Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Will someone that I know get married at Terrain, please?
via 100lc

Frequently Asked Question

Q: Now that you're in your 2nd trimester, has the morning sickness stopped?
A: I never had morning sickness. I have been very, very lucky. I've never had the urge to throw up. Queasy might be the best way to describe the worst that I've felt. Queasy as in that carsick feeling. But every time, I was able to kill it with food. There was one day, 2nd month-ish, where I was so tired at work that I went out to my car and set my alarm and slept for 20 minutes. Then there were the two mornings, back to back, 3rd month-ish, where I had to get out of bed at 4am to eat toast, go back to sleep, wake at 7ish for work and eat again.
That's been the weirdest that it has been.

16 week appointment

Yesterday we had our third doctor's appointment. At the first two, we were lucky enough to get an ultrasound. At this one, we were led into a room with no ultrasound machine. Boo. We had been misled to believe that at this 3rd appointment we'd find out the gender, but no ultrasound was offered-just a listen to the heart beat through a stethoscope.
Nevertheless, it was a very nice appointment.
At the beginning of each appt, you sign in and then grab a cup and take it to the bathroom to pee in it. When I took my cup to the counter where all the other pee cups were waiting for their analysis, I realized mine was the only full one. Do they only want a little bit? I find it hard to believe that I would be the only pregnant gal with a full bladder post-lunchtime. If they don't really need me to fill it up, I'd hope they would tell me-kinda embarrassing.
I've gained six lbs. Not horrible, but I need to watch it. From my first to my second appt, I had not gained any weight. That means 6 lbs in four weeks. They recommend 4. The doctor sweetly smiled when I gasped, 'Is that horrible??' She did not have concern.
Greg and I had to wait quite a bit in the room for the doctor. Each room has a bulletin board that is plastered with birth announcements and thank-you cards for the doctors in the building. We like to read the names and see which are common and which are unique.
We asked & received the info on our hospital, namely how to pre-register (required) and how to sign up for the tour (free) and Lamaze (strongly recommended, not free). We will meet our baby at the Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where Greg's niece just delivered. It looks beautiful and is located between the Santa Anita race track and a golf course.
Our doctor apologized for looking tired (she didn't) and explained that (as of Monday at 2:15 when our appt was) she had delivered 7 babies since Friday. Holy s**t.
I told her that I'm concerned about my fatigue and the fact that I've been vitamin D deficient in the past (due to my fear of the sun). She pretty much told me that I'm tired because I'm pregnant. But it's safe to take supplements if I want to.
She said that by week 20 I should totally transition to just sleeping on my side. No more back. Time to shop for a body pillow.

Oh-for those who were expecting the gender reveal yesterday like we were: the next appt is 9/26 and we will indeed find out then (if the baby is being a show-off squirmy wormy). I can just hear her saying "It's a Boy!" But we'll see ;)

Friday, August 26, 2011

an etsy find

toooooo cute. may have to treat myself.

the bump

hi Megan,
you're 16 weeks pregnant!

Baby's now the size of an avocado!
Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean she can now pick up your voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


hi Megan,
you're 15 weeks pregnant!

Baby's now the size of a naval orange!
Continuing the march toward normal proportions, baby's legs now out-measure his arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably can't feel the movements just yet.

So, I signed up on this website, thebump.com (same web family as theknot.com and thenest.com) When you sign up, you enter your due date, and then every week thebump emails me with a little note about the progress of the baby in my belly. Each week, they compare the size of the baby to a different piece of fruit. When I first signed up, our little one was the size of an orange seed....Now, at 15 weeks, he/she is the size of an actual orange!!! Crazy fast growth. Very exciting and humorous to read. I like to forward the emails to Greg and our moms.
My belly really started to pop last week. That photo of me on the pier was just the beginning. It's a bit funny, though-I seem to show more by the end of the day, or after a big meal, or when I have a full bladder. I'm starting to get looks and comments, which is fun. I'm excited to officially look pregnant, and not just like I ate too many slices of pizza.
The best part of the day for me is early in the morning, when I'm laying in bed. I don't let myself sleep on my stomach anymore, so it's all side or back. When I lay on my back, in the morning, my belly is hard and swollen, below my belly button. It's such a trip-feels like I have a football in there. Sadly, I don't notice it as much once I get up to pee, or when I'm standing up walking around-then it becomes more full-belly, like up to my ribs and not concentrated at the bottom.
Also, I think I'm starting to feel movement. Based on what my mommy friends have said, the beginning of detecting movement feels like you have air bubbles in your stomach. And/or like there's a little butterfly fluttering its wings in there. It makes me happy.
Lastly, I went to prenatal yoga last night. It was fun! I changed at work, left at 5:10, and made it in time to sign up for the 5:30 class in South Pasadena. It's walking distance from Greg's Trader Joe's. It's a cute yoga studio, a step-up from yoga through Burbank Parks and Rec, or yoga at LA Fitness. The hilarious thing was there was only one other student besides me. So the two of us got plenty of personal attention from our instructor, which is nice of course. She would come around and help adjust our goofy poses. They provide support tools in prenatal yoga, including foam blocks that you can use to put your weight on with your hands when you're bent over, so you don't bend over too much onto your little orange ;) I signed up for ten sessions.

