I flew to Chicago and back from my niece’s one year birthday, and had the privilege of visiting with a friend and her new baby and Anne! (We didn’t take pictures, though. Very silly). It was a great trip, and I have one more major flight/trip left for the rest of my pregnancy. I will be going to San Francisco in April, at 30 weeks. I’m not too nervous, but I definitely need a pair of super sexy support hose to minimize my risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
In addition to the free stoller, the super cheap Baby Bjorn, I also scored a bunch of hand me down maternity clothes, and even a maternity coat from my recently pregnant friends. They say that pregnancy (like getting married, depression, obesity) travels within social networks. This may be true, but also the social networks are a boon to pregnant ladies. (I’ll keep the karma rolling by passing stuff on the next person!)
My niece is the cutest thing ever. Wait, my friend’s 1 month old daughter is the cutest thing ever. Of course, until I meet my baby, who will clearly be the cutest thing ever.
Here she is, reading a Moomintroll board book in Swedish. I read it to her, but I don’t know Swedish pronunciation. I pretended it was German. Good enough.
It was so nice to see Anne and her partner, and other friends (including a 38 week pregnant friend and our cool elected official buddy). While I failed to photograph the event (brunch was so good!), I did catch a few pictures of these pretty vintage train ads on the elevated train platform downtown.
The CTA goes hipster chic. Who knew?
This week is a “half week” because we President’s Day off. (Thank you, Presidents!) I wish I could say that I totally took advantage of Monday to write 10 pages and cross things off my long term to-do list, but mostly I recovered from the trip. This preggo lady needs more down time, for sure!
Hope everyone in internet-land has a lovely third week of February!