Posts by Claudia:

Baby blood :(

UGH! Yesterday while I was clipping Lily’s nails, she was awake and moving so, I accidentally clipped the corner of her little thumb. 🙁

Clipping her nails has been something that I have dreaded doing from the beginning. Those tiny fingers and those tiny nails….one has to be SO careful!

Once I clipped her thumb, it started to bleed and baby blood started coming out. 🙁

Lily didn’t even feel or notice anything, I of course have yet to recover and felt like the worst mom.

Here is a picture of Lily’s first boo-boo done by none other than ME!

Things we LOVE!

The Circo pajamas auntie K gave Lily!

Even though they say they are for 9 months Lily fits in them just fine, so perhaps they are running a little small? We LOVE them anyway. They are soft with a great colorful elephant print. And the elephant trunks are up, for good dreams! 😉

Thanks auntie K!

R.I.P Lee McQueen

I just heard that Lee McQueen, the designer for Alexander McQueen passed away and I am truly sad.

As an artist and a fashion lover, I have admired the fashion, vision and talent of Lee McQueen since the early 90’s.

I can honestly say that fashion has lost one of its most innovative artists/designers.

Rest in peace Lee McQueen, fashion will miss you, and so will I.

Things we LOVE!

Flowers! Lily has found flowers and just LOVES them! Bright yellow, pink, red, she loves them all.

When she looks at them, her eyes get really big and she wants to grab them.

Wait until she figures out that she can smell them!

We found these on our walk yesterday.

Identity crisis

Mine, not Lily’s.

Yesterday I had a total identity crisis meltdown.  Or at least I think that’s what it was.

Becoming a stay at home mom is a bit harder than I thought. Not because of the house work or having to spend my whole day with Lily (because I wouldn’t want it any other way) but, because my daily routine is no longer what it used to be. It is no longer just about me. HELLO! Wake up call.

Also, not going back to work and becoming financially dependent on Will freaks me out! Of course Will and I discussed all of this before and while I was pregnant but, it is easier said than done. Although I always budgeted and never spent more than I could afford, I always still shopped and bought myself whatever I pretty much wanted.

This is something that for a while will not happen.

And what I want to buy and wear, I can’t anyway. Breast feeding is wonderful and the best thing for babies however, it limits a wardrobe. I always have to have something that has easy breast access.

I used to take time and pride in the way I looked, even while pregnant but, now my daily uniform is a pair of jeans, a tank top (so there is no stomach showing when I breast feed) and some sort of top over that so the breast is not fully exposed while feeding.

So long are the shift dresses, pretty blouses. So long is the Claudia that used to take pride in the way she looked. Now, I take pride in the way Lily looks. It’s easier.

This makes me feel at times like my identity has been lost. Am I Claudia who is Lily’s mom or am I Lily’s mom who used to be Claudia?

All this plus a huge shift in hormones has amounted to some crying spells and like I said, to some identity crisis melt downs.

I just have to remember that she won’t be a little baby forever (i need to cherish every moment), to take it a day at a time and things will eventually get easier.

Right!!??? (sigh…)