a wonderful day

Todd was the most fantastic husband and surprised me with a spa day today.  He made appointments for both of us at the Claremont Resort and Spa.  I got a prenatal massage and Todd got a Shiatsu.  We enjoyed the lovely spa facilities and relaxed with the multiple head showers, steam rooms, and deluge showers.  The good stuff didn’t end there!  Todd had made lunch reservations at Chez Panisse, where I had a yummy pasta bolognese and Todd ate a local rock fish.  After a delightful relaxing first half of the day, we took a walk around North Berkeley through a redwoodsey park, where we repeatedly remarked, “we LOVE where we live!”  It was nice to have a day in The Bay without rain, and a perfect end to a very busy couple of weeks.  Todd and I have both been over, over, over worked.  (yes, I said over 3 times and meant every one!)

So, here is a picture of me at the end of this day all happy and content.  I am now over half way though my pregnancy.  It has gone by really fast!  I feel her move often and Todd also enjoys feeling her kicking around in there.  I still can’t believe myself every time I look in the mirror.  I still feel like I’m just a slightly larger version of what I was, but then sometimes I actually see the transformation going on and I’m blown away!  I feel great, have plenty of energy, have no symptoms or funky body aches to complain about.  I hope this lasts for quite some time.