Monday, April 25, 2011

Showering the Baby: Indiana edition

Aunt Eileen who hosted the shower.

Grandma with Charlie

Me and dog Simon - the baby is NOT named for the dog...
 Thanks to everyone who made it down.  It was great to see you all and we feel so loved.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

NOLA: in pictures

New Orleans: April 7-12, AERA and vactaion
 Carriage ride to cemetery and through French Quarter

at the conference with my poster

daily dose of fried and powdered sugar
beignets - Cafe DuMonde
resting at Audubon Park

Rookery at the Park

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

29 weeks down, 11 to go

29 Weeks.  Wow!  I kind of can't believe it.  My BabyCenter App says I have 75 days until my due date.  This pregnancy is really flying by...

We are getting ready though, the crib and mattress are in place.  The stroller (which really deserves a post of it's own) arrived this afternoon.  I "think" we have the essentials on hand, but there is still so much cleaning and organizing to do.

Since I was in Indiana for my shower over the weekend, I took my 29 week picture with my sister.

And just for fun, in a sweater I don't look pregnant from the front - which is weird for me. 

Monday, April 18, 2011


March 30 saw my departure to Montreal for four days.  I went for a conference and felt my poster went over well.  I heard some interesting papers.  It was also cold and exhausting.  Late nights and early mornings.  I needed my afternoon naps!  Since I was there with school people, we did manage to get a lot of school work done.  Which is good, because I have done almost nothing since then.  I got home and had one day for rest and recovery, two full days of school, and one day for running errands that desperately needed to be done (and the laundry so I could repack).  I have no pictures from this trip as I forgot to have one taken in front of the poster, and there wasn't much else that we did - although we did take a couple of hours to walk around the old city before leaving.

day 1 - in the French Quarter
April 7 saw my departure to New Orleans for another conference.  This one longer and doubled as a vacation and it was somewhere WARM!  I wore shorts.  The weather forecast said temperatures in the 80s, but I had honestly forgotten what that feels like.  This conference was ok, it was a different group of researchers so I got the feeling that people weren't as interested in what I was doing here as they were in Montreal.  But that was ok, because I GOT TO WEAR SHORTS!  Not to the conference, but outside.  Thank you Mom for buying me spring maternity clothes, I would have been miserable in jeans the whole time.  We walked around the French Quarter and ate lots of fried food.  Everything in New Orleans seems to be fried.  I came home and really needed a salad.  The first two days were just Mom and I.  Then Chip and Rob came down to join us.  Rob and I stayed two extra days, and just having time where we weren't thinking about work or school was great.  It was like a real vacation or something.  I did "school" going to the conference, but we had our free time.  We took a carriage ride through the city and went to the cemetery and rod the St. Charles Street trolley through the garden district.  Rob and I also spent a morning walking through Audubon Park.  And we spent some time just hanging out at the hotel.  Oh, the life on vacation - I feel like I need another one...

28 weeks pregnant - at lunch outside somewhere

I was home for three days (two for school, one for errands, luckily I was well rested) and headed to Indiana on the 16 for my baby shower.  I am still here and so grateful to everyone who came. 

Picture posts to come when I get home to my camera cord.  And it is FINALLY SPRING BREAK, meaning once I get home I get to stay there for SIX DAYS with no classes or teaching.  I am so excited.

Oh, and traveling 3 times in 3 weeks is CRAZY, especially while pregnant, but both Simon and I are holding up.