Hey gang... I know I left y'all high and dry there for awhile. Call it lack of inspiration. Call it work/life overload. Call it pregnancy fatigue... call it whatever you like.
I've decided that this space isn't going to be about pressure for me. Pressure to write, create, keep up. All those items should be utterly without pressure - if any of it is going to be any good. So I feel like I'll just keep revisiting this place when I feel I have something worthwhile to share.
And today folks... I actually do.
Because my version of "nesting" this pregnancy is basically to work like a bloody hound dog all day and night - I found myself completely caught up with editing and posting and the general running of the business last week. NOT something that happens altogether often... so I utilized my free weekend to dive head first into a scrapbooking project that had been "shelved" yet ready and waiting for me.
I had done maternity mini books for my other two pregnancies... and as a mom - I seriously felt like if I didn't make this happen - I was failing this poor child before his little eyes ever met mine. Red alert - MOM failure - Red alert - MOM failure! I just can't deal with that. It had to get done. And I was so grateful for the time to do it.
I still have a few pages to insert... I just today recieved the gallery of images from my professional maternity photo session with my dear friend, and esteemed colleague, Coty Jones. They are amazing pics, yo. She is an incredible photographer. And I'm a very lucky friend. Can't wait to carefully select the ones that will make their way into this little album. :)
The other piece that is missing from the book - is last Sunday - I was supposed to just have lunch with one girlfriend - but when I showed up to the restaurant - there were 8 more of my friends there waiting to surprise and sprinkle me with baby love. It was just the best, man. I couldn't quit smiling for the next two days straight. I couldn't believe they did that - went to that trouble - and that I didn't have a single clue. It was just great and made me feel super special.
So those two items - and probably one last big ol' - hey we're leaving to go to the hospital shot will make for additional pages in this album... and I'll have to get around to fancy-ing up the outside a bit too (a challenge since we don't have a name picked out yet for this little guy).
Nevertheless - I was too excited about my progress not to share the following pages with you...
I started with just a chocolate spined plain American Crafts 3 ring 8x8 album. :)