Friday, August 22, 2008

Baby Update

Some of you have been asking for baby updates and I am happy to oblige. I am due February 11. As of this minute I am 15 weeks and 2 days pregnant and my baby is about the the size of an apple. Some days my belly is HUGE, like yesterday, and some days it is pretty small, like today--I am in a regular vineyard vines cord pencil skirt without a problem. It all seems very strange and random to me but I am sure that once I POP officially, it will be big from then on.

I am feeling pretty well in general, although today I have felt a little crummy. It honestly feels like I went out and partied last night (let me assure you that I did not).

Big Guy is very excited, and makes time to talk to the baby every day even though we are dealing with a million things going on right now (More on that later).

I am so excited to be a mom, and I know it sounds corny, but even though being pregnant makes me feel a million different ways--Happy, scared, anxious, uptight, stressed, cautious, tired, excited and nervous, there is the overwhelming feeling that what I am going through right now is entirely GOOD, it is almost like saying a 40 week prayer- and I don't usually talk like this, because I am not a talk-y person when it comes to what I believe- and faith and all of that, but I feel very tied to something bigger than myself with this experience, as though I am doing something that it 100% good. It is hard to explain. I hate to get all deep- but that was the thought that occurred to me this morning while I walked to work from my bus.

Thanks for all the kind words, the interest and the support fro my bloggy friends! It really does make me happy!


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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Bed

This is what my bedding looks like. It isn't girly, but I suppose it is still preppy. It is made by Ralph Lauren and it is all inspired by classic men's suiting. It has the pinstripe in the duvet cover and shams, the camel coat inspired blanket, The shirting stripe sheets and I even have hounds tooth Euro-shams that are supposedly supposed to represent the pocket square. I love my bedding, and I love that Big Guy really loves it, but it is difficult to decide how to design a room around it. I don't have the bed in the above picture and I honestly think a dark wood or leather would strike a better look. Anyone have any ideas for a wall color or accessories or even some ideas on how to finish the look- I am thinking I could go one of two ways- executive chic or old school gentleman's club. I like the thought of both but wanted to get some feedback.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Self Improvement Pledge: Status Report

I was looking back at old posts and came across this one from January about my Pledge for Self Improvement! I decided to do a little inventory and see how I have been doing this past year- I still have 4 1/2 months left to finish what I started in case I feel motivated!

1. Lose 8-10 lbs......

ummm this one is not going to happen. I am actually not allowed to try to lose weight. Let's save this one for post-baby and for now I can focus on actually getting some exercise and getting into good shape.

2. Pay attention to what I put in my body

I think I am doing very well with this one. I try to eat organic when I can. I have avoided artificial dyes and sweeteners and I don't eat fast food or soda- except for ginger ale and the occasional sprite.

3. Chill out

Yeah- this one hasn't really happened. Part of it is due to hormones I can't control and part of it is just my nature-I do need to concentrate and make an effort to relax- stress isn't good for you!

4. Buy a house

I will have more to say about this later in the week....

5. Take Sewing lessons

I had about three lessons and I would love to take more- I think that this might be a fall activity for me.

6. Travel

We didn't squeeze in that final Europe trip-- oh well. We can always leave the future kiddos with my parents and take a trip- not sure if we will have the money once we embark on the road of parenthood, but if all else fails we will have to make up for it once the kids are grown. My parents just went to Switzerland and loved it- My father had never been before and my mom hadn't been since she was younger, so it was a nice thing for them to do together.

7. Be nicer

This is something I am working on- I am totally not there yet- but I am working on it. I take this one seriously because I think you teach by example. If I want my future children to be kind- or if I want others to be kind to me- I need to set an example. This means no more Catty gossip or comments about outfits or whatever- If I think someone is being nuts- let them be nuts! There is no sense in getting all worked up if it doesn't affect me.

8. Get Organized

ummm....kind of. I am definitely keeping the apartment tidy more often than not, and doing laundry in spurts rather than all at once. Big Guy has been helping around the house more and making the bed which is great. I still have a long way to go on this one.

9. Give

I can always give more-- my time, my money and my talent

10. Read more

I think I have been doing well with this one- I have read about a book a month which is pretty good since I usually just read on my commute! I need to keep going because I find that it really does relax me and make me happy when I read.

OK- so there is my list re-cap- I would say that I am not doing that well, but I suppose I have room to improve! I hope to move into this next phase of life with a good, happy, healthy, calm and organized state of mind....we'll see how that goes!