Hello there. It's been a while. Two weeks of nursing, changing diapers, postpartum mood swings, gazing nonstop at my sweet baby's face, and just beginning to figure out how to balance the needs of an active four year old and a newborn. Thank goodness for wonderful friends, family, and dinners delivered to our doorstep!
Today I wanted to share this -- a heart I made for Maia.Â The day Daphne was born I woke up at 4:30 in the morning with mild contractions. Unable to sleep, I turned on my bedside lamp and thumbed through Amanda Soule's Handmade Home, a gift from a friend at my blessingway the week before.
I came across the "family heart" and knew that I had to give one to Maia when we left for the hospital. So, early that morning, while Harry and Maia were still sleeping, I sewed her a heart with a little pocket for love notes. It was an easy project, finished before the rest of the house was awake. I sewed through mild contractions full of love for my daughter whose life I knew was about to change with the addition of a sister.
That afternoon we dropped Maia off at a friend's house, the heart tucked into her overnight bag, and headed to the hospital. Daphne was born soon after and I became a mother of two; Maia a big sister.