Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sketchbook Pages: Week 3

This week, I was particularly productive in my sketchbook - most days I filled in more than one page and I'm really happy with how they turned out. I especially love all the collages!

1/15 Monochromatic mark making
1/16 Multicolour mark making

1/17 A gathering of friends

1/18 Green botanicals

1/18 Cozy linens

1/18 Waiting at home

1/19 Due date + book quote

1/20 Patchwork quilt + current mantras

1/21 Typography (neutral + bright)

List of Supplies:

  • various scrapbooking papers, magazine pages, book pages, stickers 
  • masking tape 
  • washi tape 
  • Uniball delux micro black pen 
  • Pilot Precise V5 pens in various colours 
  • Faber-Castell PITT artist pens (orange 113 and indanthrene blue 247) 
  • Sharpie paint pens (white, silver, gold) 
  • Prismacolor Premier (crimson red) 
  • Staedtler triplus fineliner (pink, blue) 
  • pencil crayons

Friday, January 20, 2017

Pregnancy: Week 40

Well, we are officially overdue! Our due date was yesterday and there hasn't been much progress since the week before. Our next appointment will be Tuesday when we'll get the paperwork for an induction (to be scheduled for Thursday)... I really hope it doesn't come to that. I've been trying my best to coax this baby out, but he is simply way too comfortable! Maybe we'll get lucky this weekend - I have been having some light, intermittent, Braxton-Hicks contractions, which could mean nothing but could also mean progress. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, I'm trying to relax and enjoy these last few days at home alone.

Here are a few photos from yesterday:
Whether he comes out on his own or we have to force him out, he will be here in a week's time! I can't wait to meet him!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sketchbook Pages: Week 2

Here is the second week of daily sketchbook pages:

1/8 Savour collage
1/9 Circles within circles

1/10 Daydream, savour, rest, enjoy
1/11 Restful girl

1/12 a spread of collages: a bright 2017 + sunny blue boy

1/13 Mark-making with various pens
1/14 Lazy lines

List of Supplies:

  • Uniball micro black pen
  • Sharpie paint pen (silver)
  • Prismacolor Premier (crimson red)
  • Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (indanthrene blue 247 & orange 113)
  • pencil crayons
  • various scrapbooking papers and stickers
  • masking tape

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pregnancy: Week 39+3

At our appointment last week, we were told that our hospital's policy is to induce at 41 weeks - so baby got his eviction notice! We will be having him with two weeks, whether he wants to come on his own or not!

To be honest, I'm not exactly thrilled at the thought of being induced. My plan right now is to go natural (no drugs), but to play it by ear depending on how things go (obviously). But when you're induced, contractions tend to be much stronger and painful, so I'm not sure I'll be able to cope. Not to mention, our little man has been measuring a week behind the entire pregnancy, but they don't take that into account (so at 41 weeks, he technically won't be a week overdue yet). So needless to say, I've been reading up on safe, natural ways to get things going.. hopefully he decides to come on his own in the next week!

Otherwise, things have been very good. At our ultrasound on January 2nd, he was measuring around 6lbs 6oz (in the 50th percentile), so he'll likely be around 7lbs at birth. A perfect size (I really want him to fit into all his cute newborn-sized clothing!). I was also a centimeter dilated, so things are definitely underway.

Anyway, here's my bump from yesterday - no real change from last week I don't think:
Everything is ready - now it's just a waiting game... As much as I will miss my belly and being pregnant, I really, really just want him to get here already!