did you miss me? i thought so. i took a rather lengthy blogging hiatus to go out and live life. it was a fantastic 11 days that included a trip to pennsylvania, my first evening out without sylvie bear, my girl's first halloween, getting a new iphone, and ample hang out time with my family and friends.
here is a taste of what you missed:
from my first evening out sans sylvie:
it feels good to be back! i promise to be less of a blogging flake from here on out.
i leave for my hometown bright and early tomorrow morning! i can't even begin to tell everyone how excited i am. we have so much fun stuff planned including my parents' 40th anniversary party, our baby shower, my sister's birthday, lounging by the pool, and trivia night at my favorite bar (i'll have the root beer, thanks).
my posts will probably be short and infrequent over the next week. i apologize in advance for this, but life is for living. and i have a lot of living to fit into the next seven days.
i'm all done with my packing and ready for bed. it was a LOOOOONG day today! auggie had to go to the vet and he did his best to make the experience as unpleasant as possible. he's pooped. I'm pooped, and i have my alarm set for 6:45am, so i'm going to call it an early night! goodnight and a pleasant tomorrow!
that glass of chocolate milk (organic, low-fat and fortified with DHA omega-3!) i just drank was the best thing i have ever tasted. EVER. seriously. i never knew anything could taste that good. am i pregnant or what?!
work was very long and tiring today. i have two more equally long and tiring shifts tomorrow and tuesday before i finally get a day off (my first in almost a week)! i just have to get through this week and part of the next before my trip to pennsylvania. i can't tell you how excited i am to see my family and friends! we're all getting together to celebrate our baby shower and my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. it should be a wonderful week and just the kind of trip i need!
on a completely unrelated note, can we talk about groin pain here for a second? the last two days it has felt like i'm wearing underwear made of PAIN. have i been doing the splits? moonlighting as an olympic gymnast? doing the hustle with a little too much gusto? NO. i am growing a human, and i'm pretty sure that's more tiring than all of those things combined. still, with only 10-13 more weeks left to go in this pregnancy, i find myself wanting to savor every kick, nudge, and flutter. searing groin pain or not, this has been the most magical 6+ months of my life. you stay in there, baby girl, and keep on cooking! we'll finally meet when the time is right.
and now for your viewing pleasure, i present THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING BELLYBUTTON!i give it 4 weeks max before it's a full-fledged outie. also note my sweet (if very faint) linea nigra!
well, it's about time for me to take a bath, drink another glass of chocolate milk and watch some lost. i hope everyone has a safe and happy memorial day!
well, i'm pennsylvania. gross, cold, rainy pennsylvania. despite the weather, i'm having a blast! i went to ikea with my mom today, and we bought 13 yards of the fabric i posted here. i'm so excited! i loved it even more in person.
tonight i'm taking my good friend kim out to dinner for her birthday! i don't know where we're going or what we're going to do, but it's will be fun!
right now my mom and i are watching mamma mia. though i think abba is a musical skid mark on the underwear of pop culture, i will admit the movie is sort of cute. sort of.
i'm going to keep this short for now. i've got too much fun to have before i leave on thursday. bye!
travis, auggie and i are having a movie date tonight.
we're going to watch 500 days of summer, which i haven't seen yet. i <3 netflix.
travis and i just finished a delicious home-cooked dinner of balsamic-brushed roasted brussels sprouts, crispy prosciutto, shallots, and balsamic reduction over pasta. it was so tasty! i've been brussels sprout CRAZY lately. they always sound so yummy to me. i am also obsessed with edy's strawberry popsicles.
ALSO, i am taking a short trip to pennsylvania a week from monday to visit my family and friends!!! i miss them so much. the hardest part of being pregnant has been having to go through it so far away from my support system. don't get me wrong, travis has been amazing through everything, but nothing can replace good girlfriends and parental support. i haven't been back east in months, and i am so excited i got to plan this little last-minute getaway. travis, who is less than a month away from his final painting critique, will stay here with auggie and get some much needed uninterrupted studio time. we'll miss each other, but he's happy to spend the time painting.
well, travis is almost done with the dishes (i love that man), so it's almost movie time! have a lovely saturday night.