Friday, June 29, 2007
Also, she bought the cutest little dress EVER.
And the cakes were incredibly beautiful (here's my favorite one).
I think I was definitely showing (I was worried I wouldn't because I went out there
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Until then, I leave you with an incident from last night.
Huz and I fell into bed exhausted from our trip and after settling in and getting comfortable it happened. What happened, you ask? IT. The seeing stars and laughing so hard I almost needed my inhaler happened. See, lately I've been sleeping on my side because sleeping on the back is a no-no, but last night I tried my stomach (because I still can, sort of). So I settled in and got comfy when all of a sudden Huz's hand landed on my ass. Normally this wouldn't be a problem but I knew we were both way too tired for any non-sleep-related activity. So, I inquired.
Me: "Um? What are you doing?"
Him: Innocently - "I'm saying goodnight to Cletus."
Oh my God the laughter. I almost died. He seriously thought my ASS was my GUT! Now THAT tells you something folks. My gut is as bulbous as my ass. It's official. I'm pregnant. |
Thursday, June 21, 2007
This! (the third one) It's a bird on a line: perfect.
These because I loathe having a billion plastic bags and am not entirely convinced they recycle them when you drop them off at the grocery store.
To make this. How nice would several of them be on the back porch!?
To eat my lunch now (Butternut Squash Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce and Pecans).
Bye, bye. |
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
On to this weekend's plans. We're flying home! To Colorado! For a baby shower! (Can you tell how excited I am about this? Just count those exclamation points and you'll get an idea.) We leave Friday evening and return Monday evening. Again, I have to say that I've never registered for gifts and I'm totally into it. I admit that I checked once and only briefly online this week to see if people were indeed getting stuff for us at Baby's "R" Us (only because there's not one in close proximity to our Denver-based family and friends and I was concerned that they were all going to Target where we registered for much less). I scrolled down the screen quickly to the "fulfilled" section just to see that it had become nicely populated in the last week. Yippeee!
A co-worker asked me this week if I had bought a new outfit for the occasion (do people really do that?), so I picked a nice one out that I already have - one that is both comfortable and stylish. I don't want to give the impression that I've let myself go* or anything, now do I? I'll be sure to post pictures and tell you all about it next week, so stay tuned!
*Can you believe someone at work actually said this to me this week? He was only kidding and was of the age to do so (think grandpa), so I punched him on the shoulder, made a joke about drinking one too many beers, and went about my day. |
Tuesday, June 19, 2007Schmutzie for leading me in the right direction for a template change. I was tired of the old 2-column look and wanted to embrace 3. What say you? |
Monday, June 18, 2007rotten for my first Mother's Day, I decided to return the favor. Here's the menu from last night's dinner.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Guava Glaze and Orange Habenero Mojo (I had to substitute apricot for guava and a jalepeno for the habenero because Nashville grocery stores suck.)
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime and Queso Fresco
Red Mexican Rice
Pear and Bourbon Cobbler
Do I know my man's tastes well, or what? I do. He said it was the top 3 meals I've ever made. :) I also bought him a stereotypical present, which I never thought I'd do. I got him a toolbox (he actually uses tools now, though!) filled with beer and his favorite chips. |
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Nursery as of now:
We still have to repaint all the white trim, the ceiling (the previous owner was messy with that purple/gray color), change the light fixture, put the crib together, get a changing table and a dresser...good thing we still have four and a half months!
[Added after Huz fulfilled his Father's Day duty (self-imposed; I didn't ask him to do a thing today) and put together the crib we won. Check out how cute it looks with the green! I'm going to paint some yellow squares and hang giant white and red clothes pins that I got from Pottery Barn on them....I'll post when it's done.]
Friday, June 15, 2007
1. My husband. It sounds cheesy, but he's really been great lately. He's extremely supportive, loving, and kind; I know he's going to be a great father with these traits. This Sunday is Father's Day and I plan on making him a dinner that I chose especially for him (I wouldn't say anything about it beforehand, but he saw the recipes I had accidentally left out, so the surprise factor is gone.)
2. The color we chose to paint the nursery this weekend. I'm going to pick it up after work from Sherwin-Williams. Check it out here and search for "Gleeful." The name says it all!
3. Friends who invite us to do things with them. We had a fun pool party last weekend (previous post) and are going to a Nashville Sounds game tomorrow night with others. I love you guys!
In the office
1. When I go into the office bathroom and suffocate on all the Lysol spray fumes. I'd rather smell shit than shit and fake roses any day!
2. When I have to wipe the seat before using it because the person before me tinkled on it. Hygiene, ladies! Hygiene!
3. When some guy in the men's bathroom flushes and immediately opens the door, filling the entire suite with the oh so professional sound of water rushing down the pipes. Lovely.
On the road
1. Whenever a good ol' boy in a beat up Chevy, Dodge, or Ford pickup gets in front of me and drives 10 miles below the speed limit. It ain't Sunday, buddy! I gotta get to work!
2. When I have to pee really badly (which seems like every day) and I'm stuck in traffic.
3. Pretty much everyone because they drive like idiots. (Huz says that Cletus is going to be born with an automatic frustration at 7:30a.m. and 5:00p.m. because of my road rage.) |
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Cletus and I sunbathed for the first time.
Huz and I chilled.
Here's me last weekend at 19 weeks.
