you know what i hate? all the grief i’m getting for deciding to be a stay at home mum. why are you trying to make me feel guilty about a decision i’ve made for MY life. sure, it’s more common these days for mum’s to head back to work after a few months after their baby is born, but that is not the choice my husband and i have made.
“i wish i could have done that with my son, but it’s not a smart choice”
not a smart choice for you maybe, but it’s the choice we’ve made for us. sure, we’ll be cutting back on the frivolous spending we’re doing now, but in the long run, we believe it’s worth it. i’d much rather sacrifice my iphone for the joy of watching my son grow.
quit it, twerps.
i’ve never been an avid user of pinterest, it never really appealed to me. i’ve never been much of a DIYer, and i’m not having another a wedding that needs planning anytime soon. when i found out i had a human growing inside of me, i realized i have to get creative, i decided to give pinterest a shot. not going to lie, there are some great DIY activities and other kid oriented pins on the site, stuff that i can actually see myself doing. i’ve decided to make my favorite pins a regular thing on the blog, so that being said, let me show you some of my favorites so far.
love this. the original pin stated that these boards could be purchased at pottery barn kids, but by the looks of it, they’re not available anymore. truthfully, even for someone who lacks any sort of DIY skills, this looks like something that could be hand made pretty easily. a cheap skateboard and a few L-brackets to rest it on, voila, you’re fucking bob vila (is he still relivent?).
here’s another pin that’s an awesomely easy DIY project. the click through link sent me over to this blog, which gave the reader very simple instructions. kitchen knife + hollow toy dinosaur = fun, cheap and creative toothbrush holder. i love it and will absolutely be doing this for the little man.
i love this. the original pin clicks me through to this blog post, which seems to be a worldwide collaborative blog that showcases refashioned fashion (aka, they’re way more creative and talented than i am). the person writing this specific post used a sewing machine for this project, but i don’t think that’s necessary, i think it can be done by hand pretty easily. a little felt and a needle a thread is all you need for this super adorable fix for a hole in your little one’s jeans.
the three of those pins seem like easy DIY tutorials that anyone could do, so easy i could fucking do it. if you have any favorite pins, send them in. also, if you attempted to do any of these i posted, i want to see the results, send those in too!
you know those ladies who say they love being pregnant and it was the best time of their lives? they’re full of shit, at least i think they are so far. if you’re one of those women, kudos to you, you’re tougher than i. my first trimester was hell, and i wouldn’t wish it on anyone. if i wasn’t hovered over the toilet with morning sickness (morning? morel like all day/all night sickness) i was under the covers in my dark bedroom with a headache that could bring down an elephant. not only did i feel physically ill, i was peeing every 20 minutes (again, all day/all night), completely exhausted and crying over silly things like rice (“WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON’T WANT RICE ON YOUR BURRITO? I ALREADY MADE IT!”).
i’m now into my second trimester and am feeling slightly better than i was in the first. i’m not as ill as i had been and the headaches have seem to subsided, but a slew of new annoyances have popped up. on top of the exhaustion that i still feel, my body is loosening up to prepare for labor, thus, making every single joint in my body ache almost constantly and i have terrible growing pains in my uterus (and lower, but we won’t get into that). i’ve also recently learned that i have pregnancy induced lactose intolerance, which really hinders my love of milk and cheese. regardless of these ailments, i am starting to feel a bit better about this situation i’m in, there are even a few perks to being knocked up, i’m just too tired and achy to think of them all. i’m fucking ball of joy, aren’t i?
i guess the point of all of this is to tell you, newly expecting women, don’t feel like you need to enjoy pregnancy. i know it feels like it’s something you have to like, but you don’t. i think women are sometimes scared to talk about how much despise being pregnant, it seems like the norm to love growing a human inside of you. embrace the hatred, spread the word the being pregnant isn’t as joyous as most woman make you think. also, to those of you out there that aren’t pregnant, give us a break, we’re growing a human, it’s not easy.
meet the peanut, who we’ve been calling ‘zippy’. he’s the reason behind the blog, so get use to hearing about him. looks as tho he’s got mumma’s huge lips and dad’s honking nose. what a stud.