June 2007. Andrew and I had been dating a month Look at my dark hair! And Andrew’s platinum blonde hair! Man, we were cool.
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First weekend as a self-employed mama. Seems pretty surreal. Shooting two little birthday girls tomorrow morning. I’m pretty excited. Today, my sinuses are deciding to give me a swift kick in the face. Thought I was over all this sinus infection hoopla as I hadn’t had any issues of it since Eisley but apparently I was wrong. I suppose I will probably need to talk with a doctor about getting my polyps removed. Womp, womp. Furthermore, Iowa’s bitterly cold weather is telling my skin who is boss. Poor, poor dry skin. At least I have a beautiful little miss to brighten all my days. Good news, Eisley took her first steps!
On multiple occasions since having Eisley caught myself doing something that I totally convinced myself I was NOT going to do when I first got pregnant. I promised myself that no matter water, I was going to be happy with my post Eisley bod.
That has proven to be much harder of a task than I expected.
I have spent quite a bit of time beating myself up. Sometimes crying at night about the little clusters of stertch marks or the fact that my flubbery thighs. Nitpicking every part of myself.
Until I realized all the things I love about myself post baby .
I love my strong arms. Muscles I’ve earned from holding my baby when she needs comfort. From carrying her in her carseat. From holding her and spinning with her just to hear her laugh. From pulling out of her crib when she decides to wake up at 4:00 am. I love love love my strong arms.
I love my not so taught tummy. Do I want my ‘old’ tummy back? OH YEAH. I would loooove to have my toned-ish belly back, and hopefully I will someday, but my baby loves smacking my still slightly smooshy belly and whatever she loves I love, too.
I love my glutes. Let’s be honest. If you’re a mom you know that your life is one big game of up and down. You’re unintentionally doing squats all day long. Thank god for that. :)
I love my wild hair. After giving birth, my hair grew like a weed. WAYYYY more than when I was pregnant. My hair is now long and due to my wonderful hair genes I have crazy, colicky, wavy/curly hair. With the visitation of the post partum shedding fairy and some help from Eisley’s unnaturally strong baby fist super grip, I have short tufts of hair hidden among my hairline. But wanna know what? I honestly LOVE my hair. I recently went brown with some balayaging so my hair will be easier to maintain and I may be a little obsessed with it.
I love my tired eyes. I don’t think I’ve experimented with or bought so much concealer in my life before having Eisley. I’ve learned the true wonder of color correcting concealer. Concealing dark circles is an art form & one that I have yet to quite master. But I truly wouldn’t trade them for the world. If these tired eyes mean more moments with my sweet baby girl then bring it on.
I guess the moral of my little tale is that when I sat down and really truly thought about it I love so much more about my body that what I don’t. Really even the things I don’t like have a small place in my heart. Those little lines on my belly may feel like gross scars some days when I’m not feeling so confident but in reality those were formed while my body was busy working it’s butt off to create an incredibly smart, beautiful & brave little girl. No amount of creams or oils kept them at bay. It’s a reminder God decided to create in order to remind me how wonderfully blessed I was to carry her in my womb for 39 weeks and 4 days and to hold her in my arms every day since.
I’m getting lots of the technical & legal ends tied up with the business. It’s been quite a bit of work, but it’s so worth it.
On the non-photog related side of things, Eisley has seriously transformed from a baby to a little girl in the last month. She is now pulling herself up on EVERYTHING, saying mama and dada, waving and standing for short periods for short periods of time without any support. We found out tonight that she’s probably got an allergy or sensitivity to yellow dye which is probably all the better as I’ve been hearing nothing but bad things about it in the news. Other than that, on the baby led weaning side of things Eisley is doing wonderful. She is so wonderful at feeding herself and it’s so fun to watch.
Life’s been pretty amazing lately.
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Our weekend with the Romper has definitely been a cherished one! :P Hahaha.
Hope the photos of Eisley in this lovely romper were thoroughly entertaining for all of you!