March 22, 2010

4 months!

Oscar turned 4 months today, and what a ride it has been! Our life is so different now. My time is not my own, and my attention is always split. Weekdays feel like a race: packing the diaper bag, rushing from home to the grandparents to work, rushing to pick him up and get him ready for bed, figuring out dinner, doing laundry. It amazes me how many women have done this and are still doing it. It really is so worth it though, I just can't get enough of him. I don't want him to grow up, but I can't wait to see how he turns out. I wish I can bottle up his smell, every smile - all of it.

Oh, I treated myself to this drika.b wristlet the other day. I've had my eye on her goods for quite awhile, and decided that it'd be nice to have something that I can throw easily into the diaper bag.

March 6, 2010

new tote

I went back to work full-time this week, and missed little Oscar so much! But I'm so thankful for two wonderful grandmas who are taking turns taking care of him during the day. I'm pumping breastmilk for Oscar while at work and have to carry the pump and milk storage bottles back and forth everyday. So the Sunday before I went back I finally pulled out the sewing machine and sewed up a tote bag while Oscar slept. I was glad to finally use some brown duck cloth I had in my stash -- the natural stiffness is perfect for bags. I eyeballed the measurements, but the size turned out to be perfect for all the pumping supplies and also lunch and snacks for work.

With Oscar and working, I'm bummed that I'll have even less time than before for crafting and keeping up the shop.. but I'm hopeful that I'll get snippets of time here and there!