Hello! I really don't blog much these days, do I? Hmmm. I should get back into this, perhaps? Let's work on that! I thought I'd play along with Thoughts for Thursday, hosted by Natalie and Annie, so here goes! I'm always good with randomness....
Amelia will be FIVE months old next week! Everyone always talks about how the time flies, and while I thought it was a bit of a cliche, it's also true. I feel like she was just a tiny thing, and here I am packing away her 0-3 and three month clothing, as she's in either 3-6 or six month! Insane! I know! I also packed away my maternity clothes yesterday. Since I was mostly pregnant in fall and winter, most of my clothing is sweaters, and I am not wearing those in a 90* DC summer :)
We took Amelia to the zoo on Father's Day and had so much fun! We got there later in the day, so it wasn't as hot anymore, which was nice. We're thinking of becoming members, as I think Amelia will like it a lot more as she gets older. Also, if you're a member, parking is free, otherwise, there is a $22 parking fee! Eeeek!
I made butter chicken last night for dinner, mostly following this recipe and it came out really well! Next time, I will add more spices...I didn't add enough this time, and didn't have the garam masala that the recipe called for. I love Indian food, and don't make it that often, but I really should.
I also got a tagine cooking pot for Christmas and need to use that more! I'd been wanting one for a while. Also, a popover pan. I love random kitchen items!
Amelia and I went to the library this afternoon and she's signed up for the summer reading program! She's excited to take part for the first time, and picked out several books to read. The library is just a few blocks from our house, which is fabulous, and I walked over in yoga capris and a tshirt, and no makeup and messy hair. Apparently I've become that mom...
Also, the new Arnold Palmer coolata from Dunkin Donuts is amazing. I'm obsessed.
I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight, which will be great. I admit, I probably don't leave Amelia as often as I should, but frankly, I don't want to!
My sister is coming to visit this weekend! Also, Amelia and I will be home in NH next month for several days. Woo!
Okay! Those are today's thoughts...let's see if I can keep up with this blogging thing...
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.
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.