Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Report-GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I hate that I don't have a good picture (see previous posts about massive photo OCD) but my little guy scored his first goal this weekend!

The look on his face of pure joy and satisfaction was absolutely priceless. I was so proud of him and ecstatic he got to experience the satisfaction of scoring. He may not grow up to be Neymar but there is nothing like seeing your kid accomplish something huge (in their eyes) and he was on cloud nine the rest of the day!

Saturday night I put on the last fancy dress that can fit over this belly and went to the Member Guest dinner where my husband had been playing Golf for the previous 3 days. Anybody else a Golf widow? I don't hate the sport. I do like that he gets some "guy time" and has a hobby that he loves....BUT FOR FUCK'S SAKE WHY DOES IT TAKE 6 HOURS?????????? I feel guilty if I go get a pedicure for an hour.

Anyways, he played with my friend Janet's husband and while they didn't win I think they took home the trophy for most bourbon consumed. We hung out with my friend Abbie and her husband and their buddies from Greensboro at the highly intoxicating (ha) dinner. We were by FAR the most tame people there.

And then I was done. I'm pretty much spent. If I have some caffeine I can get a load of laundry done but otherwise I'm pooped. I'm the last of my pregnant friends (Congrats Lauren, Elie, Martine, Shelby, and Mary Katherine!) and ready to meet this little girl! I think my son coming early has spoiled me so I am just under the assumption this baby is going to do the same.

We did fit in two birthday parties....


and Sunday morning we went to Hall Family Farm for the last time. I wanted to go to the Pineville Fall Fair but it is a long walk to the entrance and I just don't have it in me. I sound like a wimp but when you are 5'2" I think you should only have to carry 9 months and not 10. It was a gorgeous weekend and the Farm was packed but the boys got to play on the slide.........


Most of this weekend (and the 2nd half of the week since someone was golfing) was spent snuggling my little boy. He must know what is going on, or is associating his mother-in-law being in town with us leaving but he is very very attached to mommy right now. I can't say that I mind because I'm soaking in all the time where it is just the two of us but I wish it was easier to carry him to bed!
Snoogle, Peanut, Mom's huge belly.

And really Nick Jr? Blaze? Ford is already obsessed and cheering "GOOOO Blaze" sounds like my high school when we counted down to 4:20 at our lackluster Football games. (Sorry Roberson Rams....we were better at Soccer when I was in school)
 
Hope you all had lovely weekends,
xo,
9 Months K

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mid 30's Nursing Mom Cardigan Crack Shopping Spree

I'm really trying not to buy any clothes over the winter. After baby girl is born I will be in weight loss mode probably for a year (and then forever) so it doesn't make sense to splurge on bigger new clothes if I will be back in my old winter clothes next year. Yep, I'm giving myself a year. #shortgirlproblems #iatetoomuchbojanglesproblems #damnstarbuckslemonicedpoundcakeproblems

That being said.....here are a few things I would add to my wardrobe if I had swiped someone else's credit card number off a receipt in a dumpster:

Love a good cowlneck. Spit-up would totally be hidden.

Technically I could wear this now. Maybe I deserve this since the spouse is playing golf for 3 solid days while I entertain his parents. *cough*

I wonder how this looks on. Too potato sacky? Could be great with My FUGGS (Faux Uggs) and leggings while feeding, pumping and netflixing all day.

Damn Anthro....killing it huh? This has buttons. Buttons = Boob access. I could toss this on over my maternity jeans that I'll be in until Girl Scout Cookie season if someone was dropping by to say hello. PLEASE STOP BY TO VISIT. 

I swear this is the last Anthro item. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. (Do those legs go all the way up?) I might be too short for this.

AKA I LOVE BALLS Sweater!
That's right. Fucking Talbot's! I might order this now. Am I cocky enough to order an XS? Thanksgiving with brown leggings and boots? With a Belly Bandit, Spanx, Ergo, breast pads, granny panties and a BIG AS HELL COCKTAIL? Maybe I should go for purple..not sure I can swing yellow.

Great over a turtleneck too! Hmmmmm. I think my Mom and I need mother-daughter versions of this. Dialing.........DAD!!!!

