I’m back after a 2 week break. Yes, I did set a goal to blog at least once a week during my maternity leave but I made a decision to spend the past 2 weeks focusing on my beautiful daughter. Tomorrow she will be 4 weeks old and I can hardly believe it. Part of me is excited to see her grow and change; I’m so curious about her personality and the girl (and eventually woman) that she will become but the other part of me wants her to stay a beautiful newborn baby who loves snuggles more than anything. Someone said to me “the days are long, but the years are short” and I can already relate to this saying. In just 4 weeks our beautiful daughter has grown and changed so much, right in front of our eyes. Her head is getting stronger, she’s grown out of some of her clothes (she’s almost 10 lbs now!), she’s more alert when she’s awake and she’s starting to focus on more objects.
It’s safe to say we haven’t yet worked out a schedule. I spend most of my days feeding, burping and cuddling her; napping when I can. We are blessed to have amazingly supportive friends and family who have supplied us with tons of food (which has been super helpful) and who have come over to not only meet Emilia but take her for walks and cuddles so I can have a shower or just a few minutes to myself. In fact, there’s still a long list of people waiting for their opportunity to meet her! My husband has gone back to work, but he spends time with her in the early evenings and gives her a bottle so I can catch a few hours of sleep before getting up with her every ~2 hours for feedings. Consistent sleep is the thing I miss the most. It’s safe to say I’ve spent a good amount of time reading about sleep training and when to establish bedtime routines while nursing.
This week’s Global Design Project is another Theme Challenge and again the theme could not be more perfect – Family Time! I wanted to share a home decor project that I completed for Emilia’s room as my entry to this challenge. As you might remember from a previous blog entry, my theme Emilia’s nursery is Woodland Creatures. I used the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Punch to create this project!
This project features 7 different frames, each with a unique woodland animal made using the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Punch. I bought the frames and picture frame rail from Ikea.
From left to right: cat, squirrel, skunk, bear, raccoon, reindeer, fox
The main colours I used were Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I also used some Basic Black, Early Espresso, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate.
I hope you enjoyed my entry to the #GDP111