Monday, May 30, 2011


I haven't been doing as much artwork as I would like, so in an attempt to fill this void in my life, I thought I'd share some of the things that have been inspiring me.

Elle Moss Photography has been my obsession for the past few weeks. I just recently bought some of her photos this weekend and I can't wait for their arrival. Also, my best friend Stacey is an amazing photographer. Here are a few of her photographs that I love.

Shannon and the Clams having been running through my brain for the past few days, which can be quite a problem when I am supposed to be focusing on my damn thesis. Regardless, they are AMAZING and I
can't get enough of them.

Oh, and last but not least....

One of my all time favorite books <3

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!


13 Weeks 5 Days

I am a very active person. Before I was pregnant, I would run, or ride my bike, and eventually worked myway up to completing two triathlons. But lately, all I want to do is SLEEP! I have never been this exhausted in all of my life. Today I woke up at 7am, fed my pups, made myself a smoothie, and crawled back into bed.
Then I woke up, took a shower, munched on some homemade hamantashen and homemade potato salad, plopped down on my bed with a belly full of food, and snoozed for another hour.

If sleeping all day didn't make me so groggy and my body so stiff, I don't think I would object to doing it.

I am thirteen weeks and five days pregnant today, and with each passing day, I grow more and more excited for my son or daughter to arrive. Michael has been so sweet since we found out I was pregnant. He takes such wonderful care of me, though I try my best not to milk it too often. I can't stand when pregnant women refuse to do anything because of their "condition." I prefer to do things on my own, and sometimes I tend to bite off a little more than I can chew.....but, if my love offers to clean the dishes or vacuum the house, or make yummy cookies and banana could a girl refuse?!

It is Memorial Day today, and unfortunately I will be spending the day writing a few pages of my thesis, due on July 1st. I can't wait until this is over, so I can enjoy my summer and start setting up the baby's room. With school and work, I barely have the time to wipe my own ass (just a joke) hopefully once things settle down, I can focus solely on the arrival of my little bebe.

Speaking of asses....the constipation I have been experiencing for the last few weeks has been mind blowing! (I apologize if this grosses anyone out, but I have always been the one to blatantly speak about what's on my mind). Does anyone know of a natural, pregnancy safe remedy for this large problem? I asked my doctor and he stated that mirolax is fine to take, but after researching it online, I found out it is actually a class c drug, which is not recommended for consumption while pregnant. Did I mention that I am in the process of changing doctors?

Well I hope everyone has a lovely day, while I am stuck in my office typing away!

Peace and Love. Peace and Love.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Happy News

I came home from a long day of teaching. My students just started their unit on human body systems, so we worked on a squid dissection. The smell of the squid really got to me, which was surprising, since I am usually never bothered by the scent of preservative.

I was really tired when I walked through my front door
and debated whether or not to walk on the treadmill or take a nap. I decided to spend a few minutes walking on the treadmill .... so I could indulge in a few scoops of ice cream (the best motivator ever).

I walked and walked, thinking about the homework I had to finish for my grad classes, and all the laundry I had to do before tomorrow, when suddenly I realized that my period wa
s 2 days late. Hmmmm.... I stopped walking, and drove to the grocery store to buy a pregnancy test. Michael was still at work when I got home and peed on the little stick. I walked away for a few minutes not really believing that I was pregnant. It seemed impossible, but sure enough...the little stick declared that I was indeed pregnant. I took two more just to be sure.I couldn't believe it. I was going to be a mother! I was so excited, and terrified, and happy all at the same moment, and couldn't wait for Michael to come home so I could tell him.

As soon as he walked through the door, I couldn't keep that stupid grin off my face.
Me: "Guess what!?"
Michael: "What?"
Me: "I'm pregnant!"

The initial shock lasted a few minutes for both of us, but once we kept repeating, "We are going to have a baby," over and over again, reality sank in. We are going to be parents to a beautiful little baby and I can't wait to meet him/her.