5 Favorites Vol. 9

1. First things first.

Sorry (not sorry) if that annoys anyone.  As Simcha said, he’s a new baby, and new babies are always a wonderful thing! As an aside, of course Kate looks wonderful, yadda, yadda, yadda, because she’s Kate and she has a stylist and hair and makeup person and she’s gorg. But! Apart from her amazing arms and legs and remarkably not-puffy face (we McSisters get pregnant EVERYWHERE so we’re very jealous of ladies who just get a belly) she actually looked like it was a physical probability that she did indeed birth an 8-ish pounder the day before.  I’m a fan.

And!  We have the same exact infant seat as the Cambridges.  Now I just wish we had the same car!

Sweet ride. Image via Metro UK

2. This lace top that I scored for $14!!!!

Find it at Loft

I haven’t been shopping at Loft for a while because I’ve noticed a decline in the quality of their products and frankly I haven’t really been liking their stuff all that much.  But I’ve been drooling over this top since I first saw Kate wear it way back when.  Plus, $14 is pretty darn good for a lace top!

3. Lest you think I’m completely shallow (I assure you, I’m only mostly shallow),  Christy’s post on Monday about the sacraments and motherhood was so beautiful and definitely hit a note for me.  I’ve had times in my life when I have clung to the the familiarity and tangible comfort of the Mass, adoration and the Eucharist.  The sacraments are one of the many reasons why I’m so grateful to be Catholic!

4. This post written by my good friend Annemarie about traveling with 3 littles made me laugh HARD.  She’s hysterical and she’s my hero!

5.  So many cucumbers!  cukes

 Gots to go now.  Somehow my child is covered in chocolate. I know there are much worse things she could be covered in but still… it’s a mystery! And it’s messy!

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17 thoughts on “5 Favorites Vol. 9

  1. I agree–having her post-partum bump on display was the coolest move on her part. I, too, am a little jelly–because I had more than a tummy bump to lose right after giving birth. But I love it that Kate wasn't ashamed to look like she'd just had a baby!

    • I know, think about it, she very easily could have worn some crazy girdle and an outfit that hid it more, but she didn't! Good for her!

    • Yeah, we trellised ours because we read they don't rot as easily if they're not on the ground. It's pretty wild, huh?

  2. I got all excited because he was wrapped up in an Aden+Anais swaddle (the bird print from Jungle Jam) and I had the same one in Michael's crib yesterday. It's almost like we're royal too! (Oh and totally LOVED Simcha's post. So.much.truth.)

    • I hope it's still available and still a good deal. I got it for 60% off the sale price! Makes ya wonder though… how much is it worth? Oh well, it's pretty!

  3. I loved Kate too!! Its so refreshing to see famous women after they give birth actually look like they just gave birth! However, I still think its necessary to follow the rule of not looking at your body at all until at least one week postpartum to avoid being traumatized!

    Love that top! Total steal!

    And thanks for the sweet words and the link. I'm glad you liked it!

    • No, thank YOU Christy for being so eloquently vulnerable. I know I'm not the only person who appreciates it and who can totally relate!

      And you're right, absolutely about no mirror after baby! I'm still traumatized by the memory of my reflection in the mirror of the hospital bathroom! Why do they put mirrors in there?!?

  4. I just love Kate. Love her confidence! And she looks amazing!! Thanks for the link-up, I am so honored!! Also, I love reading your love story!!!!! That was such a tear-jerker!! Miss you!!

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