess what? It’s working! I am actually keeping up with printing photos and journaling our goings-ons during each month.
You guys, I finally finished up Graham’s nursery and got around to taking pictures of it. Luckily I finished before he graduated college (ok, he’s only 3 weeks old, so I’m sort of exaggerating). It was a really long process, and especially difficult because I was simultaneously working on a shared bedroom for our older two kids and I was all prego and tired. But praise Jesus, I finished (though there are always little things popping up that cause me to think, “Hey, I should do that in the nursery!”). Sometimes Pinterest is more of a hindrance than a help…
On Friday, I had a good 3 to 4 hours of contractions. They were actually quite uncomfortable and at times were only 2 minutes apart. But instead of calling my husband at work and telling him, “It’s time!,” I called him and told him to come home and help me with the kids because I couldn’t do much but sit on the couch and deal with my belly.
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So, it’s official. We will have one little princess and two tough boys running around our house. I couldn’t be more thrilled! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for a boy. He and Lincoln will be almost exactly two years apart; which means they can share a room, have the same friends – maybe. At the very least they will attend school together, and hopefully, just hopefully, they will be buddies.