I currently have three pairs of maternity jeans type pieces of clothing. I first reviewed my Indigo Maternity blue jeans, and now it’s time to review my Liz Lange Maternity Jeggings. I had heard about the jeggings concept years before, yet had never purchased a pair prior to my pregnancy. I had heard comments that jeggings don’t look exactly like real jeans and would be spotted easily for the hybrid product they are. I don’t think that is the case at all for these, in fact, most of the time I just think about these as regular jeans, which is definitely a plus for me.
On this day six years ago I co-hosted a Casino Style Fundraiser to raise money for Team in Training (aka TNT) benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One of my favorite parts of the evening was our fantastic photo booth. Looking at these photos years later puts such a smile on my face as I was by so many great friends, a few whom have moved away. This one of Kathy, who I ran many races including the Nike Women’s Half Marathon and Jessica a great friend from work. This TNT session allowed me to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon for the second time.
Several weeks ago when trying to find out if our insurance covers prenatal or maternity classes (it doesn’t) the rep recommended a program to me called Little Stars, a program that evoked images like this one of the stars over Carmel the night Matt and I got married in this beautiful picture Candy bought us as an anniversary present.
Last Sunday as part of his Father to Be presents, Candy gave him “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada” by Jimmy Fallon. This is the first children’s book we have received. In honor of this library starting book, it is my pick for this week’s book review.
This week I am 22 weeks along which makes our baby about the length of a spaghetti squash at 11 inches. When looking for this item in the grocery store, Matt and I laughed at how large it was, though it’s for length comparison and not overall size. The one we bought was actually the smallest one in the store. For size comparison, I put it up to bump to show that baby is definitely not that size in my stomach as there has to be room for inner organs as well.
Last weekend was one of the hottest ones in recent memory for me. Despite the use of sunscreen and being under a canopy, Matt, Candy and I all had some sunburn last Saturday, of which I had the worst perhaps as I’m pregnant. The next day was even hotter at 102-104 degrees (depending on what hour was recorded) and which both broke temperature records for that day and left many without electricity.
As the sonographer was unable to get all the pictures that we needed at my last anatomy screen appointment: a face profile and a few heart pictures, I had to have my second session today. The baby cooperated more than s/he had last time so she was able to get many of the heart ones right away. To my delight she also took some 3D ones letting me us see baby’s face and one hand for the first time.
For some time now I’ve enjoyed experimenting with putting different colors in my hair. At first I was using hair chalk to do so, yet it was really messy and tended to get all over surfaces during application and my clothes that I wore. So, taking the advice of a professional hairdresser friend, I switched to hair extensions. I found almost every color I could imagine and yet, I still wanted more variety. To my amazement and delight, I found a shop on Etsy that had clips on in two and even three colors. TeamCrush Boutique, a shop run by Jessia, features clips on in many color combinations including these which I ordered:
On Saturday it will be three years ago that Matt, Candy and I went to a special SF Giants game together. Looking at our outfits I was able to determine that it was Italian Heritage Night. This theme is one of personal pride to them both as Matt’s late dad was of Italian heritage.
On Saturday Matt, Candy and I, along with many other guests helped Katie and Cliff celebrate their wedding anniversary at the Elk’s Lodge in San Jose. The number 17 was significant in that the date of their anniversary was the 17th, this year is 2017, and having married in 2000, this was their 17th anniversary as well. Cliff planned the party as a surprise to Katie who did not know he had organized a party and invited so many of their friends to celebrate with them.