Friday, April 24, 2015


that penmanship tho!

this past weekend was my baby shower that was hosted by my girlfriends (girlfriends are everything).  they knew that i wasn't really into shower games (mainly bc im really competitive and i don't want to WIN all the games at my own shower heeeeee), but we played 2 and they were amazing.  the first one was combining jake's and my faces together to create a potential image of babykrew.  this was both entertaining and really creepy.  the second game we played was called, "sex or labor."  10 faces were held up and guests had to determine if the facial expression was one of labor or one of sex.  i loved that my mom had the best time with this one.  my (non-english speaking) grandma kept asking my mom what kind of game it was and my mom just cracked up and told her she'd explain later.  i hope she did not.  actually, i hope she did.


how did i get to be 33 weeks already.

a year ago, actually, more like 37 weeks ago, i was lying in bed, devastated, yet not surprised by another failed month of conceiving a baby.  as i was driving to my baby shower, i unearthed some of those memories, which seem so distant now, but really aren't at all.  i haven't had a lot of hormonal crying-for-no-reason type episodes during my pregnancy (except while watching Parenthood.  that series alone deserves its own post), but my when i arrived at the shower, i was really overwhelmed and wanted to break down and cry, but i held it in for several reasons, one of which was the fact that i had 3 coats of mascara on and didn't want to look like a freak in all of the photos.  i failed to keep it bottled in the whole time though, i cried a little at the end and then i cried a lot more when i got home and read through all of the cards and letters to babykrew.  i want to properly say thank you to those who came to the shower and those who have been so supportive and kind to me (us) throughout this whole journey, but i don't think i can accurately describe my feelings of gratitude in words, song, or even interpretive dance.

jake and i (and babykrew, too!) are beyond blessed and we love you all so, so much.  

book themed. cake by sweetleemade

my granny and mama

the kims

the zeitlin (and one katz) clan

my family

33 weeks!

the cutest baby hat anyone ever did see

having too much fun

Monday, April 13, 2015

truffle butter and [lots of] other things

11/52, 12/52, 13/52
30 weeks.  jake has this shirt. so we haaaaad to buy one for babykrew

i LOVE, the song, truffle butter.  am i alone in this???  i think not.  i also love janis joplin, tlc, edward sharpe, mariah carey, jenny lewis, jay z, arcade fire, most of 90's hip hop, and the list goes on.  during middle and high school i was so busy being too cool for boy bands, i totally missed out!!!  now that im not cool anymore, well, im still a little cool, but thats besides the point...heeee...i LOVE pop music. like ryan seacrest, hello! he is so funny and ridiculous.  i really like NPR too, but Ryan's Roses is the best.

jake and i were talking about what kind of taste in music our kid will have.  he said, "she can have good taste or your taste."  rude.

in the movie, this is 40, leslie mann's character and her 2 daughters start getting crazy singing pop songs and paul rudd's character is like -.-  haaaaa  i could TOTALLY see that going down at our house. can't wait.

but truffle butter. yeahhhh


its been a while since i've written a post.

LOTS of moving parts in our lives right now.  we sold our house and bought another!  we love this house and am actually really sad to part with it, but we've found a new place to create new memories with our new addition.


during spring break, jake and i had a mini babymoon in palm springs.  it was SO nice to just lay by the pool. all. day. long.  i picked up a cheesy paperback from rite aid and was completely content just laying around and FLOATING in the pool.  the pool is the best thing ever for pregnant women!  jake and i fought kids for noodles so i could get some tummy time.  he is the best.

its crazy to think that after these next few weeks, we're going to be a family of three (well, four bc darra).  after being together for more than 10 years now, i almost can't imagine someone else being a part of us.  as much as we've ached, longed for, and already love this child, i'm glad we get a few more weeks of just the two of us.

gittin HUGE. still 30 weeks. 

31 weeks
making time. 

my baby shoes that my parents kept. 
can't wait to see these on babykrew

32 weeks. wow. 
this is me, right now. 
babykrew is, as Luda would put it, throwin bows. 
braxton hicks contractions are in full effect.