Where did September go? It was a very busy month for us, combined with Isaac in the pits of some intense teething (seriously, 5 teeth in just one week- my eyebags tripled in size), I didn’t reach a lot of goals. BUT, I was able to participate in the Just Between Friends consignment sale I was so excited about!
Consignment sales are seriously the way to go if you are blessed to have one in your area. It really is worth looking into. I am extremely grateful for ours and I wanted to support our sale more this fall because it doesn’t help just me, but it helps lots of other moms too.
Are there any other moms out there who still scrapbook? I feel like it’s a dead trend because nobody I know talks about it, but all the supplies at the craft stores are saying otherwise!
Before my son was born, I went on a hunt for the perfect baby book. There are some pretty cute fill-in books out there and it seems like lots of people print photobooks instead. I am so gosh-darn picky though. Nothing fit us just right. I’m a big fan of incorporating memorabilia (like cards, hospital bracelets, etc) and if I missed a milestone, having a blank space in the fill-in books would drive me batty!
So I decided to churn up the old 1999 scrapper in me and make a book myself. Pretty crazy of me in retrospect since it is so time consuming, but a beautiful keepsake is forming and there are no regrets… yet.
They say you forget a lot about giving birth but I haven’t yet, which is a miracle coming from this mom-brain. I mean, I could tell you anything about my son’s bodily functions during the last 4 months but how old am I now? No idea.
So it is probably best if I write down the story before it gets pulled into the abyss where my age went (which is also probably for the best). When I was pregnant, I loved reading birth stories. So here is mine!
My original birth “plan”: Go in and get out of the hospital as fast as possible with no meds.
This mom brain couldn’t take it anymore, I need to start this! My four-month-old son is finally napping and I’m armed with a cup of reheated coffee. Ready to go! Welcome to my journey into motherhood and homemaking.