Wednesday, October 3, 2012


At just over 39 weeks, we're excitedly expecting baby Zhen Zhu anytime now.

I'm enjoying these last few weeks (days?) of being pregnant, but we can't wait to meet our daughter.

My days of waiting have included...

prenatal yoga and lots of long walks, soaking in the autumn sunshine

chatting with neighbors downstairs and eating pomelos to celebrate Moon Festival

studying Chinese (I found a new language exchange partner!)

doing random house cleaning and organizing, like making this old-grater-turned-jewelry holder 
(thanks for the idea, Caty!)

reading books I always meant to read but never made time for...including Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter, and...

Bleak House by Charles Dickens (in progress).  Some of my reading was inspired by this list of
 10 Books You Must Read to Your Daughter

doing fun creative projects, like these baby headbands (made of nylons and felt)

learning new recipes and freezing leftovers for later

I've also been blessed to be able to meet up with old and new friends, who I'm really thankful for.


And the waiting continues...