Friday, October 2, 2015

Rainy Day

Another road trip to Reno, and the weather couldn't be more beautiful. I know that sounds strange, but I haven't seen rain since we moved to California. It got down to 45 degrees, and our playlist included Hozier and Lucy Rose. We got caught in traffic and were at a dead stop for an hour, but fresh mountain air and good tunes made all the difference.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pregnancy: Week 16

Size: our baby is the size of an avocado! They are about 4 to 5 inches long and weigh 3 to 5 ounces!

Symptoms: other than feeling a little more tired, I feel pretty good. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the changes going on in our lives, but I know this is going to be the best thing that has ever (or will ever) happen to us.

Watching: I watched a documentary called Pandas: The Journey Home. Other than that, Jason and I have been really getting into Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Reading: recently I ordered The Minimalist Mom's Guide to Baby's First Year by Rachel Jonat, and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I can't wait to dive into both of these books.

Loving: the other day Jason woke up early to make pumpkin pancakes from Trader Joe's, and got me roses. He's so good to me. 

Smelling: we picked up a soy pumpkin latte candle from Old Navy, and it is the best smelling candle ever. It makes our whole apartment smell like fall.

Playing with: recipes. I have been getting into baking more, and I've been having a lot of fun doing so. I want to bake one new recipe a week. I'm going to be putting my Babycakes book to good use.

Thinking about: how fast everything is happening. It's hard to believe that I'm almost 17 weeks pregnant, and this whole journey is almost half way over. It will be fun to see our family at Christmas because by that time I will have a big, happy baby bump!

Travel: today we leave for Reno just for one night, but after that the plan is to cut back on all the traveling. It takes more of a toll on me than it used to, and I want to spend more time exploring our surrounding cities like San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Napa, etc.

Researching: I have been making a list of baby stuff that could possibly go on sale on black friday. We have been saving our pennies, and I can't wait to start getting things for our little one.

Tasting: for lunch I had a couple slices of toast with avocado, vegan pesto, and pumpkin seeds. I highly suggest trying it sometime.

Listening to: today I've brought back an old favorite, ...Is A Real Boy by Say Anything. There was definitely a dance party in the kitchen to "Alive With The Glory Of Love".

Excited to: find out the gender! We will find out on October 15, so that is only two weeks away!

Daddy-to-be: Jason is always excited and positive about everything. I'm so lucky that I get to go on this crazy adventure with my best friend.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hello Harriet

I may or may not have made up a song about bunnies on my nails, because these are the cutest nail transfers ever. Thank you Hello Harriet for making my nails simply adorable!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Yerba Buena Gardens

Jason and I stumbled across a festival going on at the Yerba Buena Gardens. San Francisco is such an amazing city, because you never know what you will see simply walking around.

On Sunday afternoon we went to Oakland for the first time. We saw the Oakland A's versus San Francisco Giants game with some people from Jason's work. It was a lot of fun, and the Giants won!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Saturday afternoon Jason and I went to the Contemporary Jewish Museum to see the Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait exhibit. The architecture and lighting were beautiful. Later that day we tried European drinking chocolate at Dandelion Chocolate, checked out an awesome local shop Voyager, and stopped by IKEA to look at all the baby stuff.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Getty Center

My family and I went to The Getty Center to see the Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World exhibit. It was really interesting to see sculpture so old, and most of them were in great condition. It was interesting to learn more about art from that time period.