Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pregnant Paradise

Over Memorial Day weekend, Matt and I headed to Palm Beach for one last "baby free" vacation.

This pre-baby trip has become known as a "babymoon" in popular culture. However, neither of us are crazy about the name. First, the name was most likely inspired by the term honeymoon - a vacation you take after the wedding. Wouldn't a babymoon be a vacation you take after you have the baby? Second, every time I hear the word I picture Matt pressing our baby's sweet little naked bottom up to the car window and laughing hysterically. Needless to say, "babymoon" had to go.

So, during our trip we tried to come up with another phrase that was suitable. Babe-cation? No because that sounds like a trip that Uncle Drew and his friends would take on spring break. Tot-iday? Nope, because again, that seems to imply a holiday WITH a tot - we are trying to convey the exact opposite. So, the best we could come up with was Pregnant Paradise. And...it was!

We stayed at the glorious Four Seasons hotel, relaxed by the pool/beach, ate some amazing meals and caught up with an old friend. Pregnant Paradise success!

The view from our room.

My good friend Corey drove up from Miami to spend some time with us. Such a fun day catching up and we hope to see him more often!

We stumbled upon this neat little garden when we were exploring the town. (Lots of flower pictures posted for my dad!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dr. Aunt Yasmin

So, this post isn't really about baby - it's more to brag about her smart, little aunt - my sister, Yasmin. She graduated from MEDICAL SCHOOL this weekend & will be back in Houston doing her residency in about a month! We are all so excited she is moving back to town & I couldn't be more thrilled for Baby Dean to grow up in a city surrounded by both our families. She is certainly one lucky little girl! Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

The doctor

Me with a purse well stocked with various snacks to get me through the 3 hour graduation ceremony (for some reason Nazreen was very entertained by the fact that I pulled a banana out of my purse)

Nazreen & I - excited sisters who will shamelessly seek free medical advice

The proud family:

And, last but not least, the DELICIOUS ice cream cake that I proudly ate two pieces of (but so did my mom!)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pre-Mother's Day

So, even though I'm not officially a mom yet, I still got to celebrate Mother's Day. On Saturday a dear friend and I enjoyed a girls spa day complete with massages, pedicures, and a fun lunch. Then on Sunday, my sweet friends & family sent me the nicest cards, texts and emails. I also got a great present from Matt - all our sonogram pictures professionally framed! I can't wait for next Mother's Day when we can celebrate with our little munchkin!

Here is a picture from our delicious brunch with Matt's parents.