It's been another week of intense rains and temperatures that are more consistent with February. The days of rain are often punctuated by a brilliant ray of light and 10-15 sweet minutes of sun. We find ourselves sitting in the pools of sunlight trying to soak in all the Vitamin D we can get. I planted a few tomato plants which feels like an exercise in futile hope but time will tell.
Cora now runs at top speed throughout the house, chasing us and the cats wherever we go.
Teething has been a horrendous challenge. All this week we've been waking up with her every 2-3 hours at night because she is screaming in pain. Poor thing she has at least five teeth coming in, probably more. I am hoping we are almost through this phase, in the mean time she is finding comfort in her toothbrush which is the first "tool" she has ever adopted to help with her teething pain. Note the fantastic teething drool.
And we do occasionally use the toothbrush to actually brush teeth. I always wondered how pregnant ladies could pick up their bigger kids, working around that growing belly. Now I know, you just do it, carve out space on your hip to fit them. Scott and I have begun intense name negotiations. This is always so difficult for us, taking the time to whittle down all the great possibilities. We had a date last night and spent a majority of it working through names and our thoughts behind them. With any luck we will come upon one we love but chances are there will be two or three and we wont decide until she is here.
23 weeks and almost outgrown my beloved Tom Waits t-shirt.
We continue to work on our new home little bit by little bit. Lack of storage in our dining room has been a challenge. I spent a few weeks combing thrift stores and vintage stores looking for the perfect sideboard. Everything I found that we liked was out of our price range or required way too much work to make it look pleasing. I cruise lots of design web sites and was inspired by this post. We got to work purchasing kitchen cabinets from Ikea. Scott hung them on the wall which is very secure and saves floor space. We finished them with a simple piece of pine from H0me Dep0t and the rest is blissful storage history. The dining room feels much better now that we have a place to stow cook books, sewing projects, computers, toys and art supplies. Whew.
And of course, my favorite all time activity. Sunday brunch with my family. xoxo