Bumpday – 19ish Weeks

Well, still no bump pics, no matter what my public demands.

BUT – I do have another pic for you!

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I’d like to introduce the world to our son Alvie Bean. I’m pretty sure we’re going to stick with that name.  It’s unique, but it’s no Bronx Mowgli. Or Moxie Crimefighter. Or Kal-El. And maybe this way he’ll feel a kinship to Frances Bean  (that would make them related, right?).

The architect still thinks the child looks like him, although I think he’s going to get my nose. Which honestly, is one of my best features. (Well that & my boobs, but I’m hoping he doesn’t get those. That would just be awkward.)

So – yay! Baby Boy Alvie Bean Gazelle Architect!

AND – because you’ve been so good and sat through an ultrasound picture, even though you were probably hoping for a paranormal romance book review or something (moved to Fridays!), I will show you the world’s creepiest ultrasound picture.

I’m hoping he doesn’t actually come out looking like this:


My son could be a haunted house prop, amiright?


Happy HBumpday, y’all!



Gratitude Journal

November 9, 2011: I am grateful for modern medical conveniences that help eliminate unnecessary surprises from my life. Yay for ultrasounds!

November 8, 2011: I am grateful for my brand-new employee who started today, who I am hoping will help take some of the financial reporting burden off my plate & allow me to do a better job on the more big-picture things.

November 7, 2011: I am grateful for weekends and the opportunity to relax and recharge.

November 6, 2011: I am grateful for running – and grateful that I am still able to run. I am also grateful for my proximity to the most awesome running park in the history of the world: Forest Park.

November 5, 2011: I am grateful that I was able to discover enough courage to join Toastmasters. I know this sounds super cheesy, but it’s really made a HUGE difference in my life.

November 4, 2011: I am grateful for the internet, which gives me the ability to work from home, in my pajamas, this morning.

November 3, 2011: I am grateful that I have a good job that is challenging & interesting, if not necessarily catering to my life interests.

November 2, 2011: I am grateful for the architect, who is simply wonderful. He picks up the household slack when I’m busy with schoolwork, brings me chicken fingers on his way home from work, and is simply the most wonderful husband I could ask for…

November 1, 2011:  I am grateful for my (so far, knock on wood) easy and wonderful pregnancy

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