I'm going to try to write more often on here. I haven't been good about documenting my feelings (emotional & physical) or my cravings (and aversions) or the like.
Here's a recap:
-Cravings: Bread, Cheese, Soy or Rice Milk. (as in, tall glasses of cold milk) And frozen yogurt. I guess I should be worried that my body is lacking calcium, with how much I've been wanting it!
-Emotions: Not too crazy, though if you ask Greg he may answer differently. I do have less patience for certain things at work, and for traffic (red lights mainly). I feel much more happiness and peace than I did in the first trimester, which is when I had a lot more paranoia.
-Body: Growing out of all of my clothes, quick. Every time I put on my skinny jeans, I tell myself 'ok, this is the last time' Then I go to wear them again and I suffer at work all day. Good thing I've received three boxes of maternity clothes between Anna and Cassie!
-Most frequently asked question: Do you want a boy, or a girl? (I mean, really? How do you answer that?...)
-Dreams: Heavy, vivid, frequent

If you're still reading, you're a very good friend

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

rock a bye baby

cute, cute cradles....
by Nika Zupanc, spotted on minor details

Sunday, August 21, 2011

the spine twist

anyone else's cats lay like ours do?


what a great space saver! i spotted this on baby t and i want to copy....It's a nice way to lift things up off the floor and avoid having a large bookshelf in a tiny room.....(and how cute: a little book titled 'I Like Vegetables' :)

cute boy clothes

spotted on wee textile

Friday, August 19, 2011

to theme or not to theme

sweet giraffes may pop up often in our nursery when it's all said and done. i don't want a running 'theme' in the nursery-i'm cautiously going to avoid overkill. but giraffes make me very happy, and i couldn't resist posting this collage which i spotted on sfgirlbybay not only for that amazing giraffe print, but for the super cute chair above it....

cute photo of the day.

spotted on wee textile

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I don't usually dig fake (frosting) flowers on a cake but man, I'm loving this one: (top right corner): via oh happy day


a cozy corner, spotted on the lil bee
color, spotted on That's Chic
that cabinet(!) spotted on design is mine

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

yes please.

my first official pregnancy craving was watermelon. it was the start of summer, and i couldn't get enough. we read and hear a lot, a lot about pregnant gals who eat a lot of watermelon. it's thirst-quenching and satisfying without guilt.
spotted on you are my fave.


kate moss made a beautiful bride. images spotted on {frolic!}shot by mr. testino for vogue

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

cute photo of the day.

spotted on A Cup Of Jo

I'm baaaaaaack

Whew, two months since the last post. A LOT has happened. Here's a photographic highlight.
We spent time on this deck. Twice. We eat really well @ this house in the Alhambra hills (yes, that's grilled romaine hearts with homemade caesar dressing....

 Then, I cut off about a foot of hair.
 I took many walks around work.
I peed on a stick :)
Us girls hosted a baby shower

We toured Stone Brewery in Escondido
Saw Hall & Oates at the Hollywood Bowl during 4th of July weekend
Went to a Dodger game
Bought a terri-planty item @ the Renegade Craft Fair
Accepted a house-warming gift from my mom: landscaping our front plots (oh yeah, we moved!)

Attended a crowded last day of an exhibit downtown

And walked onto Manhattan and Hermosa beach.....note first side-angle belly shot! (More like food bloat belly but it's better than nothing) at 14 weeks. There will be plenty of those shots to come. Stay tuned for what will be turning into a very baby-focused blog! Thanks for reading :)