Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

Thursday, January 19

Shoes: Nine West Martina, Skirt: F21, Top: c/o Chicwish Necklace: Kohls, Jacket: c/o Hatch Collection, Lipstick: NARS Heatwave
Awkward:
- Going to the gym with a friend who knows her way around the equipment, when I definitely do not. WHY WON'T IT PULL DOWN? Oh because you're backwards Syd... again. And the front desk staff laughs.
- Stretching my body to max capacity at a stoplight, trying desperately to stay buckled, with one eye on the light while retrieving a pacifier for a sad Mister Everett that has somehow fallen again into the dark recesses of the binky-eating abyss that is my back seat.
- Slip-sliding my car over a fresh dirty diaper in the Babies R Us parking lot. While I do understand the abomination that is a dirty diaper remaining in your car ... the parking lot people?
- That moment when another driver dangerously comes into your lane without checking his blind spot and your motherly instinct rants and rages at the man, "Don't you know there's a baby in this car?! Look at me you turd! I'm shaking my fist at you and shooting fire with my eyes!" But he doesn't look. Doesn't even give you the satisfaction of noticing what he did. And you're left sitting there talking to yourself.
- A post-baby bladder that does NOT mess around. Definately TMI, but it's not called awkward for nothin' people.

Awesome:
- Coming into the room in the morning and being met with a smiling baby face. He knows me!
- Running to the grocery store for some baby Orajel ... looking like a hot mess {that's an understatement} and actually not running into anyone I know. This. Does. Not. Happen.
- POM Wonderful. Best grocery store impulse buy I've ever had
- The way Tys lights up and kisses me and sings my praises when what I made for dinner really hits the spot. This should give you a clue as to how often my dinners actually do that.
- The microscopic fuzz on the top of Everett's bald head that I can spike with baby lotion. Also, I'm pretty sure when he actually DOES have hair ... it's not getting cut for a very. long. time.
- Everett's face and cherry flavored Orajel. That is NOT milk mama!
- And congrats Baked and Wired, you have officially created the best cup of hot chocolate in the world!

101 comments:

Bianca said...

Running into to someone you know when you look awful... Always.
Running into someone you know when you look fabulous? Never.

Christine said...

someone has mommybrain! grocery *store*. ; )

Someone In Mind said...

Oh Bladders are my biz. And I never escape the grocery store without running into someone I know. LUCKY.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Love that top! You look adorable! And I hate going to the gym with people who are intense about working out. makes me feel so ashamed lol.

xo.Britt
The Magnolia Pair

:)

bling said...

i also, shoot fire from my eyes at dangerous drivers daily only to have them not notice me. it's truly a disgrace.

kindofwoman said...

I may not be a mama yet, but I definitely have had some grocery-store-weakness moments. Posted my first awkward and awesome today! Thanks for another great Thursday read :)

Kimberly Horne said...

I love your one about the Orajel! My brother when he was a baby did the same exact look, it's awesome haha! You look amazing post baby!

xoxo, Jjanga
www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

Monse Fuentes said...

i love the outfit, you look amazing!




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Kimberly Bonham said...

You look great!
I love that skirt! I think I might need to take a trip to F21

Jocee said...

bianca is right. always, always happens to me. story of my life. this was hilarious! great post :))
-jocee <3

JenLynn said...

Baked and Wired is amazing. I have yet to find a cupcake flavor that I don't adore!

Tori said...

Love the pattern on your top! Cute overall look!

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

Laura said...

Buddy the elf would be so happy to hear about that last awesome :)

dailydoily said...

:) Loving your awesomes-the one about Tys is really sweet + Everett's hair! I'll have to try the POM wonderful. Hope you have a great rest of the week ♥

Sarah Zlotnick said...

Just wait until you try one of the Baked & Wired cupcakes!

Michelle said...

You look Fabulous Syd!!!!! Thanks for the laughs too!!!!! Silly Mama!

jacquelynnicole said...

man, I look forward to these posts all week. You are just the best and I adore your awkwardness in all of its glory

Shades of Gray said...

Oh, I love Awkward and Awesome Thursday's! Thanks for the laugh!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

I'm right there with you, when I'm all makeuped and matching - no one, but when I'm greasy and disgusting hello reunion! You look amazing.

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

MrsLord said...

You make being awkward so cute though! Invest in binky clips dear heart, and have a wonderful rest of the week. BTW you look fabulous as usual.

