becoming mom

Tuesday, November 22

Shoes: Simply Vera Wang {Kohls}, Jeans: UO, Top: Gap, Poncho: c/o Koo De Ker
These past three weeks have been amazing and exhausting. Completely absorbed in delicious babyness - the cuddles, the loud grunts and high-pitched coos, the every hour or two feedings, the quiet awake time, the endless diapers, that fuzzy head, the way he listens so intently to Lisa Kelly and Myleene Klass, his naked bum and perfect triangle mouth. Most days my clothes smell of either milk, spit-up or pee. Or on really productive days - all three. I've become both a lightning fast diaper pro and his bodily functions' personal cheerleader, and if I manage to shower before Tys gets home, he exclaims "Woah! look at YOU!" Yes. I know. If I really feel like blowing his socks off, I have dinner made too. But I try not to get TOO carried away. That's happened ... mmm ... once. 

It's a balancing act, this mommy thing is. I bow down to all of you miracle workers who have more than one. And you single mamas - double bows for you. I'm pretty sure the only reason I'm able to function on a relatively normal level is because of Tys. Somehow he knew how important "me time" was, even before I did. And he makes sure I take it while he gets his baby time. Whether that's a nap on the weekends in a quiet room all to myself, long nightly showers or a girls night out at the Cheesecake Factory. 

Thank you my love, for not allowing me to become Momenstein. Fatherhood looks good on you handsome man.

93 comments:

jessica said...

Aw, this is so sweet. It's so nice that you have such a supportive husband! :)

Chloe said...

I cannot believe you've just had a baby! Looking fabulous!

C x

Me, Myself and I said...

Gorgeous as always!

***
www.theprincesslittlebox.blogspot.com

Collette Osuna said...

There you are....looking absolutely amazing as always!! You are sooo right!!! I can remember the days you are talking about.....usually sleep was a luxury....you are super lucky to have such a fabulous hubby and daddy there to help:)

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Mamã do Gu said...

You look great!!!!I wish I'd look like that when I had my baby boy!!!!
I looked sloppy and happily tired!!! Lol!!!
But it's worth everything!!and I also had (and have) a superdad by my side!!!

Best of luck!

Ana

http://gusmommy.blogspot.com/

Joanna said...

Props to you for recognizing that you need to take "me time." And soon, you'll naturally develop the most Ah. May. Zing. multi-taking skills on the planet. I thought I was good before having a baby...

You look great!

ModaMama.blogspot.com

Annie said...

You look gorgeous. Two great guys you have :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

such a sweet post! you are lucky to have such an amazing husband :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

sunandmoonandstars said...

Awww. And motherhood looks good on you! What a precious time for all three of you.

Sal said...

That is so sweet. You both sound like you're relishing the parenthood stuff!

You look great, Sydney. I love the colour combos :-)

Sal x
http://danielandi.blogspot.com/

oatcoutureblog said...

You look fab girl! And love this post! So glad that you are both enjoying this time together! A supportive man definitely makes all the difference! :)

Ballerina'sBun said...

Oh wow you look gorgeous ! Xx nadine www.ballerinasbun.blogspot.com

FashioNatalie said...

Super sweet post!!! Love it.

ali said...

I love hearing your tales of motherhood! Loving that you're posting again! Keep it up, Syd!

debbiecutieface said...

your shoes are adorable! Tys sounds like a great guy :)

Monique said...

You look FABULOUS, and you and Tys' happiness just gleams through your posts. Being a mom is work, but it's also a blessing. I've learned so much from Naja, she truly is a light in my life!

sofullsista.blogspot.com

Lace and Tulle said...

you look stunning!!
Good luck with motherhood!!

Cate said...

I am so impressed that you are already showering 3 weeks out! you are ten steps a head of where I was :)

I have never worried so much or loved so deeply (except for The Husband of course) as I have being a Mama! I am sincerely happy that you sound like you are doing so good!

And I always tell my husband that the baby needs a break from me! A few minutes alone can work magic!

Katya said...

You are absolutely glowing :) Motherhood suits you well pretty gall! Congratulations again!

xx
thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

Miss Emily K. said...

Aww!!!! you seem to be adjusting well, and tyson loves it i'm sure! you'll have to do a vlog with Everett soon :)

you look great!

Ashley said...

And motherhood looks good on you. :)

a girl with a smile said...

Thanks for sharing this journey! Inspiring

Whitney & Devin said...

Whoa mamma look at you! You look fantastic! You go girl ;)

Nastassja said...

Really, where did you put that baby!? You look great.

Well done to you and Ty. I know you two are great parents already, it just shows. Enjoy these times.

www.mrsrogero.blogspot.com

Kerri HollyMuffin said...

You have done an amazing job of sharing your story!
xoox
kerri at HollyMuffin

thankfifi said...

