Hello people in blog land. I’m still alive, mostly anyway.
So baby is about 3 weeks old now, and life is working its way back to normal. I’ve managed to put my makeup on (and it look decent) a few times and paint my fingers and toes in these 3 weeks. As I write this, I’m sitting in my first scalding hot bath in 9 months, Daddy is on sleeping baby duty. So much excitement for the simplest things now a days.
All of these exciting mommy times are made possible by my switching from breastfeeding to pumping and bottle feeding. Sadly I couldn’t get his latch right, which caused daily mommy freak out sessions and large amounts of stress. After reaching out to a lactation consultant only to find they were not covered by insurance and each visit is $75 and the support group is once a week on Wednesday (I discovered this on a Thursday), I had thrown in the towel and intended to switch to formula. Thankfully my girl Etta had recently met a woman who pumped and supplemented with formula. I was slapping myself for not thinking of that sooner. It works beautifully, and no more daily pain induced freak outs for me.
Considering the benefits of breastfeeding and the push for more women to do it, it’s awfully hard to get quality help. If the family qualifies for WIC (government assistance for baby/child food), they get formula for free and chances are cannot afford the fees to see a lactation consultant. So why would they even try breastfeeding? ! The entire thing is just sad, and really needs and overhaul.
Anyhow moving on, so yes baby stuff and junk. We’re sleeping very well at night, 2.5 hours or more at a stretch through the night. This makes for a pretty happy mommy and daddy.
Big brother loves the new baby, even though its been boring as hell in our house lately, and full of “shhhhhhh’s”. Dad has a spring time camping trip planned for the two of them, but we have to survive the winter first.
Hopefully each day finds me that much closer to normalcy. I hope to be back to full time blogging in the next 6 months or so, I really do miss it!! Until then its bathtub and middle of the night life update posts. :)
First mommy & baby selfie.
Well hello strangers, fancy seeing you here. I’ve finally gotten around to writing this post……no I’m a liar I just haven’t felt like drafting it up because I’m lazy. >:)
So while I’m just sitting on my butt I thought I would update the poor dusty blog. ♡
Well hello there strangers, I just realized that I haven’t posted a single thing since Halloween!! :( I had a couple Lush products I wanted to review, but I never got around to photographing them, much less writing the review.
We’re in that really annoying “anyday” time period. As of Monday I was 2cm so it’s just really a waiting game from here. Above is a 33 weeks to 37.5 week bump growth chart… LOL!!! I haven’t taken another picture since crossing into 38 weeks, I don’t feel any bigger but I’m sure I am!
Hubs is about to burst, he is ready for this baby to be out. 1: so he can play with it, and 2: so I will stop bitching all the time that I can’t move! >:) It really is shitty when you are facing away from your alarm clock, and it takes 5 minutes to roll over to turn it off…. I don’t even bother, hubs gets it for me!
The room is ready, and just waiting to him to move out of his current housing situation. So here we are, just waiting, and waiting, and waiting….. and with a limited range of motion I can’t do much else. Doc has officially labeled this baby as “big”, so take your guesses below. My first son clocked in at 10 pounds 1.2 oz!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful November!
My all time favorite Halloween nail art design is the simple spooky eyes on black polish. It’s so easy, and effective. I did this manicure last year as well, click here for that post! This year I changed it up a little and added a glitter gradient to some of the nails, and I love it even more.
This is super easy to do, and was probably the fastest I’ve ever done a nail art! The longest part is blending the glitter on the tips. If you don’t have dotting tools for the eyes you can use the back of a makeup brush, or a bobby pin.
What kind of nail art are you wearing this Halloween? Comment below!
O.P.I: Black Onyx
China Glaze: Fairy Dust
Sinful Colors: Queen of Beauty
Seche Vite Top Coat
So I’ve had these horns for a year now and finally got around to doing this look. Hubs made them for me out of foil, hot glue and paint. If you make horns, skip the hot glue and just paint the foil and be gentle with them. Mine are extremely heavy and spirit gum almost wont keep them on.
This is not exactly whats on my face chart for this look, but I’ll include a picture of it incase anyone wants to go more demon and less sultry. I’m very into minimal work for Halloween since my time is spent preparing a child for his mad dash for candy.
MAC Face and Body:N2
Anastasia Dipbrow: Chocolate
Urban Decay: Naked 1, & Smoked
e.l.f Liquid Eyeliner
e.l.f Dramatic Lash Kit (cut in half)
No 7 Lash Adapt Mascara
Anastasia Contour Kit
BH Cosmetics 120 (gray used to contour)
Bobbi Brown: Old Hollywood Red
NYX: Plumping Lipgloss
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil: Black Bean
MAC Pro Longwear Liner: Black Ice
A succubus is a female demon or supernatural entity in folklore (traced back to medieval legend) that appears in dreams and takes the form of a woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual activity. The male counterpart is the incubus.
Demon, or very strange-looking cow woman? Comment below and tell me your thoughts!
Photo edited with PicMonkey.