1. That whole tweaking my back thing? Well well well. Turns out it’s back labor and I have one well-deserving word in regards to that. FUCK.

2. It seems buying shoes that I won’t be able to wear for several months is the only remedy currently working for me. Hence, these.

(Thanks to Alice for the heads up.)

Couldn’t decide between the red stripe and navy stripe, but navy won over when I considered my regular TOMS are red. See! I am still capable of rational decision-making, even when the shooting pains in my lower back make me involuntarily jerk, gasp and weep!

3. Speaking of Alice, she is also quite a fan of Anthony Bourdain. (Can’t wait to read Medium Raw.) I adore his writing, so if you click on any link today, please click this one. I’m telling you, if you have a child who watches the Noggin Channel, this blog post of his will have you rolling on the floor. Bourdain wrote it last summer, but I am sure to revisit it once or twice a month. Genius.

4. You know how you tie a scarf by making a loop and pulling the ends through? And how sometimes it leaves a large clump that doesn’t lay flat across your chest? Check out this alternate way of tying that leaves the scarf hanging completely flat. Again, GENIUS.

5. Did I mention that I love scarves and wear them daily? I will be telling you more about this borderline obsession when I put together my All-Encompassing Maternity Wear post. It’s everything you need to look stylish and put together throughout the lovely gestational period. (And it really doesn’t involve too much!)

6. Finally, I will leave you with some Gilt purchases for little Whoorlita. (Whose official first and second initials are MO. Anyone care to take a guess? No one has nailed it yet!)

Seriously, ladies. If you aren’t shopping for your little ones on Gilt yet, YOU CRAZY.

All Egg by Susan Lazar

  1. Melinda

    June 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I hope that your labor is fast and that she turns so that the back pains stop. Squee! Baby is coming.
    .-= Melinda´s last blog ..Our Dance =-.

  2. anie

    June 3, 2010 at 10:15 am

    ouch! I spent my entire labor (20 hours) with the back labor and the lovely Pit drip~and no walking! on the bed! egads. first baby came out like a canon, fast and easy. that second babe gave me hell.
    here’s hoping you end up with your delightful bundle of joy sooner than…later :)
    millie? margaret? maisy?
    olive? ophelia? odell?
    I don’t know the little mr.’s first and middle so I don’t have much to go on for how you roll with the names :)

    It’s Anders Smith, for reference…

    .-= anie´s last blog ..Life, captured in a new way =-.

  3. Emily

    June 3, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Mushroom Omelette.

    What a pretty name for a baby!

    Beautiful. We’ve been calling her Michelle Obama around here. ;)

    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Other things that can be steam trains: Shopping carts, strollers, laundry baskets =-.

  4. Amy --- Just A Titch

    June 3, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness, back labor sounds hellish! But those SHOES! I think I need them :)

    I can’t wait to see how gorgeous little Whoorlita is. I don’t think I have a good guess for the first name…but maybe Olivia for the middle name?

  5. ali

    June 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Mila Olivia.
    And if that’s not the name…I may have to have a baby just to use it.
    .-= ali´s last blog ..Geriatric People Walking =-.

  6. Annika

    June 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Meredith Olivia? Maeve Ophelia? Madeleine Odette? Margot Olive? Marley Octavia? GIVE ME A HINT!
    .-= Annika´s last blog ..Drive-By Kid Blogging =-.

  7. Jae

    June 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I hear you about the scarves! I only recently came around to them and am now madly in love with them. I have a few circle scarves in white, gray, and black along with a regular scarf in python (wild thing!). I found one on Etsy I’m in deep serious love with. It’s a gorgeous plum color. I bet it’d look astounding on you with your dark hair and eyes.

    Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see/meet little MO!

  8. hillary

    June 3, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Hmmm … I’m going with Magda Odell.
    .-= hillary´s last blog ..It’s Gonna Be A Glorious Day I Feel My Luck Could Change =-.

  9. Beth B

    June 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Back labor – uh oh. Wow. Thanks for the link on the new scarf tie thing – i’m totally going to try that! Also – i bought the Toms wedges yesterday too – i wanted the red stripe but ended up going with the solid black; figure if I like ’em i’ll end up getting more pairs…. eeek! OK well hang in there!

  10. Tina

    June 3, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I hope you are not in pain much longer…ouch! I have no name guesses. I’m awful with girl names. You are the 3rd recommendation for those shoes…I guess that means the universe is trying to tell me something? The scarf tutorial is great. I love to wear them too, but I always wear them so bulky.
    Hope all goes smoothly for you!

  11. Suzanne from pretty*swell

    June 3, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Love, LOVE those baby clothes. Never heard of gilt. Have been living in a closet, apparently. Thank you for the tip!

    And, my vote for MO? Maxine Olive. Because it’s the first thing that comes to mind (and they’re two of the best names in our family). :)

    Hang in there with the back labor! Stretching always helped me.
    .-= Suzanne from pretty*swell´s last blog ..Giveaway: Modern Bird Studios =-.

  12. K

    June 3, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Molly Olivia.
    Maier Opal.
    Maven Onyx.
    Mallory Ophelia.

  13. Linette

    June 3, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Back labor blows…been there. Seriously thought my backbone was being twisted and separated from the inside out. Hang in there.

    Madeleine Olivia?
    Mia Olive?

    Love your blog – I lurk often!

  14. Carrie

    June 3, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Was just thinking about you and your back this morning…come out child, come out (as peacefully and painlessly as possible). There is a world of filled with shoes awaiting you.

    Matilda Oriana
    Maggie Oriel

    Mother of pearl, please say her middle name’s not Oprah (no offense to Oprah or you if she’s, like, related to you or if you promised her your first daughter’s middle name would be hers).

    Thinking of you and ps – just grabbed a pair of the Toms this morning myself.

    Hang in there Mama.
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Cheesy Frittata, Zested Stone Fruit and Adult Strawberry Lemonade =-.

  15. Cortney

    June 3, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Two guesses –

    Madeline Oribel (Oribel is Latin for ‘golden beauty’)

    or Maribel(le) Olivia

    Good luck!