Wow I can’t believe I’m starting another kiddo update series.
The last month has been so great and so challenging at the same time. And at times, I get stressed and call the Hubz (at work no less) in a panic but I also keep reminding myself to have perspective because the days are long but the years are short.
Miss El is 1 month old and most of her day is spent nursing, in someone’s arms, in a sling or sleeping. As of late she’s started to use her hands to feel/bat at things discovering textures, our skin, random parts of her toys. She is also a snuggler! She will burry her head into the nook between my head and shoulder and always makes herself comfy when she wants to listen to my heartbeat on my chest.
She instantly knows when Miss S is beside her or squeezing her too hard giving her a hug. I sense she knows who her sister is. It’s very interesting to see them interacting (simple things like looking into each others eyes) – which is surprising to me because I didn’t think there would be much interaction at this age.
She gets a ton of kisses, hugs, finger jabs and hair pulls (all out of love – I hope!) from her big sis who just can’t wait to play with her.
Miss S (2.75 years) | Miss El (3 weeks)
Another thing about our Miss El is that her lips shape up into a smile more than I thought a newborn could. As hard as its been in the last month, seeing that makes everything more manageable. (South Asian culture says that when a baby smiles they are remembering their past life. I like to think she recognizes us and is happy to see us)
Along with all those smiles is a lot of crying and night wakes. So it balances it out I guess! (haha)
We had our newest little addition join us over the weekend. L&D, recovery and the whole “expecting” experience was interesting and completely different than the first time. Not sure if I want to share how it went down but we’ll see. That said, without further ado…I am here to introduce Miss El :)
Doing: feeding, laundry, tidying, cuddling, listening to lecture + doing homework/assignments (the class I am in goes on until Apr 10)
Thinking: not taking enough photos, crap.. need to add that to my to-do list, do I really need to sleep
Thanks for reading and have great weekend!
The age old discussion about how much to share online. Although I’ve retracted from Facebook for the most part I still do share a lot of visuals into my life on Instagram and even more imagery and words on my blog. I guess I feel my blog is more for me anyway and for me anything I share online is a “high light real” for the the most part.
Is it just me or do people/moms/females ALWAYS have running to do lists. On our phones, in our planners, on our computer, in our heads. I probably have anywhere from 2-10 “to do”, “to buy”, “to finish” lists at any given time. It’s both comforting (as it makes me feel like I have it all together) and frustrating (why do my lists of things to do keep get longer LOL). But the positive for me outweighs the negative and having to do lists are also calming and keep me organized.
It’s been a minute since I’ve done a Life Lately post. Although I am posting more frequently, I like these types of posts so I can ramble look back and remember all the random things that were going on in life at this time…
Miss S’s room is slowly coming together and by that I mean I think we are just about done decorating. She’s loving it (we hope) and I plan on taking more pictures of (still regret not taking pictures of her nursery setup).
Another section of her room. All the house guests are enjoying story time around the pink couch.
Some important words I’ve added to my vision board. The 3rd last one is currently on my mind.
My FAV art gallery in the whole wide world. Her art work has really expanded and I makes my heart swell.
Some “apologies” flowers LOL
More art work – obviously! One of my fears is that I will say something as a parent to inadvertently crush her #CreativeConfidence. This gives some tips for parents on how to avoid falling into this trap.
And as for me…it’s all about the top knot :)
And a few new favs that I’ve added to my night routine. Who knew that a night routine for adults was so needed!
I love me a DIY project. Actually, I love me an EASY DIY project. And it doesn’t get any easier than washi tape.
I’ve dabbled in a few DIY projects here and there although I think I really became a #DIYMom when I was planning my sister’s travel themed bridal shower. And then solidified that title by DIY most of my daughter’s first birthday party.
I made all of the decorations on my own and although it was a ton of work it was a really rewarding from a creative perspective.
I decided Miss S needed some dainty wall hangings to compliment her wall art and low level book shelfs. And creating this banner was a quick and easy option.
Choose and buy your washi tape. I went with complimentary colours with varying designs. Of course you can go more match-matchy or even just one colour
Tape your washi tape to a length of twine suitable to where you’ll be hanging it
Trim the washi tape, you can either do a simple cut like I did, or make triangles or even mini banner flags
After doing a craft fair, re-launching this blog and having my Etsy shop – I’ve found out this is my most popular, most purchased and most pinned print! (Thanks to Pinterest for the Analytics as well as buyer feedback).
I plan on doing some new scrabble prints to put up on Etsy as well has offer some discounts on said scrabble prints.
As always I do custom prints on scrabble (i.e.: if there is something in particular you’d like printed) let me know and I’d be happy to put something together :)