Sunday, February 19, 2012


we have a crib
and i now get excited every time i walk past our second bedroom . . .

a baby is going to live here!!!!!

[currently doing double duty as guest room]

[[excuse the mess! it's a work in progress, clearly]]

expertly assembled by my dad and josh. a job well done . . .


my parents are in town because my mother + sister are throwing me a local baby shower! i actually feel all sorts of guilt about having not one but two parties, but there is essentially no guest overlap. today's shower is a traditional women's affair [except for my dad + josh], and it will be a mix of work friends/relatives/other friends/family -- mostly people who know me but not each other! hopefully it will all work out.

i did visit my parents at about 7 weeks gestation, but this is the first time they've seen me in person REALLY pregnant [i'll save the EXTREMELY for weeks 38 and beyond :) ]. i think they were impressed . . . our baby girl is already taking over.

on our way to dinner. not sure if you can tell where the bump ends + josh begins

we headed out to one of my favorite durham restaurants last night: revolution. it's easily walking distance from our apartment, but not when one of the diners is on crutches. still, i love how close it is -- makes me proud in a way. and hey, even the AARP agrees that downtown durham is where it's at these days. heh.

my sister and i shared two appetizers to start:

shrimp hush puppies with a red pepper sauce and basil foam

endive, pear, parsnip and bleu cheese salad

for an entrée, i was drawn to the grilled salmon because of its interesting accompaniments: fennel, beets, avocado, and plaintain! it was perfectly cooked and completely delicious.

i regret that i do NOT have a photo of dessert -- just the menu. my brain registered it exactly as this photo depicts:

perfect ending to a lovely evening.