Archive | August, 2009

Overdue

28 Aug

I cannot believe that August is drawing to a close and September begins next week! Where did the summer go? I am 27 weeks tomorrow and the baby preparations have begun!  Eli is convinced that I will deliver early so he wants to get everything done by end of October. Which is fine by me!! The crib and crib mattress arrived. We are working on cleaning out the second bedroom. We are keeping the furniture that is in there since it is our only other bedroom. When we have guests, we will give them our room and we will sleep in the nursery. The dresser is big and long enough that I can get a changer topper to put and it will suffice as diaper change table.  This definitely helps us save some money. We just need to move the desk out of the room and replace it with the crib. I am starting to look at paint colors. The nursery colors are brown, blue and white. Here is the bedding that I picked out. I am not going overboard with the turtles like  in the picture and our furniture is cherry wood. I just ordered the bedding and blanket and rug. I think it is too cute. I figure if the baby turns out to be a girl, I can in some girl colors as accents.

Bedding

My girlfriends in Chicago threw me a shower. It was a perfect weekend! I’ve been hungry for some girl time for awhile now.  A friend of mine, who lives in NY surprised me and another friend of mine who just had  a baby girl in June. The theme of the shower was “Midge is having a mini me” My friends call me Midge because I am so short. The shower was held at a favorite restaurant of mine called Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. It is a tapas place that has fantastic sangria! Instead of going there for dinner like I’ve normally done, we went there for brunch. OMG the food was so good! My friends spoiled baby Robbins! I feel so blessed and thankful. After the shower, all of us headed to the pool to relax and lay out. Saturday night, my two best friends and I went out to dinner. We got to dinner at 9pm and shut down the restaurant at 1am. I can’t believe I hung that long–usually I am in bed by 10pm. It was so fun. Great conversations and reminiscing about our 20’s and the hoochy clothes we used to wear. We made a pack that for our 40th birthdays we will climb  ma*chu p*iccho.  Hard to believe that is only 6 years away! eek! After the weekend, Eli and I took a mini holiday. It was so nice to getaway and hang out with my hubby. Our plan was to head to the beach but the weather in Chicago caused Eli to be delayed from his trip by 3 hours. One of AA ‘s flight to Dallas was cancelled, which caused all sort of havoc, there was a ground stop which caused more havoc. After Eli arrived at ohare, we immediately went to the departure board and made a list of the places we could get to that night. We immediately ran to the ticket counter so we could check to see what the loads looked like on the plane and if there were any seats available. Our only two options were Austin and Tucson. We chose Tucson. We stayed at the Westin La Paloma. We used our starwood points for a free room. The resort was great. 3 pools, a swim up bar and an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon-what more could one ask for! It was so hot and I spent most of the time in the pool. Which was awesome! We also splurged on massages. Pregnancy massages are the bomb!! I’ve had two so far and definitely think I will go for another one when I get closer to the due date. So worth the money!  Coming back to reality was hard even though I was only on vacation for two days. Now it is back to the to-do lists and work.

Here are some pics from the Chicago weekend.

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My SIL and me-We are due two months apart

My SIL and me-We are due two months apart

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6 months?!?!?

5 Aug

Here is a 6 month belly pic for your viewing pleasure. This was taken after a long day at the Oakland A’s game.  This kid must be growning like a weed because my hunger has picked up 10-fold.  I am dying to see how much I weigh at this next appointment. I’ve already hit uncharted territory for me in the weight department.  Hard to believe in one short month, I will be entering the 3rd trimester. This pregnancy is flying by!

23 weeks and 1 day

23 weeks and 1 day

 

6 month belly

6 month belly