Getting ready with a Newborn (an oxymoron?)

The shortest and longest marathon of the day- trying to look and feel like a human being as a new mom.


I’m a brand new first time momma and I am learning a whole hell of a lot and sleeping little. I’ve perfected my one minute getting ready strategy and although I am mourning my ritual of leisurely getting myself beautified, I am grateful to have back a little piece of myself. I didn’t put makeup on or change out of pajamas for the first two weeks, it was needed. But I have to say that I feel a bit more like “Jenna” buying a few nursing clothes with style and figuring out how to get ready for the day with little J fussing by my side.

Step 1: Get little J ready first. Fed, burped, changed, face-washed and in a happy/satisfied mental state.

Step 2: Put little J in the swing and attempt to pacify with the aaaaamazing wubanub.

Step 3: Tinted moisturizer YES- I use Olay Total Effects

Step 4: A little bit of setting powder to mask the sweating I will no doubt do during the day because of hormones, general new-momma stress and attempting to breast feed in public. I use Bare Minerals Foundation Matte in Fairly Light.

Step 5: Blush! To offset the dark circles under my sleep deprived eyes. I use Nars Orgasm.

Step 6: Finish off with curling eyelashes, mascara (I am just using a generic drug store brand at the moment) and a bright lip stick!

* Factor in between 2 minutes and 2 hours to complete this look depending on how often you need to pick up baby, soothe baby, nurse/feed baby, peek on baby to make sure he/she is still breathing, sing to baby, rock baby in the swing and pop the pacifier back into the baby’s mouth.
** It looks like I’m not wearing make-up but believe me, I did NOT wake up like this.
*** Please note, I do love my baby, a lot.IMG_2338
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