Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Fisher got the Jesus Storybook Bible from some dear friends, and we have been reading it to him from his first weeks. Jed and I are criers, so it is hard to make it through some of the passages without tears. It speaks to my heart, and I overflow with joy watching my two men reading it together.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I am in the midst of a postpartum fashion crisis. I've lost 2/3 of the baby weight, but as I was 20 lbs overweight when I got pregnant I still have a long way to go. In the mean time I need some clothes that actually fit. Maternity clothes hang off me like a tent, but pre-baby clothes are tight and ill-fitting. I'm living in wardrobe limbo. My body has changed a lot because of the pregnancy, c-section, and breastfeeding. Holler if ya hear me, mamas.
I was watching Stacy and Clinton regulate on "What Not to Wear" and came to the realization that they would be horrified by my current wardrobe. I am shocked at how quickly I fallen into bad mom clothes. To add insult to injury, I haven't had a hair cut in over a year. Yikes. Please send help. I'm trying to see this as an opportunity to start over and buy classic pieces that will last. Stacy and Clinton gave their pupil a list of basics, so I went to the TLC site to check it out.
The "What Not to Wear" Basics List
- 1 cocktail dress
- 4 day dresses - I have 3 summery ones, but nothing for fall.
1 walking shortI don't wear shorts. Yuck.
- 6 blouses - bought a few cute nursing tops from Gap
- 2 cardigans - just bought one, a lovely dark teal for fall
- 1 denim jacket
- 4-5 assorted camisoles
- 1 trench coat
- 2 blazers
- 1 black peep toe heel
- 1 red heel
- 1 ballet flat - got it
- 1 wedge - I had some rockin' Toms wedges, but my feet seem to have grown during pregnancy. Will the injustice never end?
- 1 sandal - got it
- 5 bangles
- 5 earrings - got em
- 5 necklaces - got em, but could use a few new ones
- 1 clutch - got it
- 1 everyday bag - got it
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Back in May, before Fisher was born, I contacted Earth Mama Angel Baby about doing a review and giveaway. I had heard lots of great things about their products and wanted to try them for myself. Anticipating a natural birth, I asked to try the New Mama Bottom Spray. EMAB sent out a spray for me to try, and I packed it in my hospital bag. If you've read Fisher's birth story you know things didn't exactly go as planned. After the emergency c-section, I was sad and on pain meds for a bit and using this product was the last thing on my mind. I actually contacted the company to see about sending it back, but because of the nature of the product you can't really return it. I looked it over and thought about asking a friend to review it. Then I read the fine print. New Mama Bottom Spray isn't just for healing from vaginal birth, it can also be used as a facial toner and... used to relieve those terrible, horrible, no good things that almost every mama has to face - hemorrhoids. Let's just say that's a word I never thought I would type on this blog, but as mamas know they are a reality. I actually thought I was in the clear until several weeks after giving birth. Apparently the fruitless hours of labor and 2.5 hours of pushing did a number on me. Once I realized the "situation" I was dealing with, I put the spray to good use forthwith. Without giving you details you don't want, this stuff rocks.
The details - New Mama Bottom Spray is all natural and organic, smells great, and is useful for postpartum recovery, hemorrhoids, and as a facial toner. It contains healing ingredients - witch hazel, water, cucumber, lavender oil, and peppermint oil that smell great and really work. I'm a fan.
Here's the really genius thing about this product - it is made to spray upside down without clogging or stopping. Amazing and super practical. Think about it. Yeah, you figured it out. Don't make me paint you a picture.
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