With Neville (who says Huz isn't artistic!?).
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
*Harry Potter, natch. |
Monday, June 11, 2007
My favorite - her cute little profile.
Another profile - check out the beginnings of a cute button nose!
Now I lay me down to sleep...
Little face and hand.
The parts. Three lines the labia do make!
A 3D shot - kinda strange looking because it picks up all the tissue surrounding her, but still awesome.
Saturday, June 9, 2007I can't hear you!"), the little curled up legs (so modest), the tiny feet kicking around (which I'm amazed I still can't feel), the heart (all four chambers there and working great - heartbeat 151), the stomach, the kidneys, the skull...everything. We got a bunch of photos from it (I'll scan and post later) and a video of the whole thing. We saw all of our little baby (6 inches crown to rump and 11 oz.), including the crotch area which revealed that we're having a....
...For fun, I tried various old wives' tale methods to try and discover the gender over the last few weeks. You know, the wedding ring on a string over the belly (circle = girl, straight line = boy); a friend from work did the pencil on a string over my wrist (circle = girl, straight line = boy); I noted where hair was newly sprouting and with what frequency (faster growing leg hair is supposed to be a boy); I noted my chest and neck breaking out in acne (the jury is out on what this is supposed to produce); and I noted my morning sickness in the first trimester (feeling sick but not tossing your cookies I've heard is primarily an indicator of a boy), etc. I was even asked by colleagues which direction I sleep in my bed (head to the north is apparently supposed to be a boy and south a girl - what about east and west!?), to show them my hands (if I offered them palm up it's a girl, palm down a boy), if my hands were itching or not, etc. etc. It was all fun and games, but because of the rather consistent results and the feeling I got upon finding out we conceived, I was convinced I knew what it was...
(I'll be nice and let you know now. You've been patient.)
I thought all along that it was a boy. But it's a girl! And I have to admit that I am so excited because I secretly wanted a girl. I practically helped raise my two little sisters so all I know are girls; not that having a boy would be any less awesome, but I'm really excited that we're having a baby girl. Now on to the name list! (It'll be a secret until she's born, by the way.)
p.s. I just found out that one of my photos taken at the women's shelter got put on their website header (the one on the far right). Awesome! |
Thursday, June 7, 2007
[Tally at work so far: 15 for boy, 4 for girl] |
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Look at the menu she wrote up for my upcoming baby shower. I'm so excited (and hungry)!
~Bittersweet chocolate-orange fondue w/ pound cake, strawberries, dried apricots, pear
~Mini scones w/ devonshire cream and lemon curd
~Caramelized & spiced mixed nuts
Salad type stuff
~Tomato, basil & mozzarella plate
~Cherry tomatoes stuffed with crab
~Little cream puffs filled with creamy chicken-cucumber
~Little cream puffs filled with smoked turkey w/ cranberries
~Crescent roll pinwheels with ham & swiss cheese
~Pumpernickel with smoked salmon-wasabi
~Brown bread triangles with Grandma’s cucumber
~White bread circles with Buckingham Palace garden party cucumber
~Raisin bread triangles with walnut cream
~Nut bread triangles with black olive and sprouts
~Tomato herb bread triangles with olive-ricotta spread w/ capacolla, bresaola, salami, & soppresata
~Mint iced tea
~Lemonade made with sparkling water
Don't you want to come to the shower!? I do!! |
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
(See the hair I'm hating? I cut my own damn bangs too short and went to get the rest of it cut, but hate it. I'm going back tomorrow to get something shorter and sassier.)
But apparently I'm not afraid enough. I made this last week for a Memorial Day BBQ we had at our place.
The recipe is here if you'd like to taste it. |
Friday, June 1, 2007
I want to do photography and the darkroom again (I dropped that lame community college class last semester because I was there for a month and hadn't developed one stinking print yet - boring!).
I want to make handmade soap again (but is using sodium hydroxide safe during pregnancy? I would mix it outside so the fumes wouldn't be too bad and I always wear elbow-high gloves and safety goggles. I've emailed my midwife to see if she can tell me.).
I want to create art (I recently saw a painting from afar that reminded me of the womb, which made me want to get out the glue and tissue paper to form a texturized, pink womb with some kind or representation of life inside. This is not a medium I'm used to - multi-media painting - but it was very exciting to me at the time I was envisioning it.).
I want to make jewelry again - beaded earrings and necklaces, silver rings, etc. I just need a lab to make rings because I need a hammer, a ring sizer, a metal cutter, and a soldering iron! Drat.
I have been itching to create my own bumper stickers ever since I got pregnant. The first would be: "Baby in Utero" instead of "Baby on Board." Another would be: "Get outta my way - pregnant and hungry!" or "Move it! I'm pregnant and gotta GOOOOO!"
I want to learn how to silk screen my own t-shirts and bags. I've seen the "Coming This Spring" maternity t-shirts but no "Coming This Fall" ones, so I want to make my own. [Found this which will help me out.]
I want to make my own (or find one) rubber stamp with a bird on a line because a bird on a line makes me smile. I'd make my own stationary and greeting cards with a bird on a line. Isn't that happy? It is to me. Ideally it would be a sparrow or a morning dove (the latter being my favorite bird because I love their song).
I found this article yesterday and I'm totally going to do this from now on. |