Frances Ha. 9 out of 10 stars. At first I found the dialogue a bit disjointed and awkward but I don’t know if I just got used to it or it appealed to me more after it settled in my brain after sleeping on it. Shot in black and white, it was lovely to look at and Greta Gerwig made the movie work I think. … Continue reading Life isn’t like the movies, and how do babies get outta there
I love quotes. And this one by Bill Vaughan made me laugh. An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. Is it a pessimistic quality to love cynicism like that? Ah well, I count it as part of my charm. And here’s another one, because I also love Jay Leno. Now there are … Continue reading looking forward and back
You know those women who claim to love their new post-childbirth-bodies? The ones who expound on the beauty and utility of their new boobs and maintain that they have embraced their stretchmarks as some honorable “badge of motherhood”? I am not one of those women. And those women are obviously lying. I’m just sayin’. I agree with these same women when they say how awed they are that their … Continue reading how do i bring sexy back?
Samantha Elizabeth was born on her due date, and on her great-grandfather’s birthday, July 24th at 8:46 am. I can’t believe we made it. Pictures and details to come! Thanks to everyone for thinking of us! Hugs, Finn, The Accountant & Sami Continue reading She’s finally here!!
It has been a very nice weekend, albeit a very uncomfortable one. I am in a much better frame of mind than I was when I threw down that last post for some reason. Maybe because I know that no matter what, I only have to drag my aching body into work for three more days at the most. Samantha can stay in there forever but … Continue reading how to amuse a pregnant lady
I had my 39 week doctor appointment today. I’m finally dialated! Although not very much at all (1.5 centimeters), I’ll still take it. I go back to the doc on my due date – the 24th – and if Sami hasn’t made her entrance by then I’ll be induced at some point the following week. The end is in sight folks and I am sooooo ready. Continue reading a quick baby update
I’m thankful that my pregnancy has been relatively “boring” with no complications and whatnot. I really am. That said, today was the ultimate in boring appointments. There’s no further progress from last week and Sami’s head still needs to drop some more, after which the doc told me I will begin experiencing “sharp stabbing pains in the bladder area”, but not to worry because this … Continue reading the most boring doctor’s appt ever
Um yeah, so I have two weeks to go and it will be my due date! I really can’t believe we are THIS close to meeting baby Samantha. I wonder what she’ll look like? I can’t imagine. I go back to the doctor tomorrow for my 38 week visit but am behind in updating on what happened last week so I’ll do that now and … Continue reading 38 weeks!
I’ll put some pictures of the nursery at the bottom of this post. We think it turned out nice and it’s a very bright and cheery room! I had my 36 week doctor appointment yesterday and all is well. Samantha’s head is down and she’s in position for the big day – whenever that might be. Other than that, there are no signs she’s ready to come … Continue reading nursery pictures, etc.
I’m sitting here watching my belly move. It is the weirdest, most fascinating thing I’ve ever seen. I’m hoping there’s a human baby in there instead of an alien but right now my money is on alien. It’s just too bizarre. And you know what else is bizarre? The fact that my belly button is now off center by about 1/2 inch. I tell the … Continue reading bean update
Do NOT look at the Victoria’s Secret catalog when your belly looks like this… And the VS model’s bellies look like…well, you know…NOT like this… Those are VS pajama bottoms I have on by the way, but somehow the effect isn’t the same… Continue reading note to self
Kidding, of course. Here’s the latest on my expansion… Continue reading does this bean make me look fat?
…catch up that is? It seems that real life, including not enough sleep, have taken a lot of my time away from the “internets”. Ah well, that’s just how it goes I guess. Basketball: First of all, can we just say wow and congrats to the Belmont Bruins for what was apparently a great game against Duke tonight? I somehow missed the game but tuned in at … Continue reading wanna play…
This post is mostly for mom and a few select people I guess. Not that anyone else is banned from reading, just you might be getting bored with all the baby talk and I completely realize that this blog is becoming “all Bean, all the time”. Maybe I should start up another blog with just Bean stuff and leave this one to tell you about what … Continue reading ultrasound pics
We found out today that we are having a lil’ baby girl Finn! Guess I was wrong eh? Everything looks healthy and normal. We have several pictures and a dvd which I’m sure I will bore several family members with later. 🙂 We’re very excited with the news and now maybe I’ll actually feel like I can go out and buy things, decorate, etc. Woohoo! Continue reading the verdict…
Two big things in the life of Bean… 1. In six more days The Accountant and I will hopefully know if we will be new parents to a baby girl or boy Finnster! I wonder if that will make it feel more real? You’d think my burgeoning belly would knock me over with the reality but so far all it’s done is to make me … Continue reading Bean update & hormonal ramblings
I’m going to post a longer Bean update but until then, here are pics of my 19 week belly taken today. And yes, I’m wearing the same shirt as the last pics. More later, I promise. Continue reading week 19
This was the first doctor’s appointment I have gone to so far where I didn’t have to get stuck with the needle of death and have vials of my lifeblood taken from me. So a bit “woot” to that! I saw a different doctor this time, Dr. S. They told me that my regular midwife lady was having surgery so I’d see Dr. S. But I … Continue reading week 17 doctor appointment
You know sometimes you don’t know what you really look like until you see a picture of yourself and you think “who is THAT”? I just had that feeling when I saw this picture on the screen. This is me now, at 16 weeks. A little scary I have to say. I think I look bigger than I should at this point but what do I know? It’s … Continue reading first belly pic!
What is the deal? Is it the weather that’s making my beloved laptop run about as slow as a turtle on weed? It’s almost annoying enough to make a girl close it up, open a real live book and do some homework. Almost. Take notes. For the next five and a half months do not do the following things to me: 1. Say things like … Continue reading a few complaints
Right now I’m eating those yummy sugar cookes you get in the clear plastic containers at Kroger. The ones with the pink frosting and sprinkles. And I don’t feel guilty about it. Just so you know. Sometimes I think I might be narcoleptic. And arthritic. But then I remember, no, I’m just pregnant. I felt like I could have taken a lovely nap in my spinach … Continue reading 12-week appt
For real! The real reason this blog has been of the suck lately is because I’ve been a bit distracted with being pregnant! Holy cow! It doesn’t seem real but wow, it is! We saw the heartbeat last week and it was so amazing. I don’t even know how to write about it or what to say except that we are thrilled! Yes, this is … Continue reading baby on board