Friday, May 7, 2010

{8 things, a pregnancy edition}

my lunch & my belly

thank you so much for all of your congratulations and good wishes! what a treat! i feel very lucky to have such wonderful blessings from everyone! i loved hearing from you!!!

i thought i'd do a special pregnancy related {8 things} to fill you in a bit and get you up to date...

here is goes...

1} remember my "quiet october"? well, now you know why! i was lucky that i didn't have a horrible first trimester sickness wise, but i did feel extremely tired and out of sorts. it felt like 99% of my brain turned from "work/normal sarah mode" to preggo mush brain. i found that it was very hard to function, especially in the evenings, so i was thankful for the cable tv we had just gotten for the first time in over 10 years! ( i must have overdone it on the tv though, because i told my husband that we had to get rid of the cable right after christmas. so we did. )

2} i had a very busy fall/winter~ teaching at squam, participating in paradise city & twist, then the mannequin show in LA, followed by my first bazarre bizzare in boston, then the verbatim show & eta 7 and finally my "word for word" show at pinch. some days, it took all of my energy to get ready for these things... but i was lucky to make it through such a busy first two trimesters!

3} in january, we found out we were having a girl and we were so excited! it was then that the pregnancy started to seem "real" to me finally too. we decided to name her ada, after my great-grandmother. we never had a list of names, it was just our deal that if it was a girl she'd be ada and if it was a boy we would name him after jesse's great grandfather. easy peasy. glad she's an ada!

4} i started pre-natal yoga class in january and it's been the best thing i've done by far! i loved getting back to the studio and meeting other moms-to-be. we're still the same group for the most part, getting together every week since early january. it's getting much harder to move though! i'm just thrilled that i can still do my favorite pigeon pose with this giant belly!

5} i really didn't like being pregnant until i was about 7 months along. weird, but true! my mom kept telling me it's "magic", but all could think about was how my organs were being mushed and my cartilage was softening. maybe it's because i'm married to a scientist, or maybe i just know a lot more about what's going on in there compared to when my mom was pregnant with me, either way, yes, mom, i do (sort of) see the "magic" in this process, but for the most part it completely kind of freaked me out early on.

6} i'm very happy with my choice of midwives for the pregnancy and birth. it's been a great experience with them so far.

7} i was given a relaxed and fun baby shower with friends a couple of weeks ago, and then was thrown another bigger shower this past weekend with family... let me just say this baby is going to have PLENTY of clothes! people really like buying clothes for a baby girl! (i'll share some of my faves soon... ) she's one lucky little gal! she's going to be very stylish, that's for sure!

8} i'm taking my mom to this for mother's day over the weekend... i can't wait to see it!

that's all for now, i'll fill you in with more soon...
happy weekend to everyone! xo *s


  1. I loved this list... and the movies is so cute, I hope we get it here in New Zealand.

  2. oooo i'm just so excited for you sarah!! love the list and the photo made me giggle.
    you should be proud of yourself for staying this busy while pregnant.

    xo and smiles to you! ~jill from n.h. : )

  3. Dear Sarah-
    Wonderful post, love the picture, too!!!

    Great to see everyone last week-end. Yes!!! Ada Maeve will be sooo well-dressed. I will up to help you change her into new outfits all day!

    Have fun with your mom-

    Love, Liz

  4. Oh sarah what a fabulous picture of your belly
    ..Lovely list HAAPY MOTHER'S DAY! xo

  5. Love this photo!! Enjoy the last few days of your pregnancy - it IS magic and you may not fully realize it until she is in your arms.

  6. dear sarah, MANY congratulations! i love that photo & hope your final pregnancy days go well. you will love being a mommy. can't wait to see what it will do to your artwork. (which i also love).


  7. Congratulations Sarah! I love this photo of THE BELLY! What a beautiful round one it is :-) And I love that your sweater is matching the California Roll sushi! Is this one of your cravings???
    Wishing you all the best, in your new roll as Momma Artist! Ada is in for a treat!

    Take care,

  8. That photo is the cutest ever! :) Glad to hear you're feeling good, and so excited for you, Sarah!

  9. so happy and excited for you!!!

  10. Congratulations. I love the baby's name. Cute photo! I'm exploring blogs from a past issue of Artful Blogging. I love your style.

  11. Sweet Sarah!
    congratulations on being out of the closet (nursery?)
    and LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos--

    I know you are due any moment so please let me know when you are ready for company later this summer.


  12. sarah, i'm so thrilled for you and your family. ada maeve is going to be one very lucky little fairy. sending you so much love and support. it's almost time, mama! xoxo p

  13. i simply adore this picture!.. and your list is great, too. congrats on your new addition. she's a lucky little gal. xo, ♥kaileenelise


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