September 4, 2013

Royal Thanks

These pictures are by no means blog-worthy but there's a reason I'm putting my messy hair, no makeup face, grainy photos on the internet land.  There's also a reason I'm thanking Kate Middleton for inspiring this mommy outfit and helping keep my sanity.  Humor me and allow me to have a little fan moment here.  Dutchess Catherine gave birth a couple days after me.  When she left the hospital with millions of cameras on her, I was sitting in my recliner watching in my pjs, messy hair, undereye circles, and holding a crying newborn.  She was the epitome of grace and just looked so beautiful and at peace.  For a moment, I thought there was something wrong with me.  Here she was hours from giving birth looking amazing and I had been a crying mess looking all kinds of cray cray.  Then I noticed her bump.  I so loved that she didn't wear something that covered her postpartum bump.  Seeing her sport her bump and look graceful gave me hope.  Call me crazy but at that moment, I needed a boost.

It's been weeks of firsts for me and as I mentally prepare myself to return to work next week, crying my eyes out of course, I can't believe how happy and rich my life feels.  Below is just a small fraction of my firsts with Lucas.  I'm looking forward to many more first moments with our new little family!

Sweater: Loft  /  Jeans: AE  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Jewelry: Very Jane, David Yurman

First time seeing Lucas at the NICU

First kisses

First feeding

First night my dark circles and red nose from crying!

First bath

First eye contact

First outing without him

First time in his swing


  1. I think the media has made everyone think that all bodies bounces back within weeks of giving birth. I think you look beautiful! And I am pretty sure I read somewhere that Kate had a stylish come and do her hair and makeup to leave the hospital. Looking back, I was a mess when I left the hospital in one of those sweat outfits that were so popular a couple of years ago.


  2. Great post! Sometimes even reading blogs, I think to myself- wow, they really have it all together and all figured out. What am I doing wrong? Motherhood is messy in reality filled with tears of both happiness & sleep deprivation. Thanks for being so real:)

  3. I loved how she left the hospital, with the polka dots like Diana. She really is just like normal people and I LOVE it! She was also spotted grocery shopping already, hair pulled back. I love that you got all the first pictures and he must really LOVE his swing! So cute!

  4. Aw Lucas is so adorable! Thank you for sharing your experience :)

  5. Awww! You're in a special season of life--maybe not the easiest one, but it's so special to get to spend all of those "firsts" with your son!

    The Random Writings of Rachel

  6. Great post! I thought she was fabulous all around too, who cares about a bump when you get a treasure out of it? Congrats, and I hope you are done crying (it took me a good while)
    And I have handbag envy-
    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

  7. CONGRATS! He's gorgeous! And you look FAB for just having a baby!!

  8. Aw, thanks for sharing the pics of Lucas and your growing family. You look beautiful!

  9. Awesome post Maria! Your honesty is refreshing. You had a person growing inside of you, that's a big deal! It amazes me how much pressure new moms face, and now with the media, I feel like women have unrealistic expectations on themselves. You look beautiful and so does the little one :)


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