This Week I Am...

posted on: Thursday, October 21, 2010

...7 Weeks Old

Yesterday was raining and wonderful. Káel and I cuddled in bed after a little bit of a tough night. He didn't quite feel his best while the stars were out. (Those dreaded sniffles made him a little squirmy.) It's those kinda nights and moments where I find myself thinking, I wish I knew everything - what he needs at this moment or that moment, what to do for such and such symptom. But in the morning, we sang gently and felt all cozy together. Both of us sniffling, yet smiling.

I decided to get up, put together a cute outfit and put some hot momma makeup know, the works. Was I getting out and going anywhere? No, but it sure made me feel better and feel more motivated. I got one of little Forest man's new get ups to put on him and out the door to our wooded yard we headed, bringing along with us, one of my several old afghans, my camera and my little dude to enjoy the light fall day. All the leaves were plastered on the cement from the rain shower we had that morning. It was marvelous!

Mr. Long Legs

I can't get over how much he is growing. It seems like he's getting SO long. His little long legs are almost never still. It's almost like you can see him thinking, "Come ON, I want to go! I want to get up and GO Momma!" Soon little man, soon... not too fast please, mommy wants to cuddle you a little longer.

He looooves light.

I LOVE the woods. They are my sanctuary. Everything going on, suddenly is framed in perfectness there. Mmmmmm... Give me some leaves and some trees please. Yes, thank you.

Boho Momma's get up included:

Scandinavian styled sweater dress from Anthropologie
Some Grey leggings from Target
Crochet vest (it's a staple) from the Buckle
Minnentonka moccasins, turned down and tied off with leather strips.
Leafy green knit slouch hat
Some mismatched feather and brass ear-bobs, along with a wooden bangle.

(The true mark of a boho's garb is incorporating the varied influences of different cultures, textures and patterns in your style...reflecting your "free as a bird spirit".)

These are my knee high fringies from Minnetonka. I've been seeing and liking the fold over leather boots that are everywhere right now...So, I temporarily converted these into a new boot by not zipping them up all the way - folding them over and tying leather strips around them. *smile*

Am I a different person since I had my little human make his debut out of my "desperately in need of toning" tummy? Absolutely. He has transformed me. Has it changed who I am? No, but he has added more sunshine to the picture. Yeah, the sunshine gets some rainy clouds at times...But, we need the rain to grow, right? And, I like playing in the rain, so it works.

I always pictured myself being someone's sweetheart, someone's wife and someone's mommy
"one day." But, each time I've found myself actually living in each picture, I find it hard to believe. Some place inside of me still thinks "oh, one day..." Wake up Jess, you've jumped into the painting, in a beautiful dream world that's more real than your bestest dreams. Come on! I have the most amazing husband, who I adore and who ruins my heart with unexplainable love everyday, a freaking amazing little boy and a circle of family and friends that are jewels to my heart.

Ha, remember on Mary Poppins, when they jump in the chalk drawings that come alive? Well, I'm wiping off the chalk dust now. :)

Life, you are a wonderful thing.

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16 thoughts:

  1. This is a beautiful post. I love your outfit and your earrings and your words. :) :) :)

  2. i stumbled across your little blog looking for all things boho. it's absolutely gorgeous.. i fancy everything about it. you are so clever and creative, so inspiring! thankyou.. all the way from australia x :)

  3. This post is so, so great... It made me smile. :)

  4. I'm totally with you on the "trees deal." They are a sanctuary unto themselves, no doubt. Your little Kael is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy for you!
    lisa :)

  5. my little one is 14 months old and I STILL find reasons to get all prettied up, even if I am just going to the grocery store, target, even if I don't leave the house. It just feels good right?

  6. Aww congrats on his 7 week mark! Love the boot idea.

  7. Happy 7 weeks, little guy! Your joy is just overflowing! It makes me even more excited to be a momma soon!

  8. I am currently in Oregon with famliy and went to a "western outfit store" yesterday. They had the most amazing pair of authentic little mocasins for munchkins and totally thought of you..... I can get you a pic and their number if you want to order a pair.

  9. aww you look lovely! And your little woodland boy is beyond adorable!

  10. You are so gorgeous!!! I love your style! In writing, in clothing, in who you are as a person. You are so inspiring. I hope you keep blogging. You are my new favorite blog to follow!

  11. so many sweet guys are making my heart swell. <3

  12. Beautiful post - I can't wait till I'm married with my little perfect painting x

  13. You rock Jess! I am so happy for you and your family. Your little guy is so handsome and getting even more as the days go on. Can I just say, I"m loving your outfits! Keep us updated on what outfits you put's so inspiring :)...

  14. your outfit is so cute! i want one! :)
    and i love the pictures of your baby on that pretty, pretty quilt.

  15. i love your light heart! the birth posts from you bestie/auntie are amazing; my doula friend just sent them to me as i'm going to be doing it, home-style, in about two months now! it was moving to read about, and empowering. i know i can do it! and, if i look as beautiful as you did throughout, double bonus (i'ma remember that make up trick ;)

  16. Awwwwwww, what an amazing post. Your blogs always bring a huge smile to my face and heart! :) Thank you for being such a lovely person and sharing it with the world.


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