Monthly Archives: May 2013

Week 24


Well folks, 6 months and this belly is in no way, shape or form slowing this chick down. Today we went to Krause Springs (about a 45 minutes drive away) to take a swim and lounge on this long holiday weekend. The little boy inside has been much more active this week. I’m getting tons more nudges and kicks. Silly that they make me smile and get excited every time?

I’ve officially retired my non maternity pants as my fancy rubber band system wasn’t doing the trick anymore and made my way into dresses and maternity shorts. Thankfully summer keeps dressing light and easy so I think I’ll be able to manage with what I’ve picked up the past few weeks.

Besides the new dressings, nothing else new good/bad to report. I’ve been feeling great. We obviously keep busy with Londyn but walks around the neighborhood and weekly bike rides with the fam are keeping me feeling pretty good I’d say. We have a busy summer visiting family back in Ca, tending to a few projects and a baby moon in Carmel before wrapping up the summer.

All is good.



A much needed mama-getaway was needed (can I get an amen!?) with a few old friends from high school leaving dad in charge for the weekend. And while truly enjoying turning off and just taking the weekend to reconnect and recharge I couldn’t help notice a few things when dad is in charge.

🔺When day’s in charge he takes little man for a much needed trim (and grape sucker for a job well done) and even sends mama bear pictures because he knows how sentimental I am of even these simple events.

🔺When dad’s in change there’s probably a lot less sticking to schedules and a lot more playing until exhaustion strikes.

🔺And with said flexible schedules comes dirt/stains/younameit. Hence the photo evidence above I received one evening after my little monster was (clean?) sound asleep.

🔺When dad’s in charge there are ALWAYS extra adventures. Trailer bike ride and trip to the Emma Long Park were the adventures of the day (did I mention there was not a schedule that day?! How did do so much?). Little man LOVED the pool and jumped into Dad’s arms. What I wouldn’t do to see all of that in action.

The house didn’t burn down and there areextra piles of laundry, but I couldn’t be more proud of my husband for all his effort in making it a fun weekend and only calling a few times to say goodnight or to tell me how much fun they were having.

Can’t wait until my flight lands on that Texas soil to be the recipient of lots of hugs and two smiling boys waiting for their mama.

Week 23


Brought my 23 week old Bubba to Seattle this weekend with friends. We (and when I say “we” I’m talking about the baby boy and I 😉) enjoyed loads of decaf lattes and coffee, a Top Pop sandcastle donut, clam chowder and some rhubarb crumb dessert that was beyond delish. Have to say that the miles and miles of walking were well worth the indulges. Baby must be in a food coma or lulled by all the walking too because he’s been awfully quiet the past day and a half.

Ps. You can still see my toes, always a good sign 😉

5 Years!


We finally splurged this year and took a night out for ourselves to spend downtown and stay overnight in a hotel room on Town Lake.

For some reason this year felt like a true milestone and we wanted to do something big to celebrate our marriage. No gifts this year except a night alone! Really…what else could a newish parents ask for? We had a great dinner and met up with friends for drinks and laughs much too late into the night for a teacher.

happy anniversary babe!

Belly Shots

So lets say that I’m 100% terrible at taking belly pictures. I even have an alarm set to go off each Saturday when you’d think I’d have time to snap a quick picture. I started with an 8 week and a 10 week photo, and well…yup.

So I figured I’d post the 10 week photo and what this baby bump is looking like this week and see if I can keep up the momentum.

10 weeks

20 weeks

*Feeling good still
*walking/yoga-ing/bike riding lots this time around again
*moved preggo clothes into current wardrobe rotation, however since I was pregnant for the fall/winter I might have to invest in a few pieces that I can wear like dresses or maxis to carry me through

I see my midwife next week to find out how much I’ve gained and to listen to te baby again. Last time I was up about 5 pounds, I’ve surely gained weight since then because I can’t quite fit into all my tops 😉

I wish I’d thought of a feet/ belly shot from the start. Easy peasy annnnddd as long as I got something cute on from the waist down I’m golden.