18 Weeks and My First Mother’s Day


We took this picture this past Sunday, Mother’s Day.  It makes me smile.  Parker loves the belly.  The belly is getting lots of love and affection these days.  This photo really shows his enthusiasm, haha :)

We celebrated Mother’s Day weekend by driving an hour out of the city to pick strawberries with some friends and their sweet kids on Saturday, and then Sunday we went to brunch at Rosebud where we stuffed ourselves silly.  I was grateful for my pregnant belly and the excuse it gives to not have to suck my stomach in.  :)

The weather was threatening rain, so afterwards, we did one of our favorite date activities: we puttered around a Barnes & Noble for a long time, quietly flipping through different books and magazines.  We started doing this when we were first dating, and we know things are going to change with a baby.  Those quiet, peaceful, bookstore visits may not be happening for a while in our future, or will at least be different.  But that’s okay, we can’t wait for the adventure that awaits us.

The rest of the day was perfectly boring and uneventful.  We took Frank on a long walk, and then I made Parker watch The Business of Being Born with me.  Oh and I attempted to make a cake that was an absolute, hilarious failure.  I don’t know what happened, but the 4-tiered chocolate layers slid off one another and any attempts to put them back together resulted in nothing short of a terrible mess.  We chucked the whole thing (after a couple of slices piles of cumbly cake, of course).  Oh well!

Also worth mentioning: Parker picked me flowers from the yard, made me a card by himself, AND cleaned the kitchen.  What a guy, right?! It was a great day.  Can’t wait for next year.    :)

How was your Mother’s Day?  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day too, whether you celebrated your own mama, or if someone celebrated you for being a mama.


4 Responses to “18 Weeks and My First Mother’s Day”

  1. Jessica

    You could have mixed that crumbly cake with ice cream and called it a day…your brother is going to be so disappointed in you :)

    • Katy

      I wish you wouldn’t have told me that. Having major regrets! ;-)


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