Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's Hammer Time

Ah, the perils of wedding rental attire...they asked him for his measurements, why??

Monday, April 27, 2009


Three years and eight months ago Gary and I sat on the beach on our honeymoon and talked about how we couldn't wait to go to a wedding now that we were on the other side of things. We had been to at least 10 in the year preceding our wedding, and ironically have not been to ONE since we were married!

This weekend happily broke that streak as we celebrated with our friends Matt and Jessica. It was a wonderful weekend and a beautiful wedding. Refreshingly good times with friends from far away, too. Our house was full...and we had a blast.

Can't wait for the other upcoming weddings this are a few pics from the wedding...

Gary, The Happiest Man Alive, Josh

The NEXT happy couple! Less than a month to go!

(Gary told me he didn't want to be documented in this attire - see following post - but it's been so long since we've had a picture of us, I couldn't pass up the opportunity!)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

17 Weeks

It's here...back by popular demand! The next BELLY SHOT. (I can't imagine this is really that fascinating, but everyone keeps asking me for them, so here you go.)

Even though I'm technically 18 weeks, this picture was taken at 17 weeks, so I thought I should title this post accordingly. I also should note that I do not feel like this is a very accurate picture. The shirt that I'm wearing is a little baggy, and I think the bump looks a little more prominent than it really is. Just needed to give that disclaimer...there are some things I wear that it's still hard to tell there's anything there!

Second trimester has been amazing for me so far. I love that I can't suck my stomach in anymore, that I'm more comfortable in maternity pants and dresses (this excludes sweatpants, of course), the random bumps and nudges I can feel from the baby (this is REALLY the best), and of course, having a bit more energy and appetite.

Only 3 more weeks until we find out the gender...both of us can hardly WAIT! What a wonderful season of anticipation.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

First Stuffed Animal

I have my mother-in-law to thank for this one. Who buys The Grinch for
a baby?! I love it!

I really should have taken a new picture of him in his current
position on the rocker...his floppy, spindly little arms and legs seem
to find the funniest positions!

I love that all of the other kiddos will be toting around bears and
bunnies and dolls and here comes our kid - with Grinch in tow!

I couldn't have picked it better myself...thanks, Muggs!

Oh, and in case you can't tell in the picture, he also ironically
matches the walls of the nursery. :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Point of No Return

As of this morning, I had one pair of pants that still fit. After 30
minutes at my desk, I now have zero.

We'll see how long the BellaBand holds out, but I'm thinking it might
be time to start doing some shopping...

April 6

This is just not right.

Friday, April 3, 2009

15 Weeks

Somehow I come to Fridays and every week think, "Phew, well at least I know that there's no way next week could be crazier than this week!" And yet STILL I find myself surprised when I face the next week. This week was no exception.

Yesterday I was riding the train home quite late and as I was mid-bite into my McChicken Sandwich it occurred to me that this was my second time having McDonald's this week. It should be noted that until the past few months (with the introduction of Baby in my belly who craves a hearty mid-afternoon snack), I had maybe eaten McDonald's once or twice in the past 10 years. Yes, quite a lot has changed. Thankfully, being pregnant erases much guilt that comes along with food cravings and binges, so I enjoyed every last crumb of my sandwich and fries. :)

Speaking of babies and bellies, below is a "belly shot" (for those of you who have requested). It's from a couple of weeks ago - say 12/13 weeks you can see, you can't really see too much. I plan to take the next pics around week 16, so hopefully there will be a little more evidence of Baby A (or at least the McDonalds!!) :)

Overall, I'm loving second trimester. It is a very refreshing change.