I have news to share with you in today’s post!! My husband Bryan and I are expecting our first baby, due February 16th, 2013 :). We waited until we reached the 2nd trimester before we told our families, and, of course, I had to do something creative to share the news with them. Since Baby DiMatteo is due February 16th, I decided to go with a Valentine’s Day theme to throw them off a little ;).
First, I made a 3″ x 3″ pizza box. Here’s
a great tutorial for making your own pizza box. It’s great for giving gifts!
Then, I found an adorable poem online and tweaked it a little for each family member based on their relationship with the baby. I adhered the poem to the inside, top lid of the pizza box. Here’s the poem (author unknown):
I do not have a face to see,
Or put inside a frame.
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss.
I don’t yet have a name.You can’t yet hold my tiny hands,
Nor whisper in my ear.
It’s still too soon to sing a song,
Or cuddle me so near.But all will change come February 16th;
When my parents say I’m due.
I am your new grandson or granddaughter;
And I can’t wait to meet you!
All I ask between now and then
Is your patience while I grow.
I promise I’ll be worth the wait;
Because of all the love we’ll know!
So what I have to give you now,
Is a wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this wonderful family!
And finally, I’ve started getting into embroidery with my new embroidery machine, so I made this adorable onesie using a pattern I found online for a pregnancy announcement.
We couldn’t be more excited! I’m halfway through the pregnancy and we’re having a girl!!! She’s going to be my little papercrafting helper – I just know it. Needless to say, I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit, but I’m still here and I’ve got more cards to share with you over the next week or so :).
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!
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