So there’s a comparison of just a few of the weekly photos we’ve been taking. At first, we started out with a cheapie backdrop and doing the “same outfit” thing – but I soon got bored of that. We were mostly doing that because we were still keeping the news secret.
Now what we’re doing, and I find this much more fun, is taking photos in locations that I have something to say about. So for example, “19 Weeks” was at my birthday at San Pedro Square Market, “20 Weeks” was in Downtown San Jose’s SoFA District, in front of the awesome murals they have. We actually took some of our Save The Date photos in front of this same mural. “23 Weeks” might seem a bit drab to you – it’s our patio. But that’s the thing, it’s on the patio of the apartment we lived in the year our baby will be born. Also, I’m standing next to our plant Stan. Yes, he has a name. And he’s been alive since, 2002 I believe. There’s a lot of places on our to-do list; we have the Maker Faire coming up for example – that will be a fun one! Perhaps I’ll stand near some weird contraption that is on fire? You never know what you’ll see there.
So for the longest time, we’d call Penny “Baby”. She’s our little furbaby you know! The other day she hopped down from the coffee table (yes she walks on it and we’re horrible and let her do that) and started to walk away. Around the same time, the baby was doing some kind of aerobics so I tapped my stomach and said “Are you awake, Baby?” Well. Penny whipped her head around, meowed (with that little kitty question mark at the end of the meow), turned around and jumped back up on the coffee table and looked at me, pretty much asking “You called? What’s up?” Heh – oopsie. So now we’re trying not to call her Baby anymore, just.. for the time being at least, until we address the Baby as her name… which is still top secret!
Part of me wants to say that I don’t have cravings but I guess that’s a lie. At this point in my pregnancy, I really should be able to hop on the private company jet of Ben & Jerry’s. Seriously, they need to start running new flavors by me, considering how much stock I must own by now. That said, and this goes for the endless food photos I post, the amount I eat in one sitting is still the same. Do I eat ice cream? Yes, but, it’s about 5 good spoonfuls and then I’m done. I might return to the container at a later time for another few bites, but really, that’s it for the day. I think that’s pretty good considering before the surgery I could kill a pint of ice cream in one sitting. (I was fat and really talented at making bad food choices, this should not sound shocking.) But basically I’ve moved on from grapes and now I’m on oranges as my current fruit phase. I destroyed about four mandarin oranges earlier today and as I type this I’m considering having one because it SOUNDSSOGOOD right now. Other than that, no really “weird” cravings.
It has finally hit the 80s and while I was SO EAGER to have the weather change, I’m trying not to regret those thoughts. I’m already warmer than I normally am at this time of the year. Which means, it’s only a matter of time before I set up a tent and live by the pool at our complex.
You’ll come visit me, yes?