Saturday, November 28, 2009

33 weeks and counting

This is apparently what baby Milo looks like now, at exactly 33 weeks gestation. Looks good, right? Like really, really good; like ready to come early! Not really, but I wish! I have to remind myself daily that though I feel (and look) big enough to have a term baby, he still has plenty of developing and growing left to do. I am feeling ready to be done with this pregnancy. Some days six more weeks sounds like an eternity, but know with Christmas less than a month away it will pass more quickly than I anticipate. Until then I'll be dreaming of the days when I can actually walk (not waddle) to lunch, eat a full meal, without heartburn, hip pain, or the need to run to the bathroom every 1/2 hour!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Indian Chief

It's that time of year again! We went to school today to see Jackson's kindergarten class perform their Fall recital. It was so fun seeing them all dressed up!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Big Boy Bed (oh no!)

It finally happened. Andrew climbed out of his pack n play four times during his nap yesterday and first thing this morning. We figured it must be time for a big boy bed. It's so hard as a mom not to have a place where I know he's safe and not getting into anything. Now when I shower I'm going to be paranoid that he's up, bedtime is going to be nightmare, etc. Any tips are much appreciated! This is a photo of him just now taking his first nap in his big boy bed. We started a little before noon and he finally fell asleep, after many tears, about two hours later. When I heard him quiet down I went to check on him and he had fallen asleep half-laying on the bed but with his feet still on the floor. I should have taken a photo but I didn't want to wake him. Should be a fun night tonight!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Early Thanksgiving

Today Jackson's school had a Thanksgiving lunch and families were invited. Jackson was very excited to have Andrew and I come down and spend some time with him! He requested that I take some photos of him which of course I had planned on doing anyway :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

30 is NOT the new 20 when you're pregnant!

My parents and Oren worked together to throw me a semi-surprise 30th birthday party Sunday. What that means was that they told me a few hours before the party. I think that this is a lovely idea because otherwise I probably would have gone over in my pj's! I was very surprised when I found out and they were even arranged for Scott and Jackson to be babysat by Caleb. Naturally Andrew had no problem being the only child there - he ran through the house and ate his fill of goodies. There were several games including "Anna through the years", where we had to put the photos in order (I got a bunch wrong)! There was also "Anna Jeopardy", which naturally brought out the competitive nature of my family. :) Thanks to everyone who went out of their way to come and to my parents and Oren for being so thoughtful and generous with their time - it was fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Silly boy

I'm sure all mothers have those moments that by the time you realize it's too quiet, the damage has been done! A few minutes ago this is how I found least it's a washable marker!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Through the years...

I found out today that my Grandma passed away last night. When I told Jackson he was really sad and asked me to print out a picture of them together so he could make a card. When looking through some old albums I found some others and thought that I would post them. Grandma's are very special and I'm so lucky that I have the two BEST ones out there (sorry everyone - I lucked out) :)

One of my first visits to New York - I was maybe 4

Blowing out candles for my brother's birthday - 5

Her last visit down to Virginia to visit us, it was 2008

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mission Complete!

I actually did get off the computer and finish the job! It took about 6 hours of almost straight painting. The color isn't anything specacular but I already had it in the closet. I just love a freshly painted room - it feels so much cleaner!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


This is what I do to myself when I'm pregnant:

Right now my kitchen is completely torn apart and half painted. As you can deduct, I am currently on the computer pretending that my kitchen does not look like it does. It always starts out with good intentions: "I'll just throw coat of paint up on the kitchen - there's not even that much wall space". These ideas, of course, only come to me when I'm alone in the house and can't be talked out of it :) About half way though whatever project I'm doing I realize that I'm pregnant, and can't breathe, and that those lovely second trimester energy bursts are a thing of that past. So here I am. I'm going to try to muster up some more energy and finish the job - wish me luck! Hopefully I'll be posting some "after" photos soon...