I’ve been having an incredibly difficult time keeping my eyeballs open during Hazel’s late night feed the past few days. I’ve been getting more sleep this week – she’s been much more agreeable in the evenings for Kevin, so I’m usually getting a nice nap before midnight. So I think my body must be shifting out of survival mode and getting kind of uppity about it. I mean seriously, it just took me a full thirty minutes before both my eyes would consent to open. How am I supposed to rewatch Friends and write on my weblog with one eyeball? Kind of a shitty eyeball, at that.
ANYWAYS. Guess what? Hazel drank a FOUR OUNCE BOTTLE today. From the nanny. This is the first day that she’s had a reasonable volume while I’ve been at work. Kevin still hasn’t had much luck giving her a bottle at night, but this is a huge step in the right direction. I’m giving myself some of the credit for the bottle/nursing switchathon over the weekend, because that was unpleasant and time consuming. So, go team!
Right on the heels of my excitement about the bottle success came an anxiety spiral about Hazel deciding she prefers them, and my milk supply tanking. So that was super nice. I’m sure it’ll all be fine, as I once again find myself nursing her for an hour and a half in the middle of the night.
Perhaps related to my sleep issues, I recently tumbled down the slippery slope of make up obsession. I fully blame Kelly and Ginger and Maria. I got really fed up with looking like a zombie after a few nights of particularly awful Hazel sleep, so I went and dropped a bunch of cash on every bottle Target carries, and some eye make up at Ulta.
Then I played face dress up during the simultaneous nap, which, ok, maybe *I* should have taken a nap too, but shut up. The stuff I got was: Benefit Stay Flawless 15 hr primer, Benefit Fake Up concealer, an Eco Tools eyeliner brush, two e.l.f. Cream Eyeliners, Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara, and an e.l.f. Primer (that I haven’t tried out yet). Other stuff I currently use: an Aveeno moisturizer and Bare Minerals translucent powder. I’m pretty psyched about how my face turned out. I just did normal make up stuff, and tight lined my eyes. Which – I didn’t know there were other ways to put on eyeliner, because anytime I try other approaches, it just highlights how red my waterline is, and how blondish my eyelashes are (even with mascara, I guess because the base still shows a little).
So here is part of my face, in the kindest of natural lighting:
The slippery slope continues, as I have since purchased a Tarte brightening eyeliner to de-redify my lower waterline, and rediscovered a small pile of Urban Decay stuff (this and this) I got from Laura during the Blathering gift exchange. Next up I think I’m going to get a setting spray. Primer was sort if revelatory, as one of my big reasons for hating make up was that it didn’t stay put. Now it mostly does! Woo.