cinco de mayo

hooray – i’m on maternity leave until the end of august! my first official day was yesterday but i went back into work around 2 and stayed until 8 to clean up and prep the room for the sub.

now, i can actually relax… that is, until the baby comes.. which could be any minute.

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here i am at 39 weeks and 4 days.

i recently purchased the black tee and basic blazer from zara. i love the slouchy blazer – i can’t wait to pair it with skinny jeans and heels post-pregnancy. the blazer has deep pockets which is a must. i’ve been tracking how many steps i take using my iphone so i like to carry my phone on me and not in my purse when possible to keep accurate (or as accurately as i can) steps.

the weather has been gorgeous as of late and today was no exception. i met up with my friends, genie and mouy, for lunch at bartaco in west hartford. since it was such a warm and beautiful day, most of the diners were dining alfresco, us included.

chips & guac - one of my fave snacks

chips & guac – one of my fave snacks

baja fish taco, spicy chorizo taco & pork belly taco w/ side salad

baja fish taco, spicy chorizo taco & pork belly taco w/ side salad

it was refreshing to catch up with friends and not worry about work especially with the baby’s imminent arrival. genie’s baby girl, olivia, turned one month old yesterday (!) and mouy is expecting her second (a boy!) in august so much of the convo was geared towards our bundles of joy.

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post-lunch, we went to tea break, a cute shop that sells bubble tea. they have all kinds of flavors and i must admit, it makes me miss boston a little bit less. i got the strawberry slush with lychee and tapioca balls.

genie had to go home to tend to olivia, and mouy and i pampered ourselves with a manicure & pedicure at shiny nail + spa which was down the street. i normally don’t treat myself to manis/pedis and after a particularly brutal winter, it felt heavenly to have my poor feet treated to a deep exfoliate and massage. plus, this month’s special at the spa is a free 10-minute back massage with a mani+pedi purchase. i nearly fell asleep while having my hands and feet massaged so it was no surprise that i nearly passed out at the back massage..

before mouy and i went to the mall to hit up tory burch and victoria’s secret, we stopped by genie’s house to visit olivia. she’s only 1 month old but she’s grown so much already – she’s wearing size 6M because she’s so long!

Winston with Olivia

Winston with Olivia

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I normally don’t think many babies are cute.. but Olivia is SO CUTE.. Dennis and I are so curious as to what Penny looks like… we can’t wait to find out soon!!

until penny arrives, dennis and i are just trying to enjoy spending time together and with our friends. right now, dennis is playing nba 2k15 with our friend, rob, who is visiting from swaziland. little things like drinking bubble tea with friends and playing video games will be a lost luxury once the LO (little one) arrives.

summer is my favorite season so i’m highly motivated to be really active. i’m excited to lose the baby weight, go swimming, and do as much as possible with an infant. bring it on ~~~

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