Monday, November 18, 2013

Charleston and an impromtu babymoon :)

Blake's officially on the interview trail. This week I see him Tuesday night for a couple hours, then he's off Wednesday morning! When he started applying I was asked to pick a city here and there where I could potentially go with him, and without taking a breath I chose Charleston. 
We didn't really label it a babymoon, but why the heck not :)

We flew in Thursday evening, and got dinner with the residents at Social Wine Bar on East Bay street. Everyone was unbelievably nice, and the heavy appetizers were serioulsy delicious.
Friday, after Blake's interview, we hit the town like some serious tourists. First, a walk down the Battery (that's what you call it when you're super cool and local).
The palms, the colorful homes and shops, the brick lined streets... everything was picture perfect. 
next... yeah, we totally did. We drove through the Festival of Lights at James Island park. It was 80 degrees, before Thanksgiving, and we were jammin' Feliz Navidad, and I have no regrets :)
These photos aren't in any real order, but we did drive out to one of the neighboring island's beach one evening. 
Sullivan's Island.
We stopped back by East Bay street for some Belgin gelato. Pre-dinner mind you. I love vacation.
We made late dinner reservations for the "voted most romatic restaurant" in Charleston for 14 years. It totally deserved the title. You enter through what felt like a secret hidden door, past ivy lined walls. The restaurant sat about 10 tables, candlelit. It was a perfectly romantic night.
Saturday morning. 
By recommendation, we ate brunch at Hominy Grill (pumpkin pancakes with cranberry butter - hello!), then drove out to the Angel Oak before heading back to the airport.
Sweet tea and my sweet man. :)
It was a short little babymoon, but I couldn't have asked for anything better. Charleston was truly adorable, and the perfect place to spend some last minute husband/wife time before our bundle of joy arrives!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

bump update :: 32 weeks

I feel like everything I wrote up there pretty much sums it up.
We did get to see our baby boy today. He was super squirmy, yawning a ton and practicing swallowing, it was about the most precious things I've ever seen. 
I'm getting prettttty excited to see him in real life, cmon 8 more weeks, fly by please :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

ahoy! it's a boy!

This weekend, Blake, Dakota and I headed down to Friendswood for one of the cutest baby showers I've ever seen. Blake's Aunt Stacey and Aunt Linda gave us the most wonderful baby shower. The theme was nautical, which I absolutely love, and everything down to the tiniest details were just precious. I mean, look at that little crab on the onesie cookie below. 
 Granmom and Opa Baker.

 the grandmommas.
 Can you even believe all of this? It even all fit in my car for the drive home, I was impressed! 
 The babe's first quilt, from Blake's Mimi, even Curious George got his own matching quilt!
 Blake's favorite gift. 
 I think this is the babe's first official outfit. He doesn't own too many clothes yet, but an Aggie beanie is the best way to start. and that Columbia jacket for a one year old... pretty sure they don't make anything cuter!
 our baby bath, with a little Blake attached... I hope this little guy in my belly looks exactly like him, bow tie and all. 

 Blake's brother and girlfriend... they got engaged about 3 hours after this!! It was such a great weekend!

 Blake's Mimi made the moms their Grandma blankets. 

The end of the shower was spent watching the Aggies btho Mississippi State. Whoop!
The baby shower was such a special time for Blake and me, we received more baby things than we could have ever imagined. They're piling up in the dining room as we speak. Only 57 more days until all this loot gets put to use!!!!! ahhhh!!!!