July 20, 2011

We're Back

Two days ago we rode a car, an airplane, a bus and a subway - but we finally made it home from vacation.  We're all moved in to our new place and just focusing on getting it settled and making it home.  Not much time for photographing and blogging right now, but I'll make an effort to share some of our stories and photos from the summer soon.

I hope you are all having wonderful summer adventures.

July 6, 2011

Bye-Bye First Tri

This photo perfectly captures the feelings of the first trimester for me.  No energy to smile, or even open my eyes for that matter.  My body is here with you guys, but who knows where the heck my mind has gone.  What is going on with my hair?  And yes, I'm wearing a zip up hoodie out on the town, so what?  The minute I saw this photo, I just knew...this is visual evidence of what the first 3 months feel like.

no motivation
lazy lazy lazy
nausea (but luckily no vomiting)
feeling so bored with myself
watching waaaay too much TV

But look!  I recovered - those dark days of early pregnancy are behind me now.  I have more energy, I got a haircut, started wearing make up again.  Baby steps.  Slowly, slowly I can feel myself returning.  And before you know it, I'm checking out books from the library and feeling the urge to model in front of my computer.
OK, that's quite enough.  Let it be known, I am 16 weeks along, feeling great and feeling a little tiny person move inside me.  There's nothing quite like it.  Goodbye first trimester, you won't be missed around here.

All you ladies who have been/are pregnant, I'm curious to know.  What's the first tri like for you? Pukey?  Exciting?  Worry fraught? Normal? Tell me, tell me please.

July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Get a load of Ellie's patriotic outfit and beauty queen wave.
She could be MISS Independence Day this year.

Sorry the blog's been dark for the last couple weeks.  We are in full scale moving mode.  2 more days until I live in an apartment with an elevator!  Yipee!!  Just wanted to check in to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and to leave you with a solemn promise for more blog posts soon:

- Joe's birthday celebration
- final apartment tour of improvements
- recent family photo session
- pregnancy update ('cause I know you're all dying to know)
- fashion fridays, of course!

Today we will be packing, picnic-ing, and sticking close to the phone in case our neighbor's illegal fireworks light our apartment on fire.  I hope some of you out there are enjoying barbecues and pool parties and parades today.  Eat a hotdog, make a cannonball, and catch some candy for me!