Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Love

Happy Friday! This short week seemed like a long one. I can't believe this was our last day of school in May. This year has gone so quickly, but the last few, hot weeks leading up to summer can be tough. I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend and maybe even fitting in some pool time. I need some sunshine on my skin! Enjoy your weekend!


Picklesburgh. I love few things more than the Steel City and pickles. And this summer those two things are coming together in one amazing festival. PICKLESBURGH! I'm so sad we planned our vacation that week, or you know I would be there. Someone better go and eat double for me and tell me all about it.


The Poky Little Puppy. This was hands down mine and my sister's very favorite book as children. I can't even imagine how many times my parents had to read it. I'm so excited we have a copy in our house already.


What Would Your Name Be? Currently, we are in the market for names. I saw {this little article} on Facebook earlier this week and thought it was pretty cool. Apparently the Erins or 1983 would be the Chloes of 2014. And the Myrtles of the 1900's.


Friday Night Lights. I just started watching this on Netflix earlier this week. I know it's pretty old, but I have really enjoyed the first few episodes. Check it out if you are looking for something new.


Garden Time. I planted my garden a few weeks ago and I've been meaning to post about it. Hopefully this weekend I will get some pictures together and I can tell you all about my plans.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Today is an exciting day! It marks halfway through my pregnancy! I just googled how many days that equates's 139. It's hard to believe that I've been pregnant that many days. It doesn't seem like that long. I'm currently anxiously awaiting summer, and time off from school, to really start checking some things off our very long list of things to do to pretend like we are prepared. And of course to spend some time by the pool. Here is this week's wrap up!

How far along? 20 weeks!

How big is the baby? The size of a banana....I would really like someone to explain to me how it goes from looking like an heirloom tomato to a banana in a week.  

Maternity clothes? Still a no. 

Sleep? I feel like I've already slept my last good night's sleep for years.

Symptoms? Still whack dreams and being hungry. 

Best moment this week? 
We bought a crib and some other items for the baby's room. Also, Matt could feel the baby move for the first time. 

Food cravings? Still fruit, this week the grocery store had cherries! And chips of course. And I might have eaten Nathan's ice cream for dinner one night. 

Food aversions? Currently, there's nothing terrible, but I could still leave meat our of my diet and be happy. 

Still in question. 

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach.

What I'm looking forward to? Our midway ultrasound on Monday!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nineteen Weeks!

You might have picked up on the fact that Matt and I are expecting a baby this October. We kept it mostly to ourselves for a very long time, but now that it's social media news I suppose I will make it a regular part of my blogging. I probably should have done some private documentation prior to this, but that never really happened. Sorry, first child (I thought lack of baby books didn't happen until the second kid)! Oh well, better late than never.

How far along? 19 weeks!

How big is the baby? According to multiple websites (that all equate your baby to produce), the baby is as big as an heirloom tomato or a large mango. 

Maternity clothes? Nope. None. Hoping to make it as close to the end of the school year as possible without buying anything new. 

Sleep? OMG. I wake up at least once per night to use the bathroom. This use to NEVER happen to me. I hear the sleeping thing gets worse, though ;)

Symptoms? So pre-pregnancy I never remembered my dreams. Now, I have the most whack dreams and remember them all the time. Earlier on I had tons of dizziness, a little bit of the feeling sick, and was so tired all the time. Now, just the occasional headache in the morning and still a little tired. 

Best moment this week?
I'm pretty sure I can feel movement, not consistent, and very light, but I think that's what it is. 

Food cravings? It's mostly been fruit, green grapes and strawberries especially. Also, salt and vinegar chips, but that happened before I was pregnant.

Food aversions? I ate chicken this week! I use to not even be able to think about chicken, or meat in general, but that's working itself out. 

We don't know. Apparently, you find that out at the midway ultrasound. 

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach.

What I'm looking forward to? My doctor appointment on tomorrow morning :)

Monday, May 18, 2015


Navy Sailboats
When Matt and I were dating we brainstormed a whole bunch of things we both wanted to do, and then did them. This was when we were young, concerned with showing ourselves in public, and impressing each other. One of the things we never got around to doing was going to Annapolis. We finally decided to take a little getaway this past weekend. I was so excited to go, and now I'm very glad we checked that off our six year old list!

We both took the day off work on Friday and arrived at about lunch time. The room we had booked at a bed and breakfast wasn't ready so we took a walk down Main Street and then walked over to the Naval Academy. We opted for a self guided tour around the campus after watching a short video in the visitor's center. On our tour we found the Navy sailboats above, Memorial Hall, the Naval Academy Chapel, and the crypt of John Paul Jones. After all that, I needed something to eat. We walked back into town and each of us got a little snack, mine was more like a meal, at the Annapolis MarketHouse. After some eating and people watching we walked up to the State House. Matt was super excited about this. And he's probably really disappointed I don't remember all the reasons it's a very historic place. I do remember that it's the oldest state capitol and, and was the nation's capitol until 1784.

Maryland State House
After our visit to the State House we went to check in to our room. I was seriously tired from all our walking, so we just rested for awhile and chose a restaurant for dinner. We walked back down around town and then went to the Iron Rooster for dinner. Definitely a good choice. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes. We ended the night with people watching and ice cream.

Saturday morning we had breakfast at Chick and Ruth's Delly. After breakfast we went to an exhibit on slavery at the Historic Annapolis Museum. This museum was very tiny. It was also an ideal museum for both of us. Matt got to read every single word, on every single artifact, without me bothering him because the museum was half slavery half shopping. Interesting combination, but it really worked out for both of us. Before heading home on Saturday afternoon, I dragged Matt through a few of the cute little shops on Main Street. 

Main Street
Overall, I really enjoyed our trip to Annapolis! I am so glad we made the time to go. We really had the perfect two days for our trip. The weather was ideal and it's not a far drive. Yay for a little Maycation!