Friday, April 13, 2012

Mother Letter

Dear Mommy-to-Be,

You may be staring down at your growing tummy right now wondering, do I have what it takes to be a mom?

I can promise you that you do.

I remember when I was filling out our baby registry.  There were so many choices, so many brands and options and colors...I was overwhelmed.  One of my friends encouraged me with this, and I've held on to it ever since.

You are all your child needs.

You can provide the warmth to comfort your little one, you can provide the sustenance to help him grow.  Your voice can soothe her to sleep, and at the end of the day, that's all that's important.

Maybe you're also looking down at those swollen feet and darkening stretch marks and wondering if your body will ever be the same.  

I can promise that it won't.  

Many parts of you will bounce back to their former selves after pregnancy, but even if they don't, you can be proud.  It takes one amazing person to be able to grow a baby from a microscopic cell to the wrinkly, kissable munchkin you greet in the delivery room.  Your body is a thing of power.  How can it top giving birth?  Your skin may be a little stretchier than it used to be, and your favorite clothes may not fit like they used to, but when you look in the mirror, be proud of who you have become.

There is nothing more incredible than the journey you are on, and when they place your baby in your arms for the first time, you will know that it was worth it all.  

Get ready for your life to change forever--in the most beautiful, wonderful, amazing way you could ever imagine.

Linking up with Mother Letters to share my letter to future moms

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pinterest Party Link Up #3!

Welcome to Happy Homemaker Me's 3rd monthly Pinterest Party!

Have you tried a new pin lately?  Recipes, DIYs, fashion/beauty tips, home decor or organization ideas, it all goes here!  I'm excited to see what you have been up to :)

Is this your first time joining us?  You can read more information about our Pinterest Parties here.

This month, my project is sweet and simple.  For my first Pinterest Party project, I sewed something.  Last month, I shared a favorite recipe.  This time, I decided to crochet something for Easter.  I went through my pin boards, and found this adorable pattern to make a Marshmallow Bunny!

Doni of Whiskers & Wool shares this great pattern, along with excellent step-by-step pictures and instructions.
I made my little bunny in about 20 minutes, and I love it!

Doni made the eyes and mouth using black seed beads, but since my little Easter Bunny likes to put everything into her mouth, I altered my Marshmallow Bunny by sewing the features on using embroidery floss instead.  Our very own teether friendly version.

And I'm not kidding about the teething...

(Sorry that it doesn't taste like the real thing, Kid)

It's been a crazy month since I began teaching ESL college courses online...but I learned a few things tonight:  
a) don't leave your Pinterest Project til the night before when you have a tired baby and no good lighting to work with
b) if you're planning to take close-up photos of your project, do that before you hand it to your baby and she spits up on it.

Sigh.  It happens :)

Now it's your turn!  What have you worked on this month?  Share your pictures, victories, fails, inspirations, or simply things that you want to try!

I can't wait to see!