Wednesday, April 27, 2011

18.5 weeks

I've trained the Mr. too well to always get my best angle.

My belly bump shots make me look SO SKINNY.

I took one on my own yesterday after work.

Here's a more realistic point of view.

The angle is a bit weird because I took it myself while trying to lift up my cardigan.

Monday, April 25, 2011

18 weeks

18 weeks.

17 weeks

17 week bump shot.

Update // I'm Alive

I'm officially the world's worst blogger this month.

I started slacking in my posts because I was so annoyed with my cell phone.

I've been sending my daily pictures from my cell phone - but now it doesn't work for some reason - and I'm not techy enough to figure it out - or energetic enough to stay awake long enough.

Let's be honest.

The majority of hours that compromise the month of April, have been used up in REM sleeping.

I am so tired.

Like, understatement of the day tired.

I refuse to complain {to anyone other than Jay & Jordan - luckies!} because I know I have a loooong road ahead of me.

But today I think I've figured it out.

I think I need to eat more protein.

So anyway, the pregnancy is going GREAT.

I'm 18 weeks now and happy as a clam.

Also, sUpEr grateful for every day.

If I think about it too long, I'll cry.

I seem to be feeling quite sensitive to girlfriends who have been down the same road as me.

There is nothing more annoying than reading a blog FULL of baby news and pregnancy updates, when you're hurting in that area.

Because of that - I tend to shy away from blogging lately.

Having a difficult time finding some balance in that area I suppose.

I'll give you some quick updates:
  • Jay painted the baby's room a couple weeks ago - an adorable grey
  • We purchased our crib and changing table and set them up in the nursery (picture below)
  • We started some basic registries
  • We had a GREAT 17 week prenatal exam
  • Easter was nice and relaxing at mom and dad's house
  • We're missing our Spokane family and wish every day they were closer to share in all this baby excitement
  • My students are BEYOND cute about my pregnancy. They talk to my belly and say sweet things like, "Hi baby P! I hope you're happy in there!"
  • We have an ultrasound appointment for May 13th to find out what we're having
  • We've agreed on baby names. Girl: Piper. Boy: Paxton. Feel free to NOT leave your opinion if it's negative ... these ARE the names we will be using.

Enjoy the picture of the changing table.

I've sent over 15 photos to my email via my phone the last few weeks, and this is the ONLY one that I received.

If they ever show up ... I'll post them.

I've been so busy with working, sleeping and creating a baby from scratch ... I've been a terrible blog reader also.

Hope you're all doing great!

Is it bad that I'm too tired to proof-read this post?!?


Saturday, April 9, 2011

april 9th

I have been LOVING green beans and pearl onions lately.

We went over to my mom's house for dinner tonight
and looky what she made!

And guess who got to go home with leftovers?


Friday, April 8, 2011

april 8th

Happy 16 weeks Baby P!

Not only was today beautiful ...
but we did a ton of fun stuff.

Lunch with my family & grandma at Spud's on Alki.

Took a scenic drive around Alki and looked at beautiful houses.

Soaked up the sun.

Visited Jay's brother Casey and wife Susie while they worked in the yard
(I'm a really good over-see-er of yard work).

Took a nap.

Did yard work.

Played with neighbors outside in the sun.

Went out to dinner for yummy burgers.

Had dessert at TCBY with my parents.

And guess what?

No one took a picture.

Of anything.

All day.

Guess it was just one of those days when you're too busy having fun!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

april 7th

Jay, my mom and I went to University Village today and went baby shopping.

We purchased our adorable crib and changing table.

We also went to lunch and Gap Maternity.

I'm officially too big for pre-pregnancy pants.

While trying clothes on, I also wore their "bump."

A great way to see how clothes will fit when you're about to pop.

It was fun to see what I'll look like.
(See photo above)

What a fun day full of making memories!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

april 6th

Jay came home from Spokane last night so we Jay cleaned out one of our guest rooms and made room for the nursery.

Here is the one and only piece of furniture in the room right now.

Holding some baby clothes that Jay couldn't resist buying,
along with a glassy baby,
a sweet blanket that Amy bought us,
and a picture of Baby P's cousin, Tatum.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

april 5th

Day one million #5 of feeling terrible.

So here's yet another picture of Cooper on the bed, sleeping.

These pictures of the day could NOT get more boring.


Monday, April 4, 2011

april 4th

I woke up today and my stomach was LIKE THIS!

Hello baby bump popping out!


I'm LOVING every second of this amazing gift.

Thank you God!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

april 3rd

I stayed in bed all day again today trying to get over this sinus infection.

Without meds.

NOT fun.

I should really take a picture of how many Target bags I've filled with used Kleenexes.

But that would be really gross.

And I'm sure the visual you have in your head right now is enough.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Create your own video slideshow at

This is what you do when you're distracting yourself from nausea ...

You make videos.

april 2nd

Clothes are definitively feeling tight!

Friday, April 1, 2011

april 1st

I'm basically swallowing razor blades today.

My throat COULD NOT hurt more.

So today is a stay-in-bed kind of day.

A cuddle-with-your-dog kind of day.

A wish-I-could-take-meds kind of day.

A grateful-to-have-the-day-off kind of day.

new year's resolution :: failure

I've officially failed at my New Year's Resolution.

I took not ONE picture this last week.

At first I felt really guilty about it ...

Then I started getting so behind on picture-taking, that I just gave up.

Maybe next week will be better.

For now - I'm OK with breaking up with my resolution until something picture-worthy happens.

We're on Spring Break now ...

So you'll most likely see pictures of the day that consist of catching up on sleep and my DVR.