I thought that once I had my little baby that my brain function would return…hmmm…. not happening. I am attributing this to lack of sleep. (she still eats every 2-3 hours, round the clock.) I hope that is all it is, and not a new permanent state of being. So when I saw this nursing bracelet idea I was thrilled, because it will help take up some of the slack left by my missing brain. The problem was I could NEVER remember what time I fed Molly last, and two hours goes by fast, and I was always trying to figure out if she was fussing cause she was hungry or just tired. The bracelet has a little move-able charm that you set to the time you last fed the baby. Each bead represents 15 minutes. You also put it on the wrist of the side that you need to start feeding on next time – another thing I could never remember.
I made mine using glass beads, plastic number beads and memory wire. I made the charm using a lobster clasp, small jump ring and a heart charm. I bought everything but the number beads at Walmart. ( I bought the number beads online, the nearest craft stores are half an hour away, and I wasn’t heading down there anytime soon…) To make your own, first bend the end of the wire into a loop and start stringing the beads: start with the number 1, string three beads, add number 2 and so on until you get to 12. After 12 you add four beads and end the bracelet with another loop. Attatch your charm and you are set.
I made it on Saturday, and I am loving it so far. I want to find some silver number beads to make one with, cause I will be wearing this all the time now….