Wednesday, May 20, 2015

home stretch [marks]

37 weeks
babykrew's new ride. uppababy cruz
little snippet of our new house.
face, belly, ass: all so, so round

still waiting for them.

but i'm sure they're on their way.

stretch marks.

i heard that they are genetic and i know my mom has a bunch from pregnancy and i have a few from adolescent growth spurts and not-so-adolescent chilly cheese fries, grilled cheese every night in college type stretch marks too (technically, those were "growth spurts" too, horizontal growth spurts).  but so far, i haven't gotten any new ones from pregnancy.  my tummy is feeling tighter than ever and i heard that a lot of women get stretch marks when they're full term, which I AM (what?!!!!!!!!!!!).  if i end up not getting them then, YAS! and if i do, its OK.  :)

jake and i are pretty much settled into our new place.  the reno is completely done, the boxes are almost gone, and (some) art is up.  feels like home.  surprised at how quickly that feeling came, but its probably because we unpacked faster and settled in so that we can be ready for babykrew.  even darra feels at home.  she threw up on the rug, just as she always did.  -.-
SO much hardwood all around, but somehow, she (almost) always pukes on the rug.  she's still the best.

i'm 37 weeks! i feel ready and nervous, but mostly really excited to meet our little girl.  putting the nursery together and actually having all sorts of baby contraptions around the house feels really...right.

Monday, May 11, 2015

moving rules.

15/52, 16/52
36 weeks
mother's day brunch
banana buckwheat pancakes w bacon and hot peanut butter syrup. YAS.

we moved! (this post was meant for last monday...but life. new post coming soon!)

i mean, we decided that having this baby is not enough change for us, so we picked up and moved...5 miles away.  

after 1.5 weeks of reno (new floors, paint, adding a bedroom, can't believe it got done!!), we moved into our new home and jake and i are equal parts exhausted and elated.  we had a chance to go back to our other house to clean and pack up the last of our things and i totally cried saying goodbye to our first home.  

5 years ago, i would have NEVER thought we would settle in long beach, but here we are and we really love it.  long beach is a huge city w lots of different neighborhoods and up and coming restaurant so what im trying to say is...all of our friends should move here.  haaaa

our new neighborhood is closer to the water and walking distance to everything: trader joes, coffee, tacos, bagels, gym, sushi, fancy market (lazy acres, never heard of it until we moved here, but its JUST like whole foods1), and anything else you can think of.  there are a lot more young families in the neighborhood and we met one the other night and i wanted to ask for their phone number, but jake and i agreed that it was too soon and too creepy to ask on our first encounter.  but on our second encounter... :) 

more photos of the new place coming soon!

our last night in our old house. 

our new place!

a super sweet mother's day card from my student

THIS IS NOT OUR BABY...just to be clear
jake practicing w my cousin's newborn. he's a natural!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, my love!