October 26, 2011

20 weeks

whoooa! helllooo baby bump.
it just appeared one day. last sunday to be exact. totally crazy.

20 weeks already?
i feel like we've hit a major milestone
we're half way there...
now this whole thing needs to sloooow dooown!
we've got lots to do in the next 20 weeks -
like learn how to raise a child.
that's not scary, right?

i'm so thankful to be feeling great these days.
i started feeling some little kicks and flips this week! is there anything better than that? it's amazing.
it's sorta, kinda, slightly starting to feel real now with the kicks and the belly. but not really.

we're still totally amazed that this is all happening. excited doesn't even begin to describe it - like shout-it-from-the-rooftops giddy excited. this is such a fun time in life right now and we're trying to soak up every minute.

but it would still be ok with me if the next 20 weeks went by a little bit slower.

October 17, 2011


i love living in wheaton.

i love the little parks to walk through

and the hardware store down the street

and the gorgeous wheaton campus

i love the saturday market with flowers and veggies and crafts.

i love the most perfect sized library - not too small but not too big. plus you can check out magazines :)

i love the several ice cream stores downtown

and old buildings

and even the sound of the trains coming through.

i love the rows of little shops and restuarants

and brick roads.

i love the old post office 1 block over

and that there's a church on every corner, because it makes us Bible-belters feel more at home.

i love living close to the train station so we can ride the train into the city.

and i love, love, love fall because it's absolutely amazing.

but most of all, i love that all of this is in walking distance. our apt is a bit dated (to say the very least) but it's worth it to get to walk down to the library or post office or ice cream or the hardware store. because if we're going to live a 1,000 miles from all our favorite people, then we might as well live somewhere interesting and different and fun. and for now, that's worth a dated apartment.

October 7, 2011

the best kind of surprises

it was one of those mornings.

i stayed up 2 hours past my bedtime and hit snooze as many times as possible.

got dressed in the dark and put my shirt on inside-out (for the 2nd day in a row)

ran out of time to pack a lunch and had to risk it with cafeteria lunch (scary).

my eyes wouldn't open all the way even after being awake for almost 2 hours.

my maternity pants wouldn't stay up and my non-maternity shirt wouldn't stay down.

and then i remember - 4 minutes before kids arrive - that i left all my copies in the copy room.

so i ran / waddled down to the copy room, while holding my shirt down and pants up, grabbed my copies and noticed a package. and then i took a double look because that handwriting looked so familiar and it made me miss home. and then - oh my goodness -i know that handwriting! i got a package at school!

really, what's more exciting than this? on a wednesday morning?

tons of my favorite bonne bell, footie pajamas to die for, teeny tinsy little socks, and sweet notes that make me smile

have i mentioned i have the best sister-in-laws ever?
they're amazing.

October 4, 2011

nursery ideas

i might have a slight obsession with looking at cute baby rooms...

but, come on, what else am i supposed to do for the next 5 months??

October 2, 2011

17 weeks


avandia recall