Tuesday, June 30, 2009


~Had a healthy check up today with the doc. Little man is measuring right on the money and his heartbeat is perfect.

~Downloaded the Praise Baby CD to my iPod. It comes highly recommended by....well...lots of moms!

~Grilled some yummy pistachio and spice encrusted pork tonight on our maple plank. Delish!

~Looking forward to a little vaca this weekend at Andrew's family's cabin in Tennessee. Plans include fishing, eating lots of his Aunt Robbie's delicious food and sleeping late!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Since the official start of summer is right around the corner- June 21st- and the heat here in Birmingham is just STIFLING, I have been thinking about past summers, namely my favorite summer memories. Cue the new "Summertime" song by Rascal Flatts.

NOW, while dreaming about past summers a few memories were brought to mind like: eating homemade vanilla ice cream on my back deck, swimming at my next door neighbor Dustin's house with my friend Annie and the neighborhood boys, catching lightening bugs all around my yard and then letting them all go, getting soaked on the Old Mill Scream at Opryland and loving it, those balmy 4th of July nights spent at Riverfront Park waiting hours for the fireworks to start, riding beside my husband in a gondola with our singing gondolier on our honeymoon in Italy, soaking up the sun on our annual beach trips with friends- these are all memories that bring a smile to my face.

Thinking back on these hot sweltering days, I am reminded that life in the South during the summer heat is really not that bad. There's a certain easyness about everyday life that settles in and, for a few months, I think, slows time.

A great summer memory is one that sticks with you forever and that captures the spirit of life in the South during the summer: suffering through the heat and enjoying it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

29 Weeks

Here is what the baby looks like in utero at 29 weeks (which I just turned today, yeah!). I can't believe he's that big! *Picture courtesy of Parentsconnect.com

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Baby Shower Pics

The following pictures are from my baby shower last weekend, hosted by Caitlin and Aimee. The shower was great! I have the best girlfriends!

Scrumptious cake from Edgar's Bakery. Mama had a big 'ol piece. Delish!

She came from New Orleans!!! I should have gotten a picture of her engagement ring because it's beautiful!

Me with Amy, Andrew's older sister. Don't they look alike?!

Chi O pic

The hostess with the mostess, Caitlin. Isn't she beautiful?!

Love them. Ellen came all the way from Knoxville! I wish I would have gotten a picture of her beautiful engagement ring too!

Before this picture was snapped, we decided that my belly was bigger than her head. That's why Gracie is laughing so hard. Nice.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

28 Weeks, Baby!

Yesterday marked my 28th week being pregnant! I am feeling great (read: comfortable) and can still do a lot of things that I could do before like paint my toes, strap on my sandals and shave my legs. I can see that very soon though it will become a challenge to bend over. The main thing is that I'm just tired and get worn out pretty quickly. I'm trying to walk as much as I can to get my stamina up for the labor. Ugh, I just shuttered as I typed that word.

On a more cheerful note, the little man is growing and growing and growing. I can feel him kick a lot- mainly after I eat, right when I lay down to rest and right when I wake up in the morning. He's a mover, that's for sure!

We've also begun our Preparing for Parenthood class offered by the hospital. It's been pretty helpful to be educated on the process of labor and caring for a newborn.

I can't believe it's been 28 weeks!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Upcoming Weekend Merriment

~Dinner at Rojo with friends, Matt and Wendy. Then, just what I need after a long work week, a mindless, entertaining movie- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian- afterwards.

~Baking two fabulous appetizers to take to a baby shower for the Banta's: Asparagus & Prosciutto in Puff Pastries and little Ham & Swiss sandwiches.

~Visiting with friends and family at my baby shower this Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Caitlin and Aimee for hosting it for me! I am so excited!!