Call me old-fashioned but I love the idea of crafts and D.I.Y. projects. I think it could be from growing up in a generation prior to Wi-Fi and Internet access on phones. It seems like crafts are making a comeback in a big way. I follow a lot of shops on Instagram that sew, handwrite, or just plain homemade. If I had the energy and time, I would probably do the same for extra income.
I’ve been sewing for my boys. With O I really wanted to make him a blanket, something that he could not only use as a baby but maybe even keep as he grows older. I hand-sewed two blankets with the same pattern and materials for him. He still uses both for naps and night time. Naturally I wanted to do the same for W. Unlike with O’s blankets, I have lagged terribly. I started this blanket the beginning of August when I started my maternity leave. It is now November, W is about two and half months old and it’s sitting on top of my sewing machine. You would think now that I have a sewing machine this time around I would have completed this project much faster.
After realizing this, I then started to worry about how I am approaching child number 2. Am I already cutting back on the amount of attention compared to my first? Should I have bought more things that were his own and not hand-me-downs? Should I even be worrying about something like this?
I guess the most important thing is that I am giving him a keepsake. It may not be finished yet but it is well on it’s way. I feel like I should stop worrying so much. I can’t be great at this motherhood thing all the time. Not saying that now I have a reason to slack off but that I need to relax. I have to keep reminding myself to be in the present and enjoy RIGHT NOW. Enjoy the hugs from O, smile as W starts to be more aware of his surroundings, and witness the two of them start their brotherly bond.