I figured it was time to blog about the nursery. As we await the arrival of our baby, here’s an update of what I’ve been up to: Project Nursery.
I’ve cleaned and organized, emptied and reorganized, vacuumed, re-vacuumed – over and over again. Seriously, the baby needs to get here already because there’s only so many ways you can organize baby socks. Anyways, the room we used as the nursery is (Was? Still is) the guest bedroom. Here’s the first time I blogged about the Guest Room and how we designed it when we first moved in: Virtual Home Tour: The Guest Room.
After doing all of that, about a year later we decided to make it into a baby room when we found out about our pregnancy. It wasn’t a big project to take on since Russ and I are always switching up our room decor. But it was a slow process since it took me awhile to collect the furniture for the nursery. So let’s start the blog. (more…)
We are slowly going zero-waste in the Henry Home. It’s been a slow journey but we try to make cuts on disposable items where we can in our home. Awhile ago, I blogged about the reusable napkins I made out of upcycled bed linen. Ever since then, I knew I wanted to try to make unpaper towels. Fast forward to a year later when I am 9 months pregnant and frantically trying to finish all my sewing projects, I present to you DIY Unpaper Towels!
Ideally, you can use old scraps of fabrics (old cotton t-shirts, flannel bed sheets, old towels, etc.) you have lying around. Or you can thrift some fabrics from old linen. However, I went a little overboard when I found out I was pregnant and bought a bunch of flannel fabric for the baby. I made a bunch of cloth wipes for the baby since we will be cloth diapering but still had some left over flannel. I figured this would be a good time to work on some unpaper towels and use up my supply of flannel. (more…)
I’ve been wanting a pouf for the home before baby came, but the more I looked around I realized that they were expensive. Most ranged over the $70 mark and that was definitely out of budget for me. In the end, I decided it wasn’t necessary to have one. But! I found this blog post: How to Make a Fabric Pouf Ottoman
I decided to give it a try. Note, these patterns and ideas weren’t mine but those from the author of the blog post. I’m thankful I was able to find this tutorial because I hadn’t realized how easy it was to make. (more…)
I did it! I made it to the milestone known as the 30 week pregnancy mark. Cue the anxiety and the excitement!
I’ve been watching videos on YouTube for the past few weeks and listening to different women’s 30 week pregnancy updates. Everyone looks so cheerful and hopeful at 30 weeks. Then I watch their labor and delivery vlog/video and they look like they’re in a lot of pain. Then I watch their post labor video and newborn update, and they look tired…but one thing I always wait for when I watch these videos is when the mom holds her baby for the first time after delivery. I’m always crying at those parts. Or when they’re doing their post labor update and they tell you how tired they are but then they show you their baby and you see the moms light up. That’s the feeling and moment I want to bottle and focus on when I have to push this little giant out.
Anyway, here’s some specifics on my 30 week mark: (more…)
I wanted to make something special for baby…let’s be honest, there are a ton of items both Russell and I want to make for baby. We’re currently on hardcore nesting mode. This involved us blocking off days on our calendar because we hadn’t realized how fast our days filled up when we kept saying yes to things. So for our sanity, we’re buckling down and spending more time at home to get it ready for Baby Henry.
One of the projects I took on – and more importantly, finished – is a baby mobile! I honestly did not know how this was going to go. Also, I had already been gifted a musical, rotating mobile by my sis-in-law since she had an extra one. The fancy one is actually on the crib but the one I made is hanging in our room. I love it. I’m hoping baby Henry will like to stare up at it when I breast feed him in our room.