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New Year, New Life…

Shirel

YES, I know I have been m.i.a for a few good months, but I do have a wonderful excuse, as on October 6th 2014 (a day before her papi’s birthday) I became a mother of a little angel baby girl named Shirel! Her name means God’s poem in Hebrew, which her cousins picked out for her, combining both their names (Shiraz + Daniel= Shirel)! As you can imagine these few months have been literally an emotional (and phyisical) roller coaster, never in my life could I have been prepared for what was about to come, yes I’ve had 9 months to prepare and loads of amazing advice from family and friends, and even strangers! But nothing prepares you for all these mixed feelings coming at you all at once, the ups and downs, of course it helped so much to have my family around me, to be home in Barcelona and having my husband’s support and help at all times. So you might be asking what is it you feel? It’s difficult to put into words, I will try though… Joy yet sadness, pain yet happiness, exhaustion yet ecstatic, fury yet love, hope yet nothingness… And so it goes on, and the thing is you are feeling like that about everything and everyone around you, including yourself, and that first moment you see yourself in the mirror after it all (not to mention all the other first moments that are happening on a daily basis), guess what you don’t recognize the person staring back at you, and it is kind of eye opening, because you know that it is you but it is most definitely a new you, a you that you will come to know, understand, respect and love, because you have just added a new layer to your skin, now you are not just a daughter, sister, wife, friend, you have also become a mother to a new life who is your daughter, who herself will become someone’s sister, friend and someday wife… And so it goes on, like a full circle! And though no one and nothing could’ve prepared me, just one smile from her one look and it IS all SO WORTH IT!  So yes this is definitely a different kind of post, and a different side to my blog, and just like my life has changed and evolved so will GoodGood Gorgeous, because it is inevitable, and I hope you will all enjoy it! Today Shirel turned 3 months, and those early days of motherhood seem so far away, I get to see her discover the world one day at a time, and she is such a happy and smiley baby which melts my heart! I tell Jeff (my husband) every day, that she is my best friend:)! Here are a few photographs summarizing the past few months, from Barcelona to London, and finally DC. Stay tuned this week as I share my London look, and my Rent The Runway look…

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