Monday: Back to Work after Maternity Leave

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Picture 009Picture 011Attire:
Philosophy – Blackberry cashmere low v-neck sweater
Banana Republic – Black cotton cami
Liz Lange for Target – Black ponte trousers
David Tate – Black city boots
Express – Purple bead necklace

Second day, straightened with round brush and dryer

Philosophy – The Present, The Supernatural foundation in Beige
Nars – Blush in Orgasm
Avon – Eye Liner in Eggplant, Pro-to-Go Lipstick in Warm Pink
Clinique – Shadow duo in Like Mink

Picture 016Today may not have been my first day back, but it's the beginning of my first actual week. I drove myself to the Metro versus my husband driving me to the office on Thursday. Carried that heavy pump and laptop bag, building some muscles!

I had lunch with a dear friend which made the day easier, and I also took a picture of Emerson asleep in her Daddy's arm just before I headed out the door… (sorry so dark but I didn't want to turn on the light and wake them)

Oh those baby CHEEKS!!! 🙂


  1. February 25, 2009 / 9:20 am

    You are looking amazingly good… it must be so hard to have to get up and go to work when they are both still in bed!

  2. February 24, 2009 / 10:14 pm

    emerson is sooo soooooooooooooo sweet! i love seeing your outfit choices and the breakdown of it all.

  3. a brown-eyed grrl
    February 24, 2009 / 9:22 pm

    Yes, Allie, I’m afraid we forget all about what you just wrote when you post cute baby photos!

  4. February 24, 2009 / 7:34 pm

    Baby cheeks are the best. Seriously! I’m devoid of any mothering desires, but even I cannot resist wanting to kiss and munch on sweet baby cheeks. You look great!

  5. February 24, 2009 / 12:59 pm

    I hope that your first full week goes well for you all!
    The pic of your girl is just too beautiful!!
    P.S. my word verification is “lucked” – you have very much lucked out with that beauty of a girl!

  6. February 24, 2009 / 12:25 pm

    Oh, I well remember those days. I always kept a pic of my baby in my pump’s outer pocket so I could trigger my let down faster and remember why I was pumping in the first place. If you can afford it, buy two pumps. One to keep at the office and one for home. Makes a HUGE difference. And keep a stock of spare parts like valves that tear or get lost easily. What’s easy now may not be so easy later on. There’s a great resource for pumping moms that helped me form 9 year relationships with other mothers:

    SO GLAD you’re nursing!

  7. February 24, 2009 / 4:07 am

    Girl, those cheeks are LUSCIOUS!!! I know it just about kills you to have to leave her. I remember when Bookey was growing eyelashes, how it was all I could do make myself walk out that door, and even then, tears in my eyes. Motherhood is NOT for the weak…

  8. February 24, 2009 / 1:51 am

    Sorry, but all you’ll get for awhile is “squeeee, look at the cutie-patootie!” 🙂

    And you look fab!

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