Little Venice Baker

A little bit sweet
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This kid had a great doc visit today. He’s up to 10 lbs 4 oz…the doctor joked that I should bottle and sell my super rich breast milk. Um, I feel like that’s probably a thing in LA? Weird.

I’m having a hard time putting my thoughts into actual coherent sentences about this whole experience. Random things I want to record/share/remember:

Our labor and birth, quick and painless. Largely due to the epidural I decided on after getting to 10 centimeters in under 4 hours without one. Totally worth it.  My actual words afterwards, “Oh I could totally be ok with doing that again.” 

We spiked a fever afterwards and ended up staying in the hospital for a week as a precaution. Not ideal, but the extra time with the lactation consultant was rad.

My water broke in a dive bar while watching the World Cup. Now the bartender wants me to bring the baby in to say hi. 

Silly questions:
What did you do with your newborn during wake times? We do tummy time, activity mat play, song singing, avoid letting the dogs cover us in kisses, etc.  But I don’t want to over/under stimulate him.  Does that even make sense?

When will my vagina stop hurting?

When did you start exercising?  I have 7lbs until I reach my pre-pregnancy weight (hashtag bless breastfeeding)…but I don’t want to mess with my milk supply by actually dieting.  Just need to get the exercise other than walks back into my life.  

When will I want wine again?  Because seriously, I can’t believe I’m just not into booze anymore.  

Life lessons at our well baby visit. #deepthoughts #drseuss

We’ve survived our first day home alone.  No shirts were puked on, no peeing all over the changing table, and only one spilled bottle of water all over Radar.  Tomorrow is for doctor appointments and grocery trips.  We’ll see how that goes.  

All in all, this parenting thing is hard, but doable, and enjoyable. I definitely miss working, and am trying to relax a bit and lay off the to-do lists.  

Tummy time with @krute

Meet Smalls. Born four days early on July 6th…my water broke in a dive bar while watching the World Cup…at home and madly in love…welcome to the world little man.

Still in there. #smalls #40weeks #happy4th

Make meals to freeze before having a baby. Not me. Pies, cookies, and quick breads are piling up in our freezer.
This kid is still holding out on making an appearance. Maybe he’s waiting to celebrate his independence with the rest of the nation tomorrow?

A while back I got totally jealous of people getting these cool products to test. So On a slow day at the office, I signed up for Influenster.
My first box has a ton of fun stuff to review!
I’m really digging the Covergirl Bombshell Curvaceous mascara. I don’t wear mascara daily, because it always ends up seriously irritating my eyes days later. I wore this three days in a row with ZERO irritation. I had to use a ton of remover to get it off my face, but a fan regardless.
Looking forward to taking this new polish for a whirl at my mani/pedi this week. I don’t typically stray from pinks, so we’ll see how it goes.
The Hawaiian Tropics lotion has already been added to my travel bag. It’s super lightweight and has a nice beachy smell. I haven’t been burnt yet this summer (wearing a maternity tankini will do that to you).
And free Jamba Juice? I’m saving these for quick meals once Smalls is here.

PS, I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Breaking in my favorite corner in the new place. #blueberrymuffins

Donuts for moving day!
Dearest Friends,
Today I ply you with donuts, pizza, and booze to help us move all our shit into the open apartment downstairs. I’m hoping this “light exercise” nudges Smalls into gear. Thank you thank you for being rad and the best friends ever.
Love,
Moi + a 39 weeks Smalls