365 Self-portrait Project (week 17)

This week was very… hm…  I would say “transitional”.

I’m getting to a point where I can fall asleep in almost any position and at any time.

In addition, our losing weight and sleeping all the time Little One transitioned into a very hungry baby who doesn’t want to sleep if we do not hold her. After my husband digged out an old swing chair that issue got a bit easier to deal with, though. 

but, enough of my ramblings. lets get to this week self-portraits

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On Saturday we went to Babies”R”Us and got a mirror for the back seat. It works great for taking pictures ;) After that we had a wonderful time at the Iris Garden I blogged about a few days ago. It was a perfect day it a perfect place!

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Sunday was a lazy day for everybody. Not having the swing chair at the house yet, for almost half of the day I was working as the most comfortable pillow ever.

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Monday was really crazy. Trying to have at least one thing done I looked like that:

Our place looks like a battlefield and I actually have no control over it anymore. The food I’ve cooked this past week wasnt’ really very good. I’m too tired or in a hurry while making it. In between screaming infant, begging for attention toddler and begging for food dog (or stealing it from the toddler who later gets so angry because of that) there is a little space left for my attention to be focused on cooking. 

I know I will get use to it but for now it’s crazy around here.

In addition this project takes an extra time, as well as blogging which I think I’ll have to limit at some point.

I do not want to stop this project, though, because it brings me a relief for most of the time.

While everything around me is focused on everybody else in this project I can focused on myself. Just for a few minutes per day but it’s always a few minutes more than zero.

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Here I was enjoying homemade avocado-spinach-banana ice cream and a quiet “me time” in the bathroom. That quick shower I took in the middle of that day was so nice I didn’t want to go back to that craziness.

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Brushing my teeth :)

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First that day while checking my emails I saw a great news: I sold my first print EVER!!! Picture of a KETCHUP. That brought a big smile on my face and made my day

A few minutes before I took this picture I got popped on by our No 2. (that’s why I do not have any pants on). It has happened a few times this week and it feels like I will never learn ;)

Later that day I took one more picture which I think is really sweet: 


Our Little One does not appreciate kisses, yet ;)

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This self-portrait was inspired by Bonnie’s theme for this week:

a piece of photo art that references, in even the most oblique way, the title of one of your favorite books“.

I do have 3 books on my shelf that are next positions on my to-read list  :

- “A World without Women” by David F. Noble,

- “Woman Hating” by Andrea Dworkin,

- “Women who hurt themselves” by Dust Miller.

Those are not my favorite books but I do love to read about women and women’s issues in general. 

No wonder one of my favorite books is “Eat, Pray, Love” BUT before it was made into a movie!!!

At the same time the second favorite book on my list is “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert M. Pirsing :)

In addition when it comes to today’s picture, I do feel pretty down lately wondering if it’s just because I’m tired or because my PPD is appearing again :/

We’ll see.

Have a great weekend, my friends!

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40 thoughts on “365 Self-portrait Project (week 17)”

  1. I remember those first weeks/months where everything is slightly tilted
    or off-angle, somewhat like a Salvador Dali painting.
    I think it’s amazing what you are accomplishing.
    Relax into these off-kilter days.

    1. I just need to get use to to a new routine! I remember those first months with our first baby. It was new, it was different, it was hectic. Now is the same. I just need to find the right balance and stop worrying about everything and trying to have everything in perfect order!
      Thank you for stopping by!

  2. I love the photos of you being a comfortable “pillow”. No one ever said that motherhood is easy, but it does get easier as babies get a little bigger. Looks like you are having a vary harried time…. Your kiddos are adorable, and looks as if you are a very successful pillow. Hugs from Texas

  3. Your photos are tender and sweet. You are certainly documenting the day to day life of one woman in a very real way. Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday.

  4. You little one is absolutely precious!
    I remember those first few weeks, and they were indeed tough.
    My daughter was just barely a year old when my son was born.
    Have a wonderful weekend with hopefully a little bit of rest!

    1. Wow! So your kids are almost like twins ;)
      Just one year apart that had to be really hard on you! I always wanted my kids to be close apart but I’m glad that mine are not THAT close.lol

      thank you for stopping by!

  5. What a fabulous peek into a day in the life of a Mom! It certainly brought back memories and a few small tears for me! My motto became “This too shall pass!”
    Now, some 28 years later, I mostly remember only the good times until I see someone like you going through it – then I smile ~ at you because I know you are gonna love what is ahead, and to myself because I got through those days! *lol*
    Enjoy! (and rest whenever you can!)

    1. I can only imagine how you feel. It must be a wonderful feeling being able to look back and remember all those moments. I hope that someday looking back I will remember only the good times as well :)
      thank you!

  6. Really stunning photos. I am tempted to think of maybe trying to do the self potrait thing but I don’t have the equipment or talent to do so. =)

    Congrats on selling your print!

    1. Thank you, Marta! I do not have anything fancy as well. Just a simple digital camera. I rarely use tripod for those pictures. Mostly I use a chair or a table as the tripod. it’s much faster that way.
      At first you might want to try one selfie per week with whatever camera you have. even the phone camera will to the job.
      It’s really a fun project!

  7. I love how your chronicled all this. It will be a treasure one day when these days are no longer like this. Hang in there Mama!

  8. The photo of you and your sweet baby face to face is amazing! I just love these all though, you’re so very good at the self portraits and I know you will love looking back at them all years from now. :)

  9. LOVE your #119 – such a great perspective.

    This stage in motherhood is so tough – so glad your photography project is helping you cope. It all goes by SO fast (which is a good thing!)

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