Weekend Links / / Flight of WOW

39 Weeks Pregnant

A few months ago, Jordan and I bought tickets for Flight of the Conchords’ stateside tour. It was a bit of a risk considering we knew I’d be 39 weeks pregnant, but we figured we’d see how I was feeling. Reselling was always an option or Jordan could bring a buddy. Thankfully, I have been feeling well and so we settled in for the night (I have a few snaps from the night. Click on the Snapchat button to watch!). Jordan and I have been fans of Bret and Jemaine since their television show was on HBO. I’m so happy we had a chance to see them live!

In other Short family news, earlier this week, Jordan and I signed up for a Costco membership which truly feels like the most adult thing we’ve ever done. We were practically giddy browsing the aisles despite being fully stocked with groceries at home! What are your favorite Costco purchases?

So, how am I feeling at 39 weeks pregnant? Pretty good! Knowing baby boy will arrive any day now is a strange and exciting feeling.

Onto the links!

Chocolate Chip Cookies | I’m obsessed with Gimme Some Oven’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies. They are fairly basic except for the addition of cornstarch, which apparently makes cookies chewier.

American Experience: New York: A Documentary Film by Ric Burns | Jordan and I love documentaries. We actually don’t watch many current television shows, but we watch a lot of documentaries. Our new television came with the Amazon plugin, so we can finally watch Amazon Prime options easier. Ric Burns is the brother of Ken Burns who is probably more well-known. This documentary literally spans from New York’s birth to present day and is beautiful and eye-opening.

Jennifer Aniston | Just when you think you can’t like this woman even more she goes and writes a beautiful essay about a woman’s worth.

“But I’m not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us all to believe. I resent being made to feel “less than” because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: “pregnant” or “fat.””

As someone who dealt with infertility, I was really amazed by the sheer number of strangers who would ask personal questions about my fertility. Babies and marriage are exciting but they aren’t for everyone and unless you are sharing life with someone it’s best to ask what book you are reading instead of, when are you going to have a baby?

Flying with WOW Airlines | Do you remember hearing the extremely cheap ticket prices to Europe with the Icelandic airlines, WOW? I was excited until I realized they only fly out of the east coast. Emily and her husband flew to Amsterdam with WOW and I enjoyed reading the breakdown of which additional services they chose to pay for as most “budget” airlines come with catches.

63 Things Every Bride MUST Do The Week Before Her Wedding | Planning my wedding seems like a lifetime ago. Pinterest wasn’t even around yet! The spectacle of wedding planning can easily get out-of-hand, so if you need a good laugh read some of Taylor’s recent posts.

Happy Weekend, all!

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32 thoughts on “Weekend Links / / Flight of WOW”

  1. Thanks for sharing my post! Maybe WOW will open a few more routes throughout the country soon. They keep on adding new airports, so maybe Chicago is coming?!

    I feel you on the Jennifer Aniston/pregnancy things. Why is my fertility everyone’s business? I think it usually starts as innocent small talk, but it’s a type of small talk we (as in “everyone”) need to eliminate from being brought up.

    1. Exactly. People generally just don’t know what to say so what they end up saying is far more personal than intended. It’s like when grown men at work ask me if I’m coming back to work after the baby? I don’t think they actually want to ask me that they just get stuck! HA.

  2. I haven’t read Jennifer Aniston’s article yet, but I’ll have to put in on my to-do list. I HATE when people ask Edward and I when we are finally going to have children. It drives me insane. My mother in law decided to ask me in front of my whole family this summer… her words were “are you trying to have a baby or are you using protection”, ” when will you stop using protection and give us grandchildren”… I think my grandfather almost killed over.

    1. Oh geez!! That’s so terrible. Thankfully, the comments we received were not from family (though I do know they were curious as we were married for 6 years when we were diagnosed with infertility).

  3. I love Jennifer Aniston, and I agree that her comments this week just deepened my affections! I’m glad you guys were able to attend the concert — what a fun outing before baby boy makes his appearance!

  4. Ahhh we lovvvve Flight of the Conchords! Jealous! I’ve seen those cookies floating around as well, and this just makes it feel like a sign that I need to try them. Seems so odd to use cornstarch, but I’m ready to trust it 🙂

  5. Woo! I’m so glad you were able to see Flight of the Conchords! That sounds like so much fun. I’ve been on the fence about a Costco membership but I hear nothing but goods things about Costco. I should just take the plunge!

    1. I think our biggest savings will come from produce + organic meat. I usually buy 16 oz of organic spinach for $5.99 at Kroger and I can get 2.5 (about 40 oz) pounds for $4.99 at Costco!

  6. I love Costco! Their Pirates Booty white cheddar popcorn is addicting but so worth it. 🙂 I also love their produce and dairy prices. The rotisserie chickens are delicious – it seems like their chickens have SO much more meat on them than the ones from the grocery store!

  7. The Jennifer Anniston essay resonated with me. People ask me all the time why I’m not married and do not have children. It can be very hurtful especially for people that want to be in a relationship and have a family.

    1. I’m sorry that happens to you often. In my experience people truly don’t understand what they are asking might be hurtful. On the flip side I was in a conversation with two women (one being a grandmother) where she asked the woman about having kids and when she responded that her and her husband are leaning towards not having kids she was taken aback. I could sense she didn’t like that answer very much!

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