What I Was Up To – November 2017

And here we are in November. At the beginning of the month, just 20 days away from my due date, we all went to Friday lunch at Hard Times Cafe. Then we got on the Beltway to head back to work. Only to get stuck on the on-ramp in traffic. For two hours. I did not give birth in my … Continue Reading →


How much stuff do you really need for a baby?

Note: I am continuing to update this as the baby grows and needs new/different stuff. I don’t intend this to be the baby blog, but since I put together a list for a friend, I thought I would put some tips accumulated from the last 4 or 5 months into one post, as well as things we bought for baby … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – October 2017

October brought more work on the baby room. Willow was still convinced that it was her new room. October also brought the promotion of one of my dearest friends. Janine is now a Lt Colonel in the USMC, which is a huge accomplishment. I am so so proud of her, and how she is using her career to better the … Continue Reading →


Regency Pumpkin Tea and Candlelight Soiree – November 2017

In early November, as we did not have the baby early, we were able to attend Stephanie’s pumpkin tea, and also the candlelight soiree, both of which were lovely! Fortunately, regency is super easy to fit into when nine months pregnant! This was true for more than just me, because for the Pumpkin tea, we had a record 4 of … Continue Reading →


Halloween 2017

We did make it to my friend Steve’s annual Halloween party this year, even though I was very very pregnant. I didn’t have much energy for sewing, but I realized I had never really worn my Padme Episode 3 robe and outfit – which she wears when she is pregnant! I had to pin a panel in back of the … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – September 2017

Let’s see what was going on in September! These butterfly pics were actually from the very end of August. The cat really likes our laundry. The dahlias looked pretty good this year! We went to big pre-wedding party of one of Doug’s co-worker. It was outdoor with home cooked food. By the time we got there, a lot of it … Continue Reading →


Corn Maze

Because I was super pregnant I wasn’t sure if I’d be up to the corn maze this year, but I hated to miss it. So we decided last minute to join our friends and just bail if I wasn’t up for it. Walking at this point depended on where the baby was sitting. Sometimes it was uncomfortable to walk at … Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Patch

Here is our annual trip to the Pumpkin patch last October! This was a month from our due date! And we had a beautiful day for it! :-) Butterfly!


Big Bustle Birthday Party

Caroline had a Big Bustle party for her birthday in October, held both at the Arboretum in DC and at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I don’t have a bustle gown, and I was also a month from my due date, so I was unprepared to sew one! She kindly let me wearing 18th century since it was kinda bustle-y. … Continue Reading →


Another Baby Shower!

My lovely co-workers also gave me a baby shower! They surprised me with this incredible custom cake that was just perfect. Desiree, one of our photographers, designed it. She even got Willow in there. The theme was, yep, Beatles. Seriously – Halloween and The Beatles! Could there be more “me” baby shower themes? Since I didn’t want a super-baby or … Continue Reading →


Butterfly Garden

We only got to the Butterfly garden once this fall, but we did make it there. We managed to do the small trail loop, which, considering I was like 7 months pregnant, was an accomplishment. I had good and bad days with walking, depending where the baby was sitting on my bladder, but this was a good day, and it … Continue Reading →


Baby Shower!

I have awesome friends, who threw me this awesome baby shower! I was kind of a pain about it because I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant for a very long time, for a multitude of reasons. So my friends couldn’t send out invites until I did. I didn’t want anything super gendered, I didn’t want baby games, I didn’t … Continue Reading →


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