Sounds like a lot of hard work fun.x

Eliesa said...

Funny, we just learned about the importance of alone time after a baby is born in my human development class :) glad to see your getting some. according to my professor, it's verrry important :)

eliesa @ good day sunshine

itsmesassi said...

You look so pretty! I love the colours!!

http://itsmesassi.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/faux-fur-cravings/

*** KITSCH *** said...

You are very lucky!
I miss sometimes more aid from the father.

I did a project in my blog about working mums and it was very interesting, here you have my version, you can translate. And i will made a second part because more mums want to tell their stories.

http://mykitschworld.blogspot.com/2011/09/working-mums-vi.html

Alexandria said...

You look stunning, and I'm so glad to hear that you're settling into mommyhood :)

Emy said...

You three are just adorable!! I didn't expect any less from Ty and I'm glad he knows what best for his lady. Even though I'm sure just having little Everett around must be intoxicating but do remember to take that time for you. It benefits everyone :) Ahh your last post with little owl-baby you can see his perfect little triangle mouth, so cute!!
Enjoy enjoy enjoy :)
xx
Emy

http://emykoster.com/

Sammie said...

Oh my goodness, it gives me butterflies to think of having a supportive husband like yours one day, that I can watch be a father.
I want to see pictures of the baby!!
Great post :-)
-Sammie
alysamantha.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Motherhood looks good on you too!

Mckenzie Jean Lund said...

You probably remember this, but I saw an old post of yours, that started out like this:

"Written April 27, 2011
Dear Baby,
I had a dream about you last night. And in my dream, you were a boy. Are you a boy?"


adorable : )

a.m. said...

you look absolutely gorgeous!
and parenthood looks amazing on both of you.
i still remember right where i was standing when my mama told me how important it is to find a mister who knows you better then you know yourself. so happy your found yours!
-aislin

http://scribblesbya.blogspot.com/

Alison Kathleen said...

Love reading about your family life and how supportive the hubs is. You're looking gorgeous! :)

http://thebirdssing.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

You are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Loved this post!

Chelsea Alise said...

Babies are such a blessing! =)

And you my dear, look wonderful. xoxo.

MMH said...

You're beautiful. Congratulations.

astoryofus said...

thats really quite sweet. hurray for wonderful husbands

bintheknow said...

You're so sweet - and so thankful you have a great hubby to help you in this transition to parenting!
Much love,
B

jmrivera01 said...

Yay for a good ol Sydney outfit post!! Motherhood sounds devine - but to be honest I was missing the pre-baby Daybook posts that drew so many of us in!

Sealed With A Kay said...

Your family is so adorable!

http://www.sealedwithakay.com

Mamen-Must Have said...

hello!! I´m Mamen from MUST HAVE blog.

I have the same blouse!! I like your look!!
I invite you to see my blog!! Today has a preview look!!!

I wait you in there!!!

http://musthavebymamen.blogspot.com/

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

mommy hood looks great on you, my dear!
xx

CessOviedo said...

Such beautiful post! I'm sure you'll be an amazing mom, you look stunning btw! Ty and baby are so lucky to have you!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

melissamevans said...

Awww! Sounds like pure bliss! hard, hard,hard work, but your loving it!

threadsandbuttons said...

Sounds like your husband is being a great daddy :) LOOKS like you're one of the cutest moms around. SERIOUSLY, who looks this great right after having a child!? Way to be beautiful :)

Team Babb said...

What a beautiful post. I honestly fell in love with your blog before I even had one of my own. I sincerely appreciate how you share your life. It's so real and I dearly love watching and reading every bit of it. Thanks for your thoughts on paper. You're an inspiration! Truly.

~Mel

Jessica Gitler said...

you look so glowing and just stunning in these photos!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Lindsay R said...

you look great my dear. yes, i relate to everything you're going through. wonderful isn't it?

Lindsay

Sarah said...

So sweet:-)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

such a sweet post. you look absolutely incredible girl! and your life sounds like a crazy heaven all wrapped up in delicious baby-ness! adore!
xo TJ

vini said...

So so very nice, you are very lucky to have such a man, i'm so happy for you! Really really anxious to be a mom myself! Hugs

Goguma said...

congrats and love the autumnal look..GLOWING

http://somefashionclout.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

You look great. I love the red jeans.

Shannon said...

You look gorgeous!!!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Mangotatoes said...

wow the colors are so vibrant and lovely, who says mom's can't look gorgeous ?! You inspire me!

mango

mangotatoes.blogspot.com

Rachael said...

That's so great that your husband knows you need time to yourself when he gets home! :)

dailydoily said...

Awe, so sweet. You look beautiful!

Marisa M said...

You look great!!

cecimadden.com said...

so so sweet. isn't it amazing how quickly everything changes once you have a baby? In the best of ways, of course.

