the good. and the bad.

Wednesday, November 23

Boots: Hunter, Jeggings: Target, Top: Gap, Leather Jacket: c/o Windsor Store
Right now, it's 6:00 on Tuesday night. I'm sitting here with a cup of tea while I feed my sweet baby. My favorite song is on. Tys will be home soon. And my siblings will be arriving for Thanksgiving week {hoorah!} in approximately five hours.

Also.

All three floors of my house have died and gone to you know where. My still undone laundry pile is literally a load of crap. And I took my freshly washed, fed and changed son to the doctors today only to discover the poor guy had soaked himself clean through by the time we got there. The nurse said to me, "oh. does he have anything CLEAN he could wear?" I am a mother scorned.

But hey. I actually smell decent. Like baby lotion. So we're gonna chalk this up as a good day.

111 comments:

amber said...

i think it sounds like you are doing great!! not every day can be roses and sunshine. hope you have a great thanksgiving!!

Sugarfree said...

beautiful photos,I love the colours!

debbiecutieface said...

you are so cute little lady!

jessica said...

The most important things come first! And laundry is certainly not on the list of importants, in my opinion. :)

Gu's mommy said...

Yes, when you have a brand new baby, laundry and cleaning the houve goes to the bottom of the list, definetly!!! Sometimes I only washed the baby's clothes and that was it!!
Meeting up with the family sure is really special! i can't wait to see my sisters and parents in 3 weeks!!

Ana

http://gusmommy.blogspot.com/

Petchie said...

Don't worry about it! Take this time to just relax and enjoy your little one, the laundry can wait!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

nobody's perfect, hehe!

you look great in these pics, really healthy! is this post-baby?? looking fab!

happy thanksgiving!

Katie x

Roanna said...

the change of clothes will be in the diaper bag from now on. Don't let anyone get you down about that or about the laudry...it will get done sooner or later. As long as you all have something clean to wear, no worries!

luvvleighb said...

First! Beautiful pictures!
Second! What an amazing Thanksgiving! Perfect time to welcome in the newest family member :)

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

i think you are a great mom! have fun over the thanksgiving holidays! you have so much to be thankful for :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Me, Myself and I said...

Love the baby lotion smell! And your green hunters too =)

***
www.theprincesslittlebox.blogspot.com

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

As they say "what will you remember in a few years?...." it certainly won't be the messy house but the delicious moments spent with your little one. Give yourself a break..... you look amazing already!

eleni said...

you look so beautiful! i love your hair!

Alison said...

You look amazing! I can't believe you just had a baby!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

-Alison
www.ChainStrapPurse.com

SaffaKate said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy it with the new addition to the family.
We've all been there with the lack of spare clothes when you need it!

Stesha said...

yous take the good with the bad. Sounds lke you are doign a wonderful job!!

Amy said...

we took Eli (freshly washed, changed, dressed) to his doctor's appointment last week. not only had he pooped and peed in his diaper, he then proceeded to poop and pee alllll over the exam table and then wiggle around in it and smear it all over his body while screaming bloody murder. way to make a good first impression. soooo...you aren't alone :)

i don't know how these babies can poop AND pee three times or more in an hour. i'm kind of jealous.

Lace and Tulle said...

wow it will be crowed! I love your photos!! they always looooook sooo great!

Susan Borland said...

You look beautiful!
Hopefully all of your siblings can take turns holding Baby and you can catch up on life? or just having your arms back! Ha.
Baby sisters were made to help clean the floors!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Love,
SUZE

Alivia said...

Oh you look gorgeous. And the good things completely outweigh the bad, no?

It's A Love Story said...

you look great !! people are just so rude!

southfeasterdelphia said...

Just when you think you get a handle on parenting, something will change and you'll have to figure it out all over again. The good news is that you look great and have a seemingly wonderful family to enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Faith said...

You are beautiful! Have a great Thanksgiving with your family!

Tara : Damon said...

ugh, that happened to me the first dr appt i took my 5 day old to. i didn't even bring a diaper bag, he didn't actually need all that stuff! except he did, cause he had a blowout. and the nurse (a guy! even!) was all, don't you have a diaper? and then "oh, you're a first time mom, you'll get it." i wanted to slap him. but instead i had to send my mom home to get the diaper bag.

