Friday, November 21, 2008

Baby Baby Baby!

Hi girls,
HIGH-PITCHED HAPPY SQUEAL! My little muffin girl is here! I've never been happier. Little Carolina is just the MOST. I wish you could meet her. At a week and four days old, she doesn't do much communicating, but she speaks VOLUMES with her sparkly eyes and hilarious jazz hands. I only have a moment, but I wanted to thank all of you for your incredibly touching well wishes and congrats. It's amazing how touched you can be by people you've never even met! I adore my SYB Babes...and that's why it pains me to tell you that I'm taking a little three-month break to bond with my peanut. But I'll be back, bigger and deffer, around late Feb/early March.

In the meantime, I leave you with this. Carolina came a little early because, well, I was hospitalized for food poisoning due to a shady Jamaican beef patty (I literally almost projectile-vomited out my daughter). So they had to take her out right away! Anyway, between the patty and the cherub, I was in the hospital for what felt like years. The ONLY thing that kept me feeling at all like myself was the contents of my toiletry bag. I'd had the foresight to throw Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations in Lavender/Rosewood ($29.50) in my purse as we ran out the door. It's a fabulous travel pack of Crabtree & Evelyn's fabulous aromatherapy Gentle Cream Body Wash, Soothing Body Lotion and Comforting Night Cream. Not only did the lavender scent help calm me down during quite a few high-stress moments, my roommate appreciated the spa-worthy scent wafting out of our shared shower. Yuuum. Forever more, the scent of lavender will remind me of my sweet girl's stunning debut.

Contented sigh.

Okay girls, my bundle o'amor is squirming, so I need to wrap this up. I love you all madly, and will return before you know it!! Have a FABULOUS holiday season!!

Big kiss,


Anonymous jackson's mommy said...

Tia what a blessing and JOY!!! She is beautiful! Congratulations, swaddle her well (didn't the nurses make the baby look like a burrito?!?!), enjoy the family coming by and dropping off things, get rest and watch that little angel grow :-) When I think of my angel, it is SUCH a wonderous blessing (the window to conceive, the birth, everything it takes for a baby to get here - amazing!) I remember smelling the top of my little boy's head and thinking they should bottle it. It is an amazing smell! People always talk about labor (I did natural it was no joke and from what I heard C-sections are NO JOKE either and recovery)... but rarely do people talk about those first few days which are amazing. I stared at every part of his body it is so cool... and then you blink and they are crawling trying to walk like my 9 month old guy... Enjoy Tia and be blessed!!!

6:29 PM  
Blogger Fabulously Broke said...


6:31 PM  
Blogger baby said...

Awww Tia,
I'm so happy for you! Enjoy every moment! I have a one month old and he's already growing so fast. These are the special times.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Schuggles said...

Congratulations Tia! Both you and baby Carolina look beautiful! What a blessing!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tia, Tia, Tia,

She is absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy for you. I'm literally beaming as I write. And Yes, i agree how involved I feel and I don't even know you.

Thanks for keeping us updated and thanks so much for the beauty fix to keep us happy until you come back. lol I'll have to talk Santa into a little C&E this Christmas.

Many Blessings to you and your family.

See you in 2009!!!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

What a blessing. congrats to you and Mr Tia. lol

7:27 PM  
Blogger Dominican Enigma said...

TIA!!!!!! We'll miss you so much. She's so beautiful. God bless her, you and Adam. Big Hugs to you, DE

7:28 PM  
Blogger P.S. I love this... said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby!!! Your baby is beautiful.

8:26 PM  
Blogger ladymisstee said...

Oh Tia!!
She is so precious. Congratulations! I'm over the moon for you and your hubby. God bless you all. Carolina's Mommy and Daddy are good looking and warm-hearted.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Amina said...

She's so beautiful! Congratulations and enjoy each moment with her.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Its Just Me said...

Congrats Tia! I don't comment much but I'm so happy for you. *sigh* I remember my little bundle of joy- 10 years ago. :)

Oh- your hair is gorgeous, darling. I have to catch up on your posts to see what you're using. ;)

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Malca Jamaya said...

