Merry Christmas!

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To those that celebrate this holiday, I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Not much is new here… still on bedrest, still no baby. The house is going well – yesterday they installed the kitchen cabinets and appliances. No sink or counters, but the fridge, range and microwave are working! We should have the rest within a week. It's really coming together which is exciting.

Christmas had me cheat on bedrest – we went to my mom's for breakfast and to open presents. We then came home so I could take a long nap, and we went back for dinner and hanging out. We kept the crowd small this year since we didn't know what state I would be in (and if we would have an additional family member). Just immediate family.

Got some fun things – two surprisingly stylish nursing clothing (a tank and a dress), a ton of knee high socks from my sister (I ADORE knee socks under trousers and tall boots and she got me the coolest patterns), I got the Nars Monoi Body Glow II which is so decadent and smells like elegant summer. Five years ago we only received seven place settings of our wedding flatware from Crate & Barrel and I received three more sets which was wonderful. Got some other lovely things, and was glad to see people happy with what I bought them. 🙂

Ruckus got a rope twisted frisbee of sorts from my mom and was gnawing on it earlier and is now napping on the floor with his face and paw protectively over it. I ordered him an LL Bean dog bed to celebrate the new house but it hasn't yet arrived. We're listening to some new CDs my husband got (NIN, Kings of Leon, Legendary Pink Dots, PJ Harvey, TV on the Radio).

Yesterday our new mattress arrived. Embarrassed to admit it, but we have been sleeping on a mattress that we inherited from my husband's mom… and she passed away a bit over a decade ago. I have been waking up in pain, and he has been having back and neck issues. We figured a new mattress was a better investment than regular massages and chiropractor appointments so we researched, price compared and finally got one. This morning was the first time in MONTHS that I woke up and was able to walk instead of hobble to the bathroom. We decided this was a better purchase than new living room furniture, so we will be enjoying our “new” home with our old furniture for a while longer. No worries… today as I waited for my husband to finish letting the dog out/play with him outside before we returned to my mom's house, I sat at my dining table facing my new kitchen, marveling at all the light, the angles, the colors, the beauty of it. And really, I love it even with my old just-out-of-college IKEA furniture that hardly fills the space. Just having all the room and conveniences of a modern home is so wonderful.

I think they will finish the baby's room before Monday so we can bring the crib, clothes and all the baby stuff from my mom's and settle in. Pretty exciting!

I don't know how much I will be online this holiday week, but I will try to at least post (or have my sister post for me) when the baby arrives! 🙂 If I don't speak to you beforehand, happy new year everyone! Have fun, be safe and be well!

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  1. Hi Allie! Question: what mattress brand/type did you end up getting? I really need a new one myself.

    Hope your appointment today goes well! She’ll be here soon! 🙂

  2. Wishing you health and happiness in the new year… beginning with the arrival of your dear baby!!

  3. Hi, Allie! Glad you had such a nice Christmas. In case you don’t get to post again for a while, I wanted to wish you the best of luck with the baby. You’re going to make a great mom!

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