Yesterday was also a beautiful fall day. My parents took the kids and their dogs on a long walk in the afternoon and I was able to sit in silence, crocheting, with all the windows open. The breeze was chilly, but so refreshing! We have had a weird fall so far in North Carolina and I'm glad we seem to have gotten our act together. The leaves are finally changing before they fall off the trees and I can wear sweaters + infinity scarves. So perfect.
It's a little weird to think that I'm going to have a baby any day now. Pregnancy is one of those things that goes so fast, but also seems to last forever. Not necessarily in a bad way. I just feel like I've been pregnant for awhile and it's so bittersweet to be at the end. I'm not in a huge hurry to have this guy, except I am. I can't wait to meet him and see who he looks like and kiss his sweet cheeks! However, I'm not ready for my last pregnancy to be over. I've been kind of emotional the last couple of days, like I feel like I could just cry for no apparent reason. That raw, vulnerable mess makes me cringe a bit and I tend to try and put off the inevitable tears, but I'm also trying to be aware that this is normal and it will probably be good for me to just let some tears flow now. I'll be sure and post a picture on Instagram (@oradalehandmade) of my guy when he does decide to come join his excited family!
Lastly, here's a pretty poor quality picture of me with my lovely birthday gifts! My husband is such an amazing gift giver. He bought my infinity scarf from a local friend/handmade clothing maker, Magsoul. She makes such fun pieces and I wish I could buy them all! My stainless steel straw was a very welcomed gift, from Jar Happy. My children chewed up my green, reusable Starbucks straw. Don't think that will happen to this one. My gorgeous ring is from NS Pottery. I bought one at Influence and sadly left it in the bathroom at the Atlanta airport on my way home. My parents bought me a replacement for my birthday. I don't think a day has gone by that I have not worn it. I love it so much!