Sunday, April 29, 2007


Today marks another week, another accomplishment! Week 29, the whole pregnancy seems more real this week than ever. I was telling Matt the other evening that I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I couldn't be more excited. I've been working on typing all these loose recipes I had, to make a fun little cookbook of some of my favorite foods and drinks and while typing them in I kept catching myself day dreaming about the days to come of being a stay at home mom something I always dreamed of but never knew if it was something that would happen for me. But I just kept seeing me at home chasing D around and having a wonderful meal on the table for Matt when he got home from work. I know it's the fantasy side of being a stay at home mom but I know you've all had those same dreams and in whatever way they come true for each of us in a way that make sense with our life, at least that's what I'm choosing to believe. I realized too that being able to dream like this again means that my heart has found a new hope. Every week Matt sends me pics he's been taking around NY just to help me feel more connected to what he's been up to and I wanted to share them with you enjoy a little NY through the eyes of Matt. Oh and another happy note we found a really cool home the first real prospect in NY it's actually on Staten Island and it's pretty perfect so pray that if it's the place for us everything will work out!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BABY D & me

Well this has to be the most exciting update I've written so far. Baby D is doing awesome he gained another 6 oz weighing in at 2 lbs 9 oz which is great he's around the 68th percentile for weight which is good news if he decides to come early. However on that note my cervix is still holding strong and I don't have to go back to the specialist for a month! So after that appointment if everything still looks good then Dr. Reinhart will release me from his care! How great is that, it makes me feel so good that all this bed rest (which I'm still on until further notice from Dr. Speight) and being away from Matt is paying off in such a wonderful way. This news couldn't have come at a better time emotionally, Matt and I are both struggling missing each other like crazy. Thanks to everybody for your prayers over the last two months I'd say they've definitely been answered!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Okay I don't know why I haven't blogged about this sooner but I was leaving a comment on a friends blog and I realized I need to blog about the greatness that is the black & white cookie!

There it is the best "cookie" ever! If you've never had a black & white cookie just wait I plan on perfecting my own recipe once we get to New York and it will be the #1 item on the menu for the Christmas goodies. It's shaped like a cookie but the cookie it's self is a little more cake like. Like a pound cake but not as dense and then the challenge is to decided which is your favorite the vanilla icing or the chocolate icing. Me I'm chocolate girl (what girl isn't huh?) but when I had my first b&w cookie I must admit I was drawn to the vanilla side! Which will be your favorite? Jerry Sienfield said the best way to eat a b&w is to get a little vanilla and chocolate in every bite, I'll have to try that next time I get to have one! So prepare those taste buds!

Friday, April 06, 2007


That is the perfect word to describe this Easter weekend. Will start with the sweet stuff! Our good friends Dave & Gloria had their precious little girl Aliza Sahar 5lbs 15oz 19 inches long. Gloria had an awesome labor 6 hours, I can only hope for such a sweet experience! Here's a picture of me holding Aliza.....

How fun is that? I can't wait until it's Dealey but it was fun to hold a baby especially since Aliza's size is so close to what they are expecting Dealey to be at an early birth! Here's a shot of cute little Aliza by herself. I love the lips, it's like she's saying "what's up, yo!"

The second sweet spot for the weekend was having an Easter dinner with Matt's family, yes I'm on bed rest but it was important to do this as it's Matt's final weekend in Dallas. But it wasn't just the dinner that was so sweet, the sweetest part of the night was Matt's sister Megan announcing she's PREGNANT! It's so awesome because now our little ones will be about 5 or 6 months apart which will make family gatherings too much fun. So now we just need to get my brother and his wife in the pregnant ring so we can have lots of babies running around at the same time! They're trying so it's totally possible we'll be praying extra hard now!

Now for the bitter part as I mentioned it's Matt's last weekend in Dallas until the call is made that baby is on it's way. There is a possibility there might be a commercial shoot that's going to be done here in Dallas in May but I'm not going to get my hopes up until we know for sure! So we were sure to get a picture tonight while we were looking all cute! Here's my Matt and I with him sporting his new longer hair!

While I'm going to miss Matt like crazy one thing I can be sure of is he'll be sending me great shots of New York, here's a shot he took from Roosevelt Island an area we are looking at to live in once D and I get to move up there! We'll call it "Manhattan Skies"...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


That's right I've got a growing baby inside me! Can you guys believe it? I think it still shocks me from time to time. Like I said in the previous post D's an active little guy which is fun I can't help buy cry sometimes when I feel him kick late at night it's like he's telling me hey mom, I'm coming!

My doctors appointments went pretty good today D weighed in at a beautiful 2 lbs 3 oz he gained almost a pound in two weeks! I lost a pound and I told him if we could keep that up for another 30 lbs that would be great! Just kidding, however I am very happy that I've done so well at not gaining weight I haven't really been trying not too, it just happened that way. I've only gained 1 lb so far how great is that!? Anyways the doctors said he looked perfect and all doctors involved are so pleased that I've made it to the 25 going on 26 week mark. Dr. Speight did tell me I needed to go back to strict bed rest because it is important we get to the 30 week mark. So that's a little disheartening but I know she knows what's best for me and D.

Overall I am feeling pretty great, I just know this baby was meant to be a part of all our lives and he's proved that to some doubting doctors that 6 weeks ago feared the worst! It's hard to not have my Matty here but I'm so excited about his new job in NYC and what the future holds for me and D because of Matt's hard work and amazing talents. D and I are going to rule NYC!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


I know it's been a while since I wrote and updated and I can't use the excuse I've been busy God knows bed rest is nothing close to busy! I just didn't have much to update on and I still don't have much but wanted to say that it looks like Matt's found a room in NY living with 2 girls and another guy! It's exciting because Matt's anxious to be concentrating on his work so now he'll hopefully have a couple of down months before he has to start looking for a home for the three of us & before Dealey comes! I have 2 dr. appointments tomorrow and am anxious as always to hear everything is going well. D has definitely increased his daily calisthenics in amount and strength, which is fun I do love feeling him kick and the cat seems to enjoy a little belly time these days she just stares at my stomach I think wondering what the crap is going on in there!

So watch for an update late tomorrow or Thursday on how baby D is doing and what my time line is looking like!