-Tummy aches and headaches. Is second trimester the time of aches?
-The cats have been fighting amongst themselves a lot lately. Not a huge deal, except they choose to do so IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. Pregnant mama is not amused.
-I’ve read 45 of the Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels of All Time!
-Lin Manuel-Miranda getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! He’s a genius… so deserves the recognition!
-Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary this week!! These novels have really been a life-saver for me and many others. I am so grateful to J.K. Rowling for sharing her dreams with us all. Congratulations on 20 years of excellent novels/films/characters!
-First trimester symptoms: nausea, constipation, and fatigue… OH MY.
-The beginning of second trimester woes. Bleeding gums and belly aches?! What IS pregnancy?!
-Having to have the difficult conversation when you’d rather run the other way. Being an adult is difficult.
–I AM PREGNANT! Everything worked out really easily for us and I am so grateful for this life inside of me. Baby C is a very loved little bebe.
-Mitch has an art show this weekend! He’s been working so hard to get everything ready for this Saturday.
Wowza, blogosphere. I was just starting to get into the groove of posting regularly when something HUGE happened and I didn’t know how to keep it a secret while still posting.
We’re expecting!!! Baby Carpenter is due December 18th! We are SO EXCITED!!! I’m officially in Week 14 and past the first trimester woes! We don’t know the baby’s sex yet, but we definitely are looking forward to finding out in mid-August.
The blog may take a bit of a turn in the next few months as I navigate this mom-thing. But I hope you all stick around to begin this adventure with me!
-Losing my breath when walking upstairs. I really think I need to start working out again.
-Trying to blow my nose discreetly in my office. There is no way to do that.
–TODAY IS THE BIRTHDAY OF ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE HUMAN BEINGS!!!!! Happy Birthday, my dear Emily!! You are a kind, supportive, understanding, funny, and fun-loving person. I live for our Target strolls, acting together, and eating delicious Thai. I hope today is lovely and magical and everything you dreamed it would be. =)
–Is there anything more awesome than the birthday of someone you hold dear?
Mr & Mrs movie night #3: Before Sunrise. If you like romantic films about foreign cities and deep conversations with strangers, this is the film for you! Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, this movie was about two strangers who meet by happenstance on a train from Budapest.
Jesse is on his way to Vienna to catch a flight back to the US and Celine is on her way home to Paris after visiting her grandmother. They start a casual conversation that swiftly travels into deeper territory. After an illuminating conversation, Jesse asks Celine to get off the train with him and spend the night walking the streets of Vienna with him. AND SHE DOES IT!! Throwing caution to the wind, Celine gets of the train with Jesse and the two spend the entire night walking around and experiencing the city. They have the kind of deep conversations that people seem able to spill so freely with strangers.
Wow. First, I just thought Celine was kind of crazy… she doesn’t know this guy! But it turned into a crazy whirlwind of a night. It reminded me of nights I had when I was younger… those times you stay up all night talking and laughing with someone. Very romantic… and there are THREE of these films (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight). We only watched the first two, but I enjoyed them both!
-Exhaustion. I feel like I can never catch up on my sleep. Yawning all the time is not all that professional, is it?
-Trying to hold in sniffles when others are around. I had two inward sneezes after they left. Those are the worst.
-“But we can open the box.” Toad is my spirit animal.
-Dinners with some sweet little ladies and some awesome friends!
-NAPS. I feel like I get a second chance to improve the day!
For our second Mr & Mrs movie night we decided to watch Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant & Grace Kelly. I’ve been a fan of Cary Grant since the first time I watched An Affair to Remember (one of my favorite romances) and loved him even more after I saw Bringing Up Baby, so I knew I’d enjoy this one!
The story follows a reformed cat burgular, John “The Cat” Robie (Cary Grant), as he tries to clear his name when a series of jewelry heists occur in the Riviera. The insurance agent, who is dealing with the backlash over all the thefts, reaches out to Robie for help. At the top of the list of expected victims is a woman named Jessie Stevens and her beautiful daughter Frances (Grace Kelly).
I guessed somewhat early on who was behind the thefts, but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the film! It’s practically done in a classic James Bond style… women, beaches, a foreign country, and a mystery! I think this may have been my first experience with Alfred Hitchcock and I was not disappointed!