O-MY-GOODNESS! How wonderful is that! She's beautiful, I'm so happy for y'all. I hope your better at swaddling then I was (thank goodness for Grandmothers!)and see you in 2009!

I think I'll get the Crabtree giftset as a Christmas present for myself lol.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Beauty 365 said...

sooooooo cute! big fat congrats to you and the kiddo!


Beauty 365
Beauty Every Day

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Arlice Nichole said...

Oh my gosh, there she is!!! She is precious Tia, congratulations again. I'm so glad everything turned out ok. I just had a baby myself this past September and I call her muffin berry mix. I know, totally backwards! Ok, back to bonding

Toodles! :)

12:14 AM  
Blogger lenamarie said...

What a GORGEOUS little girl! Congrats!

2:13 AM  
Blogger Candice said...

Que Bonita!!!!!

So sad that you will be gone, but it completely understandable. She is the priority...hope you enjoy all your bonding time and loving every moment of her.

5:31 AM  
Blogger olajuwon said...

Yay! Thanks for the photo Tia, I was wondering what baby Carolina looked like and she's a cutie : ) Congrats to you and Adam again and Happy Holidays!

7:42 AM  
Blogger From Gullah to Ghetto and now Ivory Tower said...

Congrats to you, Adam, and Carolina. May you all have a wonderful holiday season.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Hope said...

Tia, this is wonderful. I have enjoyed following your blog and am thankful that you've shared your life. I will be thinking fondly of you and your growing family. Don't forget to let us know if there is anything we can do for YOU because you've done so much for US.

10:13 AM  
Blogger divasoul said...

Aw so precious! Congrats again to you and Adam. We'll miss you, but enjoy your time!

11:59 AM  
Blogger laughing808 said...

Hey Tia, congrats again with your new bundle of joy. And it's totally understandable that you take some time to spend with Lil Caroline.

Be blessed!

12:16 PM  
Blogger IbisCaraib said...

Congratulations Tia! I'm so happy for you and your husband.

Too cute!

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay Tia!!! Congratulations! Enjoy the time off to bond with your daughter and husband.

2:23 PM  
Blogger hope said...

Congratulations and God bless your beautiful baby girl!!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Phoenix_Rising said...

How lovely! Congratulations again! Take the time you goes by so fast!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Awww she's beautiful Tia! CONGRATS!!!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Tisha said...

She's lovely,thanks for posting. I can't wait to see 3 month pics. I'm expecting my little muffin in 2 months and can't wait. Congrats to you and Adam.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous SYB-er said...

I'm so glad you and baby are alright.
She is such a bundle of joy. Congratulations and I know you and hubby will dote on her like the little princess she is.

Happy Holidays and looking forward to reading from you get back next year!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carolina is so precious! Enjoy your bonding time with the baby. We'll miss you!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your little girl. And look at those fingers, a pianist in the making.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous tabitha said...

She's so beautiful!!! I am gushing! So happy for you, Adam, and your parents (who must be THRILLED to be grandparents).

We'll miss you, but I am so happy that you'll be bonding with your little one.

Have a happy holidays, SYB Babes!!

11:26 PM  
Anonymous flygyrl72 said...

Congrats on your little one Tia! She's as beautiful as her mama already!

11:36 PM  
Anonymous lori said...

She is beautiful! Thank you for sharing and all the blessings with your new bundle of joy!

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Jenna Marie Christian said...

I am so happy for you Tia!!! We can;t wait until your return, but we understand the duties of the "Mommy"...Best wishes to you and yours. I hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday season.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

What a beautiful baby.

Have a wonderful holiday as well.
Stay warm, healthy and loved.

See you next year!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Calming Corners said...

What a beautiful blessing. Congrats to you and your family!


9:44 AM  
Blogger BonafideLatina~ said...

Congrats to you and your family...I love the name..oh wait that is my name too CAROLINA :)
Enjoy your time off!!!

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a beauty!Enjoy your much needed break!

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Enjoy your time with your precious bundle of joy. I let out an audible "AWW!" when I saw the photo. Congratulations again.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tia!!! May God bless you and and your family :-)

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Nicole from Chi City said...

