In May when I was 8 months pregnant, Victor, Sami and I had a wonderful maternity photo shoot with my friend Amy Albertson. I honestly wish I had half the talent that she has in her little pinky (I actually bought a beginners DSLR because I was so inspired by her work) and I absolutely love how she always makes me look beautiful (especially when I wasn’t really feeling it at the time).
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the shoot.
Just 2 weeks to go!
For the past few weeks my days have become very unproductive. I have definitely slowed down and am surprised that I even have the energy to cook, let alone take a shower.
Here’s a look at a typical day in my current condition:
8:00 am - Wake up
8:30-10:30 am – Drink tea, eat breakfast, stare at the computer screen
10:30-11:30 am – Walk Sami
11:30am-12:30pm – Cook & eat lunch
12:30-2:30pm – Stare at the computer screen
2:30-4:30pm – Take a nap
4:30-6:30pm – Cook, eat, clean
6:30-7:00pm – Walk Sami
7:00pm-12:00am – Lay in bed watching TV until I get tired
12:00-8:00am – Attempt to get a good night’s sleep even though I seem to wake up every hour to either relieve myself or find a more comfortable sleeping position.
I really don’t know how any of my friends did it, but I’m so freakin’ glad I’m not working or going to school at the moment!
4 weeks to go!
49 days to go
Sami and I decided to take a long, relaxing, and much deserved stroll on the beach this morning. For the past week or so, we’ve been holed up in the house and only took short walks around the neighborhood while I’ve been working on my dreaded midterm paper. Usually I can spit out an essay in no time, but for some reason this last paper I had difficulty getting started. I’m not sure if it’s because I had to collect IRS data and use Excel (which I totally suck at) or if it’s because I didn’t quite understand what I was supposed to be writing about (many of my classmates felt the same way) or if it’s because I’m suffering from the Third Trimester Stupids. However, I’m starting to think it might be the latter, especially since this afternoon I totally forgot to turn off the simple syrup I was making for the iced tea and almost set the fire alarm off. Luckily Victor came inside just in time to turn off the stove and air out the house. Mind you, I was sitting in the kitchen staring at the dishwasher while thinking about making orange juice when this all happened.
Anyhoo, I finally finished and turned in the dreaded midterm paper last night around 10pm (that’s midnight Texas A&M time). This morning when I woke up, I felt really good and completely rested despite going to bed way past midnight (let’s just say I took a very long three hour nap yesterday). My tension headache was totally gone, I no longer felt bloated and fat, and I actually had energy to do something. Which I did! I did many things, like walk the dog at the beach, cooked chicken tacos, made iced tea, squeezed some orange juice, made a milk shake, and cut up some cucumber to infuse my water with.
So, the whole reason why I’m even writing this blog post is to make another list. I feel like when I make my lists public, I’m held accountable and therefore must get it done because, you know, the two people out there that actually read my blog will be disappointed if I don’t.
My Blogging List:
1. Monday — Baby related posts.
2. Tuesday — Pictures and recipes of dishes I cooked recently.
3. Wednesday — Life
4. Thursday — Food, talk about food.
5. Friday — Randomness
6. Saturday — No blogging, just enjoying family
7. Sunday — Another day off from my strenuous job of blogging about myself.
8. Repeat, until no one cares anymore.
Yesterday we took a drive on the 33 up to Pine Mountain in Los Padres National Forest to see how Sami would react to the snow.
She did not like it one bit.
So then we came back home. Luckily it was only a 2 hour round trip drive, but next time we’ll leave her at home where it’s dry and warm.
“Your feeble skills are no match for the dark side!“
Notice how Sami likes to jump in on the pictures.
Every night, Sami gets a belly rub from Victor. If Victor is not home by the time we go to bed, she gets extremely grumpy and curls up into a tight ball at the end of the bed. If you can’t tell, Sami is truly a spoiled dog. So, I’m not too sure what’s going to happen once the baby comes along. Let’s hope Sami loves the little kid as much as she loves her dad!