Thursday, July 22, 2010

Magic Etch A Sketch

Have y'all seen this before? There was an article on recently about this guy who does some incredible artwork with the Etch A Sketch. The article is gone now, but you can see his gallery on his website. The Michael Jackson montage is my favorite, but they are all incredibly impressive!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A note about bellies

I'm all for manners and social graces, but some white lies just don't cut it. Sometimes when I tell people how far along I am, they like to say things like "I looked like that at 4 months!" or "I can hardly tell you're pregnant!" I don't really get why people say things like this. First of all - HELLO. Look at me!

Second of all, I wonder if people are just trying to make me feel better about myself. That's nice and all, but it's really not necessary. Besides the fact that I know I look like I swallowed a watermelon and I will absolutely not believe anyone who tells me I don't look pregnant, I understand that having a baby means your stomach pokes out. And I'm perfectly ok with that. In fact, I think it's pretty amazing. So when the kids in the hospital (and we all know kids are more honest than adults) say things like "your big, huge belly is in the way!" or "why is your stomach sticking out so much?" I take it as a compliment. It means I'm growing a nice healthy baby.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Whoa, is it seriously July already? Let's see...what has happened in the past 2 months since I last posted?

~Took an anniversary trip to Asheville, NC where we visited the Smoky Mountains, hiked to a bunch of waterfalls (including one where we were led by a volunteer guide dog named Spot), and watched hippies with dreads play drums.

~Went to Texas for a few days, saw my family, had a baby shower, and spent many hours studying for the ACE personal trainer exam.

~Took the personal trainer exam (which was required for my job); didn't pee my pants or pass out from hypoglycemia (which I was worried about since it's a 4 hour test with NO BREAKS) thanks to the super nice proctor who made exceptions for me due to my condition of being with child. Officially got certified though I officially don't know how to train persons.

~Laughed when I found wheat in Jared's pockets while doing laundry. Laughed even more when I found wheat in Jared's belly button.

~Began nesting. Bought a crib, car seat, and stroller; washed and organized all the baby clothes, blankets, etc; found an awesome pediatrician that gives out her cell phone number, makes house calls, and doubles as a lactation consultant.

~Grew a lot.