Today marks twenty-one weeks. This week he’s about 10 1/2 inches long, approximately the length of a carrot. His eyelids and eyebrows are developing this week, and I feel him move around and kick a little bit each day. Of course, he stops whenever Bill tries to feel him move.
Belly shots as of last weekend:
I’m finally starting to look pregnant and am happy to wear shirts that show off my tummy.
Everyone at my office knows now and I’ve been hearing all sorts of odd and interesting stories and advice. Most of it I just have to nod and smile. One woman has been really funny in knowing exactly how I feel about my slowly growing tummy. She’s the same height and build as me and also got odd comments about how she must not be eating enough and so on. We just have a long torso! Jenn, I’m sure you can relate here. I actually enjoyed hearing from a few women who suspected my pregnancy a few months ago back when I was dealing with nasty nausea and back to back colds. Apparently, they say they knew back then.
Both Bill and I realized that neither of us had ever been to Malibu and we stopped at the Malibu Seafood Fish Market & Patio Cafe for a late lunch.
I should have tried to get a better shot of the sign… oh well.
Bill had the oyster sandwich, I had the fish sandwich (the fish was cod, one of the ones I can eat!)
The sandwiches were delicious and very fresh. (I did pick off the slice of cheddar cheese though) We also shared a side of fried scallops that were really tasty. The place isn’t really a restaurant, but more like a lunch counter selling fresh seafood items with lots of patio seating. Aside from the large amount of tourists who were there and the noise from the busy highway, the place was still relaxing. Plus between the noise of the tourists and the cars you could still hear the ocean pounding the beach on the other side of the highway and smell the salt in the air. After lunch we drove down the coast oohing and aahing at some of the beachfront mansions and wondering if the homeowners have to deal with the salty air corroding their homes. The drive took a lot less time that we anticipated and before we knew it, we were driving past the Santa Monica Pier. It’s a day trip that we’ll have to do again sometime and actually make some stops at the beach. I’d also like to visit the Getty Villa one of these days.
My last little bit to share this week: I created a new blog that will be dedicated to my freelance work: Design & Illustration by Alex. I’ll slowly start posting some of the freelance projects I’ve done over the past few years and continue to add new projects as I finish them. I plan to include some photography and random musings about art too. This is my temporary solution to a severely outdated portfolio website. Completely re-designing my website is going to require a lot of time in one chunk… time I just don’t have right now. So, for now, I’ll use the blog… since it only takes a few minutes at a time. Feel free to stop by!