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My Labor & Delivery Experience

FullSizeRender 3A bit over a week ago I gave birth to my son, Redfield William. And let me tell you, he is incredible. He is by far and away my greatest accomplishment. It is difficult to put into words how much I love him and that love grows every day. As you can gather from previous posts, I had a relatively easy pregnancy. Red was always on track. I didn’t experience any morning sickness or extreme energy dips. I was able to workout throughout the entire nine months, though I will admit from weeks 38-41 I slowed down quite a bit. To be expected with all of the aches and pains that —>

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I Met You In My Dreams

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36 Weeks Pregnant

“You have your fathers face. That is all I could think as you were handed to me. Tears were streaming down my face as if I had never experienced so much love in one moment. All at once I was surrounded by your energy. Your presence. Figures moved swiftly yet, quietly around me, but I couldn’t see them clearly in my periphery. My attention was solely focused on you. —>

Early Morning Vibes

The pervasive aching of my hips woke me early this morning. You were there to greet me in our Tuscan sun soft room with your little movements. Cocooned in your fathers arms I lay paralyzed with love. For someone who was certain that pregnancy wasn’t for her, and the thought of having something move around in her belly would feel awful, I cannot help but smile because I know already, that I will miss the feeling. I am sometimes overwhelmed by the connection I have with you. You ground me. Your impressive strength is soothing to me as you wiggle and stretch. Not much longer and the world is yours to do with what you wish, to move freely in its space. 

Content and yet anxiously waiting,

Mom

[Im]Perfection During Pregnancy

img_9644To say I am a perfectionist is an understatement. For whatever reason, I have always put a lot of pressure on myself to perform. Dance monkey, dance! Not always the healthiest approach to things, but it motivated me to complete whatever the task at hand was. There is a downside to this approach as well. One that I am discovering more and more, is holding me back more than motivating me.

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Italian Grandma says eat, you eat!

img_0459This morning I pulled my sleepy, hardworking body out of bed early with the intention of being productive. The last few days I have felt a bit stuck. I am exhausted, and rightfully so. However, I don’t like the feeling that the day just got away from me. And the last few have. By the end of the day, all I have managed is a workout and a whole lot of cooking. While those are important, I have other things I need to be more proactive with.

Awake, I headed to our favorite cafe for my cappuccino and their wifi. There are a few loose ends I have been trying to tie up, and our internet has been intermittent at best lately. —>

I’m Back x 2

IMG_3996It has been almost a year since I have posted anything. I began working as a civilian for the US Navy about a year ago as part of their Logistic Team for one of the Fleets. I was thrilled to finally have a job overseas! The hubster and I questioned whether or not I should accept the first job offer I had received, mainly because it was so low ranking on the civilian pay scale. I clearly had a ton of experience. (more…)

The Fanciful Life.

12039528_714066298723357_3918773973019199777_nMoonlit champagne bubbles sparkled in my glass as I wandered around a charming boutique downtown Napoli and I had the fleeting wish that my pocket book was just a tad more relaxed. Alas, I suppose I will settle for dreaming. I have a weakness for beautiful things and at the opening of Serein Concept Gallery, I was surrounded by them. Bold and colorful artwork, amazing jewelry that winked at you as you admired it under the lights and fabulously dressed people were the order of the evening.

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Motorcycle Jackets and New York

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As I have eluded to in a few of my recent posts we’ve been traveling around the US quite a bit making the rounds to see family and friends while we are in town.
This past weekend we went on quite the adventure. On Saturday morning we woke up to spitting snow and a chilly day all around. Not ideal for our plans, but we weren’t going to let that stop us! (more…)