I have been checking back EVERYDAY for an update! She is gorgeous! It is good to know that you are well. Enjoy this time with her.

Happy Holidays =)

12:02 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

Oh my gosh! She is absolutely precious. I'm so happy for you and Adam. Enjoy this wonderful time with your little angel. Be blessed and have a lovely holiday season.

12:48 PM  
Blogger 1969 said...

Good for you Tia. Take all the time you need to get used to being a mommy and to bond with your daughter. It's the greatest job ever and no beauty product will ever fill you with as much joy.

Again, congratulations!!!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Scandalous Beauty said...

Oh my goodness, I'm in tears, what a beautiful picture of the two of you! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Raven said...

Just beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing with us. Take care and I look forward to catching up with all the beauty buzz after the New year!

2:00 PM  
Blogger A*E* said...

She is too precious!!! Enjoy your holidays and time off with your beautiful family!!!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Cece said...

Oh my God!!! Congrats Tia. She is just so cute and her hands are so adorable. Those long fingers, I can already see her in a pair of chic elbow gloves lol My ovaries are aching. Sigh. Take care. I will hopefully survive on the archives waiting patiently till you come back.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Funkee said...

You're a mommy. I cry, I kid you not, I cry :) Wow...motherhood is a beautiful place to be. It is more deffer to share your life with a little girl. *wow*

Congratulations to you both. See you in a few months!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Wes said...

Congratulations Tia!! It is truly a blessing.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Isis said...

Absolutely adorable! Congrats again! Ditto to Jackson's Mommy...they can change overnight, it's the most amazing time :)

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Bashful Beauty said...

What a bundle of Joy!!!!!!! You both look adorable! Remember to pamper yourself.....XOXOXO

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carolina looks like a little angel! And she has the most graceful fingers :) We'll certainly miss you, but wish you and your family all the best!

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Nico said...

Beautiful!!! Simply Beautiful!!!

Again... Congratulations!!!

Tia & Adam!!! I wish you ALL the BEST!!!


3:40 PM  
Blogger Katee "e-polishblog" said...

Congratulations! That is the best Christmas gift ever.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous couture nerd said...

Aaaawwwww... You have good reason to take a break - but know that you will be missed. Wow, kids! Tia, this is marking a whole 'notha chapter. Keep us posted as you write it!

12:13 AM  
Anonymous beautychemist said...

OMG, she is so precious! Congratulations and use this time to relax and be pampered. She's going to be up and running in no time:-)

12:58 PM  
Anonymous beautychemist said...

Oh, one more thing, where did you get that suspect beef patty? I need to know where not to go!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That photo of you and your little darling is too beautiful!!!!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Femme Star said...

Congratulations!!!! Enjoy your new bundle of joy and I'm so glad everything turned out well. Congratulations again!!

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a pretty little girl. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy her!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

Congrats! She's so beautiful!

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Angelicque said...

Congratulation on your darling baby girl. I have two myself, 2 and 3, and they are the biggest blessings on my life as I am sure Carolina will be in yours,

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tia! Enjoy your new bundle of joy. My baby boy turns five months tomorrow. Here's a warning for ya ... at the four month mark your hair is going to start to shed - severely. Try garlic pills and biotin (5mg). :) All the best to you and your family. Happy Holidays!

Jakey's Mom

5:29 PM  
Anonymous bknesto said...

Wow Tia...It's been a awhile since I used to chill with you and Lola on St.James place, now you're a mommy! God bless you and child. Man the hood has changed immensly since you guys left...and if you figure out who this is, I don't think you'll be suprised that I blog about it. Take care and drop me a line sometime.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to come in here and wish you and your husband congratulations! The little baby is precious and adorable.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Liz Falkner said...

Miss Carolina is indeed an angel! What a beautiful baby. Congrats to you and Adam!!

Have a Happy Holiday Season!!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Miss Angel said...

She couldn't possibly be more gorgeous! Congrats again Tia!

