Wow, time really flies when you have a sweet little angel living in your house. We have been fortunate to have the help of our family and friends these past few weeks. People have been so kind to bring us dinner in exchange for a few baby squeezes here and there.
Life with baby is definitely different. In the past three weeks we have learned so much about this little person and slowly and surely we are finding our groove. There is no time for things like laundry and housework, right now our world revolves around our little girl and her appetite and sleeping schedule. Did I say schedule? There is no schedule, just a slow and peaceful pace. Joyous moments in which we get to know each other, bit by bit.
Things do get done, just in a more fragmented way. For instance, I have been crafting this blog post since this morning and it may not actually be posted until much later this evening. Completing a task in one sitting is a thing of the past and we are getting accustomed to this new way of working. The crafting continues too, just in smaller increments, a stitch here a stitch there. Projects get put aside when the little one is hungry or needs to be calmed. Ryan has been off work since Rylie's birth and it has been such a blessing to start our family life all together, each of us being present every day during this very tender time. We are getting to know our daughter and she, us, and at the same time Ryan and I are getting to know one another in our new roles as parents.
Here is a look at what I was able to accomplish last week in little bits and pieces:
This is Mostly Marvelous Ms. Rabbit made from a kit bought from the Bird and Little Bird Etsy shop. You should definitely check out the shop if you have never visited before. Annie, the shop owner, offers up handmade toys, kits and patterns just like this adorable rabbit. It was so nice to order the kit and receive all of the materials and all of the precut fabric I needed for the project. Just perfect for this busy new mama! The directions were really straightforward and easy to follow. Ms. Rabbit is not perfect and it is ok, because after all, she is only mostly marvelous. I, no doubt, think her imperfections give her character, don't you?
This rabbit is just darling with lots of cute details like movable limbs and these little felt flower appliqués. The fabric used on the ears and the legs is from the beautiful Far Far Away collection by Heather Ross. Ms. Rabbit seems to be getting along famously with her crib buddies.
(The Bla Bla kitty is a present from Daddy to Rylie and the frog is from sweet Julia. I love them so much and I know that one day very soon Rylie will too.)
Until the next time I can squeeze in a few moments to say "hi!"