December 28, 2010

It's the Time of the Season

I'm long overdue for a post on here, but this time I have an acceptable excuse- my daughter was finally born! Tuesday, December 21st around 11 pm I started having some contractions and by 3am I was having enough regular contractions to warrant a trip to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was all back labor, which was the most excruciating pain I've ever felt. Also, for some unknown reason that night just happened to be the same night that like 30 other women went into labor as well. I seriously thought I'd be sent home until I was further along, but I was determined not to leave until I had the baby, whether it be in the hallway or a broom closet. Luckily, I was dilating fairly quickly. Almost too quickly, in fact, as they didn't give me my epidural until I was 9cm along. I honestly thought I'd have her before the medicine kicked in, but once it did, it was like heaven. Honestly girls, if you're thinking about having natural births, then you're freaking Superwoman. However, the medicine worked too well, as I then had trouble pushing. Over an hour went by before she actually came out. Finally, at 8:26 am on December 22nd, Lia Rose Pilaczynski was born. She was 7lbs, 14 oz. and is 21" long. After she was born I spent the rest of the day in a drugged haze, with visitors trickling in and out. Sadly, we had to stay in the hospital for four days because had an infection, which was scary to hear, but luckily antibiotics cured it and we were allowed to go home on Christmas day. Best Christmas present ever. She is absolutely precious and easy to take care of as she's not fussy at all.

I've forgotten what real sleep feels like, both before and after the delivery have been difficult, and I'm have a hard time recovering, especially since I have guests visiting from Korea. The majority of my day is spent breastfeeding, changing diapers and desperately trying to catch a moment of sleep here and there. But it's all worth it for her. I think that within the next two weeks or so things should settle down a bit. I'm literally falling asleep as I'm writing this, so that's all for now. Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas, and have a Happy New Year as well, I know I will.

December 19, 2010

Any Given Sunday

I sincerely apologize for the lack of decent posts lately. I keep thinking I'm going to go into labor, therefore I've been wearing nothing but sweats and sleeping most of the day. I woke up early this morning and thought my water had broken, but four hours in the hospital later, turns out it was a false alarm....the second this week. Only two days until my actual due date arrives, so maybe she'll come tomorrow...maybe. Once everything is settled, I promise to be back in full blogging mode. I hope you all have a fantastic lots of candy and drink lot of eggnog or cider and appreciate this time with your family and friends. Cheers!

December 13, 2010

Holiday Dressing

With only 9 days or less left of my pregnancy, I am so miserable and grouchy that I don't even want to be around me. My days are literally spent sleeping and waiting, accomplishing nothing and just waiting to go back to sleep again. The word "sleep" being used loosely here. The false labor pains keep getting my hopes up and I'm continually keeping my swollen, sausage sized fingers crossed that she'll come any moment. Like, as I'm typing this.

Because of this waiting game, I have found little motivation to get dressed, other than in anything that stretches. So for the time being, I've posted some fun holiday looks that I would love to be able to sport once the little one arrives. That is, if I suddenly get rich as well. My goal is to be able to get dolled up for New Year's Eve and not look like I'm still pregnant...which hopefully I won't be.

By the way, Polyvore is my newfound (well, re-found) obsession. It's kept me occupied today, which is good for everyone else :)
Paint the Town Red

Shining Hour

Romantic Splendor

Subtle Sparkle

December 8, 2010

Just Throw It Together

Sweater- Cheap Monday, via; Dress worn as skirt- thrifted; Beanie- Forever 21; Combat boots- thrifted

As I get closer to my due date (two weeks to go) I find that I'm having difficulty being motivated to put together an outfit. I've spent the last several months mostly in leggings and pajamas. I've forgotten what it's like to wear jeans, or anything that zips. It will be a relief to be able to wear clothing without looking (and feeling) like I swallowed a watermelon whole. Not to mention I have items I've been saving to wear. But today I had to run errands, so I managed to put together this bummish bag lady outfit. Kinda liked how it turned out though. This sweater is so comfy and floppy, I've been wearing it religiously. And this dress I'm wearing as a skirt is great because the top is elastic. With some clever planning I've managed to avoid resorting to maternity wear. I have to say though, my feet have apparently gotten pretty swollen, because for the last couple months, every single pair of shoes I own have been squeezing them like lemons. That's why I can't wear rings anymore either, because my fingers look like mini sausages. Ah, the joy of motherhood.

And I think I'm getting sick now, with all the running around in the cold weather. Just what I need now. Off to drink some tea and take a hot bath. Btw, been drinking tea like mad lately, if anyone has some good suggestions for tea let me know!

December 3, 2010

RAD by Rad Hourani SS 2011 RTW

Based on several collections that have been previewed, the upcoming trend for Spring/Summer 2011 appears to be white and black minimalism. Rad Hourani went a step further with this approach by making his collection not only minimalist but genderless, with his signature PVC leggings and draped layering pieces with flowing oversize lapels appearing on both men and women . He even sent them out in matching Aldo heels (I know, random collaboration). Now here's a collection that brings The Matrix to the real world.