Monday, January 31, 2011

Santana Row

I had the chance to meet up with some good college friends (Christa and Jess) in San Jose a few weeks ago. We had lunch and strolled up and down Santana Row. If you haven't been to Santana Row it makes for a great afternoon. I loved the development of this little street with outdoor seating, restaurants, and shopping. I also loved the little details of the street with the beautiful pots teeming with flowers. Tim said it really reminded him of Spain. I could have sat on the outdoor patio all day with my frozen yogurt on their comfy lawn furniture just people watching. It also helped that the weather was gorgeous.

25 weeks

For some reason I feel like my belly is way more visible this week than last. All the kids at school no longer look at my face when I am talking to them, just my stomach. My belly button has also started to pop out which makes me totally self conscious.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

6 Months

Here's the belly pics at six months.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We got another ultrasound yesterday. My how she is growing! She's the same active little squirt and was doing yoga in momma's belly. She always has her hands around her face so what looks like her monster lips in this shot is actually her hand up against her face. We're hoping for no Angelina Jolie lips. Isn't 4D ultrasound crazy! A little alienish.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nap Time

This is our nephew Rudy totally passed out on my belly. He's four months old now and has been having a hard time sleeping lately. (Maybe teeth are on the way) But I just love putting him to sleep. He sat and listened to Tim read to him for a good 15 minutes after crying profusely for a long time. He fell fast asleep after snuggling in on my expanding belly. It is so fun being aunt and uncle to this little guy. I think it was the book content that put him to sleep. (The history of Lewis and Clark! Boring Uncle Tim!)

Getting Crafty on a Budget

We have been working away in the baby's room lately. Tim spent many hours taping off the walls to make yellow and white stripes for me. The room was already painted yellow and he added the white stripes. It is amazing how much better the new painter's tape works for this kind of project. He peeled off the tape and it looked great. (If you are painting stripes don't skimp for the cheap tape) I went and bought canvases and attempted to make my own bird artwork. At times I think it looks like a third grade collage and at others I really like it. I mod podged a bunch of "white" backgrounds from the Pottery Barn magazine and then cut the bird and leaves out of the crib bedding. I think I will keep them. I just keep reminding myself that they are not too bad for the overall price of $11. (Gotta love Michael's coupons) The branch was found in the empty field behind our house. I am going to eventually resew the birds in the branch to match the crib fabric. Those are my trial birds. The angle that I took the picture makes the branch look really upright but it is more arching in the room over the corner. My only splurge was for the bird cage from Pottery Barn. I thought I could find a bird cage anywhere cheap, but those things are pricy! We have an old dresser to refinish next. I'll keep you posted.