much needed updates...

I just typed out a looooooong post and my computer ate it, grrr! So, here's a short version for now...

The belly. At 16 weeks (7/24) my belly finally popped a bit so, I was inspired to try for a photo. Not the best from my iPhone but it's a start. Mr. B took several more that weekend and we'll likely take weekly shots here on out for Baby Boom's scrapbook.

Commuting to the far end of NYC in the summer is not fun, especially with my current aversion to heat and humidity. Steaming subway stations and molten asphalt, anyone? But, I am occasionally required to work out of our Wall Street office. At the very end of Wall Street, past the stock exchange and trough the throngs of warm weather tourists. And, here's proof - taken after crossing the street from the #4 Wall Street station. Check out the crowded chattle line on the left...yep.

But, the commute home is never bad when accompanied by a treat or two. The picks this date were and Iced non-fat Chai Latte and a black & White from Junior's. Yum!

On the scrapbooking front, I finally flung myself back into my beloved hobby after a 4 month hiatus (yes, my last page was completed in March!) at an all-day crop. Not my most productive crop ever but, I had a great time with friends and went home with 4 completed layouts. As soon as I can get motivated to scan them in, I'll post a couple here.

And, about that diaper bag decision. It's on-going:
  1. #3, the Petunia Pickle Bottom has gotten some pretty terrible reviews about the fabric wearing poorly and a couple of other things (the need to purchase stroller clips for an additional $20 you say?). And, a lovely reader offered her mom perspective that the messenger bag flap was sure to drive me mad (thank you!!!).
  2. #2, the Rowdy seems to be eternally out-of-stock or selling for twice the recommended price if one should manage to come across it. In the end, while pretty, I"m not sure it would be large enough for all the baby goods.
  3. #1, the Skip*Hop Studio is definitely still in the running and I'm also considering another of their models that, like the Rowdy, has a detachable small purse for mom (and is in a very chic fabric).
  4. Now, am looking at a #4, Fleurville. Love that they use eco-friendly fabrics that that they wipe clean.

-- posted from my iPhone


Mary said...

Hi Honey - no computer at G'ma's this weekend, so just catching up! Love the "pop"! Can't wait to see you this weekend.

Kendra said...

LOVE your little belly. You are SO tiny.

Anonymous said...

had to come check out the bump, girl you're just too cute!! i'm sure the long commute is exhausting, but those treats make it all worthwhile! and i can't wait to see what you scrapped at the crop, i always love your layouts. totally crazy to hear that mine are inspiring you! :p

Jessica said...

Awe, your little baby bump is so adorable! :) Thanks for sharing!

Aurie said...

looking good :) can't wait to see the belly in a few weeks - so excited for you and e. good luck staying cool!!

The Pittsburgh Pair said...

Aw, Jen, you don't look four months along at all! It seems like just yesterday that we both got hitched...time flies! :) Can't wait to see more of you and your little one in the coming weeks!

nfaband said...

Love the little belly pop ... it'll be big before you know it. Good luck on the diaper bag front, I can't tell you how many of them I went through during my time with a baby/toddler. It's such an exciting time in your life ... enjoy!

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