Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Watch me grow! Weeks 6, 8, and 14

Here are my first trimester bump pictures!  My goal was to take one every week, but as you can see, there is a big lag from 8-14 weeks.  Let's just say, I wasn't feeling or looking my best during that time and taking a picture was the last thing I wanted to do.  My belly also didn't really grow much until this last week, at week 14.  

Andrez and I laughed looking at the three of these pictures because I was feeling great and so optimistic at week 6.  I thought that pregnancy wasn't so bad and didn't know what anyone meant by morning sickness or feeling awful.  Then it hit, slowly at first and in waves, and by weeks 7 & 8, I was miserable.  Week 8's picture is a forced smile and was probably taken right before or right after throwing up for the second or third time that morning.  That's why we laughed because I was feeling so awful but wanted to get my picture in.  Obviously, I stopped caring about the pictures, journaling, and pretty much everything except for laying on the couch and sleeping for the next 6+ weeks.

At week 14, which was last Thursday, I felt much better and now the picture taking will commence each week until I'm holding our sweet little baby!  Now that the misery is slowly going away, I am really enjoying my growing baby and belly and can't wait to share this journey with you all!

I'm Pregnant!!!

They say the best gifts don't always come under a tree or even at Christmas.  Baby Posada will be arriving in June 2014!!!!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Swifts at Chapman School

Even though I have some posts to catch up on, tonights events were too cool to not share right away.  When Andrez and I first moved to Portland, some friends told us about the swifts at Chapman School.  You can learn more here, but basically it's an event every year in Portland in September where the Vaux Swift's start their migration toward Central America and use this school's chimney to roost, or sleep.  Andrez's brother, Mateo, has been visiting and it was really fun to get to see thousands of birds flying over this school and park and into this chimney!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

French Doors

There has been a lack in posting due to me working full time hours now (I was only working 30 hours a week for the first month).  Andrez and I have been really busy between work, getting work done on the house, frequent visits to Home Depot,  me being on the "Tour-de-Friends" as Andrez puts it, and living life in Portland!  I am taking this weekend to relax and enjoy being at home, something I haven't done in almost a month (although I'm not complaining!)!  

Last time I posted, our french doors were still being installed and below is the finished product!  Andrez and I love them, and I especially think Willis and Lucy approve.  We keep them open as much as we can to have fresh air in the house and they bring in so much natural light.  I think this is one of my favorite parts of the house now!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Our New Subaru

Andrez and I are the proud new owners of a 2001 Subaru Forester!  I didn't want to get that old of a car, but when we saw the ad on Craigslist, we went for it.  It had one owner, 70,000 miles, and is in almost perfect condition, very few dings, clean on the inside, and new tires.  We are excited to have a crossover type car/SUV that has all wheel drive and can't wait to take her to the mountains and on some road trips to Seattle and throughout Oregon!  I am very excited to finally have a car of my own!  It's funny because so many people in Portland have a Subaru and we are happy to be part of the club now! 

Blueberry Picking

After being cooped up in our house for the past couple of weeks, we finally got out with ours friends, Lester, Rachel, and their adorable baby, Ezra, for some blueberry picking at Bella Organic Farm.  We went early to avoid the heat, and it turned out to be a pretty chilly day.  It was actually nice to get outside when the sun wasn't blazing and just enjoy the outdoors with Andrez and friends (the sun came out in full force later on!).  We picked lots of blueberries and some blackberries, although the blackberries weren't quite ripe yet.  We got so many blueberries that we froze some, gave some to our neighbors, and have already eaten the rest -- they were THAT good!

We also made a little stop at Kruger Farm because Rachel wanted to pick up a basket for farmer's markets.  Andrez and I picked up some natural honey (our allergies have been bad!), fresh salsa, a mango, and the best tortilla chips we have ever had -- they were actually gluten free and we devoured almost the whole bag and all of the salsa in one sitting!

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's Friday! (House Update)

The last couple weeks have proven to be extremely busy from working, moving into our house, moving out of our apartment (who knew two people could get so settled in a one-bedroom apartment with no furniture??), and just living life in general.  On top of moving in and getting all of our belongings that made the long journey from Okinawa to Portland, we are getting some work done to our house.  We are having french doors installed in our living room, a new vanity, sinks, and toilet in our bathroom, and the inside of the house painted.  We already had the floors refinished and they turned out amazingly!  It goes without saying, but after all of the hectic-ness of the week, I'm looking forward to having two days to myself, Andrez, and the pups.  I hope you all had a good week!

Start of the french doors.

Another view.

Our bathroom and soon-to-be vanity.

The drawers to our vanity.

French doors installed with no dry walling.

The mess that is our house when we have a house full of boxes and can't put things away!  We have priorities though, our TV and couch!