Monday, October 17, 2011

Project Life Tuesday - Week 41

Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2011! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay awhile. I'm Jessica and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins who has put together a wonderful kit to make this challenge easier.
Don't worry, I'm not leaving traditional scrapbooking behind. This just gives me the opportunity to focus my scrapbooking on trips and things that are important to me right now and not get all bogged down with every birthday, dinner, and holiday that comes along.
Each Tuesday, I will post my pictures/journaling from the previous week. Project Life Tuesday was created by Jessica Turner over at The Mom Creative and she hosts a linky for readers to link up their pictures. So if you want to join in or want to see others POTW, just click the Project Lift button at the top of this post.
And finally, my POTW:

Saturday - Vanessa came to visit this morning. I had a ton of questions that she TOTALLY helped me out with. She also helped me bath Madalynne. She offered a couple of ingenious pieces of advice that made all the difference in the world. 1: stick the pacifier in her mouth when she is screaming in the bath (DUH, why didn't I think of that?)  2: The duckie wash cloth that is supposed to cover her little naked body to help keep her warm; keep it sopping with warm water. I was wringing it out and it was getting cold. I felt like such an idiot, but am extremely greatful for the advice. It helped a ton!

Sunday - After Maddie's 4:30am feeding, I was awake pumping and decided to try and clean up my scrap area or I would never scrap again. I spent about 2 hours organizing and getting it ready for Maddie's first layout. I came back into the bedroom to find my two cuties snoozing away together.

Monday - Friday night I talked to my friend, Angie, for over an hour, lamenting my struggles and how hard this newborn motherhood was for me.  She adopted a newborn a little over three months ago and understood, although she has been blessed with an easy child to date. Today, these gorgeous flowers were delivered to me with a big orange styrofoam circle on a stick that said, "Orange you glad we're friends?"  Yes, Angie, I am very glad we are friends. Thanks for pep talk and the happy flowers!

Tuesday - My little munchkin is getting so long, over 20" now, although she's not really chubbing up any.

Wednesday - I've been wanting to pose Madalynne in this position ever since I saw it 2 years ago. We did it with my niece, Ashlyn, and it was adorable. Today my mom came over and helped me get the shot I've been drooling over.  Thanks Mom!

Thursday - Today Madalynne is 1 month old. She was extremely fussy all day, so this was the best shot we could get with her elephant, pouty lip and all!

Friday - Madalynne has been having terrible gas issues since Monday. These items have been staples all week and there is no end in sight, unfortunately. Hopefully she will get some relief soon, for all out sanity; I can't stand to see her in such pain!

Thanks for visiting this week! I am loving this POTD now that I have a newborn.  With a million photos, what better way to document her first couple of months. I'm so glad I've been doing this!


Alison said...

Glad to hear you have good friends who can help you out with the things that just don't even occur to you as a first time mom! Thanks for taking the time to drop by my blog
Alison xx

Che'Marie said...

Kayla has been pretty easy, but... it's not all sunshine and rainbows over here, either! :) Call me any time you need to vent!