Simon is now just over two months old and it’s taken me about that long to bring all my thoughts together about my first time giving birth. It’s had a profound impact on my life and I feel very very lucky to have had the experience I did.[Read more…] about Simon’s Positive Birth Story: A First Time Mom’s Candid Perspective
- You will use way more blankets, burp cloths, rags, etc. than you think. Spit up and drool laden items end up at every seat and feeding station.
- So. Many. Diapers.
- Get the blue bottle of Dermoplast, the red bottle will burn.
- Air Dry Clay
- Yarn of choice- two colors
- Twine or string
- Small piece of tape
- Wooden skewer
How To Make Your Beads
- Break your air dry clay into smaller pieces. I didn’t measure because I didn’t want the beads to all be exactly the same.
- Roll clay into a sphere using your hands against a hard surface.
- Poke a large hole thorough the center using the wooden skewer.
- Let clay dry for three or four days. On the package mine said to let dry for to to three days, but that wasn’t enough for these thick beads.
- Once completely dry you can paint and embellish the beads.
If you’re reading this, thank you so much for following James and I along on this eight week journey! This was my first time participating in the One Room Challenge and it was a very rewarding experience. I’m sitting here 38.5 weeks pregnant and feeling every bit of it. We’ve spent a lot of time in the nursery and I’m so happy with the results.
The creation of our boy’s nursery started and wrapped up all during very uncertain times. As first time parents-to-be, we navigated the last nine months with lots of skeptical optimism while we looked forward to meeting our first born.