Mulheres Super Estilosas said...

oiii Sydney, amei seu blog e desde que descobri estou sempre passando por aqui ;) parabéns pelo baby que é lindo!!!

Beijos do Brasil
Cris

http://mulheressuperestilosas.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

It's all good and bad. And it's okay to admit that sometimes things aren't great. I just read some things that made me thankful for everything I have as a mother, I had to write a thankful post about it: http://modamama.blogspot.com/2011/11/privilege-of-giving-thanks.html

Rissy said...

I bet the rest of your family filled week is going to be amazing!

love the coat!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


CarissaExplainsItAll

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Just keep lookin' at the positive!

Kassie said...

At this point, the floors and laundry don't matter, girl!

And you know how many times I haven't had anything else for my son to wear? It happens! Totally okay! You're doing great!

Jesse said...

spending the holiday with your family and your new baby sounds like the best holiday to me.
p.s. don't worry about the nurse, clearly, you're doing a great job:)

Lana Lou Who? said...

I feel like a lot of times new moms are afraid to admit that its not all roses and sunshine. Almost like the world will think they don't love their little bundle of joy. But we need to say these things out loud and know that we aren't the only ones.

Caroline Hancox said...

cute outfit!

miss vintage vixen. said...

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

House of Hemingway said...

Oh the learning curves of parenting...can't wait!!

You look lovely dear...


www.houseofhemingway.blogspot.com

Gussy Sews said...

who needs clean laundry when you have a healthy baby?

xoxo

Jessi said...

First of all, how do you look so good already? Second, how do you even have the time and energy to wash your hair let alone put together a cute outfit and take pictures??

Believe me, I think I went 2 months without mopping the kitchen floor when we had our little one. Nothing gets or stays clean very long in the beginning :)

jenn said...

On the plus side, being a new mom looks great on you! : )

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

Makay said...

AHHHH!
So cute.
I love those boots!
Makay
www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

Bog-Bog said...

Cute boots!

mary said...

you have the most amazing attitude. thanks for being such an encouragement and example to new mothers. my son is 18 months now, but I remember all too well how much I struggled with so many things after he was born. your life turns upside down, and you're not sure what to do with it! have a very happy thanksgiving, and let your siblings do the laundry! : )

Whitney & Devin said...

Fear not my friend having a baby doesn't come with instructions! And you look adorable and I am sure that nurse has had a wet baby from time to time. Happy Thanksgiving!

astr!d said...

oh girl dont you worry about that RUDE woman. every mom of boys knows that they pee everywhere!!! its times like those that you wish she would have been within firing range of his water hose.....

astr!d said...

oh girl dont you worry about that RUDE woman. every mom of boys knows that they pee everywhere!!! its times like those that you wish she would have been within firing range of his water hose.....

CessOviedo said...

I admire you so much, being a mom doesn't sound like an easy job! And looking this cute on top either, so happy your family is coming over, enjoy them!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Julia said...

It's so good to see you wearing your Wellingtons again, they're such a sexy color, I love them.
Julia
XoXo

http://juliewearswellingtons.wordpress.com

Caitlin said...

Being a new mom you have to look at both sides of the spectrum! You're doing a great job though Sydney!

Jessie K said...

You'll learn, especially with the second child, to either ignore rude comments or realize they weren't meant as rude to begin with. I think the first child is the worst. You have no idea what you're doing and you feel like everyone in the world is watching you, waiting for you to make a mistake. Just remember nobody's perfect no matter how perfect they may seem! :)

LaynahRose said...

hahahaha, too funny.
don't take it too seriously, just a lesson to always pack a second outfit :)

i love how you and tys don't let the bad affect you so much...like that time he laughed when everett pee'd all over the place, again! i think you're both seeing things in the right perspective.

Kacey said...

Way to put a positive spin on things! Ah, the life of a mother. But at least you look beautiful along the way!

Kiley said...

YOU LOOK AH-MAZING

Christine said...

Sounds like everything is going perfectly! already a little stinker!
http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

Katya said...

I love that you stay positive, even through the crappiest of days :)

xx
thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

Kellee said...
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sarah said...

you look beautiful (seriously, youre hair is amazing!) and seem so happy :) ehh, you're learning how to be a mommy, atleast you smell nice!

