Showing posts from May, 2012

33 weeks and feelin good

this was the day of my doctor appt last week...a couple days shy of 33 weeks pregnant. wish i was still feeling so great!  now i've come down with a nasty cold.  after all my bragging about pregnancy boosting my immune system ; )  any tips from you other mamas or pregnant gals? did you get sick when you were pregnant? what kinds of natural remedies helped? at this point my main efforts are rest and hydration.

my baby is so big now! i love thinking of this belly not as a belly, but a baby. our baby! she is probably close to 4 pounds or more, and gaining almost a pound a week at this point. her heart sounded great and strong and i can still feel her moving a LOT. some people say it starts to slow down at this point but my little roly poly seems more and more interested in making herself known to the outside world.

at the doctor's office the ladies up front were soooo sweet to me, oohing and ahhhing over my dress and "tan" (?!) and long hair. i felt so special. and eve…

pretty baby

have you all seen the 1978 movie Pretty Baby?  addie has been telling me about it for years and finally darin and i watched it. i directly fell in love with the lush new orleans ambience, and you all know i fancy old brothels. the hats, slips, corsets, bloomers, petticoats, stockings, eyelet lace and cleavage...i was dying.

the subject matter is somewhat difficult. brooke shields plays 12-year-old Violet, growing up in the brothel with her mother's (a glorious Susan Sarandon) nonchalant guidance.  saucy young Violet is over sexualized and objectified, and the film doesn't seem overly concerned about that fact. i kind of appreciated that indifference, as if glimpsing some other world with a completely different set of values, without judgment. however the scenes are shown with such grace and beauty that you get the feeling the director Louis Malle was somehow getting off on the whole thing. i guess that's what i found a tad disturbing.
if you've seen it, did it bother …

mama parties

my very first mother's day! 31 weeks pregnant and LOVING IT. i am surrounded by amazing and inspiring mamas and love. we are so lucky to both live close to our moms, especially as we enter the parenting phase of our lives.
it was darin's mom's 60th birthday on friday so we hit the town. 
debby's birthday always falls very close to or right on mother's day, so each year we have a chance to shower her with lots of extra love and gratitude. she has always been the most incredibly loving and generous mother for darin and all three of her sons, which is no surprise if you know them.  a man like this has got to have a good mama.
then this morning we met up with my mom for the best country breakfast at the diamond springs hotel. of course, she comes bearing gifts...the rascal!

you ever wondered where we get our excitability?!

i wore her 1970's dress which i fill out rather snugly now :)
came home later and got comfy for some relaxing, housecleaning and errands aroun…