For once. I feel like we have been running full speed since Hulk has arrived! With visitors and holiday's and fun surprises (more on that in a sec) we really haven't had much downtime. But right now, I've got the baby sleeping on my chest in the Moby wrap, and the dogs and my mother are all sleeping. She is great to have here - but I'm really hoping she plans on leaving tomorrow so I can spend some downtime with my family this weekend! My mother is pretty high maintenance.
Today we went to the mall - I actually did NO shopping at all for Christmas. I shopped online for my nieces and nephews... but if you didn't get handmade, you got nothing from me. Both Aaron and I didn't get each other anything. And any presents that entered the house were for Hulk and not us - so I decided to go out and get a few things for myself that I needed. And the sales! Geez! I got over $300 dollars worth of clothes for $100. Insane. The only thing I didn't get on sale was a white noise machine - but we need it. I've been running a fan on high right near the baby's bed - and it's just too cold for that to continue (I point it away from him - but that means I'm getting a breeze all night long).
I didn't have time to tell everyone about the most wonderful surprise that I got - a quilt made for Hulk by all my quilting girlfriends. We get together about every 2 weeks to sew (and gossip) and have been doing so for about 5 years. They are the group that threw me the baby shower, and gave me the swing and loads of other presents. Well, I invited everyone over for lunch at my house on Tuesday - and they TOTALLY surprised me with an amazing log cabin quilt. I would post a picture - but the card reader in my computer is dead (very very annoying, btw). I was in tears when they said it was for me. They all pitched in and picked out the fabrics, got together multiple times to make the squares, and all sat together to sew on the binding. I still tear up a little to think of all the time these busy women took out of their lives to make my son such a wonderful present. He is one lucky boy.