May 14, 2013

12 weeks and Saint Louis

May 5-12
This week has been full of major moments:

1. Monday we announced our pregnancy to 'the world.'
2. We heard our sweet baby's heartbeat for the 2nd time.
3. I am finishing up the 1st trimester.
4. Thursday we got rid of the truck and bought a hybrid!
5. Friday Michael graduated from Vanderbilt with his Masters in Theological Studies.
6. We traveled to Saint Louis for a mini vacation.
7. Sunday I celebrated my 'first' Mother's Day.
Partly because I am wearing a dress, but my belly is less bloated and more baby. The 'bump' has definitely moved up closer to my belly button. Baby is growing!

St. Louis
We love exploring new cities. Michael has been to St. Louis once before but this was my first time. I absolutely LOVE researching new cities. I spent a weekend looking up everything. I researched all James Beard nominated restaurants, mom and pop places, different bloggers, friends advice, etc. St. Louis was a great city for a mini vacation because it was only 4.5 hours away. It was the perfect getaway for the weekend.

-Brasserie by Niche
-Cafe Osage
-Eleven Eleven Mississippi
-and of course Ted Drewes

St. Louis has some great free things to do - Zoo, Science Museum, Art Museum, parks and lots of exploring different neighborhoods. 

Baby gave me the sweetest Mother's Day gift. I was able to eat just about everything! I was probably at 80% - only a few moments that I couldn't eat. I think pregnancy is the start of preparation for babies. I had to eat constantly, I needed multiple naps and lots of bathroom breaks. We just had to move slower and do less. But it was still a wonderful time.
Incredible breakfast at Brasserie.
A lovely walk through Forest Park. 
I love trees.
St. Louis zoo!
A sleeping hippo. 
But really, I am obsessed with Kangaroos. 
I could have spent the whole day in the butterfly dome. 
Lunch at Cafe Osage was amazing. 
The restaurant is in the middle of a beautiful nursery. 
My handsome model in the nursery. 
A stroll through City Garden. 
Baby loves St. Louis. 
 Obligatory Arch picture
My bff
Poor cell phone quality - only picture from Salt restaurant. 
Mother's Day breakfast at Rooster. They gave out flowers to all the customers. 
And I enjoyed a yummy chai. 
Thank you, Insight, for giving us the first parking spot at the Science Center. 
 These activities aren't just for kids ;)
 Tasty lunch at Eleven Eleven Mississippi.
 Perfect way to end the trip. Brownie custard from Ted Drewes. 
Traveling with my best friend is my favorite thing to do. 

1 comment:

  1. I am so very glad you had a great time!! I was fun to read this and get a glimpse of your trip. Next time I'm going to come with you.