Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Well, here's the whole crew including everyone else: Jason and Cameron with 6-month old Ella, Dad and Yvonne Poling with Ashley, Brook and Kelsey.
Friday, June 27, 2008
So without further ado, here's our little baby BOY! Well, at least his cute little foot.
We are so thrilled! Mommy knew it was a boy all along. Daddy needed convincing. I just know we'll have a sweet little tenderhearted boy - just like his Daddy! He's a bony little thing right now but that will soon change!
Now I can't believe I have 19 weeks to go! Like I said, we didn't get a lot of good pictures, so here's video of our little one cuddling into mommy, being bashful, yawning and trying to get his thumb in his mouth (we think). [VIDEO IN PROGRESS]
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The first Italian meal we had was at Dominic's near Fordham University. It's nestled in a "Little Italy" full of shops to purchase the best Italian groceries. This is a great restaurant to go to, especially if you know what you like. There is no menu so they basically make everything. The restaurant is staffed with little Italian men who are SO CUTE! The seating is family style so when the place gets packed you meet new friends sitting beside you. The food was more than what I expected. We ordered a ton and took most of it back to Matt to finish. The highlight for me was the stuffed artichoke but the anti-pasta, penne vodka, chicken marsala and veal were all fantastic. I highly recommend making a trip to Dominic's if you are a true Italian enthusiast. However, go early to avoid a long wait. They do not hurry out their customers so you could be waiting a very long time.
Lombardi's. SO GOOD! It was just as good as I remembered it to be when Rick and I stumbled upon it by accident a few years ago. After the pizza we stopped by a contemporary little place down the street called Rice to Riches where they serve a variety of flavored rice puddings. They come in cute little bowls and all over the store are hilarious signs like this one on the front window.
It is very modern and most important, very GOOD! Yum. I was tempted to stop by the Pinkberry yogurt shop beside it afterwards since I've been dying to try some but alas, my tummy would not let me.
We also ate at the French Culinary Institute. That was quite the experience and the food was out of this world good. Such a treat!
Matt and Franca really spoiled me all weekend. We had a great time shopping around Canal Street. I love being in the city. I love all the people and the varied cultures. Now, don't get me wrong, I love to leave it too! Here are some snapshots from the weekend.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I felt the baby move today! In fact, it almost made me sick. I was on my way to the doctor and I had to stop by the bathroom to make sure I wasn’t going to lose my stomach. Then it calmed to mere butterflies. So cool.
The doctor was concerned because I’d only gained 2 lbs. since coming in. She thought that maybe I was sick or not eating. Neither is true of course. So she says it’s probably just because I eat healthier. She said the average is 10-12lbs by the 20th week. I’m only at 18 weeks but I can’t imagine gaining 8 more lbs in 2 weeks. We have the anatomy sonogram set for June 26th! I’m so excited I can’t stand it. So only 22 days left to vote for your choice!