3/52 {pregnancy/baby/life updates}

This is Evita’s “Portrait-of-the-Week” for Jodi’s Project. My favorite portrait from last week was baby Lola enjoying the Cali life. You can find all the portraits here.
I keep forgetting to write about this in my blog, but Eva seems to be picking up a bit of a British/Swahili-style accent here. It’s only on words that I always speak to her in Spanish. Water, for example. Even if I’m speaking to her in English, I’ll still call water “agua.” So now whenever Eva does say water, she pronounces it, “Woo-tah” or something like that. It’s adorable. I have a video of it somewhere I’ll dig up eventually.
This week Eva went down the pool slide at the Yacht Club all by herself. This was a huge deal for her, and she wanted to go again and again and again.
And here’s what else Eva has been up to:
As many pictures as I take of Eva, I’m SO bad at getting video. That’s why this year I’ve decided to share at least one video a week. I think that will hold me accountable and encourage me to film more instead of just snapping pictures. Here are a couple from our week:
Practicing with Letters and Counting to Ten:

The blocks she’s using in the first part of the video come from this toy. The toy isΒ pretty cool because the kid can put the block in the machine and the machine will tell the kid the letter so they can practice when you’re not available to play. My mom bought it for Eva last time we were in Texas. She’s really been into letters lately.
According to my pregnancy app, I’ll be 2/3 through my pregnancy this week. I feel like Damian is reaching the peak of his fetal movement abilities. He’s constantly turning and kicking and punching to the point where it’s almost painful. Soon he’ll be too big for all that commotion, I think. I love it, though. It leads me to daydream about his tiny newborn body wriggling around in real life.
I’m still wearing Eva everyday and I’m dreading the day when she (and I) are too big for it (should that day ever come… I hope not).


  1. Totally funny that you wrote about the Fritos. When I saw them this week I instantly thought of you – and then instantly cringed at the price (also because it is such a small bag!). I really wanted to buy them but just could not bring myself to do it. I don’t know what Frito Pie is but I say – if you can’t wait for it until you get home, just go for it for one small pie! You’re pregnant!

  2. Oh she is just SO beautiful!!! Such a gorgeous little girl. Damien is one of my favorite names too, that and Lucian. But my husband, being a George RR Martin addict, has taken some sort of oath that if/when we have a boy in the future his name will be Oberyn. Oh well. At least I can pick the middle name πŸ™‚

    Have a safe and easy move!!!

  3. She is really such a beautiful cool hipster. AOI wasn’t very fond for me to wear her. Now, I can’t wait to read your updates and I’m counting the day you will announce his arrival. Hope all your things get to USA before the estimated time. A big hug

  4. I WISH I could still wear my baby.

    I’m sorry-did you say $10 a bag? 10American dollars?! Girl, it’s gotta be cheaper for me to mail you some.

    Once you move do you think you can post pics of the way you decorated your Tanzania home?

    • I’ll actually be leaving soon, but thank you so much for the offer! You know… I never really took many pictures of our Tanzania home. Most of the furniture came with the home and I hated it all! But I’m looking forward to decorating our new home in VA and taking lots of pics. πŸ™‚

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