365 Self-Portrait Project (week 19)

This week was pretty much normal. I got a few headaches and aches here and there in general. It’s because I do not sleep like I used to… (oh well). Our Sleeping Beauty is really good, though. I shouldn’t complain.


She likes to be held. A LOT. It’s pretty hard to be a walking swing chair for her with my sore back. Sometimes I feel like I just want to sit and scream it hurts so bad… .

(for those who don’t know: I had a very serious back injury several years ago)

It didn’t bother me with our No 1. She wasn’t very needy. This one is all about hugging, kissing and sleeping in our arms.


We visited a wonderful place on Mother’s Day. I couldn’t have gotten better flowers to celebrate it πŸ™‚



On Monday we had started the day very early. Our No 2 woke up around 6am and she soon went back to sleep but not me. I stayed up just to be able to enjoy the quiet time in front of the computer and a big cup of tea before everybody gets up.

At least during those hours when I’m up with the baby I have the time to blog and play with my pictures!Β 


Before I even started the day, during one of the nightly feedings I created this:

This is one of the self-portraits I had posted last week so I knew I actually am not done with Tuesday’s self-portrait. I was really tired that day as we had a few wake ups that night what usually doesn’t happen.

I dragged myself to do the laundry and while doing it I had the most miserable expressions on my face, ever πŸ˜‰ I was just tired. Really tired.

After I took this picture I had a different idea for it and I had decided not to post it until I create what I really had in mind but later I changed my mind and here we go. Me pretending that I’m calm and have everything under control. [totally staged photo!!!] πŸ˜‰


Bath day and headache day. Lovely husband took care of the kids while I lied down for a nap. First I thought I am not going to be able to fall asleep, then I heard a terrible noise like something JUST GOT BROKEN and I knew I had to get up and see what’s going on and clean the mess…, but I couldn’t get up I was so tired. A few minutes after I was sound asleep.

When I got up there was a mess to clean up, of course. Our No 1 had gotten into a potted plant and broke the pot and there was a soil all over the kitchen floor which of course my husband tried to cleanΒ  but he is not good at that at all πŸ˜‰

Photo Art Friday


“Hello World”

She is finally awake for longer periods and more often. She still sleeps a lot but when she doesn’t she smiles and follows us with her eyes and makes the funniest sounds ever. She is totally different from our No 1!

I struggled with those pictures like crazy. Most of my selfies I have taken with 35mm lens. I think I haven’t taken a single self-portrait with my wide angle/macro cap which used with 18-55mm makes the camera really heavy, at least too heavy to hold it in one hand while twisting it and trying to take a self-portrait.

That’s why I look a little troubled on those pictures below πŸ˜‰

I will not post today’s photo in here as I really don’t feel like taking one right now but I want to be done with this post as soon as possible.

Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend, my friends!

Hugs from my tired corner!

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

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24 responses to “365 Self-Portrait Project (week 19)”

  1. As always…I love the photos…and the story to go with them. The meditating one is priceless. Yes, as long as we remember to BREATHE…we can get through anything.
    Have a fabulous weekend with those angels of yours! Give that back of yours a rest. For those of us who do remember….. it was horrific!



    1. thanks, Arline! no matter how hard it gets if I remember to breath and that there is a strawberry cheesecake ice cream waiting for me in the freezer I can get through anything πŸ˜‰
      as for my back… well, it has gotten really bad lately. I don’t know what to do. I think I need to get back to some yoga streaching exercises. They had helped me with the pain after E. was born.


  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your “I’m Mom Enough” one! Like, almost to the point of having tears. I’ll be honest, that cover REALLY messed with my head when I saw it. First of all, I don’t agree with that mom. I find it to be disturbing…. I DID breastfeed our BABY, and work my tail off to be a good mom. However, there are women who DON’T breastfeed their babies and work THEIR tails off to ALSO be good moms. We all make different decisions as moms, gearing them to parent OUR children in the best way we see fit. If you don’t agree (such as I don’t with her), then so be it. No need in telling each other we aren’t being good moms. As dumb as it sounds, implying that because I don’t still breastfeed my THREE year old makes me a bad mom was incredibly irritating. You rock!!!


    1. you are so right.
      breastfeeding is just a part of being a mom and I am not saying being a GOOD mom. If you can that’s great for you and your baby, but if you can’t there is nothing to be sad about or to be judged for.
      My mom didn’t breadstfeed any of us (3 kids) and she was a great mother in general. As you said she worked hard as hell to do the best for us.
      btw, I am not a fan of attachment parenting at all.


  3. I love the ” I’m Mom Enough! So telling! Could been used as a poster!
    Have a wonderful weekend:)


  4. great post. and i can completely relate to the tiredness…..my 7 month old (who refuses to take a bottle at all so I am still feeding day and what feels like all night) also likes to be held….my only consolation is that I have no need to lament not being able to go to the gym – I have never had such good arm muscles!!!. xx


    1. oh… those arms… sometimes going to bed or even better trying to jump of off it in the middle of the night when my Little One is screaming I feel the pain in my entire body, in every single muscle. just like I was in the gym or run a marathon πŸ™‚


  5. Your little one is such a cutie! – I love how you did the Time cover – that is awesome.
    It sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy. At least you’re never bored.


    1. thank you so much!
      this week I had a one moment when I felt I am SOOO BORED!!! and you know what? I JUST LOVED IT!!! πŸ™‚


  6. Even though it’s staged, I love the meditation one…great text.


  7. You ARE Mom enough!!! What a great response to that Time mag. cover!!! I know I’ve said it before, but your baby is SO beautiful. She is lucky to have such good, hands-on care. Thank you for sharing your cover art with Photo Art Friday.


  8. I love your Time cover! That is absolutely awesome!


  9. I adore your Time cover! That is awesome!


  10. Back to comment on your lovely flowers for FAF – Isn’t it great to visit places with beautiful flowers like these. Thanks for sharing.


    1. It really is. It’s really calming. thanks for coming back πŸ™‚


  11. Very nice pictures!


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  13. Your post brings back many memories of when my kids were babies. Hang in there. You ARE mom enough!


  14. My favorite is the one of you giving baby a bath. Precious!


  15. I just LOVE your pictures! Your little one is adorable! My favorite is the collage of the two of you, it just made me smile πŸ™‚


  16. i love this. its like the day in the life of a mom…ups, downs, good, bad! Love it


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

    It is nearly impossible to hold those bigger lenses backwards.

    Glad you got some rest.

    And, as for the cuddly, wanting to be held baby, have you tried a wrap (like the moby wrap or sleepy wrap)? That helped us a ton.


    1. oh yes, we have those baby swadling blankets and she sleeps in them at night. during the day it doesn’t work for some reason. she gets so mad when I put her in it. at night she is more relaxed and tired so she doesn’t care that much… πŸ™‚


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