Justyn
thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

MountainMama said...

Try this for teething. The brand is called 0-9. It's homeopathic & it's the only thing that worked for Mase. You can find it at babies r us.
Good luck!

kitiloves said...

I'm loving to read you. It inspires me a lot...:)

Kendra said...

So sweet! I love that he smiles when you come in the room :) and that he's got a little peach fuzz!

PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

Noelle said...

I did the same thing with Joseph's hair until someone commented on what a cute girl I had. Not! The cute curls had to go.

Randi said...

Your blog has truly become one of the highlights of my morning routine! So funny! Thanks for that!

XoXo

http://www.wildmagnolia17.blogspot.com

Anna said...

love that skirt- you look so elegant! and POM is the bomb.

cecimadden.com said...

diaper in the parking lot...major no-no.

Christine said...

oh man, that post baby bladder. It's even worse than pregnancy bladder!
And I cried the first time I cut my little guy's hair into a big boy haircut {and we're not talking 6 months or something, he was 2.5 years. it was high time to say goodbye to the baby hair, but it still wasn't easy to let go of the baby hair...}

Samantha said...

Haha Sydney, you're "Awkward and Awesome" posts are always the BEST! They make me laugh. :)

Sam

Hannah said...

You need a "wubbanub" for baby Everett. They're amazing. It's a pacifier with a little animal attached to it and they don't get lost everytime a baby drops their pacifier. My nephew has one and it has to be the greatest thing ever. Not to mention how cute they look using a pacifier with an animal hanging off of it. They're in some stores, but I bought my nephews online at wubbanub.com

The Mrs. said...

Um, post-baby bladder...no bueno. I've had four and it's just not fun. Hang in there though...it improves. :)

-Kristen
www.themrslovesclothes.blogspot.com

Nuha said...

Oh my goodness I love babies with spiked/long hair!! So cute!

Jessica Gitler said...

you always look so stunning, that shirt with the skirt combo is great!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Redheaded Daybook said...

I love your thursdays :) they are so cute and interesting.
ps. your shoes are so cute!

Deveny said...

Haircuts are traumatic for me and my son...and he's 2... They look SO OLD when they get it cut and I feel like crying. hahaha

Andrea Clare said...

Haha, you always crack me up!

http://andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

Kristy said...

Hi Syd! Looking for teething relief? We swear by Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets - you can find them at the grocery store in the pharmacy. They worked great for both of our kiddos!

Candace Stevenson said...

haha awh, I do love these posts! Favorite- cherry orajel and Ev's face :) so so so precious!
Lovely Little Rants

Liz Brown said...

I can pretty much sympathize with the running into the grocery store/meet someone I know every time. My town is about 6000 people: the Walmart is the local hangout: you get seen no matter WHAT. Hot mess, or lookin' hot. :D

annie said...

Baked and wired is one of my fav DC spots!

airplanesandpianokeys said...

I enjoyed your awkward/awesome posts before and now being a new mama myself, I love them even more because I can SO relate!!!

melissamevans said...

As always, LOVE your akward and awesome Thursdays!

monkeyshines ♥ said...

lovely pattern!

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

Meghan said...

I know the stretching-your-body-to-the-max-to-find-baby's-paci while at a stoplight (or driving) act. Its nuts, but anything to keep a fussy baby quiet, right? As a new mom myself, this little gem has come in so handy in so many situations because it doesn't fall into the paci-eating abyss: http://www.wubbanub.com/ There's an alternative pacifier style, depending on what your little man takes, called Pacimal.

Also, there is a homeopathic teething remedy brand called Hylands. They have these little "tablets" that do wonders for my 6 month old. The key ingredient here...chamomile! Check 'em out: http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php

dreaming en francais said...

Beautiful outfit as always.. I am kinda in love with your top! And I LOVE POM, and those glorious (though rare) times when I really DON'T run into anyone I know when I'm having One Of Those Days. xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

My husband had someone do the same thing to him while he was driving yesterday. It amazes me that people don't look. I guess they just assume that if someone is there they'll get out of the way.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i can't wait for my baby to smile at me when he sees me!!!

Ashley Rae said...

I'm sure I'll be experiencing some similar mommy moments in about 5 months when my first bundle of joy arrives. Can't wait! You crack me up, Syd.

.AshleyRae.
araeofstyle.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Love this ladylike outfit! I agree, cooking a meal that my husband goes bananas over makes my heart smile :)

boyishchic said...

