Thursday, January 25, 2007

When a NO becomes a YES

I have got to learn how to crochet. Look at these!!! These guys are taking me right back to Sweetser Hall, University of Oregon, 1996.

available at Mahar Dry Goods

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Halfway Point

20 weeks

Monday, January 22, 2007

You Do The Math, Part II

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Like Oil & Water

I'm coming to terms with the fact that simplicity in design & babies just don't mix. Or rather, that they only do if you can afford the modern nursery furniture that costs more than your monthly rent.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Nest Feathering

I've been daydreaming about the perfect nursery for a while now. This weekend I took some concrete steps in the direction of a theme for the room. BirdNerd 3000 is the route I'm taking. Given the family history of birdnerdery, I think its an appropriate choice, and the abundance of adorable bird stuff out there makes it fun & easy for a pregnant mama to feather the nest. I present the weekend's spoils:

First, a set of ten Counting Bird wall cards by Melissa Sweet, available at EeBoo, or if you're me, Anthropologie. I'm thinking I'll put these each in its own unmatching vintage frame and hang artfully above the as-yet-unpurchased crib.

Secondly, this poster:

I've nearly driven off the road every day in front of Frame Warehouse in Oak Park for the past couple of weeks because they have a huge framed version of this in the window that I lust after. Finally I called them yesterday and just ordered the damn thing. This will be lovely over the also-as-yet-unpurchased changing table.

While this is just 2 items of dozens that need to be procured for the little peanut's room, I am glad to be out of the gate with at the very least, someplace to start. Now I just need to start clearing that room of the crap we've been shoving in there and promptly shutting the door on for the past 6 months.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Last Good One

On Wednesday I turned 29. Someone said that 29 is the last good one, which I know isn't true because my life has been on an upswing since last September when I married my best friend and one true love. 29 already feels way better than 28. I was talking to my dad on Wednesday who by the time he was 29 had six kids. SIX!!! I remember when I was about 19 I thought that 25 would be a great time to start a family. Also I'm pretty sure I was fantasizing about starting a family with my now-husband when I was 19 since that's when we met and I knew he was the one for me. He still wears the same red & black Filson hunting jacket he wore in the Human Evolution lecture where I first noticed him. He still looks totally hot in it too.

28 was a good and bad year. We went to Jamaica. We went to Paris & got engaged. We got pregnant and lost the baby. We got married. Ian got his Master's degree. We got pregnant again and all is well this time around. It was a FULL year. I'm looking forward to another, just as full. Meeting our child. Seeing some of my greatest friends get married. Cultivating better relationships with my friends & family. Growing closer to my husband. Baking lots of cupcakes. Quilting. Trying harder to appreciate jazz.