I’m almost there and another baby shower!

In case you’re wondering what it must feel like to be 35.5 weeks pregnant, I think this picture sums it up quite nicely:

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The good news is that I only have 4.5 weeks until my due date which means I will be pregnant for no longer than 5.5 weeks (my doctor told me they typically induce a week after your due date, thank GOD!).  I’m feeling pretty good about everything as I’ve somehow managed to get all my ducks in a row in terms of prepping for the arrival of this mini human.

However, I feel HUGE. And awful. And this needs to be over. stat.

I’ve had to put my gym membership on hold because it’s just started to get too uncomfortable to do simple things like walking.  Since I live in Chicago, I typically walk about 4-5 miles each day and you know what?  At this point, that’s enough of a “workout” for me.  I’ve also been pretty good about my eating these days; mostly because if I eat crappy, I get the urge to purge afterwards (I am back to feeling nauseated all the time).

Here’s me at 33 & 35 weeks:

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I’m sure your life is far more enriched after that tid-bit.  Let’s keep this trend going, shall we?

In other news, there was another baby shower!  Not for me.  I threw one for my lovely friend, Leslie.  My apartment is quite small so it was a little cramped in here but overall, I thought it was a success.  The only thing I screwed up on was probably the most important part (besides the food).  Pictures.  I only took a handful of them and for that, I am sorry.  Here they are…

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I had my husband make open-faced sammies with pesto, tomato, basil and mozzarella, they were quite delicious!

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Those little tissue things in the back left are party favors (soap) for the guests and in the back right are the cupcakes (that I did not make myself, thankyouverymuch).  I also used actual baby items as decorations and gave them to the guest of honor as part of her gift.  In the above photo is a little rattle 🙂 below, I used little shoes (then you’ll see a few pictures down, the onesies above the fireplace).Image

[Leslie opening gifts!]

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Clockwise from top-left: cupcakes, fruit salad, more party favors, cheese and crackers and a very delicious pear and bleu cheese salad (I can’t find the recipe, sorry folks).

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That’s all I’ve got!  Hope you enjoy what’s left of the week 😀

Events galore & 31 weeks, eeek!

You guys, I have been one busy little beaver!  This post is going to be a total photo dump and if you are friends with me on Facebook, I apologize for the duplication of pictures.

I am on the auxiliary board of the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and we had an event a couple of weeks ago to raise money for the cause.  It was a pretty exhausting day for me as I had to go help setup from about 10-2.  Then the actual event was from 8-midnight (but I left around 11:00).  Lots of standing for a lady who is pregnant!

The event had a 1920’s theme and it was held in the Chicago Cultural Center — it was a gorgeous successful event 🙂

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Then last weekend I flew down to Fort Lauderdale for a wedding and my baby shower!!!!  Could it get any better?!?!?  I think not. 

The wedding was at a historical center on the river in downtown Fort Lauderdale and the weather could not have been better! 

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Bryan was the best man (and only man!)…

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The beautiful couple…

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The reception deets…

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The next day was my baby shower and again, the weather was so perfect. 

My two besties (Rachelle & Iveline) took care of all the decorations and MADE all of the desserts!  These girls made cakepops!  DRUNK!  THAT, my friends, is what you call talent.

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I wanted to add more pictures but my interweb is not cooperating, I’m sure you will cry yourself to sleep tonight.

As I type this, I am about 31.5 weeks along, eek!  That means the babe will be here in about 8.5 weeks, say whaaaat????

I’m warning you people, I’m huge.

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I have completely blown up in the last few weeks.  Check me out a mere 6 weeks ago…!!!!

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And there you have it, folks.  This post pretty much sums up what I’ve been up to these last few weeks.

I hope you guys have an amazing week!