This Thing Called Life

Wow! October was my last post, and I don’t even know where to begin. This post won’t be about fashion, or makeup.. It is an update on all the amazing and crazy things happening in my life these days!

In late November, 2014, I found out I was pregnant! My husband and I had decided to “see what happens” and a couple months later I was pregnant! This is fairly miraculous considering I have endometriosis and have had many problems with painful ovarian cysts. My doctor had said my chances of conceiving were 50/50 and it usually takes a women with these issues an average of 2 years to conceive if they are able to. To take the pressure off each other, we decided to go about it by saying we would just “see what happens” rather than “trying for a baby”. When it happened so quickly we were both shocked and excited! I suppose it was definitely Gods plan for us to have this baby!

We found out about 11 weeks ago we are having a boy, and we could not be any more excited! He already has a pretty awesome shoe collection and he isn’t due for a couple more months! 🙂

The first half of my pregnancy was not a very enjoyable time for me. I was extremely sick from weeks 5-21, throwing up at least twice a day and dealing with nausea all day, with no relief. I was sent by my doctor to the ER around 10 weeks for IV fluids due to dehydration, and my body was so weak it was hard for me to work, or even get out of bed. It was just plain miserable! Thankfully around 21 weeks it finally subsided and I have been able to get back to my normal routine!

I am now 28 weeks and can’t believe in just a couple more months our boy will be here! Things have been much easier in these last couple months, aside from one other trip to urgent care, who then sent me to the ER thinking I may have had a blood clot in my lung (it was pretty scary), baby and I are doing great! Just the normal pregnancy discomforts, like indigestion, swelling, back aches etc. These things are nothing though compared to those first few months, so I feel like after that I can handle anything!:)

Looking back, I was never one of those girls who always new she wanted to be a mom. I never had dreams of having a large family. I dreamt more of traveling, and what I would do for a living. I did think about it and always knew I would want a small family if I was ever able to have one. When I met my husband we would talk about wether we wanted to start a family one day, and we both had the same thoughts. Maybe one, down the road a ways, but it was never a top priority. We love kids, but also loved our independence and wanted to make sure as well, that we had all our “ducks in a row” before we took that life changing leap.

After being together for 8 1/2 years, we are finally taking that leap. It has already been such a wild ride for both of us, and our little guy isn’t even here yet! So many people want to warn you about how difficult it is. How little sleep you will have. How alone time becomes a hot commodity. And how you can kiss your pre-baby body behind. And when people warn me of all these “side affects” of having a baby I politely smile and nod. I KNOW it is going to be hard, tiring, frustrating at times, and there may be days when I want to run for the hills! I KNOW it is going to change the dynamic in my marriage, and take a lot of adjustments. I KNOW there will be things I will have to “give up” (at least for a little while). I KNOW these things. And this is part of the reason why my husband and I are just now having our first baby at 31.

Although I know the struggles that lay ahead of us. I also can see all the joy that lies ahead of us as well. If I am going to lose precious sleep, I wouldn’t want to be tired for any reason other than staying up all night to hold my baby. We may lose some of our “freedom” but we will gain so much love and joy, those last minute trips to target or out to eat won’t mean anything to us anymore. And as far as changes in our marriage.. I think those changes are the ones I look forward to the most! Not because our marriage needs to change, because it is awesome the way it is. But because after being with someone for almost 9 years, you have seen every different side to them. You have been through so many things, and know each other so well. But the ONE part of my husband I haven’t seen yet is him as a father. And to see how much he already loves this baby makes me love him even more than I thought I could. And the moment I see him holding our son I think my heart will just melt into a giant blob. This baby has already made us love each other that much more, and our relationship has grown stronger. So these “changes” people talk about are completely welcome!

All I know, is that I am the luckiest girl in the world to be this little boys mom. I am so excited to meet him this July, and to start this new adventure with my husband by my side! It is crazy how you never knew you wanted something so badly, until you finally have it. Our little blessing has already changed our lives forever!

Here is a picture of our sweet boy!

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And here I am, at 27 weeks!

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Hat – Forever 21

Dress – Forever 21

Kimono – Marshalls

Home Is Where the Heart Is

October is here!! And I am finally back on my blog! It has been awhile. Life has its way of passing by so quickly, and before you know it, three months have passed! Wahhhh! Slow down life, SLOW DOWN!

