It's been ages since I worked on my blog and you may (or may not, haha) be wondering what I've been up to!
In early 2013 I struggled with morning sickness while pregnant with our first child. Pregnancy was an amazing thing, but working full-time and growing a human around the clock made me completely exhausted! Instead of blogging and doing my nails, I napped and rested in my spare time. Despite the exhaustion, I was blessed with an uncomplicated pregnancy.
I was due September 29th, but that day came and went without even a hint of labor. My doctor scheduled an induction at 41 weeks, much to my dismay. I had hoped to go into labor naturally, but someone was far too comfortable to leave on their own! My husband took this photo of me on October 5th, the night before I went into be induced.
|I was HUGE at the end!!!|
Our daughter, Fiona Marie, arrived at 6:21 p.m. on Monday, October 7th. She weighted 8 lb. 7 oz, was 20" long and had a full head of dark hair, just like her Mommy. She was the most beautiful thing my husband and I had ever seen.
|Meeting my girl for the first time|
I enjoyed 10 weeks of maternity leave until returning to work on December 16th. My heart years to be a stay-at-home mom, so my husband and I are working hard to make that dream a reality. In the meantime, I rely on the support of wonderful coworkers to get me through the difficult days at work.
Anyway, with pregnancy behind me and a daily routine somewhat established, I am renewing my love for polish. Getting a manicure in between feedings, naps, diaper changes and playtime is difficult, and blogging seems next to impossible. I still desire to connect with the polish community, so I have set up an account on Instagram (@polishpleasejlw) so I can share my manis as well as adorable photos of my beautiful daughter. I hope you'll come find me!!
I'm not getting rid of the blog just yet - maybe I can find some time for posting, and maybe I'll have the opportunity to do it more if I get to stay at home with Fiona. For now, I'll be reading up on nail blogs, posting on Instagram, and feeling free from the pressure to come up with posts and have the newest polishes.
Thanks for reading - I hope to continue to stay connected with all of you!!
|Fiona at 5 weeks old|
|Fiona with Mommy on her 29th birthday|
|Fiona at 3 months old (just this past week!)|