When you and your due date twin realize your #Octoberbaby could actually be born in November.
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^^^ Don’t Erica and I look thrilled?! She’s a local friend, and we share(d) a due date. We went for a walk yesterday with Carly, who had her baby two weeks ago. Erica and I had fun pushing Carly’s baby in the stroller. #Strollerenvy My dad’s birthday is November 1, so if baby stepped one foot into November that would still be fun.
Early morning breakfast jam. Couple more dates in there! Plus oatmeal. I’ve been craving oatmeal hard this week!
After my walk later in the day, I met Sarah’s mom for lunch! She’s in town and we share a birthday, so we did a little birthday lunch together to help keep my mind distracted. We went to Marie Bette where I had the MOST EPIC kale salad! Seriously, this might have been the best salad I’ve had all year. The dressing, toppings, and chiffonade kale were all perfect. I ate every bite, which was great since my salad game has not been up to snuff lately.
I met Mazen at the school bus and we spent some time perusing the Target toy catalog. This comes a few times a year in the mail, conveniently before Christmas, and he LOVES looking through it and circling toys he wants to put on his Christmas list. It’s not exactly that useful to me if he circles every toy as he tends to do, but it’s a fun activity nonetheless.
Then we got ready for a little afternoon pumpkin carving! Thomas’s mom brought over two huge pumpkins, and we all had fun creating two designs. (She also brought the medical gloves which were a big hit for someone who doesn’t like to get his hands “messy” )
We had Belmont Pizza for dinner and then lit up the pumpkins for a test run after dark!
You know your child is independent when he can serve himself his own little bowl of ice cream – LOL!
I slept pretty well last night again, something I am super thankful for knowing what’s on the horizon. Every time I rolled over I got a super strong Braxton-Hicks contraction – like the total body consuming kind – but nothing painful yet. Today I have a non-stress test and ultrasound scheduled along with my 40 week appointment to make sure the baby is OK in there. I’m glad they are checking on things. Thomas is coming with me, and we are bringing our hospital bags with us just in case we are sent over to the hospital. I’ll keep you posted on Insta!
My 6 year old son has that same shirt!!! He loves that it glows in the dark. 😀
The pizza and pumpkins look amazing. Good luck over the next few days. My son was born ON his due date, but my daughter was 5 days “late” so I understand what a ticking time bomb feeling it is. 🙂
Ive been following along and thinking about you! One of my coworkers was due yesterday. She still came into work and had a doctors appt in the afternoon. They told her to come in earlier. She never came back into work so, I think they were ready for her to take it easy. 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Haha, November! Nothing wrong with that! 🙂
Pumpkin carving looks so fun! I’ve actually never tried it myself…
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Do you happen to have a link to the pattern you used to carve the stegosaurus? My 4 year old would love that! Congrats on the baby too! Both of my boys were 8 days late and waiting is so hard.
Nona found the picture on the internet and drew it by hand!
That Star Wars shirt is adorable! Would you mind sharing where you found it?
Hang in there you! You will be snuggling that little baby soon…
It was a gift from his grandparents so I’m not quite sure
Oh my goodness, that kale salad looks AMAZING! I love that Mazen is wearing gloves haha…my brother was the same way growing up! He HATED having dirty hands and I was always elbow-deep in the pumpkin and loving it.
Continuing to send positive vibes for a peaceful and healthy delivery soon <3
PS – I am planning to do a "Fall Fashion inspo by my favorite bloggers" post next week. Would you mind if I included you and used one of your fall outfit pictures from one of your recent posts? I would of course link back to you 🙂 If not, no worries! I just wanted to ask! I am a long time reader but I'm very new to blogging myself so I'm pretty sure only my mom and boyfriend read my posts right now anyways 😉
Sure I’m flattered. I’m not sure what you’ll pick because i wear black on black leggings everyday these days 🙂
Jen W says
Hi! We are planning to renovate our kitchen, and I love the look of your stove and hood. Would you mind sharing what brand they are?
Wishing you the best!
The stove is Frigidaire Gallery and the hood is Whirlpool! I like ’em both.
Ha! I totally thought that was your belly peeking into that last photo of Mazen serving himself ice cream for a minute. I imagined you were just lounging a room over!!