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April 2, 2012

We're Expecting!



Our friends in real life know, but I was holding off on making a blog announcement because I didn't have a good photo. (Hey, I have a visually-oriented audience!) We are 20 weeks in - right at the halfway mark - and found out Thursday that this little one is a BOY. Yay!!

(See the hand? Technology is so cool.) I can't believe I'm going to be the mom of two boys. The girls in my generation outnumber the boys 2 to 1 (and if you just count my mom's side, it's 7:1), so I'm still feeling surprised!



G and I got out for a nice lunch date last week (we've been trying to be more diligent about getting time alone), thanks to our very kind friend E, who offered to babysit. We trekked out to Hollywood from Pasadena and enjoyed some yummy sandwiches and salads at Food Lab.



I tried a prosciutto and fig sandwich, but the kale salad was the highlight for me. I tried to analyze all the flavors to recreate it later. After lunch we took a long walk and came across this:

Ah ha ha ha. Can you tell parking spots are a valuable commodity here? There are so many other thoughts I could share, but I'll just leave you with a list for now. (Had anyone noticed how food-centered the Imaginary Tweets were getting?)

Things I have craved and eaten:
Miso soup
Pho
Sushi
Chocolate cake in a mug a la mode
Salt & vinegar chips
A gyro
Avocado halves with lemon and salt
In-n-Out
Rotisserie chicken (though - grocery fail! - the one I bought was unsalted)
Root beer floats
A chili dog

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20 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You will have fun with your boys.

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    1. Thank you, Marie! It's going to be an adventure.
      : )

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  2. Congratulations! That is so exciting. I absolutely LOVE being a mom of two boys and I know you will too.

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    1. So good to hear that, Mika. Thank you for commenting and cheering us on!

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  3. oh my! congrats! how exciting...yes, there's nothing quite like being a mom of two boys. :) i hope you'll love it as much as i do. you look beautiful, by the way--that belly is the cutest! wishing you a smooth journey to 40 weeks...

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    1. Won, thank you so much for the congratulations. I'm happy to know moms like you and Mika (above) who are paving the way before me! I seriously never had the mental image of me in a family with two boys. There must be zillions of families with that exact makeup, but my imagination is having to recalibrate to catch up to reality.

      Maybe they'll play trains together! ; )

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  4. Yes, Charissa, the photo had to be just right. We understand. :-) Lovely news. Best wishes, take care of yourself well, and make lots of interesting food for yourself and the boys (we know they'll chip in and help too). - Namitha

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    1. Aw, a fellow blogger's sympathy. Hee hee, thanks, Namitha. Thank you for sharing our joy!

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  5. Oh wow, congratulations on the new little one Charissa! Thanks for the ultrasound photo. Just amazing!!!

    Great idea to make time for you and your husband. We've been trying that here too, though I'm such a homebody, my hubby really has to work hard to convince to go out. It's like pulling teeth... Strange eh?

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    1. I know, technology is so cool. The images we're getting are even clearer than the ones we have of N from just 4 years ago.

      I can relate to you as a fellow homebody. Sometimes it's hard to work up the momentum!

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  6. Congrats! That is wonderful news.

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    1. Thanks, Luci! Any chance you've got a solid baby shampoo in development?
      ; )

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  7. Kale salad - yum! Auntie Janis just made some on Sunday. It doesn't look like the one you had, but yummy nonetheless:
    http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2012/02/kale-salad-with-quinoa-tangerines-and.html

    Nice and nutritious for you + baby!

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    1. OMG, I just made a quinoa salad w/ oranges! That's so funny. Thanks for the link...it looks yummy.

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  8. Baby news is great news!! Congratulations

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  9. congrats charissa! you look great.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing our excitement, Bo!

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