which means it's time i blogged again. but i the meantime, here's what's been going on around here.
craving nothing, really. when i was pregnant with julian, i had all my crazy cravings and aversions in my third trimester. this time around, nada. i went through all that stuff in my first trimester. i'm a pretty boring pregnant woman right now.
reading the red tent by anita diamant. our book club picked it a couple weeks ago, and i'm really not as far in as i should be. i'm just really enjoying some free time right now to watch christmas movies and just be.
planning our christmas party menu! things that are easy, elegant, easy, can sit out, easy and... did i mention easy? yeah. that's key this year, since i'll be 36 weeks pregnant. if you have suggestions, please share.
missing the holiday seasonal beer and wine that's usually poured in excess around here this time of year. . .
. . . but instead drinking hot chocolate. with milk. whole milk. extra calories for the baby, right?
loving this ok to wake owl clock that we got julian. you set a timer and the owl glows orange when it's time for your little one to sleep, and then turns green when it's ok to wake up. basically when he wakes up from his nap and sees the owl is still orange, he will try to go back to sleep or just quietly chill in his crib until it turns green. it was such a game changer for us.
watching the family stone. i tried the other day and had to turn it off so this is round two. but mostly looking forward to watching the family man and love, actually.
listening to the birth hour podcast every time i'm in the car. loved hearing blythe on the other day -- what great stories she had!
not working! officially on maternity leave! i don't know how 'official' it can be since i freelance, but i'm turning down projects now until i feel ready again. i sent my last invoice out to a client wednesday night and it felt so amazingly good to know my free time is mine once more. [working while staying home means i really just work whenever julian is sleeping. not fun.]
playing out on playdates with julian's friends lyle and ronin every chance we get. i'm just so thankful for them [and their mamas].
obsessing over the new gallery wall i'm putting up our staircase. i've only been talking about it for like five years, so it's about time. i can't wait to show it off when it's finished.
anxiously awaiting the arrival of our little boy. i'm 35 weeks today, and we all have it in our heads that he's going to be early. julian surprised us all at 38 weeks and one day, and second babies don't generally hang out longer than the first babies. and he's already dropped, his head is... right there. so we'll see. we are just hoping i'm still pregnant christmas morning :)
crying over home alone and home alone 2. anyone else? no? just me?
wearing all the leggings and skirts. the way this baby has dropped maternity jeans no longer work.
cooking freezer meals. it has begun! i've got four things stashed away so far and piling in more every week. it feels good to do that.
|also, can we talk about how awful/impossible/brain-damage-inducing it is to christmas shop with a toddler?|
happy holidays, friends.