Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Gift for Dinah

My niece Lexy made the baby a beautiful baby blanket. We love the colors and know that baby Dinah will love it too! Thank you so much cousin Lexy.

Belly Shot: 28 Weeks

Babymoon - Ojai, CA

Paul and I went on a babymoon to Ojai. We took a long weekend to just relax and spend time together before our beautiful baby arrives. The weather was great. We stayed at the Emerald Iguana Inn which had beautiful landscaping with plants and trees everywhere. We had our own bungalow complete with a full kitchen which gave us a lot of flexibility. There was a music and wine festival the weekend we were there so a lot of buzz in the town. We explored main street and enjoyed the small town vibe. We also took a day trip to Santa Barbara and went to the zoo and walked down to the Pier and enjoyed some really greasy fish and chips. The trip was fun and relaxing...a much needed trip to get away from our busy schedules.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Belly Shot: 25 Weeks

Went to the doctor yesterday and everything is moving along just as it should be. She weighs a whopping 2-1/2 pounds... right on target we were told. I am getting tired more easily again. Still doing yoga and walking to keep me moving. We had to change doctors because my original is moving soon. The new doctor is fabulous! Paul and I fell in love with her as soon as she walked in the door. Weird to think we only have 12-15 weeks to go. We can't wait!

Merry Christmas

Dear Dinah,

This is one of those stories that I know you won't understand until you're much much older -- I hope -- and when you can understand it, I know that you will probably roll your eyes and sigh, "Oh, Dad…"

But because you will be that rare species -- the native Angeleno -- I know that you will appreciate the wonder of your city on Christmas Day. It's eerily quiet, but everything is still open because it's L.A. and someone somewhere might need something… like a pregnancy test. Which is why your father walked to the Rite Aid on Wilshire last Christmas. Your mother wasn't feeling well and your father thought he knew why…

I could tell you that the whiskey was on sale and that the solitary clerk looked lonely and bored, but the truth is I saw a chance for a joke and I took it: I put on my sunglasses, pulled up my hood and stepped up to the checkout counter with the pregnancy test in one hand and the booze in the other. "Merry Christmas," he said, "and hang in there, dude."

Your mother and I found out you were coming a few days later and as I watch you grow inside her, I find myself wondering who you're going to be. I wonder if you're going to have your mother's eyes and your father's twisted sense of humor.