If you check my previous blog post, you'll see it's been over 6 months since I've blogged. It's not that I haven't had anything to write about, in fact it's quite the contrary. The past 6 months have been the most wonderful, emotional, exciting, exhausting, poopy and fulfilling months of my life. 6 months ago, on 16 December 2010, I became a mom. There's no way I can describe that bond between mother and child that has been forged billions of times on this earth, yet is so uniquely personal and all consuming, so I won't try. Let it suffice to say that feeling that slimy little body on my body, hearing that hearty cry and seeing that beautiful little girl that I had grown to love over the past nine and a half months, with the love of my life by my side, was the most incredible thing I've ever experienced. She was perfect, tiny and all mine. Oops, I mean ours!
Now, it isn't my intention to document the past 6 months in their entirety or even chronologically, but rather to just take a few minutes and reflect. It is often amazing to me that having a baby has made me as happy as it has and that my days bring me as much joy as they do. More often than not my days are filled with sleep deprivation and small things. I revel over the tiniest events. No matter what truly exciting thing is going on around me, I'm more enthralled by Scarlett's smile. My days would be classified by most as pretty lame. Today, for example, we woke up, played on the floor for about an hour while Scarlett perfected her new skill of rolling from back to tummy, sewed, or at least I sewed and turned around every 10 seconds or so to look at Scar and make a funny noise so she would stay happy, played some more, ran a bunch of errands, walked to the swings and that's about it. Of course mixed in there are a few naps for Scarlett and lots and lots of nursing as she still thinks she's a newborn when it comes to how often she likes to eat. Anyway, my day was nothing special and our actions were very small, but it was the BEST! I love my days with her! I am so thankful every day that I have this sweet little thing that relies on me completely and loves me back as much as she does.
She has been such an incredible addition to our family! Nathan and I have had a great four years of marriage and I love him more than anything! Having Scarlett has made that already great bond so much stronger and exciting! He's been on his stupid submarine for the past couple months, but soon he'll be home and our family can once again be whole. These past 6 months have been the best ever and I'm sure the next 6 will be just as great!
Now onto the pictures! I just decided this past month that I would take a monthly picture in Scarlett's chair with a sign, but luckily, there are enough pictures in that same chair that there's a good comparison for growth.
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It's been months and months since I've posted anything on my blog and I thought what better way to break the silence than to post pictures of the baby room and some of the little things I've made for our soon to arrive little one. Other than the furniture I made pretty much everything in the room. We did a bird theme and I found this fabric I loved and used it throughout the room. I also have been obsessed with making baby legwarmers (she has 11 pairs) and dying and embellishing onesies. Now, on to the pictures:) You can never have too many ruffles. Especially on baby bums:) embellished onesies and baby legs How I found Butters when I returned from taking pictures.
For the past couple of weeks Nathan has been on swing shift which means he goes to work around 1pm and gets back home around 1am. It's pretty rough because we don't really get a chance to hang out or talk. Saturday and Sunday mornings are our two chances to catch up during the week and I love them. This morning I was supposed to go to an amazing self defense class with the USS Nevada ladies, but after a week of stress at work and Butters destroying our house, I couldn't bear to miss out on my morning with Nathan. So, I skipped out on the class(hopefully I won't get attacked any time soon), and spent some quality time with my man. I woke up a lot earlier than him, but when he finally woke up we had a nice morning, used our deep fryer for the second time this week(this will not become a trend), and then said our good byes as he left for work. It was a beautiful day out, but still a bit chilly so rather than work on my yard, I decided to do a bunch of sewing. I've been working on some big projects and then some little ones, but I really wanted to make a couple of things for me that I could get done in a day. So, today, I made a shirt and a clothespin apron from start to finish. It was super fun to complete two things today and I can't wait to wear my shirt to school Monday and use my clothespin apron in a couple months when it's warm and dry enough to hang our laundry outside. Happy Saturday!
Today I left what we were going to do today up to Nathan. My only stipulation was that I wanted to go somewhere because it has been incredibly beautiful the last few days. So, we leashed up Butters, hopped in the car and went for a drive. We drove through the Northern end of the Olympics and after about 2 and half hours of driving and Butters whining non stop, arrived at our destination... La Push! For those Twilight fans out there, you know what I'm talking about. It was beautiful! Crazy driftwood, crashing waves, cliffs in the distance... Fortunately for Butters, there were several dogs of their leashes so we let him go play and he was King of La Push, for about an hour that is. He was so brave! He doesn't have a history of loving water, but today he actually played in it! After playing with his friends, we put him back on his leash and took him for a walk where we did some crazy driftwood climbing. Nathan even brought butters up on some of the stumps VERY MUCH against his will, but it was worth it for the pictures. After La Push we drove through Forks. It was so uninspiring we drove past the High School and took the one picture you'll see on this post of the high school sign, just to prove we were there and then drove home. It was a most fantastic day and I have to give Nathan serious snaps for choosing to take me to Twilight country for our Saturday. And now, TONS of pictures. Note Butters in the car before the beach and then after. Our Family Portrait