BUT, I hadn't planned on writing that last one; it just happened.
Michael just got home from work so I can finish up this little diddy.
I really wanted to share a fun idea for all those great mommies-to-be stuck on bed rest...
I know, it sounds great in theory. Not so much in reality. It is insanely, mind-numbingly, ass-tinglingly, shoot-me-now...boring.
I was on "modified bed rest" so I was able to get up and move around; I just wasn't allowed to do anything too strenuous. So I don't know if this will work for you, if you are actually stuck in bed. But you can try!
Drum roll please...DIY nursery artwork!!!!
I could not find much I liked in the way of pictures to hang on Henry's walls. I didn't want to get the ones that matched the bedding set, because I thought that was too matchy-matchy. I know...give me a break, right. So I got some canvases from the craft store, and bada bing-bada boom. Artwork. I am NO artist, so if I can do it, YOU can do it. And its fun!
A set of 2 big canvases = $5
A set of 3 mini canvases = $7
Paint = maybe $4
Brush set = around $5
MUCH cheaper than buying real artwork. Plus when Henry gets old enough and realizes his room is more 'cutesy' than 'manly', I won't feel bad about giving them the old heave ho. Who am I kidding, when that day comes I'm going to ball my eyes out...but not because I wasted money on expensive artwork...;-\
Just let your creative juices start flowing and let the good times roll...
I always thought the letter idea was cute.
Michael saw the fun I was having and wanted to try out his hand...
(He copied the pattern that is sort of in the background on Little Man's crib sheet. Its kind of moroccan-esqe. He wouldn't let me see it until it was completely finished...we had a big unveiling. It was all very dramatic.)
Last but not least, The Baby Dino
(Our boppy cover has little dinosaurs coming out of their shells...hence, got the idea to paint a little set.)
I also purchased a big piece of poster board. I would draw what I wanted on the poster board and than cut it out and use it like a little stencil kind of thing. I would have failed miserably trying to free-hand paint.)
It was really fun, and kept me busy for a day or two.
After your little peanut makes its grand debut you can use him/her for artwork!
We needed a little something over the new kitchen peninsula, and there's not much I like looking at more than Henry. Thus, I slapped some kitchen utensils in his hands...stuck him in a mixing bowl. Instant kitchen art. The black and white prints were 13 cents a piece and the three frames came in a package from Costco for $14.
Good Luck---Don't pull your hair out. You'll be in labor before you know it. Then you'll be longing for the day when you were just laying on the couch, comfy as a bug in a rug.