And then there were 4.....
Celebrities, that is. It's strange the various ways you count down to baby day, but one of my main ones has been the "who's next" slideshow on a massive secret addiction site I look at each day. I really am not a celeb stalker, but there's just something about seeing them pork up the way I have that's just been somewhat addictive. Of course they have much nicer strollers and professional nursery designers, but as far as the whole process goes - for once we're all on a level playing field. For months and months there's been 20 ahead of me, then teens, and now just 4! The official baby count is down to just 26 days, but my doc will induce any day that week - so 26 is a max, not a min! Very exciting stuff!
The holidays were an absolute blur! We had SO many activities and obligations this year - of both the baby and holiday variety! It seems like we were on the go the whole time. I think I seriously baked about 16 dozen cookies/candies to give as gifts! I went through about 4 boxes of eggs, 6 or 7 boxes of butter and about 10 pounds each of flour, sugar and brown/powdered sugars. But I love doing stuff like that, so it's not a big deal!
For Christmas Brent and I brined a turkey, and it was the BEST turkey ever! It was so tender and flavorful, absolutely delicious. We had a nice relaxing day, and just enjoyed a quiet Christmas (before spending Christmas with our families later over the break). Brent got me Rock Band for Christmas, so there's been some Wii playing going on around here, and he also got me my ultimate request - a cute little popcorn machine (like what they have at the movies). I've always wanted a popcorn machine and it's so cute and matches our kitchen perfectly.
And our biggest gift this holiday is probably our new car! We got a great deal on a little SUV, and now we're styling and have room for baby! It's even got a DVD player in the back and front and rear heated seats. Brent installed the car seat yesterday, so we're good to go!
We had a great New Years and enjoyed a party at some friend's house. I highly doubted I'd even be able to stay up until midnight, but it really wasn't tough and we ended up staying up until around 1:30 or so in the morning. New Years Day was our 10th wedding anniversary! It's so hard to believe we've been married 10 years already. We had a nice, low key day and had lunch at my fave burrito joint and did some shopping for last minute must-haves for baby - like the 3 outfits I have for her for Valentines Day!
Since then it's been back to work and back to getting ready for baby! Our house is becoming pretty clean and organized, and we're getting a lot of little projects done. With all the activities going on I haven't had much time to get to the gym, and this week is going to be a tough one, too. Besides today's appt, I've got pediatrician interviews, Pippin's annual shots, and a dentist appointment this week, but I'm going to try to make it twice this week and walk on the treadmill. I am SO not looking forward to all the New Year's converts!
So, I guess that's all the news around here! Hopefully it won't be another 2 weeks before I have a chance to catch up on here! Happy New Year everyone!