Monday, July 31, 2006

California Trip and Update, with Pictures

Hello all!

I am currently in sunny California (okay, overcast California, but with the heat wave they've had lately, I'll take it). I'm on a much-desired vacation while Ryan works a little bit this week.

In baby-related news, I am happy to report that I have FINALLY emerged from an 8-week bout of almost constant nausea. When you're in the thick of it, it feels like you'll never feel really well again!

We were supposed to leave Atlanta for Los Angeles on Friday evening. Our flight was delayed no less than 153 times before they finally cancelled it. That's right: yours truly, 14 weeks pregnant, spent the night in the ATL airport. I can hardly complain about it even though I got a total of 15 minutes of sleep: that night marked the first 24-hour period that I didn't feel nauseated. I cannot stress enough what a miracle that seemed to me. The ATL airport, I assure you, is not the place you want to be constantly heaving.

The baby is doing well. I am fairly certain that I felt some tiny kicks yesterday in church (we were so blessed to be reunited with our Blessed Hope Chapel family! How dear to our hearts they will always be!), last night, and this morning. The baby seemed to particularly like Pastor Joe's preaching.

I'll leave you with a few shots from Leo Carrillo State Beach yesterday. We spent the evening with Ryan's brother and his fiancee, Lisa, with whom I am pictured. I included a gratuitous belly shot to quell the cries of the masses.

Ryan captured this shot of the fantastic Leo Carrillo waves:

Kristen "I think my face is expanding" Frith and Lisa:

Burgeoning Belly Shot:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A Meme from Kim (that almost rhymes...)

Don't worry; this isn't going to be a blog where I only post memes. But how can I refuse Kim's tag? She's a dear friend I'm so glad to have back in the blogosphere. Blogworld. Blogdom. Whatever.

5 Things in my Refrigerator:

Um, I have been a sick pregnant woman for a few months now. Do you want to know the answer to this question?

1. Noodles (which I heat up and eat with ketchup)
2. Fruit, usually strawberries, watermelon and peaches
3. 1 and 2% organic milk (MMMM!)
4. Plain organic yogurt for smoothies
5. Rotting lettuce, since I can't bring myself to eat a salad right now.

5 Things in my Closet:

Oooh! I can make this list even shorter if I amend it to "5 Things in My Closet that Actually Fit."

1. Maternity pants that my husband rather unaffectionately termed "The Parachute Pants."
2. More Parachute Pants.
3. Balloony maternity shirts. YES, THEY ARE TOO BIG. NO, I DON'T CARE. They're COMFY. NO, I AM NOT HORMONAL, WHY DO YOU ASK?!
4. Tennis shoes, the only things that don't hurt my feet right now. YES, I WEAR THEM TO WORK EVERY DAY. SEE ABOVE.
5. Um...old jeans?

5 Things in my Purse:

1. The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality by Mary Pride. My plan is to let her re-inspire me. I have fond memories of reading this book right after I got married.
2. Zone bar. Only a little melty.
3. Raisinets and a couple of small dark chocolate squares (shhh!).
4. Phenergan (nausea medicine).
5. Wallet.

5 Things in my Car:

1. A sun shield (indispensible at this time of year in Georgia!)
2. Various bits of trash. I am such a car slob.
3. Three or four car chargers. I have NO IDEA what phone or device they belong to.
4. Sermon tape.
5. Jumper cables.

I don't tag peeps, but let me know if you complete this meme on your blog--I'd love to read it!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Can you stand another baby update?

Here are the latest pictures of the wee Baby Frith. :) Please do not sue me in a court of law if your drool ruins your keyboard! I can't help how adorable the baby is!

Okay, so at this stage the head looks like a triangle. True. But it's a CUTE triangle.

His/her knees were up and feet were crossed; arms were moving; heart rate was 171.