Wednesday, December 16, 2009

santa baby

I can hardly wait for Christmas this year! I am completely in the holiday spirit, and am counting down to the big day. Of course, it's a good thing it's not quite Christmas yet as Mikey and I still have to fill out and mail alllll of our holiday cards. Oops. But what I have lacked in card-writing motivation I believe I have made up for in zealous gift-wrapping. Yes, the Bowdabra has gotten quite a workout this season. Admire its handiwork, won't you?

I love the look of presents under the tree, so shiny and neat. Many of these have already been shipped out to their recipients, but it was awfully fun to have a room full of gifts for a while. I can't wait until Christmas morning when we'll get to hand out the rest!

I must say, there are a few things on my Christmas wish-list to Santa that no amount of niceness could help me receive. Some of those things include:

- a good night's sleep, free of 3am trips to the bathroom
- the ability to lay on my side and not have my hips go numb
- a self-massaging lower back
- lung capacity greater than what it takes to walk half a flight of stairs

Seems like it's not asking much, right? But I don't think Mr. Claus has much say over what this pregnancy does to my body, so I may have to put those dreams on hold until mid-March. In the meantime, I'm going to spend this time of winter magic feeling thankful for all the wonderful things pregnancy has brought me: every kick and flutter; an excuse to sit back and relax; moments of reflection and anticipation; a new bond with Mr. Moo; newfound respect for my body's capabilities; getting to share the news with excited family and friends. I can't believe that this will be our last Christmas without baby moohoo, and I want to enjoy every minute of it!


  1. You are a great gift wrapper!!! They look so perfect...I dont know if I could open one of is very odd to think that this is the last Christmas with only the two of you, Then next christmas you will be a family!! T.J. and I were talking about the same thing just the other day..its amazing!! Merry Christmas too all of you..I hope its as magical and amazing as these little babies that will bless our lifes in only a few short months!! Happy Holidays!!!
    P.S. Next Christmas your wrapping all of my gifts for

  2. That's so funny because a self-massaging lower back is on my list too!

  3. I got myself a self massaging device for lower parts of my body too. But uh... nevermind, I gotta go.