Well, this post is a tour of the living and dining rooms, of the house Sergio and I moved into back in September.  It is Sergio’s (my husband) grandparents old house and we are so happy to be living in it right now! It’s in the outskirts of town with a big front and back yard, lemon trees, pomegranate trees and even a cherry tree! A lot of the neighbors own horses and when I go running in the mornings I stop and say hi to them! You can actually see the stars out here, and get a nice cool breeze clinging through the wide chimes. I also always catch the best sunsets from the front yard, and even from the front window!

So here are some pictures! I will post more once I get more settled, I’m still trying to find places for everything! Ughhh, the joys of moving! 😐

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Like a Lumberjack

Ok, so I have been obsessed with dressing like a Lumberjack for a while now. I know, it sounds weird, but I love flannels, and denim vests together and every time I wear them I feel like, a Lumberjack, minus the smell! 🙂

Unfortunately,  it’s been over 100 degrees almost every day this month and I thought my Lumberjack fashion days were over until fall. But, the other day I found a way to wear my favorite cold weather fashions in the summer!

Here’s how I made it work for Summer in this California, desert heat!

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Sleeveless flannel,  denim vest and sandals- Forever 21
Leggings- Members Only
Purse- Ross

What’s your weird style obsession?  Everyone has one!
I hope you all have a great Friday! Xoxo Heidi

Leopard is a Neutral

Raise your hand if you love leopard!! Ok, I totally have my hand raised and I am sure you do too! If leopard were a color, it would be my favorite, if leopard were a food I would eat it, and if leopard were a hair color I would be rocking it! I picked up these jeans on sale at Target a couple years ago and I paired them with this amazing cream colored blouse from Forever 21. I am really loving all the boho fashion that is everywhere, but I love pairing my boho pieces with something a little funky. When I do, I feel like a little magic happens and it is just perfect!  I got this AMAZING leather purse on my recent cruise to Ensenada, Mexico and every time I wear it, It brings back all the great memories from my trip.  I hope your all having a great Wednesday! xo Heidi

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Wild Child

Today was hot, and I was out and about all afternoon,  so I wanted to be comfortable, look presentable,  and stay cool in this heat! I bought this Guns and Roses halter top a few months ago at www.forever21.com and had not worn it yet! Sad face! 😦 So I decided to pair it with a cute red maxi skirt and leopard print sandals from www.gojane.com. In my wardrobe I believe leopard is a neutral. It really does go with everything!  To top this whole look off I added a cute studded hat! 

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This past weekend I went camping at the beach with my husband and my family. Stay tuned for a post all about how I celebrated the first days of summer 2014!

Xo Heidi

Get the Look: White and Neon

So today I did a really fun makeup look I thought I would share! When I was doing it, I just knew I wanted something bright, fun and different! I put white in my waterline fairly often, but I don’t usually do my bottom eyelashes white as well.  Just switching that up added a lot of drama and played up how intense and bright the eyeshadow’s were!  My top eyeshadow’s are a mix of neon coral and neon pink.  On my lips I used lipstick as well as eyeshadows to make sure the color matched my eyes exactly. Below I have a list of all the products I used to create this fun makeup look! Enjoy!
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The Look:)
Get the Look: White and Neon
The Products Used:)
Eyeshadow palette – Morphe Brushes  www.morphebrushes.com
Lipstick – Lime Crime, Geradium  www.limecrime.com
Eyeliner – NYX Black Liquid Liner  www.nyxcosmetics.com
Foundation – Younique BB Flawless  www.youniqueproducts.com/heidirodriguez
Lashes – House Of Lashes Pixie Luxe  www.houseoflashes.com
White Eyeliner – NYX Jumbo Pencil, Milk  www.nyxcosmetics.com

Nirvana

Yesterday I finally got to wear my new distressed cut offs! I was pretty excited to be honest. Mostly, because I found a pair that actually fit me correctly!  Usually they are too short, too tight or just not the style I want. I found these at Forever 21 after looking at every pair of cutoffs in the store, literally!  When I saw them I knew they were “the ones”.  I plan on wearing them all summer, so here is your warning! Here is how I styled them!

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Kimono – Foreign Exchange (old)
T-shirt – Forever 21
Necklace – old
Shorts – Forever 21
Sandals – Ross
Sunglasses – Betsey Johnson
Purse – Brandy Melville