Have a happy thanksgiving.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I had a csection, so you are way ahead of where I was. Congrats! It only gets better and better, but this first special time is so amazing!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Urban Nester said...

You are the sweetest mama. Oh, and the hottest mama as well. How do you already look so put together? I'm in awe. Please, share your secrets! I love the new mama Syd :] these posts are beautiful and so so sweet.

xo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

monkeyshines ♥ said...

fun prints!

Bises,
monkeyshines
http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

Leigh Ann said...

Those first weeks are incredible and FLY by!!

Enjoy!!

mrs.v!ck said...

tears*

I can't wait until it's my tun :)

kimberly said...

Oh, I just love your outfit! And your storytelling is priceless! :)

Stephanie said...

http://highfashion-higherpurpose.blogspot.com/

Hello Beautiful Sydney!!! I have been a faithful follower of your blog for some time now.. I have watched you grow and I appreciate all of your openness and your ability to capture beauty in your photos.... Thank you for your humor and words of encouragement.

I pray you get some time to check out my blog... It's not a fancy as yours... but it's getting there :)

May God bless you and your family!

projectdowhatyoulove said...

Awww being a mommy sounds exhasting and heavenly! Yah I don't have children yet, but I can't imagine doing it without my husband! Keep on!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

Jen said...

You look seriously gorgeous!! Would never guess that you had a baby three weeks ago.

Tish said...

Props for your clever, quirky writing today :) ♥

Christine said...

Looking great mama! I'm glad papa is being a good helper!
http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

Three's 4 Me said...

Most of the time I feel like life is only made possible because my husband is there and understands the meaning of "me" time/his own baby time! It's a miracle for these men!! They don't get enough credit! Anyway, I'm so so so so so happy for you two!

Lou said...

You are one super hot mumma!

Lou x
http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

Kultur und Stil said...

I really wish that once I'll have a baby, I'll be as happy as you are with a great man and a lovely baby! So happy for you! Besides that: I love that poncho-thing ;-) xxx Anita

Jill said...

And speaking of mothers...I had the pleasure of meeting your fabulous mother today! She invited me and my tiniest one to join her for lunch. What a woman! She is so passionate about life and really such a lovely person. I see where you get it from. ;) Hugs to you and the squishable, kissable new one! Becoming a mother changes you. But in the best way!

xo

Jill

itsawant said...

you look super fabulous for just having a baby! I'm loving all of the color pops in this outfit!!
congrats!

http://itsawant.wordpress.com/

Alison said...

It's so interesting to think that even though that's exactly how it should be, mom, dad, kid working together, that's not how it normally is. So easy to take for granted, but you seem to be doing great at being aware of how blessed you are.

Sandra said...

You look great and sounds like you are doing such a great job as new mommy. You are such an inspiration!

xoxo

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Aw, this is so beautifully written, and Ty's sounds like an amazing dad & hubby -yay, you lucky girl. ;) And goodness you look absolutely beautiful in these photos too, such a pretty look & I love that poncho. xo v

Girlie Blogger said...

Mommyhood is one of the best and hardest things to get used to. Congrats. You look great for being a new mommy.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com
http://www.geekettegazette.com

Noelle said...

Only you could look this amazing after having a baby!! What baby bump??? I never even saw one. :) love you guys!

The Trio said...

I find your and your blog such an inspiration. I recently found you and read through every single post. I had to make a blog to my college class on Social Media and my biggest question is how do you get followers on your blog?
Thank you
wheresmymice.blogspot.com

Goldenberry said...

You do have talent to choose the right words to describe all those precious little moments of the firt weeks of life.

AND you look fabulous!

Ilenia C. said...

you are wonderful! and you have very taste for fashion! nice nice! i follow you, and you? follow me... http://pescaralovesfashion.blogspot.com/
kisses Ile from Pescara/ Italy

knockedupfabulous said...

Motherhood is NOT easy! But it really does help having a great support team...looking stylish also helps too ; )

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions said...

You look amazing! I'm so happy for all your little moments with your baby. It's the best thing in the whole world.

Kacie
http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

Mindy said...

gah! these pictures! fall in dc is the absolute best and i'm glad that these beautiful leaves are still around. so much yellow on capitol hill right now, it's gorgeous. as are you, lady friend!

Rajnish said...

great...

Chloe Jacqueline said...

Loving the outfit! Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! May your life be filled with love and blessings of family, and motherhood!

Willi Nixon said...

So many patterns and colors, love that!

j said...

I have just discovered your blog...and what a perfect time being a brand new mom myself! I am the proud mama of an 8 week old little joy and I absolutely adore reading your entries! They are the perfect middle-of-the-night-nursing read :) congrats and enjoy the holidays! Thanks for keeping me company while I nurse!
-JoAnn

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