Hahaha, this is alllll awesome!
xx. Jillian

PoppyHarleyLove said...

Too funny! I can definitely relate to the mom-with-road-rage episodes. My son's 16 and I still get mad at other drivers!!

jkwareham said...

Early teethers are trying but man is it nice when they can eat real food. My oldest had 4 teeth by 4 months!

Megan Charlott said...

Love this!

Have a nice awkward and awesome Thursday evening!

Love, Megan


clothingparade.blogspot.com

Supal said...

HAHA! I did read your tweet about the grocery store. So glad you didn't end up seeing anyone :)

www.chevronsandeclairs.com

Patty said...

Navigating the gym can be hard! Good for you for trying. I usually go like three times and wander around slowly, as to get my bearings straight. But once you master it - that gym all yours! :)

I love hearing about sweet baby everett :) congrats

Brittany Love said...

Your 'Awkward and Awesome Thursday's' are just the medicine to get me through to Friday! You're a doll!

www.blovedblog.blogspot.com

Meg said...

I frequently look like a drowned rat when I go to the grocery store so don't feel bad.

-Meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

Girlie Blogger said...

Post baby bladder - not good.

I love these posts. They are really funny.

www.thegirlieblog.com

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The Egg said...

you are such a hot mama!

xoxo the egg out west.

Songbook said...

Eww someone left their kid's dirty diaper in the parking lot? Not cool.

btw, I'm having a giveaway at my blog- there are some pretty cute baby things!! :)

Yours Truly -Whit said...

Well I love both your Awkward and Awesome, and love that you take the time to tell us. :)

Michelle said...

I am going to change you life right now. If Everett is teething try Teething Tablets. They are little tablets that quickly dissolve in his mouth. They work almost instantly and are AMAZING! They are a homeopathic thing, and they are safe. My little girl started teething at 3 months (!) but didn't actually get any teeth until right after she turned one! Poor thing :( Her little gums would get all red and irritated. Teething tablets were the best things we found!

Cassie said...

I never, ever try to give my sad Ryan his binky back while we're in the car. Last time someone attempted that in my general presence, she rear ended me at a stop light. Now THAT'S awkward! :)

Kelly said...

Get a pacifier clip for his carseat/clothes. They help out so much in the car and when he's in the stroller or store they don't fall on the floor and get dirty.

I also recommend the teething tablets that someone else suggested. They work miracles and are all natural so you don't have to worry about using them too often.

House of Hemingway said...

I'm sure you look this good 100% of the time. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. How do you manage to walk in heels on DC streets? I remember them being so "cobbly" sigh*

www.houseofhemingway.blogspot.com

Irene said...

dear sweet little sydney
this last week i read your whole blog from the beginning, because i wanted to know the origin of this little place. i liked what i read, the evolution of the blog, the stories, yourself... and i congratulate you for your work, for being so honest in sharing your life and for being so cute in such a natural way! i love your tiny everett and i'm planning how to get to the states so i can squeeze that little face of his.
xo,
irene
ps. i know this has nothing to do with this post but i felt i wanted to tell you!

Gemma said...

I was going to say "wubanub", as someone suggested above. Then you can stick the 2 front legs under the carseat strap at their chest, above the click lock thingy, and tighten up your baby as usual. This makes it a lot easier when you stretch because the pacifier is still there, just pop it back in their mouth. This works at least until they are strong enough to pull the wubanub from out of the carseat straps.

Mallorie Owens said...

You look fab mama! Haha, I am totally the same way using the equipment at the gym...who knows how to use that stuff?!

Awkward yet AWESOME... http://mallorieowens.blogspot.com/2012/01/awkward-yet-awesome.html

Gaby said...

And that is why I dont go to the gym! p.s. love your skirt!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i agree with the first comment - just once, i'd like to run into someone i know when i look like a supermodel. or, just once i'd like to look like a supermodel.

Sarai said...

i just have to say, you are one of my FAVES!
you and your posts are just so precious!!
You guys...just so C.U.T.E!

Emily said...

New follower, and I am completely smitten! How fun to read about you finding your inner mama bear- Everett is one lucky kid!

Casey @ My Semi Grownup Life said...

Awkward: Traipsing around the back yard while your husband makes fun of you whilst taking your picture.

Awesome: Finally getting the nerve to do your first ever outfit post.

http://semi-grownuplife.blogspot.com

Kultur und Stil said...

a great outfit, i love it!
xxx Anita

Char said...

