Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW IN, SWAROVSKI

Hello darlings, I know I am a little late, but I wanted to share with you my lovely Swarovski treats from my recent Birthday and Valentines. Hope everyone had fun on Valentine's Day. Ours was not that amazing for one simple reason, I spent Valentines night at the hospital with extreme nausea and vomiting. Yes again!!! How sexy was that?
It's ok, I am doing much better now. 
It's really in difficult times and when you go through certain situations that you really see who your real family and true friends are and the ones that really care. I am blessed and I appreciate every single day to have a husband that cares and that is so patient even when my patience is already reaching the limit, plus, let's just say he really knows how to spoil me, but let's put it this way I am a good wifey too. :)
Are you a fan of Swaroski pieces?

Take care my loves
Claudia

Monday, February 23, 2015

OSCARS 2015 RED CARPET LOOKS

Photo: Margot Elise Robbie, so beautiful!!! Love the dress the necklace, the hair... perfect!
Margot Elise Robbie, so beautiful in this sexy black Saint Laurent gown! Love the dress the necklace, the hair, the makeup... She looks absolutely stunning!  
Jennifer Lopez, she looked like a Goddess in this gorgeous sparkly nude Elie Saab creation.
Zoe Saldana, always looks amazing and tonight was no exception! Love this Versace gown! What an amazing postbaby body!
Photo: Rosamund Pike , one of my favorite dresses!
Rosamund Pike, looking fabulous in this red Givenchy dress. She also just had a baby. 
Cate Blanchett looks flawless in Maison Couture by John Galliano and this turquoise necklace was the perfect touch.
87th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Lupita's gown was created with over 6,000 pearls by Calvin Klein Collection. Gorgeous!!!
Photo: Anna Kendrick, so elegant. Beautiful!!!!
Anna Kendrick in Thakoon, so elegant and beautiful!
87th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo Couture, love the style and the color of this dress. 


These were my best dressed picks of the night.
Who were your faves?
I will be back soon with some of my Valentine treats from my dear husband and some recent pregnancy news, so stay tuned!

Claudia 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I AM ON INSTAGRAM!

Today is a quick post just to let you guys know I finally I opened an Instagram account last night. Would love to see you all there.  

http://instagram.com/claudiapersi/

Take care
Claudia 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WHAT'S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG?

Hello beautiful followers, how was everyone's weekend? Mine was really awesome. Saturday I had a maternity photo shoot and Sofia was thrilled to be part of it. Makes me so proud when the photographer says it was a breeze working with Sofia, she is such a well behaved child. Sunday my mom prepared a little get together at her place for my Bday, tons of delicious food and great company.  
Today's post is simply to share the items I am hoping will get me through this birth and to make my stay a little more pleasant and comfortable. For all first time moms out there, I thought would be great to give you my suggestions on what to pack for your hospital bag.  Hope my list will help you.
If you're in the final stretch like me, with only a couple months to go before your due date, now is the time to gather together all the essentials you'll need during labor and birth.
Hospitals vary in their policies about what you are allowed to bring with you when you have your baby so the best is to check what the hospital provides and what you can bring yourself. If this is your first, I would recommend to take a hospital tour a few months before your due date.
If a group tour isn't your thing, ask for a private tour they may be able to help you. With my first, I did my hospital tour a few months before my due date and I really liked it, my husband came with me as he did for all the Dr.'s appointments.  I think it's really important to have their support. He wanted to be part of everything and that was nice to see him so involved without me having to drag him.
The hospital tour will be a good way to ask all your questions like:
Do they have birth balls, squat bars, showers, water tubs..?  Learn where to park and where labor and delivery are located, visiting policies are also important to know.
Hope all these little suggestions will help you make your stay less stressful.
Don’t forget to install the car seat and have it ready for inspection at the hospital. Once you've got your hospital bag organized, remind yourself of the first signs of labor so you know when it's the real thing to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital.

