I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve gotten into a semi-habit of posting every weekday except Tuesday, sharing two recipes in addition to my pregnancy updates and Thankful Thursdays (when I do them). This is another busy week, however, with six dozen cupcakes to make, so this will likely be my only other post this week. I do have some great recipes to share and hopefully can do that next week!
But I do have a Thankful Thursday this week. Joshua has been getting some mail lately, and we’ve been having a lot of fun opening it since he is still in womb jail for another three months and his scissors privileges won’t be awarded for another five years or so. I think we’re enjoying his gifts even more than he will, though! :)
Joshua got this adorable outfit from his Grandma Miller. She sent it after she found out we were having a boy and wrote a short note that said, “I couldn’t resist!” Aww!
If you’ve been reading a while, you might recall me referring to my “foodie mama.” Marina is my foodie mama because she has been an inspiration to me ever since we met online back in 2008, and she is the reason I started entering my baked goods into the fair. She’s won hundreds of ribbons! (Check out some of her recipes, many ribbon-winners, that I’ve shared here.) Anyway, she’s going to be a foodie Grandma now, and she sent this package to her newest grandson:
Included in the many gifts for Joshua was some foodie stuff for me, including a signed copy of her cookbook (yayyyy!), homemade vanilla, lemon sugar, and vanilla sugar. I’ve already used the vanilla and it’s so good – I’ll be sharing one of the recipes I used it in soon. The package also contained a “Family” picture frame, a book of positive quotes (I need this on the days when I’m feeling particularly fat or worried about the future), ADORABLE dinosaur baby slippers (look at them! Couldn’t you DIE?), onesies with matching hats, a pack of bibs, baby washcloths, and pacifiers!
Our friends Jack and Santana sent us what is sure to be a lifesaver. Getting gifts from parents is great because honestly, I never would have thought to buy or ask for a toy bar that attaches to a car seat/carrier, but when I saw it I was like “Duh! Of course we need that!” Also, every kid needs a set of plastic keys, and I love that they sent a beautiful book to add to our son’s library since I plan to read to him every day.
Then I got the surprise of my life when I was leaving for work last Friday and found this waiting on the porch:
Someone had fun shopping our baby registry! Two big things we needed are now in our grubby little hands – a stroller and a pack of these fabulous user-friendly reusable cloth diapers with snaps that expand to fit your baby from 7-35 lbs:
Thank you so much, Jenna!! Sometimes I just can’t believe God loves me enough to give me people like you. <3
I have to say that being pregnant is so much fun, because people get more happy for you than almost for anything else. Especially when it was a long time coming! It’s been a while since I graduated or was engaged, but unless my memory is worse than I imagine, people weren’t as excited about that as they are about this baby. I have never seen so many smiles as when I announced I was pregnant. Something about new life…it gets you happy.
I’m so happy, you’re so happy, and then people buy stuff because they want to help, and it makes the happy even bigger. It’s just a really happy thing all around. And I’m thankful. Not just for the stuff, but for the happy that Joshua is bringing to everyone. Thanks for being happy for us. :)