Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer fun

I survived the trip to DC, and it's great to be home! After DC I spent Father's Day weekend in NC- my parents and I went to the beach. Still managing to squeeze into my regular bathing suit...

John is in Oregon for work, but he got to go fishing one day -- he emailed me that he was "having a ball" hiking, fishing, taking photos along the North Umpqua. I'm so glad, he deserves it! He has been working so much, so this is great for him.

I took the dogs for a big walk to the beach this morning then took a nice long nap after lunch. Did some yard work and de-cluttering around the house to get it ready to put on the market. And, starting to prowl Craigslist for cheap baby stuff!

At the beach --

Skeena in the backyard, not sharing her bone with Queets --

Cherries I picked from our trees today! (Rainier and Bing - they are delicious!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The joys of travel

I'm in DC for work, and boy, this trip is wearing me out! I guess you have a lower threshold when you're 6 months (!) pregnant. I took the red-eye Sunday night (I know, mistake #1). Not only did I throw up once during the flight (luckily made it to the bathroom), but I puked again when I got off the plane in DC on Monday morning. First time I've thrown up this whole pregnancy, so I guess I'm lucky. Not sure if it was turbulence, exhaustion, empty stomach, or all of the above.

Feeling not so fresh and chipper, I went to the office and was kind of in a haze all day Monday. That night, my colleague noticed I had burst a blood vessel in my right eye. It's gross! It doesn't hurt or bother me at all (still wearing my contacts) but it looks horrific.

Tuesday, I came down with a sore throat. Wednesday it was pretty much gone, but I was congested. Still, I rallied Wed night because we had a going away party for a friend at AR, and it was so fun to see everyone and reminisce about old times. Today, feeling a little better, but still wishing I could take a nap! I know I need to be taking it easy, but it's pretty much impossible when work is going non-stop. Literally the only down time I have is when I go to the restroom and close the door of the stall, a great chance to close my eyes for a couple minutes.

It is fun being here though, since none of my DC colleagues had seen me pregnant yet. So that's definitely the topic of conversation. Well, that and my gross eye.

Looking forward to a mellow night tonight at Joy's house -- heading there soon for dinner. Then, a good night's sleep!

One more day in the office tomorrow, then I fly to NC for Father's Day weekend and some much-needed R&R in Raleigh.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

23 weeks

John took this last night before we went out to dinner -- sushi! Yes, there are non-raw-fish things on the menu! I was excited I could have unagi, which I love, but then we discovered the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch tells you to avoid it, it's not sustainable. Argh! I still had a little bit, John said I get a pass because I'm preg :-)

Catching up on photos - Memorial Day belly shot

I think I was about 20 weeks here.

Catching up on photos

Here are a couple of the dogs.

John built the planter in the back yard a couple years ago for a little veggie garden, but we're not doing anything with it this season (one less thing to worry about!) Skeena loves it, it's like her little personal hiding spot/fort/sand box.

Friday, June 5, 2009

MTV Movie Awards

Which family member attend the MTV Movie Awards last weekend? Bobby, of course! He stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel and ran into every possible celeb, including the Storm Troopers. And I thought MY job had perks!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer, etc.

John left for his board meeting in Portland today. I'm working from home, enjoying having all the windows open. It's pretty warm here, but we have a nice breeze flowing through the house (hardly anyone in Seattle has A/C!)

Every time I think to upload new pictures, John is out of town with the camera -- still have some pics from Memorial Day weekend on there that we need to post. And we need to take another belly shot, I'm getting bigger by the day!

Sleeping has become a tad bit more challenging (moving from side to side, trying to position pillows) and yesterday I had my first case of pregnancy-induced acid reflux. All the fun side effects... But I really am feeling great, just trying to stay cool and wishing the pool was open on weekdays, not just weekends (weekday lap swim starts in a week or so).

I'm hoping this summer goes by nice and slow, relaxing, but it's already shaping up to be crazy. Work is busy, plus John and I both have work travel, fun travel, and the challenge of selling our house and moving. How will we find time for it all?! Oh yeah, and getting ready for the baby.

My across the street neighbor JoAnn is just a couple weeks further along than I am, and she has already picked out the exact crib, stroller, and high chair she wants. I'm thinking, high chair?! The kid won't use that for months! Why stress about it now? Oh, and a crib - well, we don't even have room for a crib, so forget that. But who knows, maybe we'll be in Portland before Sept 30 and our baby will have a big room of its own (wishful thinking!)

By the way, if anybody has recommendations on the best stroller, car seat, etc, I'm all ears...