This Thursday I am thankful for:
Finding a greasy pizza joint that is nowhere near my house, but worth the trip on a Wednesday night with my little family. The crust was so thin, with speckles here and there of a crispy burn; the pepperoni was plentiful and fabulously greasy; the cheese was salty and the ambiance was that of a unclean gas station - Pizza perfection.
Early afternoon naps snuggled in a twin size bed with a beautiful toddler nestled by my side, her hand on my endlessly growing belly.
Purple tutus. Black leotards, tights and ballet slippers. Blond hair pulled back in a pony tail.
My Kindle and a hot, soaky, bubble bath. There is nothing like a good book to sweep you away from the uncomfortableness of pregnancy, coupled with warm scented water. Oh, and silence, because I have finally smartened up and now lock the door when I escape to the tub.
Neighbors who will mow my lawn for a fair price - Andy spent the beginning of the week painting our basement (and yes, I am super thankful for that too) and the end of the week traveling for work. He'll also be traveling a majority of next week - if we held off on cutting the lawn until his return I am afraid that it would be over Addie's head. Enter neighbor David who had it all done by 7:45 tonight - Thanks neighbor David!!
Beautiful summer like weather this week - 70s and 80s and clear skies. Perfect for a fire pit at night - which hopefully we'll do this weekend when Karen and Matt get here. Not ideal for a pumpkin patch, but we'll make it work anyway.
The colorful mums on the front porch.
My freshly painted basement in "denim blue" and "smokey charcoal" and the new bar stools - in just about two months I will finally be able to cozy up to that bar, on a new bar stool, and not have juice box.
My ultrasound today. When I went into the doctor earlier this week there was concern that I was "measuring small" (which I couldn't understand because I feel enormous). I was scheduled for an ultrasound "as soon as possible" which was today. For 48 hours I didn't obsess about the possibility of there being something wrong, but I did fret. Luckily, there was no reason to worry. The littlest lady is doing just fine, THANKFULLY, with what the ultrasound tech called a full belly and a good sized head. She also reported that as of right now the weight estimate is 5 pounds 1 ounce...and we still have seven more weeks of marinating to go!