Sunday, October 21, 2007

Another lovely weekend

I can't believe it's already Sunday afternoon. Weekends go by way too quickly.

Here's my 30 week photo, taken today. I still think my rear is keeping up with my belly, but whatever.

After a nice dinner with friends on Friday, we worked on the apartment yesterday, after my mom came down and helped us shop for some missing things. We had a nice lunch at Fox Brothers Barbeque (brisket...yum) and then went to IKEA and the new Super Target at Atlantic Station. We got curtains for the bedroom, and fun curtain rods at Target. I also bought replacement blinds for Hosey's room, as one of the sets was really manky and old.

We were slated to go to a going away pot luck dinner after stopping at the Little Five Points Halloween Parade, but after shopping all day, and then hanging curtains (I sort of supervised...) we really didn't feel great. So instead we sat around and watched The Office on (a handy resource for people who don't have TV). My feet were painfully swollen, which in and of itself made me feel a little less than excited about going to a party, and my toes looked like hot dogs. It's lovely. My friend who is moving has a 7 month old, so hopefully she will understand what these days are like. :)

Today we went to Lenox to look for a rug at the Urban Outfitters (I found it online, and wanted to go buy it) for the upstairs hall. The rug was only $8, and it is perfectly sized to fit over this bizarre grate in the floor that we previously thought was for the AC. I lifted up the grate yesterday to measure what we thought was an air filter, only to find it's a huge piece of metal hammered into an old hole. I guess it used to serve a purpose... Anyways, I was very excited to see that I could cover that thing up, as it hurts my feet when I walk across it. And the new rug is the PERFECT size. I took pictures for my mom to see, as she was witness to the hopeless search yesterday for the perfect rug.

While at Lenox, Justin got a few new shirts, which is always fun at the season change. I got a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, which I love even more than new clothes... :) I decided a while ago that I don't want to buy any more maternity clothes, as my mom and sister have given me a healthy supply, and I've only got two more months. As much as that scares me, it's true. Justin was trying to pick me out a birthday present, and I found the perfect sweater at the Gap, that is like a cape but with some buttons at the neck. It seemed perfect for me, since with no arm holes, it would be perfect for a pregnant belly. And for after the baby is born and it's still cold out... Then came two realizations: 1. The sweater was RIDICULOUSLY expensive, at $76, I'm sure I could find one at Old Navy for a much more reasonable price and 2. The Gap had the sweater stocked only in size XS/S. For the second reason, I decided that I was blacklisting the Gap and promptly left.

I also looked at Gymboree for some potential baby clothes, and while some were very very cute, they had a woefully small section of gender neutral clothes. This always puts a bad taste in my mouth. Even once we find out what gender Hosey is, I'm not planning on buying too much in the way of super-gendered clothes. By super-gendered clothes, I mean the boys clothes with sports and trucks stuff on them, and girls clothes that have millions of princess references and lots of ponies and hearts. While I love these clothes for other people's babies, I don't think it's for me. I love the baby clothes that are orange and brown and yellow and green, and they have dinosaurs or animals. I just think that it's a little weird to go totally overboard on the sports stuff for little boys, if only because there is no reason to think that a six week old boy is going to end up any more of a "Little Slugger" than a six week old girl. Anyways, that's my rant.

After Lenox, we headed over to Young Blood Gallery in East Atlanta, as I was sure I could find the perfect birthday present there, and it would be handmade and one of a kind. Sure enough, I picked out a domino necklace made by a really cool artist from another state. I really love it, and it reminds me of Hosey. It's a little bear (see the picture above) and it's great because it won't make my skin break out. Lately, even silver makes me break out. And I wanted a special piece of jewelry to commemorate being pregnant. Justin and I think this one is perfect. And for the record, Justin didn't want to pick anything out on his own, so don't think I told him what to get me without being asked!

We hope everyone had safe and fun weekends!

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