Monday, September 30, 2013
The last eight months have been filled with fantasizing about the nursery and then slowly making and buying items to carry out the ideas in my head. I feel almost sad in some strange way that it's basically "complete" other than a few minor details. It has kept me busy and given me an outlet for my creativity.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I'm 8 months pregnant and officially the size of a small solar system. I'm on disability and home every day so I have A LOT of time to notice my ginmrmous belly and wonder how much bigger it can possibly get. I'm also finding myself becoming more and more connected to my baby girl, Avery. She moves around and kicks like it's her job! I have moments of finding myself saying aloud, "Avery, that was hard on Mama. Take it down a notch". She doesn't seem to listen:) I find myself talking to her aloud here and there while I'm alone and doing things around the apartment or driving my car. Just little things like, "Mama is crazy, isn't she?" I made a playlist on my phone of lullaby songs combined with sweet love songs that I want her to know and I play the playlist often. I'm hoping she knows the songs when she's out here in the world and is comforted when I play them. I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be a mama. What I hope to be like. I What I want to teach Avery and I constantly wonder who she will be. I've narrowed down to seven most important things I want to teach her and model for her:
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I've seen countless women dig into their creative and crafty side when they become pregnant and/or become a mom. I never understood it. Ooohhh, do I get it now! I'm on bed rest for two months before my delivery date. Talk about making me crazy! I'm not one to be able to sit around, staring at the television, and eating chocolate. Although I appreciate those moments:) I need structure and human interaction. I need to feel useful and productive and it's killing me to just sit around! Everyone tries to make me feel better saying things like, "consider it your job to lay low and keep your baby from coming too early". While I appreciate the attempts, that does not help ease my restlessness. I also have an anxiety disorder on top of it totally unrelated to the pregnancy so put it all together and I'm a hot mess! All that to say, I have to have at least one plan per day. Doctor appointment, lunch or dinner with a friend, visit with Grandma, store with the hubs, go to my bff's house, whatever it may be...I just need one thing to wake up for. I also need projects. So I've been crafting. The nursery is almost completely DIY projects and it continues! I thought I would share a few of my projects.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I used to blog. I used to blog a lot. I had a blog called "Fancy Pants" filled with pictures that inspired me, quotes, some personal stories, and random other things. Then I thought I was going to become a wedding planner and made "Fanciful Moments" and that didn't go anywhere. I did a couple others but my computer crashed and I haven't blogged in three or four years. But alas, I'm now 7 months pregnant, nesting, on bed rest, in a creative state of mind, and ready to get back in the blogging world. I love reading other's blogs and always wish my life was as interesting as it appears other's are. My favorite blogs that I've read over the years center around decorating the home, friendships and family (relationships), photography, weddings, babies, spirituality, and girls that are straight up real. I would like to my link to my fave ones right now but I seem to have forgotten how to do it:) So anyway, I'm Rachael. I'm turning 30 in two days and it's pretty surreal that I won't be in my twenties anymore. I married my best friend that I stayed in contact with long-distance via phone calls and letters and I must say that committing to him was the smartest decision I ever made. I am seven months pregnant with my first (and last) child. Her name is Avery Elise and she is currently kicking me in the ribs as I type. My favorite things in life are chocolate, hydrangeas, Oprah, decorating, and babies. I plan to blog about the nesting that I'm doing including nursery decor, pictures that I take of happy moments in life, life as a new mother, share recipes,and whatever else inspires me. I used to have quite a few readers in my hay day so here's to starting over and writing to absolutely no one for right now:)