365 Self-Portrait Project (week 14th and 15th)

I normally post my self-portraits on Friday. I skipped it last week. Tomorrow and on Saturday we’re going to be quite busy and because of that I do not want to postpone this post again.

So here we go:

We’ve got another baby and despite her arrival there isn’t much that has changed around here. Our daily life routine is the same. I slept through the entire night last night, for example. Considering that I breastfeed it was really painful when I woke up. I was simply really exhausted and the baby didn’t wake up at all, so… :/

Yes, she sleeps a lot. I mean, A LOT.


Lets start from Saturday, April 8th. There is not much to say about this picture. Our daughter was playing hide and seek under my huge belly and she had a great time as you can plainly see.

There was just a few days left of my pregnancy and my belly was really big. I was more then ready to put this pregnancy behind me.


On Sunday we went to the park and while my husband was chasing our daughter around the playground I was enjoying the sun and the beautiful early Spring weather.




In the waiting room at the hospital.

The day before the delivery I had to go to the hospital to have my blood drown so on the next day I wouldn’t have to do that and the whole process of getting me ready for the surgery would go much faster.


Ok, I cheated once. I did not take a self-portrait that day. My husband took a few shots of me and our kids. On the first picture I still couldn’t feel my legs at all and just got plenty of painkillers so finally feeling relief I smiled πŸ™‚

The second picture is our newborn a few minutes after being born πŸ™‚


At the hospital I had two days of lemon gello-cherry popsicles-veggy broth-coffee diet.

For breakfast,

For lunch,

For dinner.

I was getting so tired of it.


I started moving around my room pretty fast. The second day after the C-section I was up changing diapers and getting ants in my pants. I wanted go home really bad so we asked my physician if I could go home earlier… and by 4pm on Friday I was home πŸ™‚


Pretty much sleepy baby, and tired but glad to be home mamma.


New Life.


My incision still hurts a lot. I tried to skip a few dozes of my painkillers but that was a mistake.

Not very pretty photo but liking it or not that’s actually a big part of me now.


My few years ago injured back hurts even more than the incision. Our new baby is the cuddly one. She likes to be held and she likes to sleep on my or on her dad’s chest. That pretty much makes my back really sore. Our first one wasn’t like that. She pretty much was content in her laundry basket πŸ™‚

So, here I am. Enjoying my green tea (haven’t had the chance to get back to coffee) and editing pictures while both kids napping.Β 


One week old cutie pie.


No more baby in me but still… remembering. Now it’s all behind me and I’m thinking: “Would I do it again? I don’t think so“. There is so many women who love to be pregnant.

They feel pretty.

They feel blooming.

They feel fulfilled.

They feel… good.Β 

But not me.

This time, though, having a great experience during delivery I almost already have forgotten all the bad things and tough 9 months πŸ™‚

Time to move on.

Photo Art FridayNi Hao YallMommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?Chic Homeschool Mama

48 responses to “365 Self-Portrait Project (week 14th and 15th)”

  1. Congratulations.
    Oh btw. I am still making the crochet can covers.


    1. Hi!
      I was thinking about you the other day. I wanted to shoot you an email but with all that stuff going on before the delivery I simply forgot. Sorry about that.
      Hope everything is well with you.
      Let me know how those covers turn out!


  2. All 3 of you are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congrats!!! πŸ™‚


  3. Congratulations on bringing this beautiful ‘new life’ into the world! She is just beautiful. Love all the candid shots of before and after her birth. Enjoy your beautiful family! Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday.


  4. Congratulations, hope the sleeping continues. Great shots, thank you for sharing.


    1. She’s been very good so far. She actually sleeps too much and it’s so hard to wake her up even for feeding…


  5. Loved this post and the photo essay was wonderful!! The new life pics are fabulous!
    Hugs and Congrats


    1. I always try to write a little bit about each photo just to clarify what it is all about. It’s better to understand them and it’s a great journal about my every day life πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you like it.


