Friday, November 23, 2012

Thank You Card

After many months and not having my full set of supplies with me, I have managed to churn out a simple 'Thank You' card.

The card base is using PTI card stock in the colour Winter Wisteria. Love this colour. I embossed the white card stock with the M-bossibility folder from Spellbinders called Garden Delight.  Love the imprint that the M-bossibilities produce.

I then used PTI's clear stamp set called Heart-to-Heart #3 and stamped the hearts and 'Thank You' in both Winter Wisteria and Plum Pudding ink.  The 'Thank You' is stamped on a cut out using Spellbinders Fancy Tags Number 2 and the flourish underneath is from the Over Under Easy stamp set.

I apologise for the bad picture.  It was taken using my phone and the lighting was bad plus I don't have my photo editing software with me...Grr...

Hope you all have a nice weekend. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanks be to God

I just wanted to write a short post today about how the Lord works in mysterious ways.  Isabelle always had trouble being bottle fed (either with expressed breast milk or formula milk).  We would only be able to bottle feed her if she was asleep or what we call during a dream feed.  Although I know that breast milk is best for a baby, I was very stressed during the first few months as I did not feel that my supply was sufficient for her needs.  It really got me down because I knew that if I did not produce enough milk for Isabelle, she would have nothing else to drink since she did not take formula milk.

Then suddenly the most miraculous thing happened.  About 2 weeks ago, I felt she had not fed enough from me and I prepared a bottle with expressed breast milk.  I fed it to her myself and she drank every last drop while she was AWAKE (although it was only 2 ounces).  I could not believe it.  After, I tried giving her formula milk just to see if she would take it and she DID.  I was just in shock.  Although she does take formula milk, I still endeavour to provide her with breast milk.  But at least now, I can enjoy being her mother and not stress about my milk supply.

The Lord works in mysterious ways because if she had taken to the bottle or formula milk earlier, I probably would not have persevered in completely breastfeeding her.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy 6 Months Old to my beloved Isabelle

Today my beloved Isabelle turns 6 months old.  How time really flies.  It has been a trying but blissfully happy 6 months with this little someone I never thought I'd get to meet.  I look at her everyday and wonder how the Lord chose me to be the mother to this beautiful being.  

I want to thank the Lord for keeping Isabelle in good health except for the cold that she is having right now.  I hope it does not take a turn for the worse but am thankful that she has not had any major illnesses or complications and is in reasonably good health.  She is a very happy child and does not fuss very much (except when I am trying to feed her).  Can you imagine?  She fusses when there IS milk and I am trying to give it to her.  I have only heard of babies who fuss because there is no more milk coming out from their mother's breasts!  Isabelle loves to play and is at the stage where she is most curious about everything new. 

She loves to go out and I feel she knows we are about to go out of the house when she sees me wearing different clothes or carrying her diaper bag.  Her level of understanding really amazes me sometimes.

I am now trying to start planning for her 1st birthday party much to the chagrin of her Papa.  Hehe.  I am hoping to make it an afternoon to remember.  She will have to remember it via photos of course when she gets bigger.  Hopefully I get around to making a scrapbook album for her.

I also want to say that as always I believe all things happen for a reason.  My husband and I are at a point where we've sold our old house and awaiting to move into a new one.  There were some complications getting the keys to our new place and during this time, we have been staying with my parents and I must say, it has been great having my mom to help me out especially during her night feed.  Not sure what I would have done without my mom.  

I have not been able to get any craft done yet but I am still hoping to find time to make some 'Thank You' cards very soon.  Will post them up when and if I have the time.

Thank you all for visiting today.  Have a great weekend ahead!