Being a mom is hard work. I think it's hard to understand if you don't have kids. I LOVE being a mom more than I ever could have imagined, but it's also the hardest thing I've ever done. You are needed 100% of the time (especially since I am breastfeeding). I can't just say--"oh, i'm tired. I think I'll take a nap." JR does let me take naps occasionally when I give him the puppy dog eyes and bat my lashes.
It always cracks me up when we have had a long day out and JR says "I'm gonna take a nap when I get home." Excuse me, but unless Milo naps--nobody naps :) The past 3-4 days have been particularly hard because Milo has been waking up every 1.5 hours at night. She wakes up hungry, eats, and goes right back to sleep. I have been super worn down. I'm going to blame it on a growth spurt. Thats what I blame everything on. It makes me feel better to have a reason.
Any time I am really drained from Milo, a sure fire way to make me feel better is for us both to climb in bed and play. Milo laughs, giggles, smiles, gives me kisses, blows raspberries on me. It totally makes everything better. What do you do to rejuvenate after a long day with the wee ones?
So... on to more exciting news. Yesterday JR informed me that Elizabeth Hurley would be at Estee Lauder in Selfridges for their breast cancer awareness kick-off. If you buy any of their pink ribbon make-up products a substantial portion goes to breast cancer research. Considering my past few days with milo, I figured retail therapy would do us both some good. We dressed in PINK of course. With both of us wearing pink and my hot pink MacLaren Pushchair (gotta use the UK lingo now:) I looked like I was in some sort of cult.... a happy, girly cult.
We got there and I purchased the Lavish Pink Lipstick which was part of their Pink Ribbon Collection. JR has already commented on how pretty my lips look and he didn't even know I had it on. I'm not a big lipstick person, but its kinda sheer like lip gloss.
We were the first in the line to get her autograph. All of her entourage were just fawning over Milo. Here are some pictures below from the event.
Before the crowd got there
After the crowd got there. Check out the video guy posing :)
Milo was tired of waiting in the line, but loved looking in the Lit make-up mirrors.
There's no denying. The woman is GORGEOUS!
She was so smizing
The photographers and their high tech gear.
A gentleman volunteered to take a picture for us. Wish you could actually see our faces. Now I have no proof... "I did see Elizabeth Hurley, I really did. Its me, I swear!"
After all the fun, I walked around and checked out the rest of Selfridges.
Checked out some of the baby clothes... I so would have bought this adorable Burberry Coat for Milo. Except it was like $300 and I'm not crazy... well, I'm not that crazy.
A few of the stations on our way home:
Milo loves the camera....and the camera loves her.
and....One for the road.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I don't know why its called awareness month. I mean, we all know. I know there are a ton of great events out there. I'm going to be looking up to see if there is anything else going on around here. What are you going to do?
You can see Me and Milo in a video here. Its just a flash of us, but we are there! My videographer, JR, had to work at his other job today :)