Saturday, January 19, 2013

Any baby news yet?

So, briefly, here's how this week went:

Monday: Got a call from hospital asking if we could come in a day early for the induction. Scrambled around frantically packing the bag, etc... then sat waiting for 6 hours before they call to say, just kidding, maybe tomorrow. Didn't sleep that night.

Tuesday: Tried to stay busy, called at 6pm to confirm 7pm induction, was told they may or may not have space available and to please wait on pins and needles by the phone for the next three hours. 9 pm, phone rang, told to come in at 9:30. Admitted to hospital, poked, prodded, bled, monitored and given first type of labor-inducing medication at 11pm. Dilated to a 1. Didn't sleep that night.

Wednesday: 11 am, no contractions, no further dilation, started on second type of labor-inducing medication. Still being poked, prodded and bled every 2-4 hours. Still have eaten nothing but ice chips since the night before. 4 pm, no contractions, no further dilation. Allowed to eat something other than ice chips before I start gnawing on my own hand. 5 pm, started third and most powerful labor-inducing medication. 6 hours later, 11 pm, no contractions, no further dilation. 24 hours in the hospital on three different meds and my body has not responded to anything. Husband and I are both bleary eyed and decide to walk away before the point-of-no-return and an unnecessary c-section. 12 am, released from hospital. Finally slept, sort of.

Thursday: 8 am, 2 1/2 hours at regular OB office. Non-stress test, ultra-sound, more poking, prodding, etc. Baby's vitals look really good and doctor grants him one week to come out on his own before he is taken by force. All I want is to eat a burrito and go back to bed. So I did.

Friday: Slept. Woke up and decided that babies are never born, and I'll just be pregnant forever. Went back to sleep.

Saturday: And here we are! Now that I have some portion of my rational functionality restored I'm going to do some laundry and re-pack the hospital bag... Just in case I'm wrong about that "babies are never born" thing.

So unless spontaneous labor occurs... Monday is another ultra-sound, Wednesday is another OB visit, Thursday night is another induction. And in the meantime, I'll be storing up on sleep and burritos.

Perfect color combo

If I had this outfit, I would wear it weekly.


Blue on white

This fabric is breath-taking. In my head, I've already designed five more pieces made from it.... Starting with a skirt that is knee length instead of hip-length.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fun with floral

Rough it up a tiny bit with leather and you'll have all the fun without too much "little girl" vibe.

Lovin' skirts like this

Sophisticated polka dots

Lunch at home with Husband

Raspberry bellavitano, cablanca, goat brie and cambozola. #cheesesnobbin'

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Excited to get back to heels

Stripes and floral

Power clashing or simply brilliant? Either way, I loooove this outfit.


My dreams of being a real ballerina may have expired, but I can still live out part of the fantasy with a skirt like this that is 93% tutu.

Middle eastern inspired Louboutin's

Red is resurgent as my favorite color

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Virgin White Sangria

My baby center emails are sending me advice on how to curb my alcohol cravings... Which is funny because i dont drink. But this looks delicious, so I'll be saving it for my next cuban patio party....

White Sangria

This refreshing and tasty recipe is perfect for your next dinner party, or just whip up a pitcher to have on hand whenever you need a bubbly beverage break.

4 cups white grape juice
1 cup pink grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 bottle club soda (750 milliliters)
Pink grapefruit slices

In a large pitcher, combine all three juices. Refrigerate. Just before serving, add the soda water and grapefruit slices (and other fruit, if you'd like). Makes about 12 servings.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013