Thursday, September 23, 2010

One Year Anniversary

On Monday we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary in the Adirondacks. We visited the area for a couple days. It was wonderfully relaxing to just be out in nature and not have a huge "to do" list staring you in he face or dishes to do or whatnot. We poked around some little shops in Lake Placid, ate the traditional slice of one year old wedding cake, and thoroughly enjoyed our last little get away before our bundle arrives.

I'm at seven months today and quite enormous. My cheeks have gotten puffier too. I don't mind, really, as long as our baby is healthy. I can't wait for November and our little pumpkin to join us in the real world. Birthing classes are making me feel more at ease with the idea of giving birth. It's hard to prepare for something you've never done before, but I'm happy and lucky to have Jake by my side through all this. I think the breathing exercises will be really helpful in the end. I don't feel as scared of labor as I did at the beginning... you really have to take a very zen approach to it, I think, just one moment at a time, and with both joy and pain we will hopefully have a sweet little one to hold tightly.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lost and Found

My how the time does fly! I've had lots to post about, but not much time in between. I feel there are so many things to do before our little bean arrives. Jake is upstairs right now being an awesome Dad and painting the baby room in this unjustly hot weather. I have about 20 million baby projects in my head that I've convinced myself I need to do before baby arrives or they'll never get done. We'll see! But recently I did have cause to take my head temporarily out of baby land and craft something for a friend's wedding coming up this week. Take a look!

Also, here is a beautiful little red cap mushroom from our morning walks in the woods. I have to also share with you at some point some of the beautiful blackberries we've been collecting in the same area.

My brain is in rambles but here are some of the highlights of life as of late:

- a wonderful trip to Burlington with my dear one to little shops and Indian food and an awesome fabric store and sitting by Lake Champlain in the evening

-lots of restocking of fabric for these billion projects I have in my head

-berry picking! yum!

- too many good treats... blackberry milkshake, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, danishes... I think that "craving" thing I've heard so much about has finally kicked in and gotten the better of my sweet tooth.

And here's what I'm looking forward to for September:

-A wedding tomorrow and a quick trip back to CT where we will celebrate Jake's b-day
-My parents up for a visit the following week
-Harvest Fair in town!
-Rutland fair with my family
-A trip to the Adirondacks for our one year anniversary!
-Jake's performance at the local concert hall
-Oh... and birthing classes start tonight!

It's a full month, but I'll try to pop in again when I can.