Thursday, October 06, 2011

10 Things

(1) We're halfway there! I'm 20 weeks pregnant today. 

(2) I've told my bosses that I'm not returning to work after Jackson's birth (because they asked)...and I'm thrilled to be able to stay at home.  Heck, I'd love to stay at home right now with Thatcher :) He needs love too.

(3) I still haven't felt Jack (at least to my knowledge), and last week I learned that I have an anterior placenta which means I'll feel his movement later than I would otherwise.

(4) I want to do some before and after posts to show the house progress, but I'm evidently too lazy to take and upload photos.  We're not doing a good job with the belly bump photos either....

(5) This weather is fantastic and makes me really grateful for the good job Blake did with our screened in backdoor porch and for the great deals we got on our outdoor furniture (yeah for Pottery Barn outlet having the same things as the regular Pottery Barn but for a fraction of the cost).

(6) I finally got to take Blake to my family's land in South Georgia for some 4-wheeling fun.  He and Thatcher loved it!  I couldn't believe what a little country dog Thatch became.

(7) There's definitely room in the maternity clothing market for a reasonably priced, well-made line of clothing, particularly for professionals.  Why is it that retailers think that now that I'm getting big that I want to wear teal and lavender (to the exclusion of colors like white and gray), loud prints, and cheaply made clothes? 

(8) It's depressing, but I really like The Civil Wars' "Poison and Wine."

(9) Over a year later and I'm still addicted to Words with Friends. Leave your username if you'd like to play.

(10) I think my blog was more interesting when I had dating stories, but I do not miss the drama and sometimes ridiculousness of dating. 

p.s. I'm grateful that I'm not working tomorrow and am heading to Nashville for fun with great friends.

8 comments:

HappyascanB said...

Yay for half way there! And a big huge yay for getting to have the absolute best job in the world! Being home with your baby will be amazing!

Wow that your employer flat out asked you. Can they do that?

Completely agree with the professional maternity attire. I wore the same thongs over and over.

Surely your trip to south georgia did not include a drive thru Macon.... where you guys could have stopped for dinner with your friends the Slocum 3!?!? :-)

I love words but i do not know that i am good enough for you. I saw you posted on fb for 300+ players. I average ab that. I am Mommy2mm if you are feeling patient!

HappyascanB said...

Yay for half way there! And a big huge yay for getting to have the absolute best job in the world! Being home with your baby will be amazing!

Wow that your employer flat out asked you. Can they do that?

Completely agree with the professional maternity attire. I wore the same thongs over and over.

Surely your trip to south georgia did not include a drive thru Macon.... where you guys could have stopped for dinner with your friends the Slocum 3!?!? :-)

I love words but i do not know that i am good enough for you. I saw you posted on fb for 300+ players. I average ab that. I am Mommy2mm if you are feeling patient!

Ally said...

B: I don't see any reason an employer can't ask you what your plans are, although obviously you don't have to be truthful and an employer is prohibited from discriminating against you because you are pregnant. Since I do not have any fear of being fired prematurely and our firm is so small, I had planned to tell them in November any way so we could begin the transition of my cases to other attorneys.

No, we did not go through Macon (we were about an hour away), but if we ever do, I'll definitely let you know. I'd love to meet your daughter!

Casey Cunningham said...

Wow, Ally, what a great blog update! I'm excited that you are halfway to meeting your little Jackson! And I totally agree that there are little to no good-looking maternity clothes.

Thatcher the farm dog: sounds like a cute story for a children's book :) "The adventures of Jackson & Thatcher on the Farm" or something like that.

Happy news that you are going to be a stay-at-home Mommy!!! It's the best job in the world! Miss and love you friend!

A2 said...

Loved reading this update! I learned a few things even though we talked for hours this weekend. We still didn't cover everything, so that means another visit together soon. Thanks for coming to see us! Love you, A2

Ally said...

CC: I miss you too. And I've already written the first book of Jackson and Thatch's adventures :) Great minds must think alike.

A2: I'd love another visit soon!

Ys said...

Aw 20 weeks was such a wonderful time for me during the pregnancy. I wasn't sick anymore and was able to really enjoy it :) Aw you just wait til you feel him; it's amazing. I used to love sitting watching Francis booting me hehe. He'd make my whole stomach wobble in the later months :D

I totally agree about the maternity clothes! I had a hard time finding good maternity clothes. I ended up having to buy online. Jojomamanbebe were really good; I'm not sure if they deliver to the US though.

Ally said...

Ys: I finally felt him kick, and it is amazing! And 20 weeks has been the best part of my pregnancy so far too....