For Baby:
1 Pack of newborn diapers
1 Pack of baby wipes
1 Travel pack of baby bath & body essentials
2-3 Newborn sleepers and Onesies
2 Burp cloths
2 Facecloths
2  Swaddling blankets
1 Baby blanket
1 Newborn outfit to bring baby home
1 Hat 
4 pairs of socks 
2 pairs of booties 
1 Pair of baby mittens
1 Gumdrop soother 
1 Earth Mama Angel baby bottom balm
Breast Pump
Baby formula " in case my milk supply is not enough"
2 small baby bottles
1 Baby bath towel

For Mommy:
2 nursing bras
A few nursing pads
1 pack of menstrual pads
 Travel pack of bath & body essentials (toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, lip balm, hairbrush, hairband, hair tie, hand sanitizer and some makeup " I am packing on the essentials, but I also will bring some makeup to make me feel a little more presentable"
Nipple cream
1 Mama-to-be oil by Earth Mama
4 Front-opening shirts are useful in the early days of breastfeeding.
2 pyjamas 
Come home outfit "Comfort is key post birth!" 
1 pair of flat shoes "Remember comfort does not mean ugly."
Comfortable underwear, trust me this isn't the time to pack your sexy Victoria Secret thongs 
1 pair of Flip flops "perfect for the shower and to walk around in hospital"
1 Bath towel
4 pairs of socks
1 Big sister gift, for Sofia to open when she comes visit. I think it's  a nice way to introduce them to the new addition of the family and they also don't feel left out. 

For Dad:
Camera and charger
Water bottles and healthy snacks for mom and dad
Bath & body essentials
Change of clothes and comfortable shoes
Water Spray and a hand-held fan to cool down the mom-to-be while she's in labor
Massage oil for mom "to be massaged during labor or contractions"

Besides all the nausea for about 6 months, a few trips to the emergency room and now at the end of my pregnancy so much pain in my ribs I couldn't be happier. I love preparing everything before my baby's arrival, it is for sure an exciting time for us now.  

Good luck and congrats to all the moms to be. 
Claudia

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

BABY BOY NAME

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Hello darlings, hope you are all having a great week so far. I've been feeling much better and soon I will be doing a maternity photoshoot. Can't wait!!! I just wanted to pass by and ask you your honest opinion. 
We are having the hardest time choosing a name for our little boy. Tiago or David, that is the question. With Sofia it was so easy to choose her name, but this time around we are not sure which one to go with. We only have a couple of months to decide that's if I don't have the baby before my due date.  
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)
Thanks everyone!

Claudia 



Sunday, February 01, 2015

BABY BOY NURSERY IDEAS

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Hello darlings, before I start I would like to thank everyone that took the time to comment on my last post, I was touched by every one of your lovely emails and private messages on my Facebook.  Thank you so much! 
This last week has been a little hard with a trip to the emergency room because of dehydration.  I started again with extreme nausea and vomiting, my blood pressure was really low to the point that I almost fainted and last but not least I started having really bad cramping in my stomach. Thanks to my wonderful husband and the help of my mom that is taking care of Sofia and bringing me some of my favorite homemade dishes, it made these days much easier. Today, I feel much better and hope that it stays that way cause it was pretty scary. I really need to get better for me and for my baby's health. 
 I had to cancel my pregnancy photo shoot,  so hopefully soon I will be able to reschedule.  
Today, I wanted to bring you a different post, as some of you may already know, I love decorating my home and get inspiration from different blogs and websites. One of my favorite blogs to look for inspiration is  www.projectnursery.com, they always have the best ideas for nurseries and kids rooms. 
Time is flying, I am entering my 32nd week tomorrow and I feel like I am about to pop with my huge belly but I need to get a few things done before my baby gets here. I am pretty much all set with the main things, but I am still not done decorating his nursery. The closet is done, but I still got a few details to do in his room
My favorite part of decorating my home was when I started putting together my daughter's room and her closet. My husband did help me a lot with assembling everything, I have to give him credit for that. I love her room and closet, it's really comfy, super functional, easy to keep organized and cleaned and that's what I am looking to do also for our baby's room. 
I believe when your home is well organized it's so much easier to keep it nice and tidy at all times specially when you have kids. My 3 and half year old knows where everything in her room goes and is awesome at keeping it tidy when she's done playing.  I am a lucky mom, but I believe kids do what they see. 
Hope this post gave some of you moms out there some great inspiration for your baby's nursery. It sure did help me get inspired! 
Thank you www.projectnursery.com

Tomorrow is my Birthday and I am turning 25 LOL!  J/K!!!
Take care everyone! 
Claudia