I swear to you, I did not plan on Connor Claire and I matching today. It just so happened that her mint green swaddle blanket matched my pineapple sweatshirt. 🙂
These swaddle blankets, by the way, are awesome, but they’re not just swaddle blankets. You can also use them to catch spit-up or poop, both of which I’ve become intimately familiar with over the past few days, along with any other sorts of things that come out of babies when they’re newborns.
The blankets are from the aiden by aiden + anais swaddleplus 4-pack ($34.99). I got one as a gift for my baby shower, and I liked it so much that I got another pack from Target this week.
On the beauty front, I don’t know if there’s really anything out there capable of fully combating the dark circles I have right now — any kind of concealer or cream or magical potion capable of making one look well rested after not getting any sleep at all for like a week — but I wish there was, because then I’d look less tired.
I haven’t really had the time to wear a lot of makeup lately, but being a beauty girl at heart, I can’t completely leave all of that stuff by the roadside, so I figure, now’s a good time to work on my skin instead! 🙂
One of the products I’m going to try is a new hydrating face cream by Sunday Riley called Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream ($65), which I’m really excited about because my skin’s been so incredibly dry since I got back from my staycation at the hospital. I was there a little longer than I expected…
And now I’m just really, really tired.
I knew I was gonna be tired, too, but I didn’t realize I was going to be this tired.
Also, I don’t know if this is just me because I watch so many conspiracy theory TV shows, like that 11.22.63 one on Hulu with James Franco (SO great), but sometimes I wonder about Connor Claire’s timing, because it’s very, very funny how she’ll do things when I least expect her to.
Like yesterday, I gave her a bath — gave her a sponge bath — so she was nice and clean. Then I put her in a clean diaper, put on a cute little outfit, a cute little matching hat, and wrapped her up in a cute little matching swaddle blanket, and then shortly thereafter, bwaaa! — she threw up all over the swaddle, all over her outfit, and even got it all over her hat.
So I changed everything… Then she almost immediately did a massive explosive poop in her diaper. Then I changed her diaper again, and as soon as I finished that, she pee’d all over herself!
It’s like a sci-fi thriller around here. There’s something strange and unexpected around every turn.
On today’s agenda? — to file Connor Claire’s nails, and I have these little baby nail files, because before babies come out of their mommies, they obviously don’t have a nail salon in there to get their nails done, and they can scratch themeslves, so I have to file her nails, and while I’m at it, I’m also gonna do my nails, too.
I think I’ll paint them with one or more of these new polishes from Essie.
I’m leaning toward one of the blues or greens…
In other news, how are things going in your neck of the woods? I hope all is well. What have I missed?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,