Being a mom has really brought out parts of me I never knew existed.
True story: My husband was worried I wouldn’t be nurturing enough to have a baby. I’ve always been a big “tough love” kind of person. And while that’s not a bad thing at all, hubby did have a good point that babies need a little more “soft love” than I typically dish out. Well, now that our little bundle of wiggly joy is here, my hubby is amazed with how “motherly” I have become.
Honestly, I’ve even surprised myself.
Not only have I become a goo-gooing, roll on the floor, blow kisses on your belly kind of mom, I’ve also acquired some other new traits.
I’m suddenly conscientious. I love cloth diapers (post coming on that soon), and not just for the money they save me!
My obsession with healthy eating has gone into overdrive (for her, at least. I still have my Mc Donald’s from time to time… let’s be serious here, people). I want to know exactly what goes into her growing little body and I’ve already started playing around with making my own baby food.
And, what is probably the most surprising of all–I’ve become crafty!
I guess all those years watching my mom down in her craft room, sewing, quilting, and making all types of different things stuck with me. She always told me (after my constant protesting that I didn’t want to do learn to sew and I didn’t want to learn to make whatever it might be) that one day, I would want to know how to do all those things.
Well, dear blogging community, that day has come. It hit me while I was pregnant. It came out of nowhere.
One day, I was googling “Shark Nursery” ideas. There are some cute ones out there. But, nothing quite like what I was looking for. I did find some things that inspired me, though.
And as I sat there, scrolling through Pinterest, it hit me.
“I could make this.”
And there’s been no looking back since.
I’m saying all of this as a way of introducing a new element to my blog: Crafts!
Now, I don’t know all the words. I had to have my mom help me with some things and my dad help with some others. More than anything, I needed their tools. Cuz, I live in an apartment… and I don’t have room to store drills and sanding thingys and Cricut machines and all the fun stuff one can find in the crafting haven that is my parents’ home.
So, while my posts on crafting aren’t 100% meant to be a DIY step-by-step direction sort of thing, they are meant to inspire all you other mamas and daddies out there wanting to make things for your baby. You might not want to make exactly what I did, but seeing what I made might give you that “Aha!” moment like I had scrolling through Pinterest almost a year ago.
So, if you’re interested in crafty things, check back in in a few days to see what I’ve been up to as a newfound DIY mama!