My dearest little bean… you are growing fast! It’s hard for me to remember what it was like to not be pregnant… but I know I definitely used to be. There are a few things I miss, like getting a full night’s sleep without having my hands go numb, but as each day passes I get more and more excited to hold your little baby body.
|Your growing body is causing parts of my body to disappear.|
I hope you like turkey, because you got a mighty big dose of it over the past four days. And stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and gravy, and… pie. Lots and lots of pie. I hate to admit it, but I have been using you as an excuse to indulge a bit in my food choices, but I think that’s ok. We’ve only gained about 10lbs so far, and so if I stay under the 30lb weight gain, I’ll be happy.
|It’s hard to see ALL the food on this plate, but I ate 97% of it. You’ll be a carbo addict like your mamma.|
You’ll learn soon enough that holidays in our family are spent traveling between two – the Thompsons and the Tibbetts. There’s no way we would miss seeing one of the families. It’s really not so bad, but I do wonder how it will be next year with you in tow. For now, though, this is my favorite time of year. I love to get away from the day-to-day grind and be with family and friends and eat obscene amounts of glorious food. We had a great time this year and everyone loves you already. Auntie Nicola brought you TONS of clothes and everyone wanted to know how you were doing. I told everyone that you’re pretty active now and kicks and tumbles come quite frequently now. I’m excited for the day when you start busting out of my belly!
|Thanksgiving dinner with the Tibbetts family!|
It’s been a rough few weeks for me, Tidbit. Between all that’s going on with the Sandusky case, my very frustrating grad class, and the never-ending grading of papers and lesson planning between Penn State and State High. I’m sorry for any stress hormones that may have made there way to your little growing body. I already know that you are a tough little girl, though, so you probably didn’t even notice. When you’re older, I’ll explain to you the events that rocked our community in the month of November 2011, but I have to say, although the situation is far from over, I’m glad the month almost is. It’s time to get excited about Christmas and to get excited about you!
|Not beer, but I wish it was….|