Saturday, October 30, 2010

the week in photos

week in photos

from left to right: Madeline lounging in the sun (it's tough being a spoiled pup!), one of my favorite nighttime snacks- fresh air popped popcorn with sea salt, a really funny/cute letter my students wrote to me, my handsome breakfast date, The Bagel Cafe downtown, our delicious bagels, so many baby socks to match, the Lights show with Erin and Hank, hot apple cider/hot chocolate break, the adorable HCHIV onesie from Erin, Madeline and me hanging out in bed, more onesies from EP!

Overall this past week was wonderful! Towards the end of the week work got a little rough- it's hard to be on my feet all day and I found that I was having some increased stomach-area cramping (contractions maybe? I feel like I still don't know what's a contraction or not), and I was just overall uncomfortable. I am thinking that next Friday (38 weeks) will be my last day of work, and it's definitely going to be a little sad to say goodbye to my students. I've talked about it before but this year has been just wonderful- my best year ever. I feel like I finally have gelled as a teacher, which is ironic, but maybe that's just how it goes. Five years later and it's a LOT easier. And really fun! It helps that I'm a huge nerd about my subject area, American Literature. I'm going to miss it for sure but at the same time I'm just beyond excited about my "new" job like I've said a million times before.

So yes, good week for sure. I'm looking forward to these next couple of weeks and really just wondering when I'm going to go into labor (19 days 'til my due date!)! Talk about crazy anticipation. It's wild! I obviously won't be blogging while I'm in the hospital but I'm sure I will be tweeting, so if you'd like, feel free to follow me over there: I'm not going to play by play the birth or anything but I will definitely update when I go into labor, etc. AHH just typing that out makes me feel SO insane but so excited. The count down is definitely on and I am ready (or at least I keep telling myself that).


  1. Congrats Dani! I'm so excited for you! Can you hardly believe that your baby boy you've been so patiently waiting for is almost here?! Well, I'm excited for you & Hank!

    By the way, It's 3AM in NY, so it's what, 12 or 1 in AZ? Go to bed!



  2. Hi Bridgette!
    I have been staying up waaay too late, I know! But you are still up too! haha. 3am?!

    Thanks for the congrats- it's so surreal at this point and crazy exciting he's almost here!

    Have a great night!

  3. I'm so excited for you!


  4. Your bed looks HUGE! Luckkkyy :)
    I cant believe your due date is so soon! Ive been reading your blog since just before you announced you were pregnant, and it feels like only yesterday :) Time flies!

    I reckon the cramps youve been gettign would most likely be braxton hicks contractions :) Exciting!

    - Krystal xo

  5. So so exciting! As you must know we are all excited to meet little Henry! We are all rootin for ya!

  6. I also work on my feet (I'm a hairstylist) and I don't know how long I'll make it. I'm only 17 weeks now and my back is already killing me!

  7. I remember being so excited when it got that close to my little mans due date. Such an awesome time. He'll be here before you know it.

  8. That is so, so exciting that you're so close to meeting your little man! I can't wait to see photos and hear all about it, and I'm sure it's going to make me die in anticipation for Kaetana. :)

  9. i cannot wait to see your new lil babe. what an exciting time. (:

  10. I just went to follow you on twitter, and realized that your background on twitter is the same Angelique Houtkamp piece that my fiance tattooed on my leg. :) It made me smile. It is one of my favorites!

    I wish I had pictures, but we just worked on it a week ago so it looks pathetic right now! haha


  11. You dog is so cute, aren't boston's the best? We love ours!

    Good luck on your baby's arrival!

  12. You look SO cute sitting on your bed. How exciting that your little one is ALMOST here! What a beautiful mom you are.