7:43 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Wow, Tia's a mommy! Your baby girl is completely adorable. I wish you and the family lots of love, virtual hugs and don't forget, when she sleeps, you sleep! Take care and enjoy this time. It only happens once, so soak it up and take lots of pictures.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Product Junkie Diva said...

Just beautiful. Your bundle of joy is a beautiful sight to behold. Congrats to you and your hubby. I knew the day would come when you would take a break to have bonding time so enjoy your months, as we all count down until your return.
Best Best Best Wishes Ever
P.S. Your hair looks FABULOUSLY it!

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I study midwifery in hopefully become an exceptional midwife!. And its jus so fascinatig every time i see a baby being born into the world.

Just for future reference....Your not spposed to eat pattys during pregnancy xx

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Kia said...

Hi Tia,
OMG, congrats tremendously. I used to be a loyal reader of your blog, but lost the link and have been raiding the shelves of Sephora aimlessly, until today when I rediscovered your site. What a surprise to see you as a mama with a little baby girl!! I had my son back in September and just wish I was up on all your preggo picks to get me thru the summer. But anyways, enjoy your little bambina, ay que linda!! I second the notion on the biotin for hair shedding, my hair has started and it is very disturbing, but i know you will find something out there.
Take care and god bless you, your hubby and little Carolina!!!

2:02 PM  
Anonymous bella said...

Congrats! Caroline is such a beautiful name. All the best.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Groovy Black Chick said...

CONGRATS! What a beautiful little cocoa boo-boo she is! Very happy for you and your hubby. Take the break, get some sleep (ha! said the mother...) and collect a ton of beauty stuff to come back and tell us about. One love and happy mommy-ing :-).

6:59 PM  
Blogger bylinediva said...

TIA....long time, obviously VERY long time...who knows when you'll see this but I'm glad to hear the good news...congrats on your baby!!!!!!
enjoy it it goes fast...not that i know personally...but i've got nieces LOL!

i loved the today show piece...and i'm sure your daughter will be beautiful as your husband is a cutie pie!!!

congrats again!!! we'll catch up, oh, around the times she goes to kindergarten LOL....!

enjoy! peace and blessings to you all...

Tonya Pendleton

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Kimmie said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!!!

12:17 PM  
Blogger MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Oh, congratulations, mi amore! A beautiful baby girl--what joy! Welcome to motherhood--enjoy the ride. Babies are lovely, but baby girls are incredible. Here's to health, strength, and above all things, God's favor. I'm so proud of you and your husband.



9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am soooo happy for you! i love the name carolina and i think it is so amazing for you to share this beautiful, private blessing with us!

i so anticipate your return, and in the meantime, enjoy yourself!!!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Chic Noir said...

congrats Tia. It doesn't seem like you it's been that long since you announced your pregnancy.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Naki said...

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! What a blessing?! Excellent success and the best of wishes!

2:56 AM  
Anonymous blackberry said...

A very sweet picture. I'm glad you ladies are home and safe together. Congrats!

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tia, Congratulations and Happy birthday to Carolina. May God Bless you all.

2:44 PM  
Blogger D'sMommy said...

Congrats on your little girl. I only have a son right now, although that'll change in a few weeks when I have my own little girl:), so I'm used to blue and trucks and what not but I know I'll be just as blessed as I was w/my son and you are w/your daughter. Congrats again!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Diva (in Demand) said...

Congratulations to the both of you!!!!

11:31 PM  
Anonymous The Q said...

Congratulations on your baby! Love your blog. Here's a great vid I found that has tips for natural makeup.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Naki said...

Que linda! CONGRATULATIONS, mama!

4:13 AM  
Blogger Charlene said...

Congratulations!! I know I'm late, but are u jamaican? I heard you speak about the beef patty lolol...I'm jamaican...i wonder who the patty was from?

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Laser lipo said...

I used to be a loyal reader of your blog, but lost the link and have been raiding the shelves of Sephora aimlessly, until today when I rediscovered your site. What a surprise to see you as a mama with a little baby girl!! I had my son back in September and just wish I was up on all your preggo picks to get me thru the summer..............thank

10:39 AM  

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