Ryker had his 4 month appointment today and it went wonderfully. He weighed 15 ibs 14 oz and was 26 1/2 inches long. So, he was average in size but he is 5 months in a couple of days and is already sitting up by himself and rolling over and over and over. He can’t crawl so he has figure out how to roll where he wants to go. He is having baby conversations with you as if you can truly understand what he is saying and responds to his name. He is just getting too big too fast, in a couple of months he will be walking and talking and I won’t know what to do with myself. He recently discovered he has feet so now that is his new obsession. He is becoming more and more of a joy each day and I am always surprised at how much he is growing each day. I believe that being a mother is the greatest joy there is.
What was I thinking? I can’t sew and I have no patience, Why didn’t you guys just tell me to leave it alone? I finally sat down and figured out how to put my sewing machine together and started making shoes! If that’s what you would call them…..it. Okay, I confess. I made ONE shoe and it came out horribly. A yard of fabric and two spools of thread later….one shoe. So here are some pictures of my one shoe.
My sewing machine came in yesterday! I can start sewing adorable baby shoes, bibs and burp clothes. If only I could figure out how to put it together, it comes with instruction but its basically like reading Pig Latin. Who can understand that crap? After I figure out how to put it together, I have to figure how to work it!!!! This should be fun. Wish me luck.
If you were to ask me what I cannot leave the house without, as a mother, it would definitely be burp cloths. So i searched the entire interweb just to bring you these easy to make burp cloth tutorials. Of course these tutorials are going to be very similar but you can always improv to make it work a little better for you. Prudent Baby has my personal favorite tutorial but you can choose from any of the below for inspiration.
The Tidy Nest
Ginger Snap Crafts
Just Another Hang Up
Just Another Hang Up
Click photos for links to tutorials and sites.
Running With Scissors has an awesome tutorial on how to make these fun adorable tails. Your little one can run to their heart’s content and be a dinosaur themselves. RAWR!
I found this while searching for some projects to do when my new sewing machine came in. I thought it was adorable enough to post it. It features a garden where children can pick their own fruits and vegetables, an apple tree with pickable apples, windows and an adorable dog with a doggy door. The mailbox is also usable and the door opens and closes. This make a perfect gift or playtoy for your babies.
These crayon molds are sure to make coloring more fun. Remember all those broken crayons your little one won’t use? Throw them all in a mold and pop them in the oven. Whether you decide to do single colors or multiple colors per mold this cute craft is sure to make your little artist want to help make these.
Okay, how adorable is this? Too adorable! If you just so happen to be a flipping awesome mom or dad why not build a coffee shop for your little one? Unfortunately there isn’t a tutorial but the link provided gives you different picture so that you can kind of figure it out. You definitely need to be creative for this one.
Well we got orders to 29 Palms, California. I can’t say that I am excited to be in the middle of the Mojave desert with camel spiders, sand lice, cacti, scorpions or any of the other oddities that reside there. However, I can say that I am okay with the fact that we will be two hours from San Diego and Los Angeles and three hours from Vegas. So, we start packing and moving our family and life to yet another state in June. I’m not going to miss Pensacola, it’s just too big for my liking. I’m a country girl and my soul longs for dirt roads, no stop lights, mudding and fishing. It’s only for a year though so I can hope for Tennessee the following year.
I ordered a new sewing machine today and I am literally doing cartwheels waiting for it to get here. I’m ready to start making some adorable shoes, burp cloths, bibs and clothes!. EEEK. I do have a confession to make though….I haven’t sewn since my sixth grade home economics class. That was by hand and I made one pillow. I have never used a sewing machine. Luckily, my aunt is coming down to visit and she is a sewing genius, so I guess I will have to have her show me the ropes. As I do these projects, I will post the tutorials and the outcome of my project. I’m excited, excited, excited!
You are four and a half months today and you are turning into a beautiful and joyous baby. I never thought I would be a mommy and then you came along and I was instantly amazed by how quickly I adjusted. You have completely changed how I view the world and what I want for myself, you and our tiny family. Before you were born I didn’t really know what I wanted in life and didn’t really care to think about it. I went to school because I thought it was the right thing to do, not because I wanted to. I worked minimum wage jobs just to get by. I wasn’t going anywhere and I was okay with that. Now that you are here, I want to be some much more, do so much more. I no longer want to just fly by the seat of my pants or just hope I can make it to the next paycheck. I want you to be proud of me, I want you to be able to go to school and proudly say my Mommy is a Chef or my Mommy is a Marine. I want you to be able to say that I did everything in my power to give you the life you deserve. I want for you to view me as the coolest Mom ever and be excited for your friends to come and meet me. So, I promise you that I will do whatever it takes to do what I can to ensure that you have everything you could ever want or need in life and will always make you proud to have me as a Mommy.
I would like to [very] discreetly point out the nifty new blog header. -insert long pause here- that I made all by myself!!!!! Using Picasa! I am very proud of it especially since it is my very first one 🙂 What do you think about it and do you prefer the darker look or the lighter one?