Thursday, May 31, 2012

I resorted to the fact that I will not be able to wear all the cute wedges that are out this summer...well, I probably could but last more than an hour or two but that will be about it!. So, I've come to learn to suddenly love flat sandals and all the different styles that are in stores..this weekend's buy...Gap sandals..and most stores had 40% off these bad boys were only $23 and surprisingly comfortable.

and in real life...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It was such a good long weekend. I wasn't too excited about it..sure, I'll take a Monday off from work, but the weather forecast wasn't looking too spectacular and we had zero plans. Maybe having low expectations made it even better when it turned out to be a weekend that really was the unofficial start of summer with all my favorite summer things....

when fruit is finally somewhat in season in New England! I make a huge fruit salad every weekend and we constantly eat it for breakfast and snacks

When dinners suddenly are eaten every single night outside...

and our evenings are spent sitting around in Adirondack chairs watching the little chickadee family that builds a nest in our birdhouse every year

it's when the pool is opened...

and the garden planted...

 yup, it definitely was the unofficial start of summer!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My new morning routine...wake up, shower, put on my blue fluffy robe, pour a half a cup of coffee and sit in bed to watch a couple minutes of the Today Show. Someone also joins me..our cat, Reese. Every chance she gets she curls up on my stomach. We've annointed her the "Belly Protector" and she's been taking her duties pretty seriously lately.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Organic green leaf lettuce from Wholefoods...I'm not sure why but I just think it's so pretty :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thanks for all the well wishes and emails! I was overwhelmed with the amount of emails and questions from some of my blog friends. It's also been funny to hear the stuff that people feel the need to tell you or ask you...a lot of stuff that kind of makes me raise an eyebrow or shoot a dirty look

So, here we go..

How far along are you? 14 1/2 weeks..its funny how you suddenly start to speak in week terms once you're pregnant. As a non pregnant lady for, well 33 years, I always thought why can't pregnant ladies just tell you I'm 3 1/2 months pregnant. So, I'm 3 1/2 months pregnant.

When are you due? November 10, 2012

Are you finding out the sex?  I say we don't know..but I'm probably the most impatient person in the world. I think the idea of my doctor knowing what baby Allan is and me enough to drive me crazy enough that I'll have to know..if that makes any sense!

How have you been feeling? I'm going to anoint this the most commonly asked question so far and the one I never go into detail about. Normally I just whip out a smile and say Good!. However, time to be real...I've felt like absolute crap up until a  week or 2 ago. Constant nausea, heartburn from hell, gagging while trying to brush my teeth, and wanted nothing to do with food. Then the absolute sheer exhaustion hit. The kind where I could barely get through a day of work without nodding off only to go home and take a full on 2 hour nap. I'm glad to say the nausea and indigestion have eased up and I'm down to probably a half hour hour if I work out. So, I feel like I'm over the hump and the magic of the second trimester has set in (hopefully as I knock on wood for no more nausea!!!)

What do you call the baby? I thought this was's been called a chicken nugget by my sister...and we went along with that for a week or so, but primarily we call the baby Junior. Mostly because Mr. Allan is DYING for a boy and is convinced it's a boy. Plus, my mom went to a psychic last year, or as we call it, the swarmy, and she said the first grandchild was a boy. So, Junior it is..but it won't really be one.

Do you have any names picked out?  Big no..we weren't ones who talked about our future kiddo's names all the time. We're still adjusting to the idea that there's a wee baby in my belly at this point. We will totally be the ones who will be hounded for what names we're tossing around and not have anything settled on til we see the kiddo and decide they look like a.....

Now, here's a list of all the questions/comments I've been asked that I thought were interesting..maybe even a little borderline nosey or inappropriate. Maybe it's me just being sensitive but when people open their mouths and this came out they got the infamous dirty look from me. I'm sure it probably gets worse the more visibly pregnant you are and people could add onto this list forever!

How long have you been trying? I don't ask you how many times a week you have why would you think this is a good question to ask? Plus you either get one end of the spectrum or the other...the annoying person who will let you know it was the first try or a big oops and tell you that their husband has super sperm that can swim like hell...or you're opening up a very delicate issue for the person on the other end of the spectrum. Plus...why is this really any of your business was what I really had to bite my tongue and not say. Just for the record. I've been asked this FOUR times in the past 6 days.

I knew you were pregnant, you totally have gained weight! The scale is up 1.4 lbs..but just a word to the wise..whether someone is 5 seconds pregnant or 5 months..never comment on their weight.

You? You're pregnant? I thought you hated kids? Now you're going to have one? I think I actually snorted very loudly after this comment was made. Yeah, for the most part, I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of other people's kids..but I'm hoping that I'll at least like my own.

My friend was pregnant and didn't touch caffeine, lunchmeat etc. The amount of unsolicited advice has been a plenty! I think it's great that your friend doesn't touch caffeine or lunchmeat..but I'll probably take the advice of my doctor over the advice of your friend.

Will you be breastfeeding? Maybe not the weirdest question...but a man I know from my job who's around 60 years old was the one that asked it. So, it falls into the weird category.

Are you going to turn into a mommy blogger now? Probably not..because I have no idea what the heck I'm I doubt I'll be offering too much mommy advice. My blog has been quiet lately..mostly because I haven't been cooking up a storm in the kitchen due to the fact that I've felt the need to throw up constantly for the past 2 months. But, I'm feeling better, started working out again, and cooking more meals. I hope to keep up with that stuff and not have a pregnancy overload over here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Becoming...Mommy Allan?

Needless to say...things around the Allan household just got a lot more interesting....because
Mr. Allan + Mrs. Allan + Baby Allan bun in the oven = a hysterical 6 more months ahead!

Those of you that know me can now grab a tissue because you're probably laughing so hard that your morning OJ or the soda you're drinking is probably coming out of your nose at this point. Sure, maternal, mom, nurturing child caregiver might not be the first words to describe me...I'm more known for giving the dirty side eye look to parents who think it's perfectly appropriate to bring their toddlers to restaurants who serve $30 entrees at 9 at night or the 8pm showing of a new movie at the this should be one hell of an interesting ride! So buckle your seat belts, folks..because I'm sure pregnant Mrs. Allan will be a treat to read about...and Mommy Allan will be just as hilarious as a ride!

So, we're officially out of the pregnancy closet...stop the whispering rumors that I quit the gym and am getting's bloat and a baby people!

But, in all was somewhat of a little road for us to get we're beyond excited to expand the Allan clan and give a shot at this thing they call parenthood!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's been quiet around here lately....

My little blog has been suffering..because some big stuff has been going on in the Allan household...big stuff like weekend's full of bathroom fixture shopping for an upcoming remodel..good bye cobalt blue trim, crown molding, and chair rail...and adios to the previous owner's bang up job of flower stenciling on our wall. It's time to modernize our 80's bathroom that was renovated by the previous owners in 2006 and welcome a modern new one! (I'm BEYOND excited about this if you can't tell!!!!)

 I've been busy convincing Mr. Allan that carpet is the devil and our 3 bedroom's need hardwood floors as the next project lines up. I finally won my fight as I stated my reasons and a cat ran by us, bolted into the bedroom with WHITE carpet. and threw up in the middle of it. Thank god for the Bissell Pet Spot Bot that helps a little..although any pet owner should steer clear from white carpet!

So..bear with me..exciting stuff will be happening soon and maybe a little blog revamp too :) stay tuned!