Monday, July 27, 2009

BLiSS




This card makes me happy!

It's been awhile since I've joined a contest and thought why not join in on one (or two). Especially when it has to do with my new favorite stamps. The card above is for The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Fluttery Floral contest (that's a lot of F's!) in which we are supposed to create a card and feature flowers and a butterfly. I really like it and am not sure if I'd ever give it away. Although August is coming up and there are like 12 people who'll be celebrating their birthdays! *Supplies are listed below.

And then something else happened today that will be unforgettable! Matthew breastfed for 10 minutes!!! 8 weeks to the DAY of his birth! YESSSS!!! After labor, I had some very minor complications that may have resulted in Mattie not breastfeeding. Despite hours and days of skin-to-skin contact, lactation consultations, and trials & errors, he never stayed on. Luckily, I had been pumping and have finally established a fair amount of supply in the freezer. For you moms out there, you know that breastfeeding/pumping is no small feat! So today, I put him on and VOILA!! BLISS, I tell ya! I now feel secure, confident, and yes, less guilty (ahhh, mother's guilt!). Even if we don't continue, I now know that if we get stuck somewhere without my life saver (the breast pump), my baby will get fed! :) :) :)

Here's one of my favorite photos of baby boy:

Mattie, about 2.5 weeks old, in his first tub bath.

*Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Reminisce, Rouge de Garance
Flowers: Mulberry Hill
Fiber: Maya Road
Stamp: Anya, The Greeting Farm
Markers: Copic
Butterfly: (I cut out of) kol laj by TreiC Bautista
Brads: American Craft
Mesh/ glitter: unknown

2 comments:

jo said...

Awww, your card is super cute! I love how she looks like she's standing in a Japanese garden! I hope one of us wins for FFF! That would be awesome. I'm trying to convince myself that it will be ok if I don't - it was fun playing, but new (free) TGF stamps would be NICE! Good luck!

Love the pic of Mattie! He's getting chubbier - LOVE IT!!!

Tammy said...

This is such a cute photo!