another couple of weeks with nausea and other complications led to not many new photographed #bathroomselfies 


my last mile run before baby arrives...


wheat-free dairy-free chocolate chip cookies

i made these for a friend's birthday this weekend, and i think the combination i tried finally paid off as the entire batch was eaten by people who are neither wheat-free nor dairy-free

wheat-free, dairy-free chocolate chip cookies

2 1/4 cups wheat-free flour: 3/4 cup oat flour, 3/4 cup rice flour, 1/4 cup tapioca flour, 1/4 cup buckwheat flour, 1/8 cup potato starch, 1/8 cup xanthan gum
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup non-dairy butter
splash of vanilla
2 eggs
chocolate chips
mix wet and dry ingredients separately. fold dry ingredients into wet until completely combined.  
bake at 350 degrees for around 10-15 minutes. they were still really soft for my batches, but that's what people liked. enjoy!



making a veil for a client and laughing at my shotgun bride photo

i couldn't pass up this giant cat tshirt to make it into a tank dress for my bump

my pre-mother's day glitz



beach bunny bikini bump

my husband is wonderfully accommodating when i embarrass him in public and ask that he document my prancing. it's so rare that we have a beautiful sunny may day here in portland i wanted to take advantage!


25 weeks

i went out and tried on official maternity clothes this week, feeling a bit like a whale, then i just i looked like one (as i do at only 20 weeks above)

i know the designers want to bring comfort and maybe camouflage to the wearer, but i didn't feel like i was representing myself in any way

 and in the end it felt like a way of ushering in this season of only buying what is comfortable or plain. by rejecting the prescribed notions of maternity aesthetics i hope to retain my personality and self through the adornment of my bump in something other than ruched outerwear



through this whole maternity process i'm learning how to stand up for myself when i might not have in the past, the maternal instinct to protect one's own will come in handy

salt dough chubby wubby bunny

salt dough chubby wubby bunny baked with peeps

i've been thinking a lot about materials, both raw and otherwise, that helped to shape my childhood

and i've decided on the bathroom #selfie for documenting my weekly progress

it is so much a part of the instagram, and cultural lexicon--a weird self-centered way of showing off--in the same way that a staged maternity photo shoot reflects that narcissistic nature we all have 

i do like tapping into the history of artistic self-portraiture. after all, what other subject is more readily available when inspriation strikes?


chubby wubby bunny

someone called me chubby wubby yesterday

it did not feel like a nice joke at the time, but my husband was able to help me laugh about it

i also decided to take it a step further 

and do a short video piece "chubby wubby bunny" that i just posted on my website


20-21 weeks

maternity has started really showing itself

this dress just made me look fat one week, two weeks later it was obvious i wasn't just eating too much pizza

our bebe's spine

 easter floral parade

an etching by betty dodson, daughter of eunice jensen-parsons that i'm starting to resemble