Sunday, July 26, 2009

I may give birth to a burrito bowl

A question I'm commonly asked about is food cravings. I must say, I haven't had any out of the ordinary cravings. Mostly, I just crave a larger quantity of what I would normally eat.
With that said, I've always been a HUGE fan of mexican food. In fact, throughout this pregnancy, Ken and I will venture around Chicago on Friday nights, in search of a new mexican restaurant to try. So far, we've run into a couple great spots! Now, most guys would probably be bored of this little weekly adventure. But for Ken, it has its perks. Like for instance: when the waiter comes to take our drink order, Ken will order a pitcher of Top Shelf Margaritas. He drinks this pitcher. All. By. Himself. The part he likes even better is that he now has his very own chauffeur to drive him home... his sober, pregnant wife. I'm not complaining... I know I'll have the chance to pay back the favor. In fact, I'm already craving my first margarita... That is one drink I definitely miss.
I'm not always so fortunate to have a good looking lunch date though. When hunger hits during the weekday and I'm alone & craving some yummy mexican food, I usually hit up Chipotle for a Burrito Bowl. Last week I went there 3x for lunch. CRAZY. And the weird part is that I never get sick of it. I laugh sometimes because I think I may actually give birth to a little burrito.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Showered with some serious L-O-V-E!

My Mom, sister (Stephanie) and friend (Susanne) threw me a shower during the last weekend in June while we were home visiting everyone in Quincy. We initially planned the trip to pick up the baby furniture that my sister gave us. They planned the shower to fall on the same weekend due to the fact that we can't get back as often as we'd like.
Needless to say, I was completely blown away! I had been told by my Mom and Sister, about how they were always working on details... getting together and creating things for the shower. But I had NO IDEA what I was in for. They went above and bey0nd! It was the so thoughtful of them... each and every detail was thought out so thoroughly. The food was super yummy! And don't even get me started on the presents! It was like there was no end in sight to the generosity! We are so lucky to have all of the things from that shower and I can finally say that if Ava were to decide to enter the world tomorrow, we would have everything we need to take care of her. How lucky are we?!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Nursery: A work in progress!

Clearly we have a long way to go until Ava's room is ready. But I thought I'd show what we've gotten done so far.   Too bad, the pics make the wall color look like vomit.  It's actually a minty color....?

We picked up the furniture a few weeks ago and I've been slowly organizing putting things in their place. I am amazed at how quickly the clothes begin stacking up! We still have a long
way to go.... need to hang shelves, artwork and pictures on the walls.

We have our last shower in August. After that we'll buy the remaining items on the registry... and the room will definitely be on its way to being complete. I love everything in there thus far! Sometimes I go and stare at some of her tiny outfits... imagining the little arms and legs that will soon fill them out.

I'm 31 weeks now. Just 9 more weeks to go. I am hoping to go into labor closer to the 36/ 37 week mark, but we'll just have to wait and see.