Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baby boy!

Daddy took Jonah to breakfast this morning with grandpa and I'm supposed to be sleeping in, but I couldn't. So here's a birthday tribute post.

Happy Birthday, Jonah! You are 2 years old today! Here you are on the day you were born.
Security Photo 2/26/09

I can't believe how long ago that feels. You had the most beautiful dark hair. And your daddy documented everything they did in the hospital. And you can just hear the love in his voice whenever he speaks. And not too long after you turned into the toe-headed little boy you are today.

Here you are at just a year
One year Jonah

And this is you today

We love you always and forever. I hope you have a good birthday! Love you sweet boy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I think the best thing about having kids of your own, is being able to relive those things that fascinated you as a kid and to be able to share in their excitement. Jonah see's a train and says "there it goes!". He sees a horse and says "horse" and does the sign. So you get involved and you point out all these cool things to them that they get excited about! I mean, I say cool things, but they're actually pretty ordinary. Things you see everyday and haven't thought much about in years. But their joy and innocence and excitement just rubs off on you and you get to do it all over again. It's pretty incredible. And it's one of the reasons that this is the best job in the world.


That's not pee on the stick. That's the water droplets from washing the pee off.

Yes, the rumors are true. I am pregnant. (Yeah, I know, everyone always talks about me and what's going on in my life). Riglet number 2 is on the way. And this time around I'm doing it right. When I say right, I just mean for me. Home delivery, midwife. A real homebirth one this time, not a CNM. Malpractice doesn't allow them to do homebirths. Yes, I'm one of those. I am educating myself more this time too. I think every woman who plans on getting pregnant and having a baby should educate herself. Read up on it herself, along with getting information from your doctor. This is the most intense, changing experience your body will ever go through. You read reviews and do research when buying a car, why not when having a baby? I'm borrowing some fantastic books right now from a friend all about Creating Your Own Birth Plan and the pro's and con's of interventions in birth. (that books actually mostly biased toward homebirth and against unnecessary interventions). But the most important thing is for the woman to be able to decide what is going to work best for her and her baby. To educate herself and be able to decide that way. This homebirth thing is new for me too and I'm excited to see and experience the differences after having a hospital birth. I'll keep you all in the loop and up-to-date too. Yay for new experiences!

Strange dreams

I had the oddest dream last night. I had a dream that we had our baby, but it was like the size of my palm, but completely healthy. And our birthing center place was this room above a convenience store/sleazy diner in somewhere like Canada. And Derek and I were all on our own, no midwife, nothing. But the doctor (I'm not even using a doctor) came later, after we had showered, down the street, in some department store and had to walk back to our room in our towels. Which he was shocked at! And he treated the employees/waitresses like his nurses. Maybe they were. I don't know. But it was strange and interesting. But most of my dreams have been lately. I've had another dream a few times now, where I'm back in band and choir singing and playing my baritone. And I always wake up very happy.

I guess this is me announcing. Yes, we are pregnant. I am almost 12 weeks, so just about out of the 1st trimester. Can I use it as my excuse for totally slacking on my 30x30? I'm just not feeling it right now. I even tried to choose loose, comfy, concealing clothing. Oh well. I'll be doing it for awhile. Or I'll just quit. Depends on when I'll have to start wearing maternity. We'll see.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lazy remixing

I swear I've been dressing up almost everyday, I just keep forgetting to document it. Looks like I'll be doing this for a lot longer than expected. I'm not even going to number these entries.

February 4th, 2011
Feb 4th, 2011
Cardigan: Target 2008; Top: Charlotte Russe 2010; Pants: ON 2010; Shoes: Target 2008

February 5th, 2011
Feb 5th, 2011
Button-Up: Forever 21 2010; Top: Hand-me-down; Pants: ON 2010; Shoes: Blowfish 2010

February 8th, 2011
Feb 8th, 2011
Cardigan: Kohls 2010; Top: Gap 2010; Pants: ON 2010; Shoes: Target 2010

February 13th, 2011
Feb 13th, 2011
Cardigan: AE 2009; Dress: Hand-me-down; Tights: Target 2011; Shoes: Target 2010

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cardigan Empire

You should all do this. If you do I get an extra entry. Help me out. And help you out too :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Day 2: February 2nd, 2010
Day 2: February 2nd, 2011
Top: Charlotte Russe 2010; Leggings: Forever 21 2008; Shoes: Target 2010

I stayed home all day yesterday, which is the reason for the leggings. I would never wear them as pants outside of the house, but this is what happens. I count them as accessories, so they're not part of my 30 for 30. That's not cheating, right?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Starting off simple

Day 1: February 1st, 2011
Day 1
Top: Layers (hand me down); Pants: Old Navy 2010; Shoes: Keds 2006

I had to pick up Derek tonight at the school so he could do some extra lab work and not have to walk home in the blustery wind. It was so strong and cold. But it made some cool patterns on the snow, like waves.

30 for 30: February edition

Kendi has done it again. Another 30 for 30 challenge. I took some notes from the last one and hopefully will be a little more successful this time. You'll see some repeats from last time, but I tried to choose a lot of different things this time around. Not that I've bought a whole bunch new clothes in the last month or so, just some oldies from my closet. Let it begin!

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