Before I say anything else I am not pregnant. This picture was taken in 2010 when I found out I was pregnant with Princess A.
I was so happy to be pregnant I took about 10 tests to be sure. My pregnancy was pretty easy but as I have discussed before I had a tough time with Princess A as a newborn.
Some days when she was crying a lot I would think, “Now I have the baby I was so excited to be pregnant with so why can’t I be as happy as I am in this picture.”
I have been using this picture as something to aspire too. Since Princess A has been born I have always asked myself, ” Am I as excited and happy as I was in the pregnancy test picture?” It was always no until recently. I don’t know what has happened lately but now even on bad days I still feel happy and laugh a lot. Maybe it is the Princess A hugs?
Well, whatever it is I am just glad to be back to my original feeling of joy.
I am happy again. YES!!!!!!!!!
I spend most of my day taking care of Princess A and Freckles. It is hard work so I sleep when the Princess sleeps. When she goes to bed at night I get my work done and then spend about 5 hours on my mom blog.
Some days I am like WHY THE HELL AM I DOING THIS? I have enough on my plate. So here is my list of why I blog.
1. It forces me to recognize how my daughter is changing a little bit every day and love everything that is special about her.
2. It gives me a creative outlet and a voice. I am not just a Princess A’s mom… even though I mostly talk about her.
3. It gives me a place to vent… productively.
4. It reminds me to take care of myself and try to do something for myself every day. Whether that is putting on makeup, dressing glam, a shower, yoga, or sleep.
5.It reminds me that I have an awesome family!
6. Most importantly my mom blog has connected me to awesome people from all around the world who give me love, support, and advice. You guys are so glam.
What do you do for yourself? And if you blog why do you blog?
Yesterday Princess A turned 13 months and these are the balloons from her 1st birthday party still going strong! I can’t believe they have lasted so long. Princess A waves to them every morning and loves staring at them. I don’t know what we will do when they die.In New York City there are tons of rats and I have no idea how they survive because they are fat and have no survival skills. Last week I was walking Freckles late at night and in front of us a rat stopped and stared at us. I thought the rat would run away as we got closer but I was wrong!
The rat just stood there and we had to walk around him. That big fat rat kind of reminded me of how somehow these balloons have survived a whole month. So in honor of them I wore a rat shirt.
Cheers to all things that are still around despite all odds.
Shirt- Marc by Marc Jacobs
Here is SuperGlamFan Chrissy at the 100 Monkeys meet and greet in Frankfurt with her sister.Here is a birthday gift for Ben Graupner since he loves skeletons. They found this at a Build-A-Bear. I wish the Build-A-Bears in the states had stuff as cool as this!This is what Chrissy does when she is bored. I love it!!!!This is a present for Princess A. Thanks Chrissy.
Chrissy and her sister have a cool 100 Monkeys page. To check it out click HERE.
images via SuperGlamFan Chrissy
SuperGlamFan Sarah sent me this picture of an unicorn egg. It says filly but we all know it is really a unicorn!!!! She also sent me this fun joke…
Unicorns are still alive. They live in every zoo, are fat, grey and they’re called rhinos.
This made me laugh!
image via SuperGlamFan Sarah
SuperGlamFan Maris emailed me this drawing that the kids she works with made of Ben Graupner. It is so cute and funny I just wanted to share it with you!
image via SuperGlamFan Maris
Now I know where my friend Sheila gets her artistic skills from… her mom Grace! Grace sent us this beautiful Amelia sign that she made herself! I am late on posting this because I wanted to find the perfect place to hang it where it is far away from Princess A’s and Freckles’ reach. They love the sign but would totally destroy or eat it by accident!So I put it above Princess A’s bedroom door. I think it goes well with her Olivia decal. Thanks again Grace!!!!!!!