25 February, 2011

you'll have to forgive me if posting is scarce for the next few weeks. though we are slowly coming out of the fog of the last 2 weeks, we are still very much adjusting to our new life (like typing with only one hand as i am doing now). each day veda becomes more and more alert to her new surroundings- it's really quite amazing to see... like most new moms, i have spent hours just staring at her tiny features- counting her delicate eyelashes and marvelling at the wonder that somehow i had a part in something so beautiful and perfect. there are also moments filled with tears and frustration. exhausted hours in the wee hours of the night trying to find our way through the challenges of breastfeeding.. but we're slowly making our way and in the meantime, trying to focus on being grateful for we are truly blessed!
i did stumble upon this darling idea recently and would love to try and do something similar for veda...

20 February, 2011

Veda June

On Sat. February 12, 2011, we welcomed Veda June into the world and our lives changed forever... She is the sweetest most beautiful creature I have ever laid my eyes upon. My heart is just swelling.... We are exhausted.. exhilarated..We are completely smitten!! Here are a few shots from her first week..

We were lucky enough to have lots of grandparents here this week to help out and meet their first granddaughter. Will post more pictures soon... ♥

10 February, 2011

momma made doll

i made this doll for the wee one. i've never made a doll before and it was definitely challenging to work with such small little parts. at one point, she really looked like E.T.! in the end, i love the way she turned out and i hope our little one will too!

the inspiration for this doll came from here.. though i'm pretty sure the original designer has a shop on etsy, i couldn't find it. if anyone knows, i'd love to give proper credit!

09 February, 2011

yesterday, andrew's co-workers threw a surprise get together for him in honor of the wee one. they were so sweet and made all of the arrangements for me to be there to surprise him as well! there were some hilarious posters that people made of andrew photo-shopped into various images involving babies ... they also all got us some lovely gifts from one of my favorite stores- abc home. check out the darling kangaroo momma and baby and the amazing book that i can't stop flipping through.. was such a lovely party. a huge thank you to those involved. we are lucky to have so much love and support in our lives!

08 February, 2011

crafty nest

i forgot to post these pics of a few of the crafts i've been working on for the baby..

you can never have too many washcloths or spit up cloths, right?

06 February, 2011

simple and lovely

this morning i stumbled upon the most gorgeous vintage shop on etsy...

03 February, 2011


tomorrow i'll be 39 weeks!! the countdown is officially on! at my appointment this week, my midwife said she thought i would go sometime next week!! such a strange time.. knowing something BIG is about to happen, but not know exactly when or what exactly that will be like. feeling soooooo many emotions.. anxious, excited, happy, scared, and even a little sad too.. i'll miss having this little girl wiggle around inside of me! mostly though i just can't wait to meet her and hug her and shower her with kisses. also, we haven't had an ultrasound since 21 weeks, so i'm very curious to see what she looks like! anyway, here's a pic i shot this morning.. not the most glamorous of outfits, but at this point...

01 February, 2011

lora lamm

i recently discovered the gorgeous work of lora lamm over at rifle. wouldn't it be nice if advertisements still looked like this?

read more about her here