I'm cardigan obsessed. I'm actually wearing one RIGHT. THIS. MINUTE. And I have to miss this year's Saints vs Panthers game. And since I would have spent $78.92 on gameday food I think this Stadium sweater is an apology to myself for not being able to go.

This is tempting. Not too pricey and I could just go up a size (or two). Problem is boobs are NOT accessible.

I die. But with Dairy Farm titties this might make me look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

I own this in short sleeve and LOVE her shirts. They are expensive but cut so perfectly that you look beautifully dressed up while hiding a muffin top. Would love to add a long sleeve version .

I don't own a StS piece yet. Anyone know how these fit? Love this top but would hate to order it a size up only for a year. Guess I could always alter it.

Notice there are no pants posted. Because...............fuck pants.

xo,
K

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birth Photography

My non-professional pictures of Ford's delivery. Still love them!

If you know me well you know that I have an obsession with pictures. Probably only my father and husband know how bad it is. I turn into no-wire-hangers to get that necessary shot. Sometimes the shot isn't perfect but at least I got it. I honestly wish I didn't care but pictures are so important to me. I just chalk it up to one of my OCD tendencies.

When Ford was born my Dad was there to take photos in the delivery room. They obviously don't allow you to take pictures while you are pushing but he took plenty before, after, and in the next room to tell the story of the most amazing 48 hours of my life. I am so thankful for this because even though they aren't pictures I would blow up on a canvas, they serve as documentation of my first child being born.

Hopefully Dad will be there again this time and can work his magic again. While browsing Pinterest I came across a few story boards from birth photographers. I love how these photographers captured all the details of the day, from the clock on the wall to the interaction between Mom and Dad. You feel like you are in the room with these families and I dare you not to get a little misty eyed at the emotions that read perfectly through these images.

You better believe if it was within our budget I would hire someone to take these but since Dad used to be a pro I'll leave him with my camera and hope Max supplements with enough iPhone pics to tell a good story.

This is probably one of my most favorite birth photography stories ever. This is from Brittany G Photography in Utah. (It doesn't hurt that the mom is gorgeous and photogenic but what a series!!!)










These are from Patty K Photography in NC and FL

Via Sabrina Gebhardt Photography

And these are a few I found on Pinterest. I admit, I'm already obsessing over the picture of Ford and his new sister. Ridiculous? ABSOLUTELY. But it's just one of those things. I truly wish I didn't care but I do! 

 Via Simply Heaven Portraits

 And then this. This is one of the most beautiful hospital images I have ever seen.

xo,
K

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Tearouts

Ready for Picture Dump? I'm trying to get rid of all the useless clutter in our house and one of the items on my list is magazines. I have a stack that haven't been read and it is driving me crazy. So each night I try to go through 5 and rip out the good, and toss the rest.

Without further adieu, today's tear-outs:


Love all these monogrammed items from the October 2011 Town & Country. Would you monogram your car door? The bracelet is my favorite and it's by Jennifer Creel.

Monogrammed tennis balls? Yes please! The ones shown were from The Monogram Studio but you can order some here too.


 Bon Appetit published the Vieux Carre recipe from the Carousel Bar and has me ready to booze...

 I'm ready for my meat aversion to be over to dive back into Pork Chops....

Food Porn via Bon Appetit March 2011. The Croque Monsieur is one of my FAVORITES.


 And maybe Max will get up and make me breakfast with a newborn keeping us up nonstop. Maaaaaybe.

 And after inhaling said Croque Monsieur I'll need to get some sexy arms back. 

 Still wear that mascara and will start using self-tanner again after I'm not pregnant anymore. Any other drugstore favorites?

 Something I need to read and take note on. 

 More Food Porn. Man I miss meat.

 Via Vanity Fair...some hot chicks.

 I wonder if Mila wants to be my  middle of the night BFF during breastfeeding.

 Girl Crush.

 More Food Porn

 Does anyone use Mario Badescu products??

 And how gorgeous is this Kitchen?? We will be living with what we have for 4+ more years but this is gorgeous inspiration for Max's copper pot collection. *Anyone else think of Chester Copperpot from Goonies after reading that sentence? No? #nerdalert

 xo,
This baby is using all my brain power
K