Thursday, March 31, 2011

I have always been a fan of using the internet to meet people. I met a past boyfriends/ex-fiancee on (don't judge), I met my now friend through a babysitting ad I posted on, and my newest Chicago friend I met on I first heard about from another Chicago mommy blogger, She told me that she had recently moved here also and met several nice people at one of the meet-ups. So, since I am always one to try almost anything once I signed up and looked for the right meet up to attend.

I chose two meet-ups to RSVP to. The first was a group of 30 mommies meeting up at a local McDonald's where they would let their children play while indulging in precious adult time. I was looking forward to the adult time but since I don't really have any children to let loose on the Micky-Dees play yard I decided to skip. The second was a potluck at a fellow pregos house. When I checked the RSVP list the 3 other girls were also first time pregos. I was all in!! Even though my hubs was off work I just couldn't pass up the opportunity of meeting a potential friend. The host was wonderful...the food was wonderful....and the guests were wonderful! The host, who is on the verge of popping her baby out, is a self proclaimed "crafter" and had handmade her baby bedding, stuffed animals, reusable diapers, baby booties and all other sorts of beautiful baby items what she is willing to teach me how to also create. I am so excited to have a friend in Chicago!!!

All you lonely pregos or board out of your mind stay-at-home mommies need to check out your local site to meet woman that are in your same stage of life. I'm so glad I did.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A day on the town

I love Chicago and can't wait for spring to be here in full force.  There are so many free options to fill the days with.  Not that this 7 months prego ever gets out of her PJ's.....BUT since the sun is shining and the temp is finally over the 60 mark the only way to celebrate is get out and smell the lake breeze.  Last week we went to The Nature Museum on my hubby's day off, this week we went to The Lincoln Park Zoo which is free everyday
Let me tell you what....Lincoln Park was the place to be!!  The park was packed with nannies and mommies with their kiddos at the play ground, joggers pushing babies and people just lounging.  It was already starting out to be the PERFECT DAY!!  :)
The first thing I wanted to do was see the big cats to snap a picture of a lion.  I was looking forward to using the new camera my dad got me for my birthday.  When we got to the leopard cage I tried to take a pic with my "new" camera I couldn't get the thing to take a picture quick enough to capture anything more than the tail as she was pacing her cage.  Frustrated, I left the big cat house without any pictures at all...but the monkey house was a riot!  The chimp was picking and eating his boogers and the gorilla was eating a cardboard box.

After the zoo, Blake and I went to Andersonville for some Turkish Cuisine.  A few weeks ago Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channels No Reservations went to Turkey and had our mouths watering for some Eastern European goodness.  We had a dish called lahmacun.  Lahmacun is a flat turkish pizza topped with ground lamb.  YUMMMY!!!  It is a must try and to top it off, ITS CHEAP.  At Turkish Cuisine on N. Clark it is $3.50!

 Blake and I walked up and down N. Clark in Andersonville and decided if we move again it will be to Andersonville.  It is beautiful.  The people are nice and the shops are out of this world!!!!

 The last and best choice of the night was a stop at a corner cafe, Taste of Heaven, where I had the best hot coco of my life only made better with the peanut butter cheesecake.  I dipped each bite, one by delicious bite, in the hot coco where the chocolate pie crust filled with coco and the filling warmed melting into my mouth and fulfilling every craving this pregnancy has ever gave me.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Museums in Chicago

On Thursday Blake had a day off and instead of the usual lazy day in bed we decided to get out and explore the city.  First stop was The Lincoln Park Conservatory. It is free everyday and this week they have a Spring flower display that is out of this world.  When you come in the front door you are hit with an aroma of fruit trees and flowers and 80 degrees which is a welcome change from the 34 degrees outside.  

After the conservatory we went to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to see the butterfly display.  It was a "free day" so we ended up just giving a $3 donation.  The museum was a sea of strollers and little white babies with Filipino nannies and the occasional prego like me :) 

I have not had that much fun with my honey in Chicago.  If you have an iPhone and live in the Chicago area check out the application "Free Events in Chicago".  It gives a listing of upcoming free events...very cool!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Love the 90's: Memory Triggering Music

Have you ever heard a song from 10 years ago and like a time machine you were transported to a different time and place??  Well my sister started posting songs from the early-late 90's and that has been happening all day.  Let me take you back on a trip through the 90's.

1990 - MC Hammer - Can't Touch this
I was in 1st grade.  This might be the only song I remember from this year...and it was only because of my older cousins.  I was a very sheltered child.  LOL.

1991 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
I didn't here this song till I was about 14 years old and went into rebellion but it is defiantly a classic!

1992 - Sir Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Back
Sir Mix-a-Lot sitting on a big yellow butt crack...I LOVE IT!  I think I might have used this song in a wet tee shirt contest in when I was young and dumb.  (one of my dirty secrets and yea....I won :)

1993 - Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - A Whole New World
I love this one.  One of my all time favorites.  Nick & Jessica sang this song too.

1994 - Tag Team - Whoop! There It Is
This one I could never forget as long as I live.  I think I was in 4th grade and all the boys wore LONG denim shorts with red, yellow and green stripes.  Love it!

1995 - Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
The early 90's was all about gangsta rap!!

1996 - No Doubt - Just a Girl
This is the soundtrack for Romey & Michelle's High school reunion.  I love love that movie!!

1997 - The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
This is the soundtrack for Cruel Intentions (another favorite)!!

1998 - Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
Another soundtrack.  I cried the first time I saw this music video.

 1999 - Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Introducing to the world.....drum roll please....BEYONCE!!!

I loved the 90's!!  What about you??

i love the 90s

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I like the color pink.  My whole life I didn't think that I liked pink.  I have ALWAYS chosen blueBlue clothes, blue home decor, seriously, I was BLUE DA-BA-DEE DA-BA-DI, oh, sorry.  I think I shunned the color pink because I wanted to avoid the stereotype of a girly-girl.  I guess looking at my blog you can see that I pretty much am a girly-girl so why not just embrace it and PINK IT UP!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

27 Weeks

I am officially 27 weeks pregnant.  Time is flying by so fast and my baby bump is quickly becoming a baby bulge.  I love it!!
The best thing about this time of the pregnancy is how much she moves!  I just can't help but smile when I feel her jump inside me.  Poor Blake every time he puts his hand anywhere near my belly Kathryn stops moving instantly.  We are hoping he has that calming effect on her when she is born. :)  

One thing I am not loving is the burping.  I swear I burp more than a frat boy after a keg stand!  As soon as I stand up after dinner out it comes like i ate a balloon and Kathryn just popped it inside me!

Just 92 days to go!   

Stay at home wife/mom-to-be.

I am new at this whole stay at home business.  When I was at my last job I was given supplies to do my know...pens, paper, computer.  Now that I have this new job I feel it is only right that I am given the proper supplies.  Here is a list of things that I am missing.

One.   A sexy house wife Apron.  I don't have a dish washer so when I hand wash my dishes I a don't like ruining my clothes with greasy, dirty dishwater.

Two.  A pair of rubber gloves.  Again, not having a dishwasher makes rubber gloves a neccesity and why not wash up in style!  I actually found some very cute rubber gloves at Marshall's.

Three.  A sewing machine!  I have "sew" many things to create!  I need curtains for my baby room and living room and I don't think it would be to hard to make my own aprons.  :)