Tuesday, April 8, 2014

One month in . . .

For the last month my life has consisted of breastfeeding, changing poopy diapers and doctor's visits. The days go by so fast! We've gone shopping a few times with baby but we always make sure it's during the week. Less people. Baby K is the cutest little man I've ever met and he's such a good baby. Mamma couldn't be prouder. He looks a lot like me but seems to have inherited his dad's laid back demeanor, at least for now. 

I'm so happy! Friends and relatives stop by to meet our little boy and since he was born we receive at least a package a day, a gift for our little one. It makes me happy to know people care about us. 

I'll be posting an outfit blog soon but for now here are my favorite baby related pics. 

Niko's welcome home celebration
Niko' s welcome home cake
Niko's first pediatrician appointment
Riding in the back seat with mommy
Bestever Baby Mats (Lamb)
Vintage wooden airplane
Niko and Dad
G diapers
Niko and Dad
Little Big Man 
7 for All Mankind Boy's french terry sweatshirt and jeans
Skip Hop Infant AlphabetBurbery LayetteSara Kety Black Tuxedo OnesieLittle Me giraffe friend footie and hat
Crave cupcake, 1 month old

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S . . . bread

Now that V is a stay at home dad (I kid, he works from home) he spends a lot of time baking. We had a surplus of bananas so he decided to make banana nut bread. It was so easy! I just watched and took photos. Recipe below. Enjoy!

4 smashed bananas 
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup of walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
With a wooden spoon mix butter into mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl
Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla
Mix in baking soda and salt 
Mix in flour
Add Walnuts
Pour mixture in baking pan
Bake for 1 hour 
Cool on rack 
Remove from pan and serve

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Baby makes three

We welcomed our beautiful, healthy baby boy on March 6, 2014 at 6:57 PM. He weighed 6 lbs 7 oz and was 48 cm long. 

It all started Monday night and by Tuesday morning my contractions were 5 minutes apart but upon arrival to the hospital and observation I was only 1.5 cm dilated and though my contractions were 2-3 minutes apart and I was in a lot of pain back home I went.  60 hours later . . . a baby! A healthy baby boy.  I arrived at my ob-gyn's office at 10:30 Thursday morning and I was 4 cm dilated.  She sent me to the hospital and I had the epidural administered at around 1 PM by 5 PM I was pushing.  Everything was very peaceful.  My husband, my mom, a nurse and my doctor were the only ones there.  Nothing like the movies.  I ended up having a forcep delivery because I could not push him out and after pushing for a little bit his heart rate would drop so it was forceps or a C-section, we went for the forceps and if that did not work then we would have to have the C-section.  Thankfully everything went well and I am recovering nicely at home.  We are so very happy and excited for our baby.  Words cannot express the love that I feel for this little man.  We feel truly blessed and we are very thankful.  

I packed two going home outfits, a dress in case of warm weather and this.  It was 66 degrees out so not cold but a little chilly.  I opted for a J. Crew angora sweater, similar here, printed silk pants, similar here and Gucci thong sandals, similar here.  

We were discharged on Saturday and when we arrived home we had a mini welcome home celebration and flowers and gifts waiting.  Thank you very much to everyone for the warm wishes, we are thankful to have you in our lives.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday night fun

V decided to have one last hurrah before Baby K arrives. We spent our Friday night singing karaoke with our many friends. It was a lot of fun! I'm really excited about this next step in our lives and I'm glad we were able to spend one last night having a good time with friends.
The location: Spotlight Karaoke

Max Azria cut out shirt, similar here
Christian Louboutin Shoes no longer available, similar style here.  

On V: Zara Merino Wool hoodie, similar here

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The waiting game

38 weeks pregnant! Woah. Almost time.  Today I am still 1 cm dilated, the baby is in the pelvic canal and I am effaced not completely but some.  Dr says he weighs 6 lbs and 6 oz (give or take a lb, lol).  I feel great so far. I'm excited and anxious. Can't wait to finally meet our little guy!  My doc says it could happen at any time but I feel like he'll take his time.  Maybe late next week? I don't know.  I finally packed his bag over the weekend. I didn't really know what to pack so I just packed onesies, diapers, wipes, a hat, mittens, socks, a burp cloth and swaddling blankets. The car seat is installed and my boobs are ready, hopefully I can breast feed successfully. The breast feeding class we attended was extremely helpful. I guess he doesn't need much as the hospital will have things too but I like to be prepared. Oh, I also packed him a toy from our friends back in Virginia.  We are actually using cloth diapers but figured disposable ones would be better while we are in the hospital. I'm only to stay 24-48 hours they said. Don't know why I'm packing so much.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

31 and pregnant

Not only am I almost 32 but I'm also preggers. My energy levels are about a 6/10 so I take it slow these days. We went to a friend's party Saturday night.  I decided what to wear in no time.  My go to favorite black stretchy dress.  I've worn this dress so many times and in so many ways within the last 9 months. It is a truly versatile piece. I only wore it once pre-pregnancy.  Now I wear it to dinner as shown here, to work and to go out.  I just wore it on Wednesday with boyfriend blazer and Chanel flats.  Last night I paired it with Halston Heritage vest and Max Studio suede open toe boots.  I accesorized with a Chanel brooch.  I'm trying to bring sexy back at 9 months pregnant. HA!
OOTD: White Halston Heritage Vest no longer available, similar here. Riller black dress, similar here, Max Studio suede open toe boots, similar here. Chanel brooch and bag available at Chanel boutique. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014


I am currently obsessed with the thought of a new bag. . . and a new a lot of things.  I have not had this feeling in a while.  I think the last bag I purchased was my Celine Mini luggage in June 2012.  That's a long time ago. I have yet to find the perfect bag and I don't think V would approve the purchase at this time.  I've bought some handbags but not any big price tag ones.  I bought a Rebecca Minkoff back pack last summer but I think that's about it. 

Here's what I am thinking . . . that's it.  Not a ton of stuff.  I tend to navigate towards the same color palette every time! Gray, white, black, navy.  Classics.  I should add more color to my closet.  I wear a lot of bright colors too but I don't splurge on them or purchase them often.  What do you think?  The Givenchy and Valentino have been on my mind for a while maybe it's time . . . we'll see what Baby K thinks once he gets here, my two best accessories . . . my two men V and Baby K.  Perfect!