....Well sort of bed rest. Let's just say this has been hard. I find that I am more miserable when I am laying completely down with nothing to do. When I do that I just fall asleep, and then I feel worthless.
So I have kept myself busy with projects that I can do while sitting down. I know you would think that I would have posted more, but I just haven't felt like it.
BEWARE: lots of pictures, but what do you expect? It has been a while.
Projects make me feel happy. I love creating, and I have been in the mood. I think it is this time of year.
I also think it is my nesting.
We have had a few visitors. My MIL came for a visit, and helped with Stella and her surgery. Then my sister came while my hubby went to Utah. His father was made Stake Patriarch.
Both of them were such a big help. My MIL helped with the kiddos, and did some cleaning and laundry.
My sister helped me with some organizational projects that have been bugging me, and also scrubbed my house.
Thanks to both of you.
I had the urge to get out the Fall decor long before Sept.... and so I did. My mom says you must wait until after Labor day, but I just couldn't.
I love our house in the fall.
...but it needed something more. It was time to create. I needed to get out of bed and make something new for this house. So I broke out the scrapbook supplies. My kids love when I do this. They make all sorts of projects too.
This is what I came up with....
All these little changes have helped me feel better about sticking around home. It is amazing what a little color and creativity will do. This project cost me nothing, I had all of it.
....And you can't forget one for Halloween.
Then I proceeded to make Halloween costumes for the girls. Here is a little glimpse:
Then the baby needed some new bows, and bracelets, and the kids enjoyed helping with this too. They made there own necklaces in the process.
.... as I sat staring at the girls room, I just could not stand it any longer. I needed to rearrange. It sometimes takes a while to get it just right. So with some help, the beds were moved to the same wall. Then I had to strategically move the vinyl lettering. ... and WA LA, I am perfectly happy.
... and then that left me with a blank wall. This is what I came up with. I already had the canvas so I just covered them with fabric. I added the little blocks, and this peg shelf with Stella's tu-tus and Tessa's hairbows. So cheap!!... oh and I must say relaxing.
I am hoping to put some vinyl lettering over the top that says:
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about dancing in the rain."
One more canvas for the shelf, with a picture when I happen to get some taken. This is covered in tissue paper, and fabric strips. Then I stamped the cherish on there.
On top of all my projects, I put the kids to work.
While mother is down... TV becomes childrens best friend. SO.... I put a stop to that. Along with the jewelry making, and scrapbooking; the kids have been learning other tricks.
They are learning to stitch, and will make a pillow with there name on it. They are making hats for newborns which we will give to Children's Hospital, and cutting and pasting art from all the leftover magazines.
I am so thankful that I am not on complete bed rest, and that I can spend a little time creating, and helping my children learn how important it is to create.
For now... I am enjoying staying at home with all these little projects to do. Yes!! I am taking it easy. I am listening to my body, and only doing what I feel up to. I still rest a lot, and sleep some. However, I feel like myself when I am getting things accomplished. Even if I am accomplishing them while laying down.
I am almost 35 weeks now. I have started to dilate, and I am 50% effaced. I hoping for 2-3 more weeks.
I still have a few projects in mind... some curtains and outdoor decor(with Jonathan's help of course) I am really good at telling people what to do.
I am thankful for all the prayers, thoughts and help that we have received.
LIFE IS GOOD!!