Friday… AKA It’s me!

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I know there haven't been any pictures of me – I have been the main photographer so it makes it a bit tough. 🙂 However I decided to go the blogger route and do a self-portrait with Emerson…

Today we took Emerson to visit her paternal great grandparents. They were so excited to meet her, they cried when they saw her and said they could see their son (my husband's father who passed in October) in her face. Sometimes I see him in her face too.

But she was very good on the long car ride and interacting with Gi Gi Ma, Gi Gi Pop, her Great Aunt and two Great Uncles.

I had a reason to get out of the house so I cleaned up a bit. Always feels nice to do so, and it's good training for when I go back to work. Whole face done while bouncing Emerson on my shoulder (all except the mascara which I did a few minutes later)!

Philosophy Dane Lewis – Blackberry cashmere deep wrap front sweater
Banana Republic – black knit camisole
Old Navy Maternity – black ponte wide leg trousers
Sofft – Black suede “Veronica” Mary Janes
Silver hoops and cuff

Let air dry
Smoothed super fast with round brush and dryer
John Freida Brilliant Brunette Satin Shine

L'Oreal – True Match foundation in C3
Laura Mercier – concealer and loose powder from Flawless Face Kit
Nars – Blush in Orgasm
Avon – Pro-To-Go Lipstick in Warm Pink
Clinique – Shadow duo in Like Mink
Cover Girl – LashBlast mascara in Rich Black

For those who contacted me about weight loss… well I know at my one-week checkup I had lost 15 pounds (had gained 50 pounds with the pregnancy); I know I have lost more since then – I fit into size 16 trousers from Gap, some L tops, some XL (this sweater is a L). I'm not really too worried about it. I did buy a Belly Bandit before I gave birth in an attempt to assist with the tummy tightening, but ended up returning it because it wasn't comfortable, showed under clothes, and was a PITA to deal with on top of everything else. Yes, my stomach looks like a deflated balloon, but I knew this would happen and it doesn't really bother me. It has only been three weeks… gosh I don't even expect to look back to pre-pregnancy at three months. It took nine months to gain the weight, it's crazy to think it will take a few weeks to lose it (no matter how quick Angelina lost her baby weight). I am comfortable in my skin, my husband still finds me gorgeous, and I am working very hard to eat a nutritious and balanced diet for her, and for me. 🙂

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. It took me nine months to lose the weight with my first three and three years with my fourth although I ended up a size smaller than pre-pregnancy.
    Enjoy your time now – I did and I’m so glad. My first baby is 18 this year!

  2. what a gorgeous pair!! don’t stress out about your weight .. at least you have your pretty looks to fall back on during this time (um.. except thats what i do now and i didn’t even have a baby) lol

  3. you are an inspiration! I love your blogs and you and your hubby should be very proud of bringing such a beautiful daughter into the world!!


  4. So happy to SEE you again! You look wonderful–and well rested. A MAJOR achievement for a new mom!

    Please keep the photos and baby updates coming.

  5. I remember reading somewhere that it’s “9 months up and 9 months down” so you’ve lots of time! Are you planning to use a breast pump at work? My weight loss was all about that extra 500 calories that get used up because our bodies are making milk! I nursed a long time with each kid (till they were 2, but by that time they were pretty much down to a night and morning nurse) and by the time each kid (I had 3) was 18 months, I was down to a size 8. Given that I started at a size 14 in my first pregnancy, I think that is pretty good! I think that at 3 weeks, I was at least a 16, with all that baby weight, water gain through pregnancy, hips still adjusting and so forth.

    You’ve lots of time and you look gorgeous!

  6. Good for you on the weight loss. I bought a Bounce Back after Baby workout tape when Sam was two! Matt laughed and said, “Isn’t this for right after the baby is born?” I said, “Well, now is when I have the time to deal with it, and when I actually want to deal with it.” As long as you’re comfortable, who cares?

    Or you can just burn calories via tickle/wrestling/kissing matches like Sam and I just had in the midst of me typing this message. That burns calories too.

  7. You look AMAZING!!! You have such a glow about you. I hope I can look that good three weeks after child birth. And Emerson is just the cutest little thing. Congrats again!

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