3rd trimester

duh, today starts the begining of the last trimester! now that is something to talk about.


may i please have your attention:

Duker is not the baby's name. 

Duker is a nickname that doug and i use for each other (too much information!), so we named the baby that too.

Sorry for any confusion. I'm sure we will receive many complaints (joke), but if you've already embroidered a pillow or blanket with DUKER, we will take it!

ha ha.

doug and julia, age of innocence (or not)

i came across our old college IDs - from 1993! 15 years ago. 

so im procrastinating alittle. i've been cleaning up, organizing the soon-to-be baby's room for about 3 hrs now. i seem to be very good at throwing crap in mysterious boxes/drawers and not opening them for years. ugh. but feeling good about the progress. this room has become the 'black hole' this past year. but glad i found these IDs! the baby will enjoy looking at them (and laughing) years from now. i know i always enjoy digging up old school pictures of my parents. :) 

dont really feel like ive made a dent in this room! this is definitely a 2 weekend job. doug is at the office and should be home around 4ish. he's going to move some furniture around and then...make himself a birthday dinner. sounds sad, right? like im a bad wife? well, he wants to do it! he ENJOYS cooking! fun for him is = choose recipie, make delicious meal, big old mess and relax. and i provide the dessert. oh speaking of that, better get on it quick! more procrastinating! yea!!!!

dont have any baby news to report, other than he is twirling all around these days and i seriously feel like im doing a load of laundry in my uterus. whoa. 


here is the outfit from cate and joe. top pic (er, its sideways, sorry!) is the entire ensamble - button-down shirt, sweater vest and pants for newborn. bottom is just the 'oxford' onesie. how funny is this!!!?!??! and thanks a million to bernadette for the hand made hat. wow! its so perfect. you must have used 2 size needles. its tiny! THANKS!

a visit to cate and joe's

here are some pictures of me (at 26wks = about 6months) from our visit to see cate and joe. doug and i ate and ate and ate and ate and ate....thanks to you both for having us and for making sure we didnt go hungry. it was great to visit!
doug sprained his ankle a week ago saturday. i will spare you the pictures. we went to the emergency room on saturday night, they said it wasnt broken. he was on crutches for a few days....today he went to a foot doctor. confrimed no break. he has a soft cast on it and a big bootie. he needs to return in one week. ive wrapped his foot with a scarf, because its cold. looks lovely. now he finally walks slower than i do! yah!

big time

oh boy. here i am at 25 weeks! there is no denying it now...er, i think i might be pregnant. people finally are offering me seats on the subway! yah! someone at work rubbed my belly. it was weird. my next appointment is march 20th.