Kellee said...

I have been reading your blog for months- and I just love you! But have to comment now that I know your little babe's name! I have a 19 month old- Emmitt Stone, and a lite 2 month old. Cherish these sweet moments with your babe. They pass all too fast!

lacey said...

congrats lil mama!

Celia said...

Don't worry girl. This is a safe place - we don't judge here!

Also: how well do your Hunters fit? I've been eying a pair for like a year now and wondering if I should just go for it.

Ashley said...

And you know what else makes it a good day? That hair, those boots and that awesome red lipstick :) You look lovely!

Nikki said...

Sydney, I wish you the best Thanksgiving tomorrow :) and I hope evrything will be okay :) I LOVE that jacket :) x

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

i'm not a mother myself, but i've been a nanny long enough to know that this is all too familiar. it truly happens to everyone. don't let that nurse make you feel bad. i'm sure you are a rockin' mother!!
xo TJ

Katie Ann said...

Oh Sydney, you look so great!
Have a wonderful week with your family!

Katie

Laura Nelson said...

you look so great and Im loving your hair color :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Urban Nester said...

I really can't believe you're host Thanksgiving. Props to you! That is awesome! Also, REALLY cute jacket. I love black on black [I'm actually wearing that in my post today], great minds think alike? Anyway, go girl! I'm proud of your mama skills.

xo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Liz Wood said...

You look amazing! I can't wait to see all of the stylish and adorable outfits little E has yet to show us.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'm sure that little baby will make this thanksgiving the best one ever for both you and your siblings (coming from someone whose an expectant aunt!).

Audrey said...

You look so pretty! Love your Hunters! following you! www.casualglamorous.com

Allison said...

You get a free pass on having a clean house. You are a new mommy and I am sure you are doing a great job!

Redheaded Daybook said...

I love this.
Makes life seem so normal when it feels like it isnt.
I def say it was a good day :)

PS. I love that lipstick on you! Very bold and cute.

Leah said...

Every day is a learning experience. Take it one day at a time. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with the family!

xo L.

Who is G? said...

sounds about normal to me, so you must be on the right track. I laugh at the nurse's response...acting like she hasn't ever seen that before...silly nurse.

Alison said...

Balance is not easy to achieve; if it was everyone would be walking around saying bring it on instead of dealing with what they have. Your priorities sound right though.

Danielle said...

love this, so simple and cute!

Shannon said...

I love the smell of baby lotion! :) Sounds like a lovely day.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

yza said...

i love how easy-breezy your style is.. thanks for the faux jacket tip! happy thanksgiving!

TorrollFamily said...

you look beautiful!! Motherhood looks great on you! Have a blessed thanksgiving!!
xo

Michelle said...

Don't worry about the clean clothes for the baby thing! I used to get scorned all the time. I look really young and so when I was pregnant, I had a lot of people lecture me on teen pregnancy, but I was in my twenties. My baby was a "whoopsie!" and I wasn't married yet. So, one day I went to work (Old Navy), and an older woman was asking me if some shirt looked good on her. Then she said, "There better be a daddy for that baby" and then went on and on assuming that I was just some twenty something knocked up and abandoned by some guy. Needless to say, I started crying uncontrollably in the middle of a busy store.

One thing I noticed right away was that when you're pregnant and/or a mom, some people think that gives them the right to say things to you. Now, I am used to it and either walk away or laugh it off....

Rachael said...

Clean clothes...or watching baby....I think we know which one is better.
But seriously, don't worry so much about it. And hey, maybe your sisters could come help you during Thanksgiving? And it's Thanksgiving. They should be THANKFUL to help! :)

skippysays said...

You look beautiful- so cozy but put together. And that lip color is beautiful on you :)
www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

Bespoke Biddie said...

you look great! and coupled with your smell goods you're half way to two great days

Sunnie
(.=

Haley Rogers said...

you are cute. good luck with baby.

Stephanie said...

I'm sure your family will help around the house! And I'm sure they will LOVE it! And you know what? The "scorning" won't stop. You will make mistakes, and people will notice. And some other things you won't think are mistakes, but other people will. Just keep your head up and do your momma thaaang!

simply brookes: said...

