Those who follow my blog may have noticed that I’ve been a little MIA lately—posting just a couple of times a week—and I’m sorry to report that it’ll probably be like that for a while longer.
It turns out that I seem to have a shorter gestational period than others, as my two-year-old peanut was born two weeks early, and now our little olive arrived three weeks before her due date!
Now, peanut got his name because I basically lived off of peanut butter during my last trimester (not many choices when you have GDM). This time around, I also had GDM but had more tofu instead. I didn’t think soybean was a great nickname, so we’ll go with olive for our new baby girl.
Olive looks so much like peanut did when he was born! Except she’s a lot smaller, at well under 6 lbs. Seriously, she’s so freaking small! Several weeks ago, the ultrasound technicians pegged her at a bit over 6 lbs, so I was a little relieved that she didn’t end up being much heavier! She’s just long and skinny.
She also has enviable long fingers:
Mine, of course, currently look even shorter and stubbier than usual, since my hands and feet have swollen up. This 30°C weather isn’t helping, either. You’ll notice that my tips are bare, but I’ll have you know that my pedi is Dior Glory! For the record, with peanut’s delivery, I had China Glaze Electric Beat on tips (a nurse noted that it matched my hospital gown!) and Zoya Maura on toes. Last time, my lippie happened to be NYX Sierra; this time I’m afraid I can’t remember, as it was something slicked on in a hurry. Might have been Hourglass Fawn or Clinique Citrus Rose. I did have a GWP of Clinique Glazed Berry in my go-bag, which I used the next morning. Hey, this is a beauty blog—you guys wanna know these things, right?!
I’ll end this post with one anecdote: last week, when I was doing my pedi, peanut came up and pointed out my “red” nail polish. “It’s more like pink,” I told him, and he then pointed at his own feet and asked for pink toes! Unfortunately, I couldn’t comply, since he bites his toes and I don’t want him ingesting any nail polish. But there you go, my own peanut is into nail polish. Love it.
So, I will be trying to post as often as I can, though I can’t promise daily posts like I was doing before. It’s gonna be a long slog for the next few months!
Wishing you all a healthy, happy summer 2016! Mine couldn’t be getting off to a better start.