Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How Pinteresting, You Say?

I started organizing my pins on Pinterest because they were just driving me crazy.  I thought I would share what I did because it really makes finding things so much easier.  Now, I don't have to go through all my pins on my "Baby" board to find what I'm looking for.

I broke down my pins from my baby board into different categories: Baby DIY, Nursery Inspirations, etc.  Then I started each board title with a "B" for baby.  So Baby DIY became "B_Baby DIY".  So all my DIY projects for baby would all be found here.

I proceeded to do this for everything that needed to be broken down into subcategories: B for Baby, C for Crafts, H for Home, etc.

I started with the Baby Board and I couldn't help but laugh at myself. Having been around babies and taking care of them pretty much my whole life, I thought I knew a lot about having a baby. Now that my little bundle of raspberries (she just learned to do raspberries and will not stop!) has arrived and I look through the things I pinned, I realized how naive I was. So, I thought I would share some of the pins that I actually kept and used!
I used the tutorial for burp cloths and bibs here and I am so glad that I did!  The bibs that I made are so much more absorbent than the store bought ones.  Not to mention they look nicer :)  I'm not a big fan of the bibs that have silly sayings on them.  I would rather opt for a cute pattern.
The burp cloths I made were a little larger than the ones in the tutorial.  I just didn't think they were big enough.  Now that Baby S is 5 months old, we have retired the burp cloths and switched to using receiving blankets because of the amount of spit-up.  But the burp cloths I made were so much better (and again, better looking) than the store bought ones.  The store bought ones were smaller and less absorbent.
I made some of my own receiving blankets also.  I got tired of seeing pink, animals, etc. so I wanted to pick my own patterns.  Plus, I was able to make them bigger so Baby S would be all snoodled - yes, it's a word :)  Now that she is bigger, the store bought blankets are a bit small.  For most of the blankets, I just sewed the edges to finish them.  To add a little bit of flair, I also used this tutorial to add crochet edging.  It was more difficult than I thought it would be, but it came out pretty nice.
I didn't nurse Baby S a lot in public; it just kind of wierded me out (go ahead, I know you're judging).  It doesn't wierd me out when other moms do it; I just, personally, felt so vulnerable.  When I did, I was so glad that I made this!  I used this tutorial to make a nursing cover.  I used a simple black knit fabric.  A lot of the nursing covers were so bright or looked like some kind of apron.  It just screamed to the world that you had a baby under there.  This was really simple to make and wasn't so "loud" - not to mention it was a whole lot cheaper than a store bought nursing covers.
And the final thing is this article about what happens after your give birth, here.  I was one of those pregnant women who read everything and anything about being pregnant and giving birth.  I even read about what happens after birth.  But oh my goodnes, it was still not what I expected.  I love how this post just puts it out there and I must say, it was pretty accurate.  I really wish that "What to Expect When You're Expecting" included MUCH more info about what happens after birth.  I mean, I knew I was still going to look pregnant after I gave birth, but I didn't know that my belly would literally feel like bread dough!  And the pain?! I thought the majority of it would be over after the baby arrived!
Of course I did all of these tutorials and reading before the baby came.  It's 5 month's later and I'm just getting into a routine that allows me to sew, craft, blog, etc. again.
For all you pregnany momma's out there.  Enjoy every minute of it because it really is one of the most precious and beautiful things that will happen in your lifetime!

1 comment:

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