33 weeks

by Ashley on June 13, 2011

This past week was hot, hot, hot in New York! The record-breaking temperatures really made me understand why, when people hear that I’m due at the end of July, they tend to say “Good–you only have to be pregnant for half of summer.” I usually love the heat, but this was overkill! In fact, Aron and I went for a tour of the labor-and-delivery ward on one of those steamy afternoons and all of the labor rooms were full. Apparently hot days (and dehydration) tend to bring on labor! It made for a funny scenario–a not-so-tour-like tour: we all just stood in the halls as the nurse gestured in the direction of all of the rooms she couldn’t show us (both labor and postpartum) and asked us to imagine them as she went over the details of where to check-in and how the subsequent hours might go. It still felt oddly useful…

Luckily it cooled off by Friday, when we got all dressed up for Aron’s Chief Dinner, where they roast the outgoing residents (next year will be Aron’s turn to be on the hot seat). It was actually pretty fun to go out in a dress and suit! The rest of the weekend was spent checking more things off of our to-do list (we chose a beautiful mobile for over the crib) as well as our bucket list (thank you, dear neighbors, for letting us borrow your bicycle-built-for-two) and then wishing we could get a few hours of our lives back (hello, Hangover 2).


Alli June 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

Ashley, you look amazing in that dress! (Aron looks rather spiffy, too.) I would love to see a post here about maternity formal wear. We have a black tie wedding to go to at the end of September when I’ll be @ 8 mos., and I can’t imagine finding a dress that I’ll feel great wearing.

Ashley June 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Thanks, Alli! I’ll put something together–thanks for all the great tips! I found this at the Nordstrom Rack at Union Square–not maternity, but stretchy.

Heather K June 13, 2011 at 11:02 am


Ashley June 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Thanks, Heather!

Caitlin June 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm

What a beautiful dress, you look great! I keep forgetting to check in over here after I read hither and tither so I just had fun reading your last few posts. Down to single digit weeks! So exciting.

Caitlin June 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

spelled thither wrong, too quick to press submit!

Ashley June 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

No worries! And yes, I can’t believe how soon we’ll meet him! Thanks, Caitlin.

paige June 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

so, you went to a roast and literally roasted all weekend…haha! i crack myself up. 😉 i hear you on the heat thing…i get similar comments all the time. luckily, the west coast has not had a “heat wave” yet…it’ll hit soon, of that i am sure. stay cool. lovely dress, btw. you look great!

Ashley June 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Ha! Thanks, Paige!

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