typing this on my phone with a sleeping baby on my chest.
enjoying the newborn phase so very much. Reasons: 1. this is our last baby and I know this time is fleeting. 2. Piper is a pretty great sleeper (so far just one or two wake-ups between each night). 3. Breastfeeding has been a pain-free (what?!?) and wonderful success. 4. I am not a wreck like I was last time. 5. And, let me tell you, after you've been a wreck, anything else feels like winning the lottery.
fully feeling like I have won the lottery.
seeing the two girls together and glowing with pride. Of course it's a pretty one-sided love right now, but the future holds so much promise.
commenting daily on how grown-up Ellerie now appears.
reading Flight Behavior.
sticking to a "no buying for myself!" goal in December.
watching Fargo with Paul (and sometimes Piper) and LOVING it. I didn't think they could top last season but it's been excellent. And Kirsten Dunst deserves at least four or five Emmys.
needing to take my film camera in for repair (it suffered a fall and I'll admit there were tears).
ordering photo calendars for the grandparents (this is the most popular gift I've ever given).
packing up Get To Work Books and marveling at how quickly 2016 will be here.
planning so much good stuff for the GTWB brand in the coming months (and years).
thinking about goals for the new year and knowing it's going to be alllllll about simplifying and that very overused and beloved/hated word: self-care.
eating Thanksgiving leftovers and drinking all the coffee.
starting to pull out the Christmas decorations. We still need to get a tree and Piper needs a stocking.
introducing Ellerie to Toy Story, which is still my favorite Pixar movie of all time (it really holds up).
hoping we can see Star Wars in the theater...probably from an aisle seat with a newborn in tow.
looking forward to Paul's week off work next week (we had to split his paternity leave into two different months which was a bummer in November but so wonderful now).
knowing I am the happiest I have ever been. It's almost overwhelming and I am so grateful to be present in this time.
wishing you all the best month of December. And sending a big Happy Birthday to my brother! 28 is going to be a good year for you, Ro.