Oskar Anthony Adams joined us at 12:07pm on Sunday, September 1st. All 9lbs 10oz and 22″ of him. Can’t wait to share our birth story and more of this sweet little face with you. But for now I’m going to spend some quality time with my new little family. We’re so in love.
The mister joined me for a final maternity shoot, we met up with the Billings at a small festival downtown and laughed our asses off running around trying to get a decent shot. I’m officially 40 weeks. Full term. Fully cooked. All done. And as I type this, 4 days past due. What’s a due date anyway? A date based on a perfect 28 day cycle. Pfff, come on. My money has been on tomorrow, accurate according to my actual cycle, Tuesdays are a popular labor day, and it’s a full moon, but my midwife is convinced I’ll be back in the office next week. Thanks lady. As my Dad hilariously put it, “it’s not her decision.” So for now I am going to try and get some more house stuff done while chugging raspberry tea and eating pineapple. And you can (hopefully) enjoy these photos, and then send me all your positive laboring and birthing vibes.
TODAY IS THE DAY. THE DUE DAY. Supposedly… I can’t believe it. I totally do not think this kid is coming out anytime soon, who has their baby on the due date anyway. But as they say “you never know.” In the mean time, I am nesting like crazy. Construction on the house has slowed down and things are moving along. I just want to clean and organize! Clutter is driving me nutty. This nesting shit is for real. Here are some things I am craving for our home… posting now just in case I am busy tomorrow
Sight: Baby boy’s nursery is ultra bright white (I’ll share some photos when we’re done) – I would love to incorporate some of these little triangles on a wall.
Smell: By far my favorite hand soaps to buy, I’ve been digging this scent lately.
Sound: One day I will own lots of vintage Braun audio equipment. Like this cute little radio or record player.
Taste: We’re getting a cheap-o range for the time being, but this bad boy is the longterm plan.
Touch: Our bed is in desperate need of new linens, seriously… desperate. I’m usually a white sheet kinda gal, but I really like this subtle print sheet set.
Looks like our insane heat and rain is taking a break. Good thing too because I have some celebrating to do. This Sunday I turn 3-0. Thirty years old, thirty seven weeks pregnant, married and a homeowner. Yowza. How come I still don’t feel like a grown-up? Bub surprised me by booking a prenatal massage on Saturday, which I am beyond looking forward to and Sunday we’re having some friends over to the new house for a little brunch and bloodies, don’t worry, mine won’t have booze in it. Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you! xo
Sight: The great wallpaper hunt continues. Conclusion – I have expensive taste. But how cool would my bathroom look covered in illustrated faces?
Taste: Oh if I had only realized this was possible yesterday I would be eating cake right now, or cake… and crack pie, ok and cookies too. Feel free to send me one anyway, belated desserts are welcome
photograph: Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake
This weekend my mom is hosting a baby shower to celebrate that little munchkin man we’ll be welcoming in August. I’m so excited to see all my friends and family and hear loads of baby stories. Plus, I’m sure the food will be great. My sister-in-law is a great baker and promised to make my favorite, ice cream cone cupcakes. Yum!
Sight: Super pretty blooming monogram.
Smell: I still haven’t committed to a fragrance, but I find myself often spraying a sample of this Chanel and sticking in my pocket or purse.
Sound: Simian‘s We Are Your Friends is one of my all time favorite albums, but I especially enjoy listening to it in the summer time. I can’t believe it wasn’t more popular. Here’s a track to start off your weekend.
Taste: Chilled summer soups are my favorite.
Last week Lindsey and I met up in Kerrytown, a little neighborhood in Ann Arbor that hosts the farmer’s market. It was chilly and I was tired and feeling frumpy, but that didn’t stop us from snapping a few pics. Pregnancy is still going well and I sincerely enjoy it, though it’s not without it’s tough parts. The hardest part for me is realizing my limitations and not getting discouraged by them or getting anxiety about things.
Yoga has been a major lifesaver, I highly recommend it for everyone, especially expecting mothers, even if you have never practiced before. It’s not always easy to get out of the house and dedicate an hour or more to an activity. But the benefits are priceless. It has helped me immensely both physically and mentally. Since my prenatal yoga class is only once a week, I am looking for ways to incorporate it into every day. Maybe starting and ending each day with a short meditation or stretch. Often we fly through the day without a real moment to ourselves. Imagine if we spent just 5 minutes twice a day away from our constant distractions. I’m going to start tomorrow, want to try?
wearing: sweater, free people | jeans, asos| shoes, vans (everything now on sale!)
Ben The Illustrator’s new series ‘Twisted Fifties‘ takes inspiration from 1950s advertising, but with modern twists and as he said, some dark, some funny, some just sweet. I really love how the weirdness in some of these is so subtle, like the hot dog bouquet. You may not even notice it’s hotdogs at first. It’s a hilarious thought, receiving a bouquet of hot dogs. To be honest, I would be pumped, especially if it included some french fries. (Yes, I am pregnant.)
With a world of hand-me-downs from my sister-in-laws, putting together the registry took some major consideration. We don’t need a lot of stuff and I personally don’t want a lot of stuff. Now I’m sure this may all change at some point. But for the time being I’m going into parenthood with a goal of keeping it minimal. What does a baby really need? I love Elizabeth’s list. Here’s some things we registered for, have, or want:
Smell: Weleda is one of my favorite brands of skin care, we’ll use the Calendula Oil for some real good baby massages. And if his nose is too blocked to smell the soothing oil, we’ll suck the snot out. I know, that thing looks so gross, but look at those reviews!
Sound: We would love to bring the babe to some shows at a young age but we don’t want his little ears to get damaged. These will do the trick.
Taste: Little bub’s main food source will be the boob, but we’ll have some bottles around for bonding with Dad. These are supposed to be great for breastfed babes.