Creative roundup

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Two weeks ago already...now he is 13 lb at 6 weeks.
Two weeks ago already…now he is 13 lb at 6 weeks.

My son is six weeks old now, and while my sleep is still coming in only 2-3 hour stretches around the clock, I am still trying to squeeze in the things I find life-giving: hiking and making things. I’m surprised how many people make comments on me doing these things so soon after the birth.

asher 1 month chair 2 copy

For me, this is a chance to do the things I love when I’d normally be spending about 10 hours either at work or commuting. I’m trying to make the most of the year of maternity leave that I’m blessed to have. It’s really helped that my older two kids are in school and that Asher is an “easy” baby. That being said, I still am very tired and getting the typical feedings every 2-3 hours at night. So if I can squeeze in a hike (nothing the baby likes more than napping in the ergo), or sewing for an hour here and there, or cooking (we have to eat!), then I’m going to do it with a little creativity.

pregnant and newborn photo
For our first family hike, we ventured back to the same week where we took a pregnancy picture about 10 days before Asher was born.

So while I’ve been doing some of my favourite things, I haven’t been spending time writing about them, but often share them visually through instagram. Here’s a little round up from the past two months.

A few days before I had the baby, I started painting a landscape (north view from the Fraser River at Matsqui). I haven't been able to paint again yet.
A few days before I had the baby, I started painting a landscape (north view from the Fraser River at Matsqui). I haven’t been able to paint again yet.
Both kids are doing well with the new addition. My daughter loves holding the baby whenever she can. My son (in Kindergarten) just decided to start reading this week.
Both kids are doing well with the new addition. My daughter loves holding the baby whenever she can. My son (in Kindergarten) just decided to start reading this week.

 

Soon after the baby was born, my kids wanted me to make them these hobby horses. It took a few days, but we came up with these.
Soon after the baby was born, my kids wanted me to make them these hobby horses. It took a few days, but we came up with these. I am so thankful for the mild spring weather we’ve had throughout February. Our kids love playing outside together and with some neighbour kids.
cherry blossoms
Blossoms came on in early February. One day I painted a few tiny watercolours on scraps of paper. It’s somehow easier to paint on scraps than blank canvases or full sheets of paper.
During my long early labour, I tried doing some collages...not sure where I was going with these.
During my long early labour, I tried doing some collages…not sure where I was going with these.

 

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