Picture Pages

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure, all of them taken with my brand new Sony CyberShot camera I received for my birthday. Speaking of which, it was a great day. I came into work to find two baskets of flowers on my desk, another basket filled with body lotion and jelly beans (my friends know my cravings..for jelly beans, not body lotion), and a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

And then my husband had this delivered: an enormous box filled with Dippin Dots ice cream, which is possible my favorite food on the planet. In my city, you can only buy Dippin Dots at ballparks, the mall, and movie theatres. It's not sold retail, because it has to be kept at -109 degrees Fahrenheit, and it would melt in a normal freezer. But this box came packed with dry ice and 25 individual packets of Dippin Dots in vanilla, chocolate, Rainbow Ice, and strawberry cheesecake yogurt for me and my co-workers to scarf down, which we did. And I had some leftover, as you can see.

When my sister was here last weekend, she, my mom, and I went crib browsing. Can I just say that I had no idea there were so many choices in places to stash a sleeping baby? Gawd. Anyway, Karrie spied these, and immediately purchased baby's first kiddie couture. Apparently, says the fashionista, these are really good quality kids shoes, and a designer label in baby footwear. And of course, the real reason they were purchased: they have ladybugs on them. To read the story of the ladybugs and their significance in my IVF cycle, go here.

And finally, my first "belly shot." For your safety, I am fully clothed, to prevent you all from rearing back in fear from a glimpse of the naked belly. Here's me on Tuesday at 18w2d. Please ignore my messy kitchen, and the horizontal stripes. Who designs a maternity shirt with horizontal stripes anyway?

12 Responses to “Picture Pages”

  1. # Blogger Marie

    Soooo cool Kristi!! Look at that! A baby belly. And your ultrasound is next week, right?! Excellent. Love the little shoes too...

    Did you find a crib?

    Sounds like a wonderful day...  

  2. # Blogger Dawn

    Hi Kristi, first of all, happy belated birthday! Your first belly picture is very cute, dig the shirt. Let me tell you, maternity clothes have come a long way in the last 6 years. It was hard to find anything stylish when I was pregnant (that didn't cost an arm and a leg). That's awesome that you got a camera for your birthday, what a perfect gift for an expectant mom!  

  3. # Blogger Christine

    YAY for baby belly.

    And I could eat the baby couture, how freakin cute.

    Ugh, I can no longer bear the cuteness of you or the shoes...and alas I must avert my eyes. (Until next time anyway).

    Goodness, I am just so happy for you guys.  

  4. # Anonymous sher

    Your new camera takes great pictures. Can't help but notice that your walls are painted the same color as my living room!! Loved the baby shoes and you look fabulous!  

  5. # Blogger Praying for your Prodigal

    Well, Happy belated birthday! Don't 'cha just LOVE digital cameras!


  6. # Blogger Kross-Eyed Kitty

    Great belly-shot! You look mahvellous!
    And I love those little shoes! They are adorable!!!! And perfectly symbolic.  

  7. # Blogger Binulatti

    Maybe your navel gazers will be hypnotized by the stripes. You should try telling them "You are getting sleepy. Whenever I snap my fingers, you will bark like a dog". See if it works.
    PS: hubster rules the world. That's so sweet! (get it?)  

  8. # Blogger kenju

    That's a cute belly you have there, and the horizontal stripes are cool (since you are otherwise thin). Happy belated birthday!  

  9. # Blogger Kristi

    Marie-Yup. Ultrasound on Wednesday. And we're just crib browsing for now, but we did find one we really like at Simons.

    Dawn-There are still a LOT of ugly maternity clothes, and like you said, the really nice ones coast a fortune. I'm trying to keep my spending down, but it's hard when virtually none of your old clothes fit anymore!

    Christine-Oh, there is plenty of "not-so-cute" going on here too. Mood swings, and strange digestive issues abound.

    Sher-I love that color yellow. It's very cheery. And thank you for the compliment!

    Diane-Thank you! I love my camera.

    Ramona-Thanks! And I love those shoes too.

    Karrie-Good idea. And as far as the Dots go, yeah, he gets major bonus points for that.

    Kenju-Thank you!  

  10. # Blogger Geekwif

    The shoes are adorable! I love that you found ladybugs. Karrie is absolutely right. Every baby must have a pair of Robeez. I worked at a baby store for a while and those things just flew off the shelves!  

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