I'm Tess Brookes. I'm 13 years old. I love your style and your blog. Your husband and your relationship together is something I would like to have when I am older. You are a great inspiration to me. Please check out my mom's blog Simply Brookes. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!

projectdowhatyoulove said...

Awww poor thing, I'm sorry that happened but be proud of the fact that you smelled decent because I can't imagine how crazy life is with a newborn. : )

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

Liz said...

Hi Sydney!

Just stumbled across your blog and I absolutely love it! Your style is wonderful and I like how you look extremely happy in all your pictures! Glad to have found you, and would love it if you checked out my blog.

elizabethcecilia.blogspot.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Liz

carlee ellen said...

do you use Nikon or Canon? and what lens do you use? i love these pictures!!

carleeellen.blogspot.com

your blog is to die for :)

Miss Chelsey said...

You're doing a great job! Don't worry your pretty little head! I'm so happy for you and Tyson, and new baby E. He has got some fantastic parents! Best of luck to you!!!

lori said...

aw! you are so cute. and such a good mama! those things happen.. i am sure the nurse is used to it :) your family will understand if everything isn't top to bottom clean...

Megan Elizabeth said...

Ugh. I hate when medical professionals give you the tude. So annoying. At least you lood great right?

Cait Emma said...

Ugh! You are too gorgeous!

C

{www.cait-FlightlessBird.blogspot.com}

evvierose said...

such a cute jacket! love your blog! Happy Thanksgiving! xx

Lisa C Writes said...

I can't tell you how many of those days I had and to think this is only the beginning :-) You chalked it up well.

Sabrina said...

I love how a red lip can make even the most simple of outfits classy! Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you have a great holiday with your family :)

Jamie said...

That is a good day. :-) I'll do your laundry for you!

Macarena said...

I love all your pics!

Kisses from Spain

http://thevoguecode.blogspot.com/

Ally said...

these photos are GORGEOUS! I love all the colors. happy thanksgiving!

http://sunnysweetheart.blogspot.com

Zoe - Style Foodie said...

Your doing fine! Happy Thanksgiving!
xx
Z

curious elisabeth said...

love this!

Frau_Eismann said...

you are so beautilul!

Rajnish said...

very nice and elegant photographs...

our love story said...

You are such a sweet and beautiful mama! We are expecting boy #4 anyday....and it is just as exciting with each one! Enjoy baby E ... Before you know it he will be turning 8 ( just like our oldest did yesterday!) And you'll wonder how can time pass so quickly?!

Hanna said...

You just had a baby and ummmm....you look AMAZING! Just thought you should know:)

holtkamp said...

i can't believe you just had a baby and look that good! happy belated thanksgiving!

m.estelle said...

lookin' good mama!

TrendySocialite said...

So you had a baby huh?!?! Sure can't tell. You look great! Motherhood agrees with you. Glad you are enjoying the adventures in parenting.

Mushrooms from Toadstools said...

So happy for you! I love reading your blog! You and your family are gorgeous.. Please check out my blog inspired by you- mushroomsfromtoadstools.blogspot.com... Quick question- I want to order Hunter rainboots, do you think they run a size big?? Xoxo Richelle

Chloe Jacqueline said...

Your boots are lovely! These photos are lovely!

Jackie B. said...

Awe I'm sure you are doing great hun! Plus you are even finding time to blog, which in my book is huge seeing as how I don't have a child and still can't manage to post on a daily schedule ;) -JB.

http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

Dizzy Lizzie said...

You are so hot!!! :)

jacqueline jai said...

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jacqueline jai said...

hi

i was wondering if you take your own images. If so, what camera do you use and what type of lens?

Thank you:)

A. Grace said...

Seriously, don't even sweat it. My daughter was a super trooper when she was tiny. So one day I was feeling like a rock star (durring week 2) and decided to take her out for some all day shopping with one of my girlfriends. I remembered everything... bottles, wipes, blanket, change of clothes (just in case)... everything except the diapers... Her spare onsie ended up turning into a makeshift cloth diaper and I was getting the stare down from all the veteran moms in the restroom. I was so embarrased. We immediately left and I brought her back home where I couldn't forget anything.

I'm sure you're doing wonderfully :)

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