Here’s what you’ve missed

IMG_0312 SONY DSC SONY DSC IMG_0298 -1 -3 IMG_0300 IMG_0331 IMG_0305Wow. Hey blog! I kind of forgot about you. It’s been awhile since we last caught up. Not much has been going on with me, except that EVERYTHING HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH ME.

Here’s a nice little rundown of things that have happened in my life over the past month and a half:
  1. Did I mention that my sister is also pregnant and due a week and a half before me? I’m going to assume no since a whole lot of nothing has been mentioned on this blog in the past few months. We’ve had fun comparing pregnancy notes, and it looks like her little guy (she’s having a boy too!) might be on his way sooner rather than later…!
  2. It’s safe to say that I am now two people in one. Not necessarily double the pleasure. But double the surface area? For sure.
  3. No, we haven’t completely finished settling into our new place. Don’t ask. Just know that there are framed pictures that are still not on the walls, and boxes where I still don’t want them. But progress has been made. Plus, I’m over it.
  4. I’ve been to five baby showers, four of which were in honor of me and my abdominal resident. We are currently digging out from the avalanche of baby gear that has been so generously thrust upon us.
  5. I’ve eaten my weight in peanut butter M&Ms and ice cream. And I weigh a lot now.
  6. I’ve finished a couple of freelance projects because it would be nice to have money again someday.
  7. Will and I spent a relaxing weekend in South Haven, Michigan. I love Michigan. Even when it’s 50 degrees at the end of July. Not sure what that was about. I can only speculate that Mother Nature somehow knows that I’m way more comfortable in a sweatshirt than a bathing suit these days. Thanks, lady!
  8. I’ve been shoved, beaten, bruised, poked, prodded, smacked and head-butted. From the inside. My organs are going to need therapy for post traumatic stress disorder.
  9. We had a housewarming/anniversary/pre-baby party, and people came! And possibly even had fun!
  10. We’ve taken some classes at the hospital where we learned that all you have to do to breastfeed is shove a boob in your baby’s face and that most of the post-delivery recovery rooms have lake views. I don’t know what I was so afraid of!
  11. OH YEAH–we also learned that labor for first-time moms is usually a never-ending hell. And there will be blood.

I’m 37 and a half weeks pregnant now, which I’m told means that the baby could technically come any day. So I’ve been sitting with my legs crossed very tightly and hoping that I have the Four Seasons of uteruses so that this kid will want to stay in there awhile longer. I’m not ready!!

Stay tuned for some baby pictures, it won’t be long now…
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Baby party

Last weekend, my friend Liz and I hosted a baby party for our friends Serena and Ben who are expecting a little boy in May.

And I’m not calling it a “shower” on purpose. The party was co-ed, involved beer and catering from Chipotle and there were absolutely NO annoying shower games. So it was pretty much just a party! (At least that’s what I had to tell Will to get him to come. And I don’t think he regrets it.)

There were several details that were especially awesome about this party. The red velvet cake was from Magnolia Bakery (of NYC fame) and was delicious! Serena’s mom sent over fun Good News! candy bars from Hawaii (where Serena is from), and the beer was lovingly brewed by Ben and Serena themselves.

As you can see, a good time was had by all, and we can’t wait to welcome a cute baby boy into the world next month!

Sidenote: This week has been crazy busy, so please excuse my lack of posts and also the fact that I wrote this one in about five minutes…