Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
after yesterday's appointment they estimate the baby will be under seven pounds, which makes me think about teensy tiny hats and little ears. they also said the baby doesn't have much hair, so again a hat will be key...good thing we inherited some from eva and received some as gifts.
during the ultrasound it still felt like this is a being that we'll meet months from now, it didn't seem like a full grown (overdue) baby that we could meet any day. it was a bit strange. it got me thinking that this babe already has a personality and has already inherited things from us. a few days ago i was thinking about what i hope the baby has from our families. i decided on the following...
my dad's work ethic and drive.
my mom's spontaneity/drive-by cookie drop offs and love of libraries.
o's mom's humor and openness.
and o's dad's craftsmanship and sense of adventure.
and with all those inherited things, it will be amazing to see what the baby brings and has that is uniquely it's own thing. when i start to think about what it will inherit from me and o i get to teary to type. time will tell.
Monday, October 29, 2012
this weekend we stayed pretty close to home, but had many fun photos to show for it. a big canvas that we ordered from our favorite wedding photo arrived. we met christina and amelia in freeport for the pumpkinfest...
we got our faces painted and then went to gritty's to celebrate being friends...
on the drive home we stocked up on cereal in case hurricane sandy comes our way/we just wanted cereal...
wishing you a great day as october creeps to a close.
Friday, October 26, 2012
yesterday i wrapped everything up at work. i put my out of office on my email, turned my work email off on my phone...and i'll be back there in february. done.
these next months will be a different kind of work and the next day(s) will also be a different type of work.
my goal for today, for the right now, is to fully relax and just be. to breathe and stretch, walk and dilly-dally. wander, nap, read, eat. whatever my heart desires...which is how it should be everyday, right?
first things first, mr. hobbes and i are off for two slow laps around little john on this foggy morning.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
i know that many of you are checking the blog to see if we've had our baby. we haven't yet! this morning was a fiasco getting out of the house and i didn't have time to post. just wanted to let you know that we are here and good and still pregnant....and happy!
today is my last day of work, so i promise a great post tomorrow morning!
photo by christina wnek
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
anyways...inside our garage now is jeep commando convertible...for baby! you know cause every baby needs a car without seat belts. the truth is we are storing this car for o's parents for the winter. well, i think that is the truth, but i'm not sure if we are storing it short term or long term.
all i know is i've lost my spot in the garage temporarily, but soon i'll be able to take back my spot claiming "parking place for baby!"
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
after each big breakfast we'd take a long walk with hobbes...and then i had to nap both days. so sleepy...so nice.
being at stone's cafe made me think about traditions...places you go every week, people that you form patterns with, habits and preferences that suddenly become a part of who you are, what you do, and what you love.
i can't wait to see what traditions just become for our family...the things we do at first without really knowing...that suddenly become ours.
what is your favorite family tradition? do tell! growing up mine might have been when my mom danced the turkey before it was stuffed. did anyone else's mom do this?
at 7:44 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
christina wnek, and i met after work last week for a photo shoot to capture my baby bump. she sent me these incredible photos. it's strange to see the photos because even though i'm quite small...the bump is way bigger in real life than the angle that i see it from when looking down. my due date is sunday...and this being is going to enter the world soon. i will get to watch it take it's first breath, hear it's first cry, and be the first person that it sees. in the millions of moments over the past forty weeks the world has been trying to preparing me for that which you can't prepare for...and then in one moment i will become a mother and o will become a father. it blows my mind. it scares me a little bit. it makes my eyes fill with tears almost instantly. it makes me wonder how on earth it has already been six years since o and i remet one another and over eighteen years that we've known each other.
Monday, October 15, 2012
they cleared all the furniture out of our white room...made the low tables, the pillows with hearts on them, the hanging poms, all the food, and the napkin holders, which i'll give you a close-up of...
Friday, October 12, 2012
in the meantime, this photo captures our family at this time. our due date is under ten days away and i can't tell what is going to happen...and that is the best part.
have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
we managed to walk away without even getting a cider donut. impressive, right?
that afternoon we watched the football game...and by watched i mean i slept through the first three quarters. sleeping with sports on in the background is the way to go. it was a cozy fall day with my guys...just the way i like it.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
so monday...o woke up with a terrible cold and slept the whole day. i took hobbes for a long walk at the estuary, which was wonderful. i went to the grocery store and bought supplies for my day. i started cooking three different soups (chicken veggie, squash and carrot, and turkey chili) and made two pans of turkey meatloaf. all of the items were made to freeze, so we can have a healthy home cooked meal once things get busier with the baby. i had a really fun time cooking and chopping...of course i sort of looked at recipes and then went off on my own.
when i woke o up just before dark, because i always hated as a kid sleeping in the afternoon and waking up confused when it was dark (what day is it? and that was o's first question), he came downstairs for a warm bowl of soup. it hit the spot.
i read for a while and gave hobbes some scratches...it was the perfect extra day.
Friday, October 5, 2012
at work, i'm part of a book group that has spent the last few months reading the happiness project. we meet at lunch once a month. it's a group of people that at the beginning i didn't know very well (in some cases at all).
yesterday we were scheduled to meet at 4:15pm because one of our book club members (that we usually skype in from texas) was in the office. i was meeting with a dear colleague who is taking a significant portion of my work while i'm on leave and we were going over everything. i watched as the clock approached 4, then 4:15, and then i realized that i was going to have to miss book club in order to finish what i was working on.
at 4:19 one of the book club members came to my desk and asked, "are you coming downstairs for book club?" to which i told her that i wasn't going to be able to make it. she paused, looked at me and then blurted out "there is apple crisp and a baby shower downstairs for you...you should come!"
i felt terrible and yet so very honored. my happiness group had planned this special surprise shower that i almost missed. i ran downstairs and my oh my. the group had made banana bread, ginger cake, apple crisp (and they had vanilla ice cream) and they had each brought a children's book to give me. oh and they had flowers! i was overwhelmed by their kindness, the surprise, and the love.
thank you happiness group...sorry for almost missing this! i'm continuously reminded of just how many generous and kind and giving folks i work with...it's amazing and i feel so lucky.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
amidst my sleepy haze, i'm looking forward to dinner with a soon-to-be mama tonight, a three day weekend, getting a massage at akari on saturday, and a special little something that christina and tracy have up their sleeve on saturday evening.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
driving up to see our house glowing from the inside, hearing hobbes snore and groan in the night from somewhere in our room, finally picking a bathroom countertop (high five to my hubby), the sweet and thoughtful gifts that keep greeting me at the door, kind neighbors already bringing food, time to walk with hobbes in the peaceful woods, feeling my belly press into anyone that receives a hug, a fridge full of delicious food, and a bag packed and ready to go...oh these are the good things. these are the things making up home right now. and to think that it will get even better...
Monday, October 1, 2012
[sorry no photo today]
this weekend defined cozy...and the coziness continues today. in danish they have the word 'hygge' which translates to cozy or snug. i love that. today started with rain boots and warm mittens on my walk, continues with homemade soup and a chunk of fresh bread for lunch, a visit to meet a friend's new baby in her cozy nest, and then a visit to soakology after work with two dear friends followed by dinner.
what is cozy in your world right now?