Awww he smiles when you walk in the room!? That must be the absolute best! So perfect.
PS POM is soooo deeelish! =)
Char xo
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

The Fashionable ESQ said...

You're so cute.
I like the print on your cowl neck sweater.

My favorite is the "he knows me" part of your post. Very sweet.

xo
http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

Leenie said...

Love these! Although, you might wanna be careful with the orajel. There are new studies that recently came out about risky side effects.

A Red Haired Girl said...

As always, I love Awkward and Awesome Thursdays. Today on my blog I shared some of my own awkwardness in the form of an embarrassing moment from high school.

lifeisnotadressreheasal.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

When I go to the gym with my husband, sometimes he will take me around to all those muscle machines. I am then stared at by all the other boys there as he explains step-by-step what I need to do..."Um...can I go back to the treadmills now?"

Also, I adore Everett's little perfectly bald head! He looks so good in it!

xo Taylor

projectdowhatyoulove said...

Running in to people when I look terrible, somehow always seems to happen, question is where are you when I'm looking all fab! Never happens! Darn!

You look lovely as always and I love awkward and awesome thursday!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

Urban Nester said...

Isn't POM wonderful? I love that stuff! Also, great color combo you've got goin on here!

x.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh gosh, it's just the worst when someone cuts you off and doesn't even notice and still you sit in your car all upset about it. i just try to really calm myself down and say if they don't care i'm not going to care and waste my time thinking about "said person". ha
xo TJ

debbiecutieface.com said...

I am the same way at the gym, hah.

Bree said...

My 'awkwards' always seem to outnumber my awesomes. Guess that says something about my life!

The Happy Goose said...

Haha your so funny! I always love coming home from work and reading your funny story's!

-Lindsay

thehappygoose.blogspot.com

Christina said...

That coat is so cute! Awkward: Dumped on by snow storm and almost hitting my neighbors car. Awesome: Thursday night shows!

.Candy. said...

Super crazy about yourb&w pattern top! You look awesome!

http://intoxicatedchameleon.blogspot.com

2ndhandknowledge said...

Your posts always make me smile :)

I love every piece of this outfit...especially the top and the skirt!

Jacqlyn said...

I love the way you layer your outfits. I've been trying to take notes to expand my wardrobe. You're just great at it!

Mrs. April said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! seeing the way people style animal print shoes. You look great!

Speaking of awkward gym moments... I was using this leg equipment one time and I thought I was doing awesome! Then a guy got on after me and I realize I had been doing it TOTALLY wrong. I felt like an idiot! haha.

-april.

Julia said...

POM Wonderful is my favorite thing ever! I put it in everything. It's amazing. I love it mixed with ginger ale. But my favorite is making it into a salad dressing. It is even easy enough for someone that isn't big on the whole cooking thing!
Take a mason jar, add about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, a tablespoon of POM, and about a cup of olive oil. Add a bit of salt and pepper, put on the lid and shake (over the sink in case it leaks.) Its delicious just like that, but you can also add orange juice, mustard, or honey.

Cassi said...

Oh my goodness Bakes & Wired is AMAZING! I swear I've tried almost every cupcakerie in D.C. and they're by far the best, and the most fun, and they definitely do have the best h.c.! Mmmm...I only get to visit D.C. a few times a year because I have family there, but I so wish I lived there and could pop in any old time. Like right now.

Shabana said...

I love that coat! The Awkward and Awesomes were hilarious!
www.thesilverkickdiaries.blogspot.com

love Joice said...

I love that coat! and you look lovely as always xx Joice

Sara Jahan said...

So cute that Everett smiles when he sees you! By the way, have u seen this video?
"The 5 Words Babies Say"
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4052428020269668962

Since you're a new Mama, it might be helpful to try out. It's really interesting too!

Jessica L. said...

You look gorgeous! And this outfit is too! -Jessica

http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com/

*** KITSCH *** said...

Love your hair in this pictures!

I must do something with mine...

www.mykitschworld.blogspot.com

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

just found your blog!
Love your style it's awesome!
Your baby is so cute!!
http://6oclockinspiration.blogspot.com/

Nicole said...

I love this kind of posts!

Kisses from Hong Kong,
Nicole

Bridget said...

Just wanted to echo what some other commenters have said. You need a Wubbanub for Everett. It's the only way I can keep track of my three month old's pacifier. And as a bonus, they are super cute!

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