Ok guys, I totally hesitated to do this post because I wanted it to come off the way I intended. And we all know that sometimes things can be misunderstood when it is in writing. So I want to tell you before I start this, from the bottom of my heart, I DON’T CARE how I look in the hospital as long as my baby is born healthy and strong. My mom was laughing with me the other day about how my readers may think I am primarily concerned with the way I look since that is what I blog about, when in all reality you could see me at my VERY worst and it wouldn’t bother me. I hope you all have always known my heart is this : I think we SHOULD try to take care of our bodies and make an effort with our appearances for numerous reason. But that if my character, family, ministry, or my relationship with God ever took second place because of my own vanity, then I have lost sight of why I love fashion and beauty and I had just better stop.
So, in light of what has been said, I am going to share with you my hair and makeup plan for labor/delivery and hospital stay. I am sure most of you know that this is my third baby. The circumstances for my first two deliveries could not have been more different! My first delivery had some major complications (a story for another day) and my second delivery was cake! Both stories were totally out of my control and ended the same way- With a gorgeous baby! However, there are some GLARING differences in the pictures of those two events. See if you can spot them:
Now hopefully showing you these pictures has accomplished two things: proving to you once and for all that I am not vain (I mean GEESH could I look any worse in my first delivery!!??) and will help you understand why I am hoping for more pictures like my second delivery 🙂 As I said before, there was nothing I could do about how I looked after my first delivery, BUT I might as well plan as best I can so if all goes well, I will have some beautiful pictures that will end up in my son’s wedding slide show in 30 years (just kidding, but you catch my drift).
So here are a few different options I have in my mind for my hair and makeup:
Makeup: My makeup plan is set in stone. It is quick and easy, will stay during delivery and will help a girl out when the cameras start going off!
1. Tinted moisturizer
2. Bronzer for face and eye lids (I use Bare Escentuals Warmth)
3. Little bit of pencil liner
5. Tinted finishing powder (I use Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil)
Hair: For my hair I have 3 options. Obviously this will have a lot to do with when and how I go into labor, but unless something crazy happens, I am pretty sure I will be able to accomplish one of these looks before flying out the door!
1. Hair dried naturally with some Sea Salt Spray, Bangs pinned back
2. Bangs braided back and hair pulled into a ponytail
3. Hair blown dry and bangs quickly styled (This would be ideal so I can pull my hair back into a ponytail later that day and still have some bangs styled in front)
It will sure be interesting to see what the final outcome is when all is said and done, right!? I will solemnly swear to show you my pictures of how i look no matter what I look like 🙂 Even if I look like a broken, busted up, hot mess! And by the way, I am 39 weeks today, I am at least 3 cm dilated, the baby’s head is in place and I have been having some sporadic contractions! XOXO- Christie