confessions + embarrassments [and some links]

January 11, 2012

my one and only january resolution hasn’t been going that well. things started off nicely, but i got derailed by last friday’s little mishap.

the last time i did my spanish was a week ago. i KNOW! work has been busier and i’m starting to get more tired. not great excuses, but it is what it is.

i have complete and utter baby brain. i feel absent-minded and foggy. i have a hard time focusing on presentations — particularly anything science-related. i’m getting the idea that february and march in the lab will be interesting . . .

part of that is just being distracted because i think about the 28-weeker inside of me approximately 1 million times per day. every time she moves [which is A LOT], every time i get up from a seated position, and every time i look down to see what seems like a foreign object on my lap. yesterday the first thing i did upon arriving to work was not to check labs, but to investigate crib mattresses [it seemed absolutely essential at the time!].

pottery barn kids now owns me. even though i KNOW it doesn’t matter, we [okay, i] decided to splurge on the set i had been drooling over for a month.

we have been incredibly lucky to have received extremely generous gifts from family/friends already, and i am coming into some fantastic hand-me-downs [ie: gently used breast pump!], so this is likely the only major purchase we will really be shelling out for [other than the uber-practical IKEA futon. and uhh, day care. but we’ve been saving for that for a long time now]. so, i felt okay about it. and i can’t wait to actually put our nursery together!!

last night’s dinner: cheese-filled tortilla, some yogurt with granola, and strangely addictive ikea KEX cookies. i tried to rationalize salsa as my ‘vegetable’, but i realize that is totally lame. this had nothing to do with nausea/aversions [haven’t had those for months] — just pure laziness, as josh was out at a work function. i do feel guilty about it because i don’t want to shortchange our now rapidly-growing baby in any way. i am determined to do better!

i kind of like my new treadmill workouts probably because i have finally added walking intervals to my runs. i’m definitely at the point where even running at 5.5 mph (1% incline) for 30 minutes is a really HARD workouts for me, and i don’t want to be pushing so much!

i never thought i’d ever want to post anything like this online, but this blog is the best record i will have of my first pregnancy, and i want to capture even the little things.

taken while in bed last night. i was reading and she was just going crazy in there! i think she must like murakami . . .

don’t worry, it’s under 30 seconds!
♥ the beautiful spring 2012 moleskine catalog! i sort of want everything in there. but i’m actually thinking about getting this:

♥ angeliki’s thoughts on murakami — i agree with many of her points!

♥ gretchen rubin’s take on being overwhelmed by big projects. personally, i wish she’d stick to writing [i don’t love her on video!] but i like many of her points.

♥ i am dying to clear out my life for the new year, but haven’t gotten to do it yet! i think the weekend of january 28-29 is going to be dedicated to this.


  • Reply Sharon March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    love the new year’s card!
    haha…i think i made the exact same video of my belly with iris too…and i’m glad i did! i miss that feeling of her rolling around in there…

  • Reply Kath March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Fun movements!! She’s so big already!

  • Reply Marci March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    The movements you can see are so cool! It’s my favorite part so far. You don’t need to justify buying baby furniture! I love PBK too and bought our swivel chair and Catalina dresser from there. Not yet arrived but can’t wait.

  • Reply Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    ugh – I agree re the baby brain / fogginess – I am just so vague at the moment!

  • Reply glidingcalm March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    that video is beautiful!! wow wow wow! I didnt know you could see it that well!! amazing

  • Reply jrm March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Agree with hotpotatokate about the dresser. It’s a classical style that will go with you a long time. My dresser is very similar in style (although not equipped with a changing pad) — big simple drawers, clean lines, big round knobs. I bought it second hand and it’s such a well made piece that I don’t see myself ever getting rid of it. You could use it for other babies, paint it, add some Anthro knobs when they get older.

  • Reply Shayla March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Awww love the video Sarah!!! So fun to see her move…especially at around :18-:19 seconds 😛 Love it and thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Atilla March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    great video

  • Reply Susan March 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Love the video! It reminds me of the times when I just sit and listen to my heart with my stethoscope…nerd alert? But the baby is MUCH MUCH more awesome.

  • Reply Brittney March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Aw, Sarah, that is so neat to see the baby move! Thanks for sharing!!

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