(Work in progress) I found many motherhood sketches in my book that I need to scan and post, but this one was just lovely. I've realized that I spend a lot of time looking at my baby's face, trying to capture these fleeing moments and her ever growing little vessel... Slow down little one💛
At the market with my mini me.
Sometimes I feel her tiny hands massaging my body when I wear her in a carrier. It makes me happy that I'm still soft (pudgy) from the weight I've gained during birth. Because I like the way it feels when she squishes me between her little fingers...
For creative dining experience💛
What new parents do when they finally go out alone for a date. 😂😂👶 Have a great weekend everyone!
Oh dear... we had a rough one last night. Baby went to bed at 10pm, then she got up at midnight and wanted to play! I have tried everything I could think of. (rocking, nursing, bottle, change, lullaby, white noise, ignore her cry, putting her in carrier and pace around, and some talking and crying to myself at the end) When she was finally asleep it was 3:30am. Then she woke up at 8am and no nap or yawn since. I'm losing my mind...
Let's have a second look at the world through your fresh eyes...
Hello lovelies...What are you doing this weekend? I want to go somewhere new, and watch landscapes change before my eyes. Traveling with little one is always tricky. But where ever I go, I'm happy that my milk isn't something that I forget to bring with me ☺️👶💕
"Hi dad, come home soon!"
He's been gone for a more than a week now! We are going to celebrate late Mother's Day when he's back :)
I snuck in few lines while baby is asleep... 😴This is Mommy's working hour 💕
Here is a sneak peek of a new coloring book on its way! Enjoy this free coloring page of "Nap Time" (AKA: What it takes to put a baby to nap) ! Happy Mother's Day every day to all moms out there!
-Love, Mom Is Drawing
Hey there little one, what do you see? I want to see through your fresh lens where everything is new and magical... Thank you for teaching me how to be in the present and to be a mom.
This video captured my constant state of mind, and how I feel when I make drawings. Slow Down by lovely Nichole Nordeman.
This is one of my first self-portraits as a mom. Before entering motherhood, I've imagined having a baby will be full of fluffy clouds and kisses. Boy, was I in for a big surprise!
The new me was nursing every 3 hours for 45 min, pumped for 20 min, then spent next 10 min cleaning the pump, and carefully labeling and storing my milk away (even on days when I made only a spoonful). That gave me less than 2 hours to rest my tired, engorged and blistered boobs.
For the first 4 months I couldn't make enough milk to keep my little one happy. So I supplemented my baby with formula in-between nursing. For me, keeping her alive was the biggest challenge than anything I had ever put on my resume. Even through this madding exhaustion, I was so proud that my body was able to supply my baby with the care and nourishment she needed. This is my new body in love.
Hi there! Thank you for visiting Mom Is Drawing! I am so happy you are here. This is a sketch journal of a mom, a fun loving, free-spirited, in-charge-of-her-own-life type of gal who woke up one morning and realized "hey, I'm a mom!"
Ok, so maybe it wasn't that spontaneous. There should have been at least 8 months of notice that something amazing and brilliant is coming her way, but little did she know that her life will never be the same ever again.
There were so many things that mom didn't know... and though she may not have all the answers, it did not stop her from falling in love with the most precious gift she ever knew. Ultimately this drawing project is my love letter and cheer to all moms.