Anyhoo, all that to say that while I am still sitting on my bum for countless hours each day, the feedings themselves are much easier. Except now while I am nursing during the day I am also reading "Go Dog Go" to one toddler while giving the other a horsey ride on my legs. Sometimes. It is not always as crazy as all that. But c'mon ya'll? What's the point of having three kids under age 2 if I can't shock people a tiny bit? And off topic, but one afternoon last week I unhooked my nursing tank top and a pacifier fell out. It had somehow fallen in and had been hanging out, unnoticed, since the last feeding. Of course it was instantly snatched up by a happy toddler! And no, I did not bother to sanitize it! Duh. These nursing boobs continue to delight and horrify.
In the evenings, when the twins are asleep, Clara likes to feed a lot. I think she likes to nurse best when it is quiet. So to keep myself somewhat busy, I have been embroidering while watching "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (my newest Netflix obsession!). To be honest, I don't love embroidery. I think it is something I will love someday whem I am 50 years older than I am now. Like cross-stitching, I think these needlecrafts are kind of "old lady" crafts. But I really love the look of vintage-inspired embroidery. So I made a little something for our living room.
We have lived in this apartment for almost a year and I have very few things hanging on the wall. I'm not sure why that is. Last week I decided that if we are going to stay in this COZY place for another year or so then I need to decorate more. I spend 75% of my cold winter days in the living room, so it seems like a logical starting point. Enter what I am calling our "happily embroidered family."
The design for the faces is not my own, it is from a beautiful book called Zakka Style that you can find here. It is a really wonderful book full of gorgeous projects. This embroidery design is really for mini-handwarmers which I easily adapted for this simple project.
|This is me!|
My sweet husband, Arturo.
And our three little loves.
|This is completely unposed by the way.|
Regardless, I am glad you are here reading this. Just trying to stay afloat and enjoy this crazy stage of life! Writing and sharing on this blog helps. Here is a peek at what my COZY apartment usually looks like by the afternoon.
My life is crazy but it is also overflowing with goodness and giggles and an enormous amount of poopy diapers. So onward I will sew. Anyone else ever find weird things in their nursing bras? And please please please tell me that other people let their homes get to this level of crazy?