Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Fashion Compliment From a Male Perspective

Yesterday as Wendell was heading off to work I emerged from our bedroom fully dressed. He paused and gazed at me. This is what I was wearing:

Please look over the dazed look on my face, I was still half asleep

He says to me, "That's one of my favorite outfits that you wear". His statement of course put a smile on my face. Then he added, "You look like one of Zack Wylde's guitars".

Of course that added some much needed morning laughter to my smile. Men do give the best descriptive compliments, don't they?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I'm currently at 34 weeks. It's hard to believe so much time has passed so quickly! In less than 6 weeks, I'll be a Mom. I'm excited and terrified at the same time. Well, it's mostly the thought of the teenage years that really terrify me. That and the fact that this tiny little being will be completely dependent on Wendell and I. I will no longer be #1! Talk about having to put your ego in check, haha.

As each day passes I can feel changes in the baby's movements. I could literally just sit and watch my belly for hours. Watching her move around reminds of those cartoons where a cat is shoved into a bag and he goes nuts trying to get out. That, or something reminiscent of that scene in Alien where the baby alien is about to bust out of that guy's belly. It is just absolutely amazing to me when I can tell which body part is jabbing me. I'm hoping we'll be able to get a picture of a tiny hand or foot pressing up against my belly.

I've been starting to get a little antsy. Wendell has been for quite some time now, it's the sweetest thing really. I feel blessed. So far this pregnancy has been pretty smooth. No major aches or pains, no major mood swings, no crazy cravings, etc. I can no longer reach my toes, so I don't get to change my toe nail polish as often as I usually do, and I don't quite trust Wendell to do a bang up job.

Hopefully delivering this baby will go as smoothly as my pregnancy thus far. I can't wait to meet her AND to have my mother and mother-in-law with me for the first few weeks. It feels like the day can't get here soon enough, but I know it'll be here before I know it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm Going, Going, Back, Back to Cali, Cali!

In about 48 hours I will be arriving at LAX. It's been almost two years since I've been back home. While my last two trips home were only for extended weekends, this one is for a whole week! Words cannot express the excitement of getting to spend time with my family and friends; seeing how much my nephews have grown over the past couple of years, and getting to meet my grandneice for the first time.

One of the things I'm looking forward to the most is spending time with my Mom. Not to mention getting to eat some authentic mexican home cooking. Oh, how I've missed her cooking!!!

Another thing I can't wait for.....THE BEACH!!! Hot sand and cool water; and possibly getting some color on my pale legs.

Of course some shopping will be squeezed in. Although, most of my shopping will be done here:

L.A. gets a lot of flack for all the smog, snobs, traffic, etc., but I always have and always will LOVE it! The music and art scenes, the food, the endless entertainment possibilities; I take the good with the bad. Besides, it's the non "Hollywood" parts of L.A. that really make the city the gem that it is.

The main reason for my trip home is the baby shower my Mom and sisters are having for me. Of course, I'd take any reason to visit home. I'm just uber excited to share my pregnancy with my family and friends, even if it is only a weeks worth. Tomorrow is going to draaaaaaaaaaaaag!

The only bad part about going home.....Wendell isn't coming with me.