Thanksgiving has come and gone. The mild weather is over. My due date has past. Christmas is on it’s way. Now there is just eager anticipation. Expectation of what’s to come. A baby. Our baby. And of course another baby.
Nathan and I have been practicing singing “Happy Birthday” to Baby Jesus so we are ready for Christmas and celebrating with a birthday cake for our Savior.
He loves to sing and dance. The Children’s Christmas program at church was this past Sunday. They performed “The Three Trees,” a well known book by Angela Elwell Hunt. I checked it out at the Library for us to read. Nathan sat through the program great and was bouncing around on my lap and in his chair to the music!
His language is really starting to increase with words like, bye-bye, cat, dog, door, star, more, up, and his animal sounds are maturing as well. The horse and cat being his favorite. I am savoring these last few days with him as an only child. The hugs, cuddles, time reading together, playing farm, and building blocks are precious. I suspect he will transition to a new sibling far better than I will!
Nathan loves to spend time with his Daddy, so he bundled up and helped Dan scoop manure out of the goat barn. Not an enjoyable job, but necessary and Nathan didn’t really know the difference. He just wanted to be with Daddy and ride the tractor back and forth to the compost pile. He could play the part of Shepherd in a live Nativity quite nicely.
Sunday was nice enough that we all bundled up and went for a walk, both for fresh air and trying to “help” things along with Baby V2. Nathan runs a lot of the way, cats following behind, which this time was about a mile. In his world, that must seem like a marathon!
Sunday night we followed our midwife’s advice, to keep busy so we weren’t focused on my due date, by picking up hot chocolate at the local gas station and driving around looking at Christmas lights.
Fresh pineapple and pomegranate’s have been my cravings lately. I discovered The Pioneer Woman’s latest Brussel’s Sprouts recipe and whipped that up, since I had everything on hand (Pictured above). Nathan LOVED the pomegranate seeds and picked them out, after which he dipped his roasted squash, onions and brussel’s sprouts in the balsamic glaze. He loves to eat anything with a dipping sauce! I added quinoa to the dish to make it an Entree rather than a side. It was both healthy and delicious!
So, no baby yet. But feel free to swing by and drop off some pineapple or pomegranates!
And that’s the news from this no-baby-yet week on the farm!