it’s official. the nursery decorating is in full swing. all of the wall decor has arrived. the paint is on the walls. the furniture has been selected. the drapes will be hung in a couple of weeks. wow. this is so much fun! i guess you can say that you mama is officially on the nest and nesting away. all i want to do is buy tiny baby clothes and look at cribs and collect stuffed animals and other soft things. in fact, i am worried that i am becoming one of those pregnant ladies who can ONLY talk about baby stuff. i am trying to keep it to a reasonable level as to not annoy people. but…what can i say? you are kind of a big deal, little one.
you seem to be growing and getting stronger by the day. my tummy skin is trying to keep up… and i am doing my best to get plenty of sleep because i know that nighttime is when you seem to do your best developing. as evidenced by my bigger and bigger bump each morning. however, sleep has become a bit tricky. the growing bump makes finding a comfy sleeping position more of a task. plus, whenever i do switch positions, you get all riled up and want to bounce around in there. it reminds me of that part in aladdin [don't worry, we will watch disney movies together once you are here] when they are trying to enter the cave of wonders and the cave-guardian-lion-sand-creature-thing growls WHO DISTURBS MY SLUMMMBBEEERRRR?! whenever i wake up and flip to the other side, i imagine your sweet little self waking up, stretching out, and growling at me…followed by kicks of protest. i can’t blame you. i don’t like my slumber to be disturbed either. we’ll get through it, baby girl.
stay healthy and keep growing. we are so excited to meet you soon…to dress you in tiny clothes, to swaddle you in cute cloths, and to rock you in your lovingly decorated room.
this was a pretty great weekend. don’t you just love birthdays?! what a perfect excuse to eat yummy food, indulge in way too much dessert, spend extra time alone with my man, and do some shopping! fun. fun. fun.
even though my birthday was technically on friday, i received my hubby’s blessing to commandeer the entire weekend. we did it up. we kicked things off early with a whitehouse family dinner on my birthday eve. then we enjoyed a hubby & me date night on friday for dinner and shopping…shopping for baby goodies. we walked away with a bag of tiny little apparel to begin her wardrobe. a very merry un-birhday to you, baby girl. it was so much fun.then we had an ice cream social [okay, there were only four people there but there wasice cream and we weresocial] followed by some additional baby girl shopping. this time, it was off to home depot for paint. wahoo! and finally, we wrapped up the birthday-palooza weekend with a dinner with my dad, my fianc-ed sister, and her man. whew! needless to say, it was a splendid few days. i feel quite celebrated. quite full. and actually, quite accomplished. i couldn’t ask for more.
here are some snaps.
date night with my handsome man + citizen public house. yes. again. + fondue with pears, grilled bread, and peppered sausage + the famous and scrumptious [gf] fried chicken and waffles with almond butter and desert lavender honey + plate o’ bread and sausage and cheddar and grainy mustard + rockin’ the scarf and looking like a “fashionable, old-fashioned cleaning lady” as ben’s sister katie calls it + a bag of tiny baby goodies for our tiny baby girl + a table-full of gifts from my man. the contents thereof: a cookbook, chocolate bars from vosages, baubles and a scarf from j.crew, a giant bag of my favorite decaf coffee beans from local roaster matador, and a fancy-schmancy cold coffee brewing system + miss coco. she was very jealous of the my presents and the baby’s clothes… + enjoying some of the aforementioned fancy-schmancy cold brewed coffee + a vegan peanut butter cookie from tammie coe. ah.maz.ing + heading out for some ice cream + sweet republic artisan ice cream + some sweet republic press & a sassy face + my huckleberry ice cream + painting supplies for baby girl’s room! + off to church + dinner at the greene house + the california-cool decor + my dad + my b-day balloon + the menu + the goods…tuna; potato gnocchi with sausage, peas, and mushrooms; chicken ravioli; and scallops + some share-able birthday dessert…chocolate bars of yumminess.
as i was assembling the collection, i realized that this weekend was a pretty fabulous tour of some great local venues and vendors from the scottsdale/phoenix area. fox restaurants, citizen public house, sweet republic, matador coffee roasters, tammie coe. we are blessed to live in a cool town.