Tuesday, August 31, 2010


“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.”Wayne Dyer

I'm 19 weeks and one day pregnant today!  In honor of that I'm posting my 18 week picture.  Makes sense right?  You see, I take my weekly belly bump picture halfway through the week.  So this 18 weeker was really taken on 18 weeks and 4 days.  It's what I do and you'll have to deal. 

Week 18 - Sweet Potato (SP's are really ugly, which is why I'm holding it like it's diseased) 

Then I realized it's supposed to represent my baby. Hence the cradling.  Awww... look at my little Sweet Pummtato. 

Last night was the first night I KNEW I felt Baby Pumm (BPu) move.  Little BPu gave me a few nudges that didn't feel like anything I had felt before.  It was awesome!  I screamed calmly called for Nate to come in and have a feel for himself.  After 4.7 seconds of him waiting for more movement he left.  We'll work on that. 

P.S.  I know it's time for a hair appoint okay.  Back off. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baby's 1st Plane, Trolly, Ferry and Bus Ride

At 7 weeks pregnant Nate and I decided to head out to San Francisco.  We always hear about it being a magical place that "you just have to see"!  Also, we eat a lot of Rice-A-Roni and we felt we owed it to San Fran to have a look see. 

We loved taking the trolley every day.  Nate really liked how when he leaned out too far the "driver" would yell at him to get back in.  He tested several drivers to make sure they were all consistent.  They were.

Despite all the modes of transportation available, we walked a lot.  I was battleing a bad case of every-second-of-the-day sickness.  We took several brakes, and stopped for emergency food about every hour.

In an effort to help my queasy stomach we boarded a bumpy ferry towards The Rock.  Seeing Alcatraz was something on our "must do" list.  It was a very beautiful island with a lot of interesting history.

We saw the Golden Gate Bridge, which is NOT golden by the way.  It was a total disappoint to get there and see it's red.  It was, however, very big, quite sturdy (despite what the Mr. thought) and impressive!

The bridge shook a little bit while we walked across it.  This freaked Nate out.  He thought being close to the ground would keep him safe.  He got many funny looks, but he made if off alive!

Our last day there we took another comfortable and easy on my puker ride over to Sausalito.  This was by far the highlight of the trip for me.  It was a cute and beautiful small city.  We stayed for hours and visited local shops, bought candy and ice cream, and lounged in the grass.

San Fran taught us many things about life and people.  We learned about homeless people who are honest on their cardboard signs ("Need money for weed").  We learned that we are willing to push small children out of the way to get a better look at the sea lions.  We learned that sea lions are not seals, but we still don't know the difference between the two.  We learned that some things are famous and no one knows why.  But most of all we learned that God can still be in a city of cement and fog.  He was, and is, everywhere.  Thankfully! 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pregnant Fruits

There is this totally inaccurate, week by week comparison of the size of your baby to a type of fruit.  I love it!  Each week I learn how big my baby is.  How much it weighs.  What's happening with it developmentally.  And what size fruit it is!  "The Nate" and I decided to take a picture of me growing weekly with said fruit.  I'll include some of my favorites to date.

Week 8 - Grape (it's in my right hand)
 Week 9er - Limer
Week 11 - Plum Pumm

Week 14 - Lemon

Week 17 - Large Onion

I've learned a few lessons about taking these weekly pictures. 
1.  My cheapo camera used to take these photos sucks.
2.  Don't take the pictures with your shirt up. 
3.  Maybe look in the mirror before taking the picture (see onion picture).
4.  It's fun to take the picture straight on, but you can't really see anything from that angle.  Duh.
5.  When waiting for your husband to take the picture don't make stupid faces.  That's about the time he realizes how to push the button.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blog Stalker... AKA "Peeping Pumm"

I stalk people on their blogs all the time.  When someone shares a part of their life that's personal, I'm drawn in.  So, I thought I'd start my own blog without any bits of personal information in it.  Great idea right?  I have a feeling not many people will read this, but it's good for me anyway.

The blog idea came about when I peed on a stick and gave it to my husband to smell.

Turns out those aren't smellin' sticks.  We were thrilled to learn we were expecting a little baby in January 2011. 

I soon realized that I would have to say goodbye to a few physical attributes.  I quickly said "au revoir" to my once flat stomach.  I hope to see you again one day dear friend.  I'm still waiting to say "sayonara" to my...ahem...chest.  I hope you are never that small and embarrassing again.  We are not friends. 

I'm starting this blog today at 18 weeks pregnant exactly.  I have a lot of catching up to do with pictures!  Happy Monday!