Hi blog. Unfortunately right now either Flickr and/or Instagram is being a Pain in my Ass and not letting me upload my Instagram pictures to Flickr, so I’m going to have to post them this way. Hopefully this works, because I’m very hungry right now and don’t have much in the way of patience. Here’s me and another pregnant lady I know, also pregnant with a boy, due one month behind me. Boy Mommas Unite!
My birthday was on Saturday, but the birthday cards started trickling in last week. Here’s a cute one from Josh’s grandma.
The top card is a fun homemade card from Fleeta; the bottom two are from my mother. Very Liz appropriate!
Here’s the little fan I bought myself at the hardware store that I drag around to cool off my hot pregnant body. I’ve brought it to work, to birth classes and even to my appointments with my OB, because her office is so hot!
Every day I’m neeeestiiiiiing. Here’s a cute little mushroom lamp from Amazon, in the nursery. Maw.
Lately Maggie’s been running next door, feasting on cat poop and then rushing home with a big, shit-eating grin. What a disgusting animal!
Would you believe at 8.5 months pregnant I’m still dragging my carcass to the gym and working out? It’s true. I sit on the bike for 20 minutes to warm up and then I do a circuit of body weight machines, two sets of 15 reps. I feel better about myself when I do.
Josh’s subtle green and blue glitter beard last Friday for work.
Saturday, for my birthday. I felt pretty neutral about my birthday this year, I wasn’t particularly excited (does anyone past the age of 30 get excited about birthdays?), and I certainly wasn’t depressed. My friend Shoshanna, who recently had her second girl baby on Halloween, lent me this “Pea in the Pod” dress to wear to my baby shower, which I didn’t, but I wore it all day on my birthday.
My face hasn’t changed too much with this pregnancy. Still have a little cheekbone left! I’m 34 weeks and 3 days, as of the writing of this blog entry.
For my birthday this year we booked one night at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle, just like we did waaaay back in 2012 (doesn’t seem that long ago but it was!). We boarded the dogs with our favorite boarder and headed over in the afternoon. We ate Top Pot donuts and I opened presents and then we went out to dinner at the Blue Acre. We tried to branch out and attempted to get reservations at two different Italian restaurants before we decided to go back to the Blue Acre. Well, the food is always good!
He finally made me a container of all red candy for a birthday present. Maw.
Of course, no trip to downtown Seattle in December would be complete without gawking at the Christmas lights and stopping by Sephora!
I had a shopping list for Sephora (as I go there maybe twice a year), but they didn’t have half the items so I wound up buying a new Dr. Jart BB cream, one Urban Decay eyeshadow and a new tube of eyeshadow primer. I let a gay with beautiful curled eyelashes spritz lots of citrus-y perfumes on strips for me to smell, and took home a sample of a unisex Hermes mandarin perfume. I decided not to buy the “Fresh” grapefruit perfume, once again. I can’t justify spending 90 dollars on a perfume that I’m not totally in love with.
It was cold and my nice wool coat won’t close over my big pregnant belly, so we didn’t stay out as long as we could have.
We did make a stop at the Doc Martens store, where I spied THESE GLITTER DOCS. Now how many years have I been prattling on about my obsession for glitter Docs? Hmmm? TWENTY? I may have to force my husband to buy these for me for Christmas.
Back at the hotel we read books and cuddled and ate chocolate and stayed up until AT LEAST 10:30! Rock on!
The next morning, horribly, I woke up at 5. I forced Josh to wake up at 6 and then we went to Ludi’s for breakfast. My feet were killing me and my Braxton Hicks contractions were flaring up really bad on the walk over, and then once we got there a crackhead would not stop playing country music and the bloody Eagles on the jukebox (I hate the Eagles), so breakfast kind of sucked, but later on I was able to take an hour long nap and we relaxed until it was time to check out at noon.
I also glittered up Josh’s beard for the Sunday Seahawks game. Pretty pretty? It must have been good luck, because they won!
I’m 97.55555% sure I’m finished with this painting, for the nursery.
I always thought that 3D ultrasounds were creepy, but then I finally had my first one yesterday, and I think it’s the most beautiful thing ever. Tears immediately sprang to my eyes (then again, they do every time I have an ultrasound, because I am a hormonal pregnant lady).
Today! The sun was finally shining! And we went back to the big dog park, where we hadn’t been in weeks and weeks! And…and…it was SO MUDDY! Heigh ho. Still had some good times.
On Sunday after picking the dogs up, we bought our Christmas tree (in the middle of a hailstorm). I started decorating it today–got about halfway through the ornaments before I was too fatigued. Our special Christmas ornament this year is this little custom one I ordered from Etsy–you choose the hair and dress color of your pregnant lady, and they add your baby’s name! So cuuuuute. Okay, I am too hungry to write any more. So long!