. . . for Lauren and Lauren: If I'm being honest

September 15, 2013

If I'm being honest

 
top: loft   shoes: target  pants: kohls   necklace:  groopdealz

I'm only looking down in these pictures to avoid the mess that is my bangs today.  They are too long.  And when I tried to curl them I failed and kept getting a terrible dent in them.  However now you see my grown out roots.  Lose lose I guess.  

I have found a new stress reliever.  Groopdealz.  I can't stop looking at their site and wanting everything. Thankfully I restrain myself most days, but couldn't pass up this necklace.  I got two for $12.  If you don't know about groopdealz you need to check them out.  Plus if you follow this link you can get $5 off your first purchase.  (Okay, and I will $5 too.) 

I still don't feel like myself after having a baby.  I really thought passed the six week mark the uncomfortable post pregnancy symptoms would be gone.  While better, I still feel like these lingering annoyances are going to stick around for awhile.  Nursing pads, spit up, and poor bladder control make me feel not so hot most days. 

If I wouldn't have cropped this picture you would have seen my dog pooping in the background. 

I forget about twitter about 95% of the time.  My blog, facebook and instagram is enough social media for me. 

Speaking of social media, when I'm up in the middle of the night feeding Addilyn, I'm always seriously disappointed to check my instagram or facebook feed and see only a few new posts.  So please.  Post away. 

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31 comments:

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are too cute! You need to watch this video. Priceless.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbznNv5YcWg

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look gorgeous!!! Adorable outfit & love those jeans on you! Once again I'll say it.. You hardly look as if you just had a baby!

Shannon W said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm pretty sure I just bought those jeans at Kohl's for $9.60 (and 30% off!). Love the look :)

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It took me about six months after both my babies before I felt like myself again. And then, once I stopped nursing, I felt even more "normal" (though you know how sad I felt about that too!) If it helps, you look amazing and beautiful, and (if possible) even more stunning than before you had Addilyn.

Kerrie Williams said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'll try to get up around 2am and post a new pic for you ;)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Groopdealz is a killer for me, too. I am getting better at restraint, but sometimes the deals are just too good! Can't remember how long it took to get back to "normal" after-baby. I loved nursing, but was glad when it was time to wean...felt so much more normal after that :)

CK | My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates
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CK | My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Everytime I IG post I'll think of you now :) And you look amazing, Addilyn seems like she is in the best hands and your little family is beautiful! Don't worry girl, from the outside, none of us would ever think the "post pregnancy symptoms" were still prevalent!!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Seriously, I NEVER check Twitter. Only FB, blogs, and Instagram! :) And Groopdealz is so addicting. Have you been to Very Jane? Get READY. I've never purchased anything but... not sure how long that'll last!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

girl you look beautiful!! I LOVE that top on you!!

Megan C said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look great!! Love those shoes!!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It takes a long time to feel like yourself after having a baby...so don't think you're alone in that. With Charlie, it took me a while...mainly because not only has your body just gone through a crazy change...your life has as well. It was a little easier with Walker to get back to normal, because I knew what to expect...and I was already in the "parenting" mode.

You look fantastic, Katie!

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girrrrrrlllll... Groopdeals is wonderful!!! It's like a little but of sunshine every day

Susan Jeffries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love Groopealz too and I think you look great! I love your hair - I think roots are cool and chic! You wear it well. My daughter is 12 and I never got that feeling that my old body was back. I learned to accept the new body and move forward - though the poor bladder control stinks! You are beautiful - just know that! Blessings! Susan

Samantha (at) Life Style Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Well even if you don't feel so hot or like yourself, you look great! And life is a beautiful thing, but sometimes it includes some not-so-beautiful things, too that happen to be totally normal (like realizing your dog is pooping in your picture :) )

Love that polka dotted top!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you need to follow more european people on instagram, then your night is their day and you'll have more pictures at night!! i still don't feel the same after pregnancy, and my daughter is 6. ok that was meant to make you laugh, not make you feel worse!!

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm sorry you're not feeling 100% yourself yet but I hope things start to get more normal again soon! That is so funny that your dog was popping on the pic!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Groopdealz is always tempting me too!

I don't go on Twitter that much either, it is hard to keep up!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you look amazing and that's is a fact. seriously, i love your hair! i think it's perfectly fine to still feel uncomfortable.

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I haven't checked out Groopdealz yet because I just know I'll be addicted! You look so pretty and I hope you feel back to normal soon!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hoping you feel 100% soon! And Groopdealz is pretty amazing. I get way too excited to see their emails!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're adorable. Thanks for all your honesty. ;-) And I'm right there with you, girl. I forget about twitter far too often!

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

haha...so funny about social media! i used to read pinterest during 2 am feedings for the same reason.

I didn't really feel like my "old" self until my babies were sleeping though the night. A full nights rest can do wonders friend. :)

p.s. if i am being honest i dont really understand twitter.????

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I check Groopdealz daily... love the finds I get there! And I say I check Twitter like once a month..always forget about it too.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the shoes! Are they recent? And are they comfy enough to wear teaching?

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

If I'm being honest.... that shirt is way cute!!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think you are absolutely stunning and look AMAZING :) and I will try and post more at night for you to enjoy haha. but as a college student I need my sleep :) and yes I love IG and twitter but love IG more. Blessings and have a great week. and deff seeing your dog popping the background would have been super special so please include it next time haha :)

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are totally gorgeous.

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Despite how you feel, you look great! The spit up does get annoying after awhile though.

When my bangs don't behave, they get pinned back. I actually found they behave a little better when they are a tad longer- I think due to my cowlick.

Oh the middle of the night social media check ins during feedings- don't miss those days but they will be back soon. At least they are accompanied by a squishy little baby!

Agnes Mayer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really like your outfit. The top is fabulous and the pop of colour with those shoes is perfect. Love the necklace.

Agi:)

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Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit, especially your blue shoes!!! I think you look great :)