I have not been taking weekly bump photos, nor do I post weekly pregnancy updates...do people really enjoy reading that sort of thing?!
Yesterday marked 38 weeks, so we did take a few photos...
So 38 weeks and all its glory. They say first babies are usually late, but I'd love it if she arrived this week! I'm drinking red raspberry leaf tea, eating pineapple and spicy foods, and all of the other potentially old-wives tales to get her moving along! We'll see if they help!
Was your first baby early or late? Did the spicy food, etc, help at all?!
This Sunday will mark 34 weeks, so I thought I'd share a photo...this past week, at 33 weeks, Baby C has been the size of a pineapple, they say! I don't know who makes these fruit determinations, but they amuse me greatly. Another website told me she was a durian this week, and I am not 100% sure what a durian fruit is, to be honest :)
The nursery is coming along, and she has loads of clothes already. She's so loved, it amazes me at how many people have been so supportive of Steve and I during this time. I've been quite lucky and not had many typical symptoms at all, and overall, have felt very good, aside from being quite tired. If that's the worst I've felt, then I really have nothing to complain about, I know.
We've had three lovely showers (in NH, DC and IA), and will not be travelling at all for Christmas, but my parents are coming down the weekend between then and New Years, and then Baby C will be here sometime in January! She's due January 26, which is two days after my birthday. I wouldn't mind if she came a little earlier than that, but not too early, of course! We'll see what happens!
When I woke up yesterday morning, it was snowing, and continued to do so on and off all day! I spent the day tidying the house, writing thank you notes for the baby showers I've been thrown, and then doing a bit of sewing. I am working on a quilt for Baby C, but took a break from that to make her a few pairs of leg warmers!
I saw a few tutorials on pinterest, and Saturday evening, I was at Target for a few things, so I grabbed a few pairs of women's knee socks ($2.50 each!), and whipped these up! Once I figured it out, each pair took about ten minutes. I will admit that I did the first one wrong twice before figuring it out :)
This is the tutorial I used, and I very much appreciated the photos! I had read the instructions a few times, but then when I went to make them, I turned one of the pieces the wrong way, twice, and had to redo them! No big deal.
Now I want to make so many more, I just love them!
Babies in white onesies and leg warmers...nothing better!
I'm just not sure what to do about them! I have a number of close friends, and I've been in a number of weddings too. I could have seven, I could have nine. Is nine too many? Most people say yes it is too many, but also, to do what you want, as it's your wedding. True, but perhaps easier said than done? I don't want to offend people, nor hurt any feelings, and I am feeling so torn about this!
How many bridesmaids did you have? How many is the most you've seen at a wedding that you've either been in or attended?
5. What is a show, movie, or song you could watch over and over and never get tired of?
Anything by Chicago, I adore them so, so much, and saw them last summer live with my family, and it was amazing. Yeah, they may be cheesey, but I love them anyway! I've been watching a lot of reruns of both The Cosby Show and Family Ties lately, and have been loving both.
Tim Hortons. My favorite coffee place, and I wish the Canadian chain would open a location here in Washington, DC! I'd be such a happy girl!
If we were having coffee together today, I'd possibly tell you how exhausted I am, and how much I need this cup of coffee! It's been a very busy week at work, with board meetings for two of the days, and I need a relaxing weekend.
This weekend though, will be very nice - Steve and I are traveling home to NH to visit my family! Today is Steve's birthday as well as my brother's birthday, and my family is also celebrating my brother's recent college graduation! So, lots of happy all around. We will celebrate Steve's birthday here in DC with friends next week, so the traditional birthday week will continue on! I'm taking him for dinner tonight.
Labor Day weekend, we were in Iowa for a wedding, and we stopped at Steve's favorite hometown ice cream shop, which was a treat, as always! I had red velvet ice cream. Red velvet anything makes my heart happy, so I was pleased!
I just ordered a bit of fabric from one of my favorite online shops. I found some fabric that I can use for a Christmas gift for my mother! I want to make a few more things this year than I did last, so I need to start early! I'm a slow quilter :) Also, I need to get going on some baby quilts I'm working on. Why can't I be a stay-at-home quilter?!?!
Remember, if you need an apron or anything else from the Scarlet Threads collection, use the code lex25 for a discount on your pruchase! I feel so honored to be working with Carrie, Eileen, Hannah and the rest of the girls in this amazing organization. Empowering people through economic development is something that I feel so strongly about, and I love seeing the changes that these women are creating in their lives.
Also! I need to share a few new photos of my World Vision babies soon! They're getting so big, and I just love when they send progress reports and new pictures.
In other sweet news (hehe!), I tried a cannoli cupcake from Crumbs last week and it was life-changing. I know I can;t even these as often as I wish I could, but boy-oy-boy....
Trust me, it's as amazing as it looks!
(filed under, cupcake junkie)
What does your weekend look like? Any big plans going on?
I grew up in New England and now I live in Washington, DC where I work for the federal government. I've lived abroad in Luxembourg, Poland and Canada, and would like to live abroad again. I love to travel and fill my passport with stamps. I read a lot and want to build libraries where they don't have any. I have a lot of cookbooks and love using them. I have an adorable godson named Jackson. I also sponsor two little girls through World Vision; six-year old Majlinda in Albania and two-year old Boikokobetso in South Africa. I love cupcakes, poppies, chocolate chip pancakes, peonies, strawberries and deviled eggs. I collect tea towels, teapots, Boleslawiec Polish pottery, vintage sewing supplies, Peter Rabbit books/pieces and Russian babushka nesting dolls. My two favorite childrens books of all time are Miss Rumphius and The Velveteen Rabbit and I would like to write my own books someday. I'm learning to quilt and have become a bit obsessed with buying fabric! I also love red shoes and wear them frequently. Steve, my boyfriend, keeps me sane most days, except for the ones when he's the one making me crazy! All in all, life is good and keeps me on my toes.