weekend in brooklyn no. 6

When the weather app predicts two days of constant rain and then it doesn't, well, that's pretty groovy. Here's how we spent the weekend:

A certain someone has been waking up earlier and earlier on the weekends -- making this a necessity.

Then, the certain someone who has been getting up earlier and earlier was tuckered out -- surprise, surprise! -- and slept straight through her music class. She woke up in time for breakfast tacos, though!

Here's a Brooklyn insider tip: On gray days the Botanic Garden is practically empty. So silent, so peaceful... it's the perfect time to go.

And here's the certain someone looking particularly awake even though it's close to her bedtime:


big news

I've got a piece up on the New York Times:

Hope on over and take a look!


hearing voices

I often have self-doubt about how I'm doing at this whole parenting thing...

...except for the ONE thing I'm confident I do quite well. Read it about it over on WhatToExpect.com.


she's here

I've been a delinquent blogger of late, but I promise I have a good excuse.

It's my baby...she's here.

Ida Catherine was born on Feb. 24, 2014 at 3:32 in the morning. I'll share the birth story soon because it's a great one with plenty of action and adventure, including a stomach bug fake-out, a slow and painful walk through Times Square, and even a Michael Emerson sighting!

But for now, I just want to say that there are few things in my life that make me happier than when people say Ida looks like me. I overflow with pride and my voice gets all shaky, my eyes teary. So allow me the indulgence of showing you our baby photos side by side -- the vintagey-looking one is me. My sweet girl is on the right.

I think we look almost identical, but maybe that's just me being all emotional again.


sneak peek!

This could not be more exciting. I have a sneak peek of the baby's room and a little something we put up this weekend (correction: I put up about 20 percent of it and then was feeling a little under the weather so Dan did the rest!):

Full reveal to come soon!


i don't think you're ready for this belly...

Just a couple pregnant selfies from this weekend... this is me at 38 weeks. Almost there, phew!

I hope you don't mind this indulgence. I may never look like this again!


weekend in brooklyn no. 5

Did anyone expect it to snow yesterday? It certainly was a surprise to us (seriously, will it ever stop?). But we refused to remain cooped up indoors! In fact, we had a pretty jam-packed weekend. But you don't have to take my word for it...

We caught a Brooklyn Nets game on Friday night and our seats were awesome!

We took an infant CPR class that was super intense; so after, to unwind, we had an amazing dinner at this adorable little place on Union called Rosewater. I had polenta and goat cheese with mushrooms and beet puree, and Dan had short ribs. We shared pear cobbler for dessert with rosemary ice cream...I'm still thinking about it.

We watched Captain Phillips and even though I tend to be sleepy most nights and don't typically make it all the way through movies, I was absolutely riveted from start to finish. See this film!

Dan put together the Pack and Play -- can you spot the curious little helper who likes to photo bomb my pictures?

What did you do this weekend?