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 home...love my dark circles and red nose from crying!

First bath

First eye contact

First outing without him

First time in his swing



September 2, 2013

Down, Set, Hike!


Don't worry because this cute little football did not get spiked.  It was his first Gator football game, though!  Hence my super glamorous get up.  I've never been the girl to dress up or look put together for football games but I envy those girls that do.  Lucas slept through most of the game but we liked to pretend and say that he was watching the whole time.  

The night of the game, my sister and parents kept Lucas for the night.  I thought I would be okay and had plans to do a little shopping in the evening then have dinner with my husband but my hormones had different plans.  I was a crying mess and had to take a Tylenol PM.  Seriously.  I'm a mess though Lucas, I hear, had a great time and slept a lot.  The only thing that kept me from going to pick Lucas up (which by the way was just a mile away from me) was realizing that my husband and I really needed just one good night of sleep.  We got the sleep and then rushed to pick up our baby early Sunday morning.  How I will ever go back to work and not cry all day is a mystery to me.  Any advice is much appreciated!




Shirt: Gap {Similar}  /  Shorts: Loft  /  Shoes: Converse  /  Necklace: Mynamenecklace.com


August 29, 2013

The Duck Pond


Leaving the house has not been easy and, in fact, I think I've only been out two or three times since I had Lucas in July.  I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and the hospital I go to has a duck pond that my mom would take me and my sisters to when we were little.  I left the house in a rush but as soon as I saw the duck pond, I immediately thought to take Lucas to see the duckies.  Well, he's only 6 weeks old so he was more interested in sleeping but I couldn't help but think of the times my sisters and I would run around the pond, feeding duckies, getting messy and, now, I can bring my own child here.  Hopefully, when he's older, he'll enjoy the pond more and create his own memories.




Dress: J Crew  /  Sweater: The Limited  /  Shoes: Target  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Alex & Ani


August 26, 2013

Final Bump{less} Update


So this will be my final update in my pregnancy series and it makes me so sad.  I felt like I was pregnant for eternity so I don't remember what it's like not being pregnant.  I wrote my birth story here, and I have to admit that I was completely clueless when it came to pregnancy, labor, and, now, motherhood.  I had this naive image in my mind that my body and life would bounce back but truth is, it didn't.  I admittedly have a lot of baby weight to lose but I am in no hurry to lose it.  I'm exhausted, yes, but life feels richer.  I have daily hormonal breakdowns thinking about having to go back to work in two weeks and leaving Lucas at home.  I just love my boy so much.

Here are some facts about the new man in my life, Lucas Jose:

1. He has blue eyes and a lot of dark hair.  Such a stud muffin.
2. He hates being naked but loves taking baths.
3. He likes to shoot pee all over me when I change him.
4. He never had a problem with his latch, eating, etc - he's a piglet and he's a piglet because he snorts when he eats.
5. He smiles all the time.  It's adorable.
6. He loves being held and taking naps on people.
7. He looks just like my husband and nothing like me.  The nurses in the NICU said Lucas had a spunky personality so that must have come from me ;-)
8. He loves his mom the most and dad.



Check out my other bump updates here:
39 Weeks
36 Weeks
27 Weeks
21 Weeks
17 Weeks
13 Weeks
Finding Out 



August 23, 2013

Chillaxin'


Yeah, that's the picture I came home to after leaving Lucas with sister to babysit him while I was away for two hours...a boob guy onesie and Superman cap...the picture of a gentleman-in-training.  If he ever decides to run for office, this picture will haunt him.


So this is what we've been doing a lot of lately which is why I don't have a real post today.  Lucas was really into watching ESPN!  I wish he was this calm when I tried to watch Honey Boo Boo...I'll keep working on that.

I had my first outing on Thursday by going to the spa and getting a pedicure and facial.  It was glorious.  However, I did find myself a little anxious to get home.  To make it up to Lucas for leaving him for two hours, I plan to smother him with lots of kisses for two (or twenty-four) hours straight.  Have a great weekend!

August 21, 2013

Lunch Break


Who is this person and why isn't she dressed in her husband's gym clothes or pajamas?  Yep, I managed to wear real clothes and out of my husband's pajamas on Saturday and I felt incredibly guilty for it.  My mother-in-law watched Lucas for me and my husband on Saturday so that we could go out for lunch and basically get me out of the house.  It is ridiculous how emotional I get thinking about being apart from my baby.  I've only been away from him two times and for only an hour each time.  The first time I left the house, I cried.  And you would have thought I was going on vacation for how much I cried.  We literally went to eat ONE mile down from our home and at a restaurant that is in our neighborhood.  I cried nonetheless.  Don't even get me started on thinking about going back to work.  I cry at least once a day thinking about it.  Thankfully, I will be working from home one day  out of the week and my husband a different day then the days we're both at the office, my mom will be watching him.  I'm so blessed that my mom has offered to watch Lucas.  I know he will be in great hands and when he gets older, he'll be eating all her great Puerto Rican cooking that I grew up on.

Despite feeling guilty about going out to eat lunch, it eventually felt good to be outside and in real clothes.  Later this week, I made an appointment to use the spa gift card my husband gave me for our anniversary.  I'll be gone for two hours and will need to mentally prepare myself starting now.  I know...I'm going to the spa  not the dentist's office but not even the spa tops spending time with my little guy.  Motherhood is a crazy thing...an amazingly crazy thing.

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Dress: H&M  /  Shoes: Target  /  Jewelry: Ebay, Alex and Ani, David Yurman


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover