Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Much Needed Vacation.

The Boy and I are leaving for Minnesota in two days and I'm stoked. I really haven't even been thinking about my irrational flying phobia since I'm just so happy to get the fuck out of here.

I have never truly needed to get away from my job as much as I do now. Not even my job so much as one particular, horrible, disgusting coworker. It will be nice to have my feet up, in the wilderness of Minnesota, with a nice cold lemonade while not having to worry about if me and my unborn child are going to freeze from her air conditioner. This will also me a nice time for the Boy and I to spend some time together, since life has been so non-stop since we found out we're having a bebe. It is actually our first vacation together in the almost-three-years we've been together.

We will be staying in a resort I've stayed with my family in before. We have a row of cabins for a week, right on a beautiful lake in the Minnesota wilderness. I will be taking many photos!

Sadly, Bucko will not be going with us. He will be staying with his Auntie Tara and Uncle Nino, and also with his Grandparents (the Boy's parent's). He will be so spoiled that he probably won't even notice we're gone. He will turn into a piece of Pupperonni.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


In all the commotion that has surrounded the last two months, I forgot to follow up with you all on my bruschetta!! I found out later that day I was pregnant and life has been a whirlwind of insanity since then.

I am happy to say it was delicious. I will use a little less garlic clove next time, but besides that it was a hit. Much of that is due to my favorite Semifreddi's employee, who delivered fresh Semifreddi's loafs that were baked that morning (they were still warm).

Another recipe to add to the secret Alie-recipe-vault!


I'm nearing the end of my first trimester and of course, the subject of names had sprouted. We haven't agreed on too many yet.

Jasper, Elvis and Wesley are apparently names that will bring eternal teasing and bullying.

Well that sucks. I thought Elvis was an amazing name.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

You may have noticed...

... my blog looks different. Or not. Since I have barely any readers.

Don't be surprised it it changes again, I'm pretty indecisive.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Can't Wait to be a Mommy.

I think the most exciting thing about being pregnant is anticipating how many wonderful things I get to teach my child. Teaching how to be compassionate for other beings. Teaching how to celebrate differences. How to be proud of themselves. How to exercise creativity. What unconditional love means.

The thing I keep thinking about is how over everything is that I always, always want this child to have confidence. I want this child to understand the importance of giving back. I always want this child to make their own decisions based on their values, even if it's not always the popular decision.

Bay Bee!

So... We're having a baby! It's all so exciting and overwhelming!

As I type I'm in my 9th week, which I hear is the peak of nausea and hormonal nastiness. Hopefully the dizziness, headaches and nausea calm down by next week, because I am beyond miserable. I have no energy and I feel like I've been climbing mountains with no rest. Fortuantely... the worse I feel, the better my baby is developing.

There's not much to see now, but we got to see the heartbeat flutter and I can tell The Boyfriend is getting excited; he's announcing the pregnancy proudly to friends and co workers. It's adorable.

I can't wait to meet this little person! More news to come!