Oh yes... I am becoming prego-normous... Or at least that is how I feel. Still childishly unstoppable in my need for daily activity, but my belly, (and my appetite), have grown. I crave brie cheese with torta bread, greek yogurt with fruit, kettle cooked tater chips, fruitsnack gummies, and homemade popsicles, (which has become a fun way for me to get creative with my vitamix and make AWESOME recipes for... like my most recents; chocolatey nutella pops, creamy peach pops, and the exotic ginger lemon green tea pops... all GREAT and super refreshing).
I've had some pregnancy failures and successes. One success is that I spent $30 whole dollars on maternity clothes which weren't actually maternity clothes at all, but 3 pairs of those groovy stretchy gaucho pants I managed to pick up on sale at Wally World and I can still wear as jammies once Reise arrives. A failure is that they only had two colors so I'm like Mr. Rogers and I'm sure some have questioned how often I change my clothes. Thankfully bikinis suffice as an outfit here too!
I've also managed to stay successful in remaining active; the usual me: stand up paddling every beautiful morning, gardening, cooking, cleaning, working for the vet clinic in my PJ's, walking the dogs, and just this past week Jun and I decided it was time to put an end to (me) doing P90x as the belly has officially gotten uncomfortably in the way of squats, push ups, jumping jacks, etc, etc. BUT I wont try to kid you... I FEEL PREGNANT now; shortness of breath when going up hills, hip discomfort while sleeping, not to mention the swift kicks to the ribs that catch me off guard and make me wince.
There's the weird dreams too... like last night, (all in one night), I dreamt that I was dating Laird Hamilton, (I did tell Jun about this dream by the way), and that he wanted to kill Robby Naish and I was trying to stop him by trying to find him on some new sports equipment he developed using a paddle on land, but it was too late and he blew Robby and his wife up with a dollar bill... then Robby Naish's security guards shot me and Lono too. Right after that I dreamt I was at the hospital with my entire family, (like 20+ people), and we had all been there 3 days waiting for me to go into labor and I was in the middle of a lemon eating contest when it finally happened. What the heck is a lemon eating contest anyways???!!!
Enough silly rambling... These are last weeks pictures with me at 33 weeks preggers at Honomanu Bay done by Cadencia Photography here on Maui. The small world story of these images is that it started out as just a link my dear friend Elise sent me via Facebook of a photographer giving away free maternity shoots. The good news is a week later, there we were, giving it a whirl. The bad news is, half or more of the images were lost from her camera... (All the ones of me in clothes... go figure). Should those find their way back, I added sentimental props to them that I'm VERY EXCITED to share... My fingers are crossed the world of technology will be in our favor!
If you stopped by, please enlighten me on which shot is your favorite... I'm excited to know!
I can't believe that she could arrive in just a months time!!!
The pictures below are just a few of my favorite things these days...
|A picture could never do it's justice. A rainbow here|
on the North side that I had to snap with my
phone. I LOVE living in HANA!
|Lono taking Jun's spot in bed right when he leaves...|
Baked eggvocado mexican breakfast... YUM...
and a toy we've been making use of this past
week, the GoPro Hero with the surf mount.
Video to come in the near future!!! :)
|My nutella pops were the shizzle. Actually all the popsicles|
have been the shizzle... I dig these babies!
|Two of my guys chillin'... Seems they nap plenty more than|
me. I think my energy wears them out. ;)
Love, Hugs, & Aloha,