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31 Weeks Pregnant

This pregnancy is flying by…,

I can’t believe it is already 2013! This year will bring many exciting adventures to the Team Caspardo household. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our little bundle of joy, due to arrive in 9 more weeks. Domenic and I are so excited to finally meet her and we just can’t wait to have her in our lives.

At 31 weeks pregnant I can assure you that even though I feel great most of the day, I still have some minor pregnancy symptoms. Mostly, overeating of sweets (tis the season). I guess the holidays are a great time to be pregnant. All in all I have had a fairly normal pregnancy with some minor aches and pains, nothing too serious. A few weeks back I had my gallbladder checked out due to some pain that I was having on my right ribcage. Apparently everything looked great on the ultrasound and I have no infection or stones on my gallbladder. The pain has minimized and I am still going to the gym regularly. Sleeping through the night is a luxury now and I can’t even remember what that feels like. I wake up a million times a night with my arm or hip going numb. Then there is the 2 times a night bathroom break. I guess I’m gearing up for all of the late night feedings and crying. Thank God for naps!!!

This past week we went with some friends up to San Francisco for a quick visit. Below is a picture of my gal pal Amanda and me. We are both expecting baby girls, due the same weekend. I think I’m looking quite a bit bigger around then she is…


We had a fun few days in the city and visited some new places. We strolled through Golden Gate Park one morning. The weather was chilly but the sun was shining bright! We ate at a charming cafe on Haight Street near Ashbury called Squat and Gobble. Later in the day we made it to Ocean Beach and walked around the bluffs to snap this picture. After our “hike”, the two pregnant gals needed a recharge so we headed to Mitchell’s Ice Cream Parlor for a sweet treat.

My favorite new experience on the trip was eating our last fancy dinner before the baby comes. Sean and Amanda treated us to dinner at Prospect Restaurant, which is the sister restaurant to Boulevard. The creator is a female chef by the name of Nancy Oakes. The food is super fresh, found from local farms and inspiring. The first courses are on the small side, but the flavors are decadent and Earthy. All the main courses are worth the price, portion size. They are extremely rich and flavorful, cooked to perfection, and leave a lasting impression. I was especially fond of the atmosphere of the restaurant and the design quality. I will be going back here some day!

Overall, we had a blast in my most favorite of all cities in the world.



We Voted!

Tuesday was a pretty important day around here! Not just for me, but for the whole country.

I had a looooong to do list in front of me, editing photos, an online workshop, pilates, cooking dinner, laundry, and most important of all VOTING! I made sure that I carved out the time in my busy day to get to my polling place to vote. I consider it to be a great American privilege to vote for the candidates that we believe in to lead us through these hard times.

This year it was a bit different for me, so many new things to think about when you are a pregnant voter. I had to think long and hard about how these ballot measures could impact my growing family. I had to do more research on the candidates running in my area to make sure that I felt that they were right to lead my city. Throughout this process, I realized that it wasn’t just about me anymore, I had to think about the future for my child, my husband, and us as a family.


I know it is a corny picture of me in the bathroom again but here we are after we voted! I say we because I had a passenger this time a long for the ride. Congrats to baby Lombardo on her first journey to the polls. Even though she didn’t have a say in the matter, she kicked her way through it.