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[Cross-posted from Daydream Believer]

I had every intention of dragging the Christmas decorations in from the garage tonight, but instead I ended up spending the last several hours setting up my new baby/nursery blog, Project Little Bit. I’ll try to find time to write several posts over the weekend, and start posting officially on Monday, but it’s not totally bare if you’d like to take a sneak peek before then.

Did you have a lovely Thanksgiving, dear readers (or a lovely Thursday, dear non-American readers)? I did. We spent it at my in-laws, where we stuffed our faces and hung out and watched movies and had a relaxing, food- and fun-filled time, and I was promised much future spoilage of the grandbaby-to-be.

Speaking of which, here’s a state-of-the-pregnancy update for those of you who are concerned with these things (and those of you who aren’t can just skip the next couple of paragraphs): I’m in approximately my seventh week, which, according to the charts they gave me at the clinic, means that Little Bit is starting to grow hands and feet, still has a tail, and is about the size of a blueberry.

Since finding out about our little blueberry, I’ve been eating better and forcing myself to work out regularly (it helps to have motivation), which has helped a little with the fatigue. Now, as long as I get in my afternoon nap, I do okay the rest of the day. I haven’t had any morning sickness so far, thank you Lord, and I generally feel pretty good, albeit tired. The only really troubling thing is [TMI ALERT!] constant and at times almost unbearable booby pain. I hope so hard that it doesn’t last through the whole pregnancy. Tylenol and a heat pack help a little, but, man. Owwwww![/TMI]

And now it’s the weekend, which will be filled with pre-mom-coming-over house cleaning, followed by mom coming over for dinner, followed the next day by, hopefully, putting up Christmas decorations, with a break in the middle to have lunch with my oldest BFF. And also hopefully the afore-mentioned blog article writing, and, of course, napping.

How was your Thanksgiving (or Thursday), dear reader? And what have you got planned for the weekend? Are you putting up holiday decorations yet, or at all? Do tell!


  1. bojojoti

    We had a very nice, though small, family gathering. We missed seeing our son and DIL, but we have to learn to share since the wedding. We get them for part of Christmas, so that will be nice. Plus, we’ll go see them the second week of December.
    Our house is in the midst of plumbing repairs and remodeling. I won’t bring out decorations in the midst of sheetrock dust and massive messes, so we’ll be sparse on Christmas festooning, but we’ll still have the spirit of joy (which will increase greatly the moment the plumbing is fully functional).

    • Jean

      Fully functioning plumbing is definitely something to be joyful about. And it’s tough having to juggle parents & in-laws for the holidays. The last few years we’ve been doing Thanksgiving with Matt’s mom and Christmas with mine, but I sure miss my family’s Thanksgiving gathering. Maybe next year we’ll be able to switch it up.
      Our Christmas decorating is put on hold for a few days. I had some light spotting today that scared us a little. I don’t think it’s anything too serious, but I also don’t think it’s a good idea to lug heavy boxes around until I talk to a doctor. :/

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