my goal for my very first mother's day was to play with paper after a long hiatus from my art journaling days. i really wanted to put into words and paper my journey to being a mommy :) and even though i remember in my pre-mama days it taking me forever to finish a single page... this little book took me a bit longer than that now that i have my buddy little r. but i did a bit of planning and grabbed a paper kit ( i used this paper kit in the shop ) to simplify my creative process ( i have so much stuff! sometimes its hard to choose ha!)
i made a little time here and there, played with my sewing machine, cut up some of my favorite photos, reminisced and enjoyed the process from start to finish. good times. just like last mother's day...when we first announced to our families we were pregnant. one of my favorite days ever. happy times xoxo.
when my baby bump started to show :) sometimes i would catch my reflection walking by a window and i seriously would not recognize it. it was kind of hard to believe i was pregnant. so thankful and so happy for what was to come.
i tucked a bit of journaling in the glassine envelope about how we told our families we were pregnant. it was something special i cherish deeply. although this year i'm sure both our families were expecting another bit of baby news. but alas, no extra special baby news except that little r is our cutie patootie and whipping us into mommy & daddy shape every day :) i really think he knows he's in charge. yikes hahaa!
a bit of journaling about how we felt when we found out we were expecting a baby boy xo. it made me teary remembering being so anxious and the waiting...and then knowing...peace xo.
and me having to retake my dmv photo and knowing it was extra special since little r was in it too :)
since knowing i was having little r i've adopted wearing the color blue. it's quite a fun color to wear :)
and our last photo of the bump before meeting little r in person. sometimes when little r is kicking away next to me it reminds me of when he was kicking away inside. now i get to kiss he little toes. watch him grow ever single day. it's amazing. that little guy has stolen my heart. every bit of it.
today i remember that we are blessed to infinity and beyond
thanks for letting me share