Monday, November 21, 2011

Maternity Monday-Thanksgiving Edition

Let's be honest.  I don't love being pregnant.  I'm thrilled about being a Mommy, but that's pretty much where I draw the line.  Pregnancy is not my favorite thing.


But, in honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd make a list of things that are awesome about pregnancy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Maternity Monday: Beware...This is About Breastfeeding!

I went to a breastfeeding class this week.  It was only $15 at our hospital, and I thought it was totally worth it.  I learned that I have a highly recommended breast pump (thanks to the in-laws).  I learned lots more, too.  Wanna know what I learned?  Here's a few things:

  • Did you know that if a baby is crying to be fed, you probably waited longer than you should?
    • Babies give you other clues that they are hungry and cry as a sort of "last resort"
    • If you wait till they are crying, they may be too frustrated to eat as well as they could
  •  Did you know that breastfeeding lowers your risk (and your child's if it's a girl) of ovarian, breast, and cervical cancers?  
    • This means, that my risks have already been lowered because my mom breastfed me (and her mom breastfed her, and I'm quite certain every other woman up the line was breast fed, as well).  Then, I lower it again, by breastfeeding my son.  And one day, if I have a daughter, I lower her risk and any successive girls' risks as well!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Cake Topper

My friend got married on Sunday.  She found a cake topper on Etsy, and asked me to recreate it for her.  Mine isn't exactly the same as the one online, but I was pretty excited about it.  What do you think?

You really should check out Lint and Lavender on etsy.  They make great stuff.  I thought the price for the cake topper was sorta high...but once I finished mine, I realized that it is a pretty fair price.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Maternity Monday

Funny thing about being pregnant....everyone has their own opinions.  What I should or shouldn't be doing, what I can or can't lift, how active or inactive I should stay....but lately, it's been how big or small I am.

I wouldn't think there would be this much disagreement about something like that.  One minute someone is telling me how big I am, the next, someone tells me I barely look pregnant.  Hmm....I'm huge or tiny...how can I be both?

Luckily, I'm not too sensitive.  I'm just glad you can tell I'm pregnant.  Although, when I look at a picture, taken at an angle like this....I feel huge.
My loving husband just says, "Well, there's a baby in there."  This I know.  But, I'll be happy when it's just the little guy growing, and not me, too.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Beads and Bracelets

I found this tutorial for easy, cute bracelets on my favorite craft blog, I Am Momma-Hear Me Roar.  I decided to make some as gifts for friends.  I made this one with ribbon, instead of leather, like Cheri does.  Not because I thought it was better, but because my beads were too small for the leather string.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Maternity Monday....or...Wednesday-Baby Shower!

I am truly overwhelmed with how blessed we are.  We had our baby shower and were able to stock up on great things!  I feel blessed that my old friend from highschool threw us the shower.  I feel blessed with the gifts we got.  I feel blessed with the amount of people we have in our lives to love our little boy.

 Lots of loot