5 things.

Last week had some rough bits, like finding out our bikes were stolen, dealing with plumbing issues, sorting out complicated paperwork, and all sorts of frustrating setbacks on a million tiny things. But instead of blogging about that heap of mundane annoyances, here are 5 quick things making me happy these days.

Today I am thankful for…

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The girls weekend I had with my sister-in-law and soon-to-be sister-in-law. We hit a barre class, brunched like champions, analyzed every dress in the mall, and generally confirmed my belief that the only thing better than growing up with brothers, is when they marry awesome women.

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Four babes at Barre!

The fact that my bridesmaid’s dress fits. GLORY. When we ordered it in December, it was a wild guess as to what would fit at 39 weeks pregnant. I picked it up Friday and I think there is just enough room for me to squeeze myself in after a couple more weeks of growing this baby. I am hopeful about channeling this:wenn3230852

…instead of this:jabba-2-e1428186980665-1

Smoothies. I was never much of a smoothie person, but now I want them all the time. A banana, some frozen fruit, a handful of spinach, a quick plunge of the immersion blender, and MAGIC. Breakfast. Or snack. Or dessert.

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Breakfast of champions, complete with cute-yet-ineffective straw.

The individual slices of cake that the grocery story sells. Ok, a less healthy note than the smoothie one, but more healthy than me eating an entire cake by myself- something that seems 100% feasible at this point in my cake cravings.

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I have no picture of the cake, in all its plastic-carton, bright yellow, gross-frosting glory. But I am also thankful for farm-to-tacos from Chaia, but I couldn’t have this whole list be about food. But for real y’all – those tacos. I’m a little obsessed. Also obsessed with the phrase “farm to taco,” a phrase that simply must be accompanied with artistic succulent placement.

Leggings that fit. My mother-in-law sent me a Mother’s Day package with the coziest leggings ever and there is a strong chance I will wear nothing else for the remaining 4 weeks that this kid is supposed to stay in. He is measuring quite large and I feel it in every corner of my body, hence the dire need for stretch and comfort in every decision. [Insert all the terrified emojis to express how I felt when the otherwise kind doctor started estimating his large birth size.]

Hope that your weeks are giving you lots to be thankful for!





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9 Responses to 5 things.

  1. Bah, don’t be scared of a big baby. My understanding and experience is that size matters less than positioning. I had two giant daughters (9lbs10oz and then 9lbs8oz, jeez) but they were positioned perfectly and they seemed to slide out pretty easily. Or you know, as easily as these things ever go. Nobody got stuck, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ I recommend a chiropractor to tune you up as your due date gets closer, and doing everything you can to get that little boy facing backwards instead of forwards! I know having a bigger-than-average baby sounds terrifying and impossible, but your body does truly wacko things during delivery, and in the vast majority of cases, it works out!!!

    • Hannah says:

      Good to know- because you are tiny and that gives me hope for a mondo baby coming out of my not-so-tiny frame! I’ve never been to a chiropractor, so I’m a tad nervous about going for the first time pregnant… but hopefully he is facing the right way!

  2. E.H says:

    I’ve had a rough week so far. This perked me up and just makes me feel happy. Thanks for passing along some joy. I needed it!

  3. kmkersting says:

    You are looking fabulous, Hannah! And I always love reading about how much joy you find in brunch; I, too, find copious amounts of happy when I have a really good brunch!

    Mind sharing what type of leggings you were gifted? A mom I know/am would be forever indebted to know about them!

    • Hannah says:

      Thanks girl- brunch is one of the VERY happiest things!

      And they are called West Loop fleece leggings- my MIL just grabbed them at CVS or Walgreens…. nothing fancy or pricey at all, just really cozy!

  4. Patricia says:

    You’ve got this!!!๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

  5. Shannon says:

    I love your outlook on life. And you are beautiful and glowing!

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