22 Feb





our attempts at a family selfie


If the book has to do with birthing a child or raising it…I probably own it. The pile of books next to my bed keeps growing. So many points of view on everything! So many details! I might just give up on reading them all and wing it.

looking forward to:

A trip to Sedona (one of my favorite places) this Friday for Brian’s birthday. I’m a little bummed I won’t be able to do as much hiking as I normally do (my OB has put a stop to overly strenuous physical activity) when we go but I’m sure I will find other ways to decompress. Maybe I’ll drink lots of wine instead….kiddddding. Most likely I will just do a lot of reading and if the weather permits I may take this baby bump for a swim in the pool.

I’m also looking forward to a few days in San Francisco in early March. Brian has to go for work so I decided to tag along. He will most likely be working non-stop so I plan to wander the city alone (well, I guess I’m never really alone right now am I?). I actually enjoy this…I can be such a loner sometimes. Any recommendations on places I should visit or eat?

Showering this baby boy! My mom and step mom are throwing a shower for baby boy on April 3rd and my mother in law and aunt are throwing another one for him on April 17th. Something about a baby shower makes it all feel very real…and his arrival  soon.

thinking about: 

birthing a small human. Brian and I toured the hospital a few weeks ago and let’s just say it made the fact that this babe has to make an exit at some point a harsh reality. I’ve been so focused on all the other stuff…baby names, baby room, baby shower, baby clothes….etc that I haven’t really thought about the birth in great detail. Well, the tour changed that. It was all going so well until I happened to notice the huge spotlights above the labor and delivery bed. There’s going to be a stage production happening at my vagina people! I started to break out in cold sweats when I saw those puppies. I keep reminding myself that people have babies every day. I am not special. I too will survive this. I think.


The downtime I have been able to enjoy before the baby arrives. I haven’t not worked since I was seventeen! Although baby boy and I have done some fit modeling work for maternity lines. Clearly, I believe in child labor at a very early age. But mostly my days are filled with walks, lunches with friends, reading, nesting at home & writing in coffee shops. It’s amazing how fast the day goes when you don’t do anything.


my husband, decaf iced lattes from le pain quotidien, pinteresting ideas for the nursery, feeling my son move in my belly, mangos & my girlfriends.


togetherness, girls, walking dead, life in pieces, grey’s anatomy, how to get away with murder…oh and house hunters international (it speaks to my soul!)


6 Responses to “currently”

  1. Amy February 22, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    I love your family selfies! And what a beautiful time you seem to be having. I’m so glad you get to enjoy nesting and some downtime before your beautiful babe makes his entrance into the world! Enjoy your time in San Francisco and Sedona! Make sure to take lots of baby bump photos 🙂

  2. righteousbruin9 February 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

    Glad you can “introduce” baby bump to one of Arizona’s finest places. San Francisco? I liked the Farmer’s Market that’s in Market Square, on Sundays, and the Celtic Coffee Company, near the Civic Center, 142 McAllister St. I loved the Filbert Steps and Coit Tower, but… let’s be real! 🙂

  3. cravesadventure February 23, 2016 at 7:21 am #

    Ha! – love the last one – Frank’s face is PRICELESS!!! Enjoy your travels, time with your boys and time with yourself and the baby bump 🙂 Happy Day!

  4. the usual bliss February 23, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    I’ve never been to Sedona and it’s on my list! I highly recommend getting into the pool. Feeling weightless is pretty heavenly as your belly gets bigger.
    I had a girls trip to SF a couple of years ago and we stayed in the Marina zone and you’d enjoy Chestnut Street- cute shops and restaurants and patios and cafes. Perfect for a solo day.
    I was cracking up about your statements about birth becoming a reality! I came to a point where I realized that this giant baby had to come OUT of me and none of the options were awesome. I’ll just say that as you get closer to the end, the fear of how the baby gets on the outside fades because you’re so ready to meet the little fella. You are in amazing shape and will rock it! (Note: don’t get a respiratory virus and break ribs in your 39th week. Probably won’t bode well for labor/delivery. Sigh)
    Last: Decaf is stupid.

  5. Liz February 23, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    Such a cute selfie! I just booked a trip to Sedona with my girlfriends for April – if you have any tips, I’d love them! I think you’ll definitely find sun and relaxation to keep you entertained even if you can’t hike. Can’t wait to hear about it, and about your showers! SO EXCITING!!! it’s all happening!

  6. SewHaute March 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    “There’s going to be a stage production happening at my vagina people!”

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