Wow a whole week already. Thanksgiving was so great. Mom was in town so it was just the 4 of us. Turkey for days... which turned into turkey/croissant sandwiches and then turkey soup. That's why you buy a 17 lb turkey for 4 people...eek! It's the gift that keeps on giving! We decided that "Christmastime" officially starts as soon as the Thanksgiving fork gets put down. So bring on the festivities! The tree was meant to go up last weekend, but it just so happened that it was also the last weekend we had before we had to get everything out of our old apartment. A day spent hauling everything into a storage unit, another day (okay 2) cleaning, painting, spackling the garage where Chris had previously cut out a huge hole out of the drywall so our car would fit. It's such a relief to finally have everything out, but now- eighyeiyei- there are boxes and stuff. Everywhere. I can't even think about getting the Christmas stuff out until this place gets cleaned up. I did manage to get my paperwhite bulbs forced (if you will)/planted today. I just love the smell of paperwhites at Christmastime. I'm a week or so late planting them, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed they bloom in time. I was reading in this months Martha that you can 'stunt their growth' (it sounds so cruel, no?) so I did a little research and found this. All ya need to do is give 'em a little booz. I'm actually going to try it. The only part about paperwhites that is a little frustrating is once they start blooming they tend to get so top-heavy and fall over, so I'll let you know how this works out.
Thanks for all the well wishes for the pregnancy. I can't believe this is my 3rd pregnancy in the last year. 3? Really? Who would've thought. I actually miscarried a few days before Thanksgiving last year and it seems so surreal to be here again. Has it really been a year? Miscarrying twice in a row makes for a very cautious mama & papa if you know what I mean. It's sad to say, but Chris and I have hardly talked about it until just recently. It feels kind of taboo, you don't want to get excited, because well, you've been there before. But we get to find out what we are having in the next week or two, so we are excited to see another ultrasound just to confirm that the little 'computer' is growing and what not. (By the way, Henry is obsessed with watching his 'turkey-head movie' as he calls it.) I'm due the beginning of May, which means another May baby for us, which we are thrilled about. I actually broke out ye olde maternity pants for the first time on Monday. I'm sure it had absolutely nothing to do with the aforementioned 17lb turkey extravaganza.
Oh a great day of thrifting today means I'll be whipping up some super cool aprons for the shop next week (boxes, Christmas stuff, sewing...what??? earth to Morgan...) I've just added a handful of baby bibs now, you can check them out here.