Baby Shower

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Our friends threw us a baby shower earlier this month! The baby’s room theme is Totoro and boy is it nice to have nerdy friends who totally understand us. First off, our friend Anthony designed and put together this amazing diaper cake. I didn’t even know what a diaper cake was and he created this thing of Totoro beauty!!!!

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Our lovely friends: Paul and Jeff cooked us Vietnamese food for the party, they even had vegan options for some of our friends!! Tofu – yum!!!

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My pastry chef sister helped me make snacks and sweets for the event. Cakes, chocolate covered pretzels, cupcakes, and fruit cones.

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Our friends gave us amazing gifts for the baby, I can’t say it enough but we really have AWESOME friends!!!

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OH – we also had blank bibs for everyone to draw and dedicate to our daughter! We had a few Pokemon, Animal Crossing and Monster Hunter bibs which is to be expected with our lovely friends!

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Love our friends!

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Fire Emblem and Waifus

Never have I ever played a Fire Emblem title before. My husband played Awakening a few years back and loved it. Every day he would tell me which couples got together, which kid got which stats etc… Sounded like a soap opera more than a game.

When Nintendo announced that this year they would release 2 different family lines to the same story, I knew I had to try out the game. My husband walked me through the basics, he explained the leveling and breeding for stats and I caught on pretty quickly. I restarted the game twice because of breeding and stats but it was worth it.

I played Birthright while the husband played Conquest. I really loved playing Birthright – the Hoshido side was so pretty and very Japanese in style and music. Conquest was a bit more European.


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I finished the game in about 2 weeks but now there is a 3rd version of the story where you pick neither side. I just bought it and started to play that. Lovely game and art. I am a new fan of the series.

Now I am 35 weeks pregnant and probably won’t be playing as much as we get closer to our little girl’s debut. Capcom announced a new Monster Hunter and Microsoft announced a new Gears of War game. Ah well, not sure how to balance family and gaming yet.

Baby talk

I am already a busty, curvy, short chick so my first selfish thought when I got pregnant last fall was…..”OMG my boobs are going to explode!” I really thought I would sink into a mode were perhaps I would feel weird with gaining weight and a belly. I just didn’t know what to expect.

At 31 weeks (roughly 7 months), I can confidently say I really love having this belly! Every week I am getting bigger and bigger, barely able to roll out a bed without my husband helping – losing balance and having my clothes get tighter and tighter but I’m loving it all.

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At this point, our baby is punching and moving like crazy. She must be super metal and thrashing about in there. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes my bladder seems to her favorite toy to play with, then there are these moments where she hiccups and I can sit there and watch the belly move all day.

My husband has been drawing pictures of our pregnancy and our sleeping arrangements have been kinda unfair towards him. Seriously, my dude has been a trooper. From the late night cravings, throwing up, belly rubs and massages – my hubby has been amazing! Never getting annoyed when I get into whiny mode.

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My next post will probably be about Fire Emblem and not so much baby talk lol

Goodbye Starman

He was probably my first crush. As a kid, Labyrinth was a gateway movie to imagination and strange infatuations. When I was turning 13yrs old, my mom asked what I wanted as a gift. I wanted to use ebay to bid on something. That something was my first online purchase ever – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust vinyl. I stayed up all night watching the bidding and won, mom sent off a money order since this was 1998 and mom didn’t trust online shopping yet.


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He really was special to me growing up – I woke up to an early morning text from Kim and cried most of the morning. Thank you David Bowie for shaping up my childhood and making me the strange person I am today.

I made this poster for a local Bowie art show.

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