  6. Congratulations on your new baby! I enjoyed seeing your self-portraits…something I need to work on doing more often. πŸ™‚


    1. thank you!
      as for the selfies the hardest part is to start… πŸ™‚


  7. Sooooo good having you back! I’ve been reading, just haven’t been up to posting and commenting. So sick.
    The incision looks so painful. Take it easy. The liquid diet sounded boring. And my favorite was you at home in front of the window. Will email soon! So happy to hear you’re feeling good this time around. So far!


    1. oh no!!! Jennifer, sorry to hear you’re so sick. hope you feel better soon! you gotta take a good care of yourself. as for myself I feel surprisingly good. being able to go home on 2nd day after c-section is unheard of and I was really happy I was able to do that πŸ™‚
      waiting for your email πŸ™‚


  8. Congrats! that last shot is so pretty. Please go easy, don’t over do and hurt yourself…try to rest.


    1. thank you! I’m trying not to overdo things but feeling pretty good emotionally and phisically sometimes is hard to see the border line and stop… πŸ™‚


  9. thanks for sharing these beautiful moments of your life. The shots are great and emotional. Congrats to your beautiful family. πŸ™‚


    1. thank yiu and I’m really glad you like them!


  10. congrats on a healthy child!
    you make [gross] jello look good!


    1. I actually started liking that gello and those popsicles were delicious πŸ˜‰


  11. Congratulations! She’s divine and perfect for a “New Life” prompt.
    Heal quickly and enjoy that sweet new little one.


    1. new life, new routine, new emotions and new experiences… πŸ™‚


  12. Susperia-Electrica Avatar

    Congratulations on the birth of your new born:) I gotta say….she has a great head of hair…so adorable. Sending you some healing wishes.
    So many cool photos it’s hard to pick a favourite…just spotted one πŸ™‚
    Wishing you all a great weekend!


  13. Wow, you have major dedication to project 365, awesome photos. Lots of babies being born in April. Great captures.


    1. thank you πŸ™‚ my both daughters were born in April πŸ™‚ lot’s of b-day parites we’re going to have in the future!


  14. Susperia-Electrica Avatar

    Congratulations on your new born πŸ™‚ I have to say she has a great head of hair…so adorable. So many cool photos it’s hard to pick a favourite.
    Sending over some healing wishes from this side of the pond. Wishing you all a great weekend!


    1. that head of hair caused a terrible heartburn through the pregnancy but now it looks really pretty πŸ˜‰


  15. Congratulations on your new little one!


  16. Congratulation, what a gorgeous baby.
    Wonderful series of images…gorgeous memories to keep and share.


    1. thank you so much! she is so precious… all toghether with her big sister they are just beautiful πŸ™‚


  17. very cute shots and congratulations


    1. I’m happy you like them. and thank you!


  18. Love your photos. Congratulations on the new baby. πŸ™‚ Sweet photos.


  19. Congratulations. I knew how hard it is to have a new baby I gave birth two months ago and still adjusting. Your kids are so adorable..

    Visiting for FPM- hope you can stop by:)



    1. congrats on you new baby! mine too kids are not that far apart as yours so I can understand how you feel about the adjusting. I actually didn’t have to adjust much. Just the first two days I felt like I am a new parent again… πŸ™‚


  20. Congratulations on your baby! She is beautiful.


  21. How can you look so beautiful after just having had a baby? I’m envious. I love the photo of the older one playing peek a boo under your belly. So precious. Hugs!!


    1. Thank you Kasia. I look ok, because I do not show my profile πŸ™‚ I still look like I’m about 3 months pregnant. Wasn’t like that with our first. it looks like it’s going to be harder to loos the baby weight this time :/
      But it’s not that bad actually.

      Hugs back to your precious family!
      Ε»yczΔ™ miΕ‚ego dnia!


  22. Congratulations… what beautiful photographs and lovely to have. Excellent job. Thanks for sharing with us. Visiting from PAF. Karen


  23. congratulations πŸ™‚ your little one is positively precious!


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  25. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? Avatar
    Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    Congratulations! What a cutie.

    And, I’m with you, I wanted the heck out of the hospital ASAP! With #2 and #3, we were out at just over 24 hours.


    1. lol. it took me a little longer than 24 h to get out. First of all we didn’t know I can go home so early but as soon as somebody mentioned it we were out πŸ™‚


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