The Good List
I’ve been a bit of a Debbie Downer lately and for that I do apologize to you, dear readers. So today, despite my heartburn, back pain and sleep deprivation, I’m going to focus on the good things. My list of happy
1. I’m 35 weeks today! That means that I only have about a month left until my due date. We went for my (hopefully) last ultrasound this morning. Everything looks great. She’s growing exactly the way she should be and currently weighs a little more than 5 pounds. Also, they did a 3D Ultrasound for the first time. She looks like an actual baby and not just a blob!
2. Tiny baby clothes. So I admit to going a little crazy at Gymboree the other morning and then suffered from extreme guilt and buyer’s remorse. However, I took back all but one thing and now I feel a lot better. Look at how cute this jacket is though:
3. The movie Stardust. Right now this is my favorite movie. People always say that if a movie (or music, book, etc) puts you to sleep, you must not like it very much. I beg to differ. There is something very comforting about this movie. It’s like a warm blanket of happy and, if I’m having trouble sleeping, all I have to do is turn it on and I’m asleep within five minutes. Now, if only I could figure out a way to set my DVD player to repeat so it would stay on all night and the menu music wouldn’t wake me up.
4. I finished my first knitting project in about two years. Granted I haven’t actually worked on anything in a very long time, but it’s still nice to have something completed and I can say, “Look what I made! Aren’t I cool?” In addition, I have plans for future projects. I’m going to make a matching hat to go with this scarf (eventually) and currently I’m working on a tiny purple baby scarf which will also have a matching hat. My friend Cecily lent me a book of Harry Potter themed projects for an easy hat pattern and I want to make Hermione’s knitting bag too!
5. Del Monte Fruit Chillers. I could eat an entire box of these in one day, they are so delicious. Plus, it’s made with real fruit so bonus nutritional value!
6. Grilled cheese sandwiches and alphabet soup. I feel like such a kid when I eat this, but it’s so tasty! Unfortunately, I don’t make very good grilled cheese sandwiches. I know what you are all thinking: How hard is it to make a grilled cheese? Not very hard, but my dear husband makes them much better than I do so I only get to eat them when he’s home for lunch.
7. I got a random refund from my old student health insurance (seriously, the charges were from 2002). WTF? Awesome though!
8. Borders’ Iced Hazelnut Toffee Mocha. Do I need to say more? Even substituting decaf espresso for the cold-brewed coffee, it is still one of the tastiest beverages on the face of the planet.
Well. That completes my list of happy. I leave you all with my weekly (sorta) picture. Here I am at 35 weeks.
Also note, that sweater is not a maternity sweater. It is one I bought from H&M about two years ago, but it is so long and big and schlumpy that it still fits over my eight month pregnant belly. Awesome.