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I Don’t Like Wearing White (13th August 2020)

There are some photos from the shoot where I actually think I look alright, but of course I had to weird it up and then choose one of those…

I Don’t Like Wearing White (13th August 2020)
 
#WellThisWasNotWhatIHadInMindForMyShoot
#IPlannedToPhotographMyCannulaScar
#ButITookATestShotAndGotMoreOfMyselfInThanIWanted
#AndIQuiteLikedHowItLooked
#MyWhiteNursingBraAgainstTheWhiteWallAndAll
#IDidNotPlanToBuyWhiteBras
#IHaveACoupleInBlackAndIWantedAMoreButTheyHadSoldOut
#TheyAreComfortableSoIJustThoughtScrewItAndBoughtThemAndThoughtMaybeIWillDyeThem
#IDoNotLikeWearingWhiteAsIAmQuiteMessy
#IDidNotEvenGetMarriedInWhite
#IDoNotWearWhiteVeryMuch
#SoGettingBabyClothesInWhiteWasABitScary
#ThoughAtTheMomentStainsAreComingOutQuiteEasilyButIHearThatIsNotTheCaseWhenWeaningStarts
#IGuessThisIsAlsoAPortraitOfMeAsTheMotherOfATwoMonthOld
#TimeFliesBySoQuickly
#ItIsSuperHotAtTheMomentHenceWhyIWasSatInMyUnderwearForTheTestShotThatLedToThisImage
#WeHaveSomeOfThoseMakeYourOwnIceLollyTubes
#ThereAreACoupleWhichHaveBreastMilkInAsWeThoughtItWouldBeASmartWayToFreezeItAsTheTubesAreReusable
#AndIHadMadeSomeCoconutWaterOnesAsWellAsSomeAppleJuiceAndOrangeAndGrapefruitJuiceOnes
#HoweverASmartThingToDoWouldHaveBeenToPutLabelsOnThem
#AsEarlierIThinkIHadSomeBreastMilkThinkingItMightBeCoconutWater
#ThoughTheBreastMilkTastedBetterThanTheCoconutWater
#IGuessItIsWeirdToBeWeirdedOutByDrinkingMyOwnMilkWhenMyBabyDrinksItAndItIsHomemade
#ToBeFairIFindItMoreFunnyThanAnythingElse
#AndIHaveHadABitOfMyMilkBefore
#WhenIAmLeakingAndItSeemsLikeLickingItOffMyFingerIsAQuickWayToGetRidOfIt
#ItTastesQuiteSweet
#TheseHashtagsEndedUpGoingSomewhereThatIDidNotThinkTheyWouldGo
#IThinkAnyoneWhoSaysTheyHaveNotTriedTheirOwnBreastmilkIsProbablyLyingAnyways
#BSeemsToLikeItSoItCanNotBeTooBad

#WellThisWasNotWhatIHadInMindForMyShoot
#IPlannedToPhotographMyCannulaScar
#ButITookATestShotAndGotMoreOfMyselfInThanIWanted
#AndIQuiteLikedHowItLooked

I probably have too many pictures of myself where I do this one arm over the head thing, but here you go. This wasn’t the test shot – the shoot developed into this. I don’t think it’s the first time I’ve done the arm over and pulled my cheek, but I think it might be the first time one has made it into a project.

I love creating more work for myself – more hashtags, editing and blog posts.

#MyWhiteNursingBraAgainstTheWhiteWallAndAll
#IDidNotPlanToBuyWhiteBras
#IHaveACoupleInBlackAndIWantedAMoreButTheyHadSoldOut
#TheyAreComfortableSoIJustThoughtScrewItAndBoughtThemAndThoughtMaybeIWillDyeThem

It looks like it was a good job that I bought them as I was going to link to the product page, but they don’t seem to sell them anymore.

I only wear the white ones when the black ones are in the wash/drying. At some point I might dye them navy so they go with the rest of my clothes. I have other ones where you unclip them to feed, but they’re a bit more faffy. With these ones you can just pull the material to the side to feed.

You can quite clearly see my breast pads too…

#IDoNotLikeWearingWhiteAsIAmQuiteMessy
#IDidNotEvenGetMarriedInWhite
#IDoNotWearWhiteVeryMuch

I got married in blue, but you probably could have guessed that. The dress I am wearing now has a tomato stain on it…

#SoGettingBabyClothesInWhiteWasABitScary
#ThoughAtTheMomentStainsAreComingOutQuiteEasilyButIHearThatIsNotTheCaseWhenWeaningStarts

I’ve changed in many ways since having a baby. One new thing for me is I now use fabric softener and I have stain remover. I do also have something for bleaching, but I haven’t used that yet.

#IGuessThisIsAlsoAPortraitOfMeAsTheMotherOfATwoMonthOld
#TimeFliesBySoQuickly

I can’t believe that she is already over 2 months old. I want her to grow up, but I also don’t want her too at the same time (I think I’ve posted about this before).

Today we put her in a door bouncer for the first time as her neck is strong enough and I remembered that our friends lent us one.

#ItIsSuperHotAtTheMomentHenceWhyIWasSatInMyUnderwearForTheTestShotThatLedToThisImage

I’ve said before with this project that I don’t want to change how I am dressed for photoshoots, but I also thought it didn’t matter as I was just planning to show my arm.

#WeHaveSomeOfThoseMakeYourOwnIceLollyTubes
#ThereAreACoupleWhichHaveBreastMilkInAsWeThoughtItWouldBeASmartWayToFreezeItAsTheTubesAreReusable
#AndIHadMadeSomeCoconutWaterOnesAsWellAsSomeAppleJuiceAndOrangeAndGrapefruitJuiceOnes
#HoweverASmartThingToDoWouldHaveBeenToPutLabelsOnThem
#AsEarlierIThinkIHadSomeBreastMilkThinkingItMightBeCoconutWater
#ThoughTheBreastMilkTastedBetterThanTheCoconutWater

I’ve been calling it ice lolly roulette. You are meant to put labels on them as it should be used up within 6 months, but she’s not 6 months yet so I know they’re fine. I actually might try to find one and defrost it for later.

#IGuessItIsWeirdToBeWeirdedOutByDrinkingMyOwnMilkWhenMyBabyDrinksItAndItIsHomemade
#ToBeFairIFindItMoreFunnyThanAnythingElse
#AndIHaveHadABitOfMyMilkBefore
#WhenIAmLeakingAndItSeemsLikeLickingItOffMyFingerIsAQuickWayToGetRidOfIt
#ItTastesQuiteSweet
#TheseHashtagsEndedUpGoingSomewhereThatIDidNotThinkTheyWouldGo
#IThinkAnyoneWhoSaysTheyHaveNotTriedTheirOwnBreastmilkIsProbablyLyingAnyways
#BSeemsToLikeItSoItCanNotBeTooBad

Yeah these hashtags definitely went somewhere unexpected. There was/is a restaurant in London that sold/sells breastmilk ice cream though.

I’ve seen some cute moulds to make breastmilk ice lollies, but I think B is a bit too young for them at the moment. Maybe next summer?


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