Monday, January 30, 2012

Nursery - Phase 1

Wow, Mike and I worked our asses off this weekend to get things cleaned, laundered and ready for our little girl's arrival.   I guess you can say we are officially in "nesting" mode.

The crib was delivered and assembled on Saturday which looks great in the space and matches the dressers we have perfectly!  I'm so excited to finally get the bedding and wall decor up so I can share pictures with all of you!

Here a couple of pictures of Phase 1:

Stay tuned for Phase 2 pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

10 Things You Need...

During Pregnancy:

1. a back massager - this could be a person or a tool

2. drawstring pants - to lounge around in and be comfortable

3. comfortable underwear - Gap maternity is awesome!

4. Jenny McCarthy's book "Belly Laughs" - thanks Ran and Cin!!

5. a pillow between your knees at night - I like the Boppy

6. Tiger Balm - for your swollen feet and aching back

7. cookies - any kind really

8. a blender - I am obsessed with smoothies

9. baby wipes - for you :)

10. a sense of humor - 9 months is a hell of a long time!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Showers Galore!

This past Saturday our dear friends Matt and Josh threw Mike and I a "Jack and Jill" baby shower at their home on Capital Hill in DC.

It was so lovely and we are so thankful and lucky to have such great friends.  If you're planning a baby shower for anyone I would totally recommend stealing this idea...

Instead of playing games they bought a birthday card starting from Year 1 to Year 18 of our daughter's life and had each guest write a card to her.  It was such a sweet idea and everyone loved writing the cards.  Now our baby girl has a card to open up from our friends for each year of her life until she turns 18! Love it!  I can't wait to see what people wrote...

Here are some pics...enjoy!

Next up...NYC shower!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Whoa Nelly!

How my belly has grown...

It's actually pretty lopsided as well.  I think she likes to press her little feet into the upper part of my tummy so it looks like there are aliens trying to make their escape...

Here's a recent pic.

Next up: pictures of the nursery!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mish Mosh

Wow!  It's 2012.  I hope everyone had a great holiday and is having a wonderful start to the new year.

Mike and I have been spending most of our free time getting ready for our little girl to arrive.  The nursery is coming along - the crib is ordered and will hopefully be here within a couple of weeks, all of the other furniture is already in the room, we just have to buy some art to hang on the walls, letters to spell out her name, and some shelves!

I can't believe her due date is approaching so quickly.  Anyway, enough baby talk for now...

So, my funny husband has a work retreat today and it's a potluck.  Apparently the theme is Southwestern, so obviously you would think to make a dish like salsa, or taocs, or chimichangas!  What does Mike decide to make?  Mapo doufou of course!  After all, it is a dish from the southwest province in China called Sichuan.

Whatta joker he is.  It did turn out really well though.  Here are some pics:

The doufu (tofu)

Ground Pork

Finished Product - Mapo Doufu! Yum.
 Well kids, enjoy the start to the week - hopefully it'll be a fast one.