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Snow, Malls, and Beef

29 Jan

Due to cold weather and snow (from our mini-storm), MJD took me to Tysons Galleria today to walk around. It’s just too gross to be outside for very long, but we have got to start using the tricks to get this baby excited about coming out! I understand walking is supposed to help, so we walked for an hour at the mall – how suburban!

After a our  mall tour (where we could not find me new pumas), we found yet another delicious Vietnamese restaurant called Present (here’s a more recent review as well). I had a pork and tofu soup, while MJD had the Cow on the Open Field beef dish. They were both good, but Cow on the Open Field was great!

Now we’re home, watching TV with Artie, and I am trying to stay awake. 39 weeks and four days…I’m trying not to get to frustrated!

DC's mini storm

Drive to work on Friday

TMI Thursday

6 Jan

One of my ankles is swollen.  Just one. And I am at work in a skirt. It’s unfortunate.

I was going to take a picture but figured no need for anyone to have to see that. Then I googled swollen ankle images and that was just nasty.

Figured I’d share and maybe hear from someone else who spent their last month of pregnancy all lopsided. Anyone? I mean why one ankle only?! Ha!

I would like some Ben and Jerry’s now.

My January Resolution

4 Jan

January feels like it might be a tough month to get through. With baby due in February the days are crawling by. But there is so much to be thankful for this year, of course our pending arrival, but even before she makes her debut. So, my January resolution is to not rush this time but to treasure it. Here are a few of the things I will be focusing on during the next month (or slightly more).

  • The next few weeks of work before routine and order become a long lost memory from the past!
  • The Washington Monument and the Tidal Basin on my way to work…not everyone has such a pretty commute.
  • My DC friends for the upcoming baby shower that is getting me through this week of work – it’s so wonderful to have friends willing to hang with you on a Sunday afternoon, even when you are a crabby eight months pregnant.
  • Visits from family who are more than willing to help keep me entertained, run errands, and hang decals in the nursery.
  • Pedicures – need I say more.
  • The quiet time to watch In Treatment marathons and Up series documentaries with MJD.
  • Long strolls with MJD and Artie while we have no time frames and Artie dictates where we walk.
  • The tenacity of kicks and jabs that surprise me every day. I’m pretty sure this little girl has some strong opinions about things.
  • My generous and patient husband who spent his holiday days off installing a car seat, building a desk, rearranging the nursery, hanging curtains, etc…And then remarked that we would look back at the nursery renovation pictures in 20 years and treasure this as an amazing time in our lives. And it is.

Artie and the Blueberry bonding before they share the house