Queen B: 15 weeks
When I was pregnant with Blaine, I wondered how it was possible to love another child as much as I loved Burke. Then she arrived and I understood.
Each child contributes a different element to the family. The bring their own personality, strengths, challenges and (especially in our family) voice. Even though she is only three months old, Blaine has certainly established her place in the “B” clan.
She is our calm child (for now).
She is our sleeper.
She is incredulous (as shown in this pic with her older bro).
She is engaged (and doesn’t like to miss anything!).
She recently discovered her voice and certainly has a lot to say!
These past three months have also presented their challenges. In a pre-natal ultrasound, we discovered that she has hydronephrosis, a condition where the kidneys swell due to poor drainage and typically a blockage. It’s not life-threatening and most kids do grow out of it, but after several tests (where she was a champ may I add), we feel that surgery is our best plan to correct the issue. No parent wants to see their child go through surgery, especially as an infant, but at the end of the day, it’s what is best for the child.
In the meantime, we continue to cuddle our baby girl, capture her smiles and keep her hands off of mommy’s necklaces…almost.
[Thanks for the adorable dress, Anne and Nora!]
Picking out window treatments for the dining room. What do you think? “Luxe Lodge” or “Spotted Print?” I want something chic yet timeless that I can stand to look at for a really long time…
I decided to give up swearing for Lent. It’s not that I have a horrible potty mouth, but with a little guy that repeats EVERYTHING, I need to clean it up entirely (or risk being extremely embarrassed when he drops some sort of F-bomb at school).
However, I’m not sure this week is the one to start this whole Lenten sacrifice. Next week (when the most pressing thing I have to do is apply SPF30 and decide which cocktail I want when 5:00 rolls around…) is probably a better choice. It’s not that it’s been a horrible couple of days, but just enough annoying occurrences (i.e. toddler vom on our new rug, multiple unsuccessful calls to Comcast to fix our cable, MORE SNOW…) to let a few four letter words escape. Whoops.
On the bright side, I did take both kiddies to mass today and we all received ashes. Burke told me that I looked like a dirty train that needed a bath. Yes, Burke. A long, relaxing bath with a big [a$$] glass of wine…
Academy Award Winner - Lupita Nyong’o
"My mother instilled in me that you don’t apologise for being a woman. There’s no apology in my femininity."
Watch Oscar acceptance speech…
My new style icon (her stylist also deserves some sort of award)
Woke up to snow…again. Queen B is not amused.
- Bringing out my inner Sporty Spice with these kicks, yet maintaining a little femininity with this bracelet
- This stunning horn vase that I have my eye on for our dining room (PSA: Jayson is also having an upholstery sale this week if you are in the market)
- A fantastic book club dinner at Beatrix (minus our creepy server)
- The grilled fennel, black olive and goat cheese salad from The Pump Room
- Planning a bachelorette party in Santa Barbara (recs welcomed!) and celebrating another friend’s recent engagement
Not so into:
- The crop top trend. Just go away. No one wants to bare their mid-section after this brutal winter (or a baby)
- Dry shampoo. I was an everyday wash victim for so long. In an attempt to improve the texture of my hair, I tried this infamous “miracle in a can” spray. My hair feels gross…almost like a wig. I guess I now know what Kim Zolciak feels like (next thing you know, I’m going to have Chardonnay in my car cup holder). Tips for dry shampoo dummies also welcomed.
[Images via Nordstrom, Jayson Home and Barney’s]
My new favorite home scent (indicative of Spring!): Jo Malone Green Tomato Leaf.
I thought my house was going to smell like the produce department at Whole Foods, but I was pleasantly surprised! Light and refreshing…and I didn’t have to do any gardening! (Green) thumbs up.