I never grew up feeling I was beautiful, smart, yes, but beautiful never. I was skinny and pimply, with a wide forehead and a pango nose. And when I started wearing glasses, my mom lamented that I now had to hide my one true beauty.
For the last installment of my feature on our Crazy Beautiful suppliers, I'm turning the spotlight on Michelle Pineda Photography.
I have officially 1 month to go before Bean's due date. It's also very possible that I can give birth in the next 2 weeks at 37 weeks, and Bean would already be considered full term. In short, I'm gonna be a mommy very, very soon. Eeeep.
Mommy: Julia, do you want to go with me to a party?
Julia: Why do you even ask me that? You know I love parties!
FYI, Julia is all of 5 years old but she already knows a simple fact of life: Parties are fun and we should have more of them!
It really doesn't take much to throw a party. Simply round up a group of your favorite people, provide a venue where everyone can relax and catch up with each other's lives and keep their tummies full. But how do you amp up the fun level even more? Two words: Open bar.
With about a month to go before my scheduled due date, I have nothing but baby related things on my mind. That doesn't mean that we're prepared for Bean's coming though, but really, can you ever be fully prepared to welcome a baby into your life?
In any case, I've been trying to avoid stress by focusing on the things that I can control to some degree, like avoiding stretch marks.
I was a very skinny kid who turned out to be a very skinny teenager, thus, I was really surprised when I developed white stripes on my bum seemingly overnight with no weight gain to show for it. As it turned out, stretch marks are primarily genetic and as I looked at my brothers' stretch mark marred arms and my sister's stripey outer thighs, I could only nod my head in agreement.