In case you haven’t noticed by recent posts, I’m currently doing everything and anything I can to keep my mind busy and distracted from this whole baby making thing. I haven’t quite decided what all I want to share about our journey to TTC #2, meaning, I’m not sure if I feel ok about sharing pregnancy news on the ol’blog as soon as we get our BFP, or if it feels right to wait until we get through the first trimester like we did with Gracie. One reason for this is that finding out that you’re pregnant is really just the beginning. You then have to make it through the beta tests, the heartbeat ultrasound and all of the other milestones a mama passes before she’s in the clear, so to speak. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I was that we held off on sharing the news when Georgia got pregnant the first time. Having a miscarriage was hard enough to get through without the added pain of having to write a blog post about the fact that we were no longer expecting. I’m definitely not trying to welcome any negative energy in our attempts with me, but once you’ve gone through something like that, it’s hard not to be just a little bit guarded.
On the other hand, I would LOVE to scream from the rooftops that Gracie is going to be a big sister the minute we find out. I would especially love to share it here with all of you who have been through so much of the same experiences in creating your own families, and have been there for me since we started TTC #2 nearly 10 months ago. Reading posts about TTC have answered so many questions for me and have helped me in my own journey, so much so that it makes me feel like I owe it to other families to share our story from conception as so many of you have. What to do, what to do… I have no idea. I would love to hear what my other blogging mamas did in this situation?
Anyhow, that’s just a glimpse of some of the thoughts that have been running on a loop in my head these days. Thanks for listening.
and now we will return to our regular broadcasting…
If you’re still looking for a fun project to do with the kiddos this Valentine’s Day, this one is as easy as they come. Chances are, you have all or most of the supplies needed in your house right now!
Here’s what you’ll need ~
- Toilet paper rolls. I know we all have at least one of these lying around.
- Blank cards or construction paper or even just white sheets of paper. I purchased the cards pictured at Tar.get for $1!
- Scotch tape or any kind of tape really.
- Paint of any kind. We only had acrylic paint on hand, which isn’t non-toxic so we just watched the bean closely as she painted to make sure none of it made it in her mouth.
Literally the only step in this project is to fold in one of the sides of your toilet paper roll making a heart shape and then tape it.
Once you have your toilet paper roll heart, hand it over to your little one and let them go nuts stamping their cards. We showed Grace how to do this a few times and she took it from there.
They came out pretty stinkin’ cute if you ask me!
Happy crafting. :)
Happy crafting. :)