Happy Thanksgiving week everybody!
It is impossible for me to be in a bad mood this week – I love holidays, I love this time of year and I love baking! I was outside a few minutes ago running an errand, and although it LOOKS like Thanksgiving, it sure doesn’t feel like it. I’m seeing updates on Twitter and Facebook from friends who are gazing out their windows at dustings of snow on the ground – and the high today is 76.
But it is supposed to cool down a bit this week, and I think by Thursday it will feel as close to Thanksgiving as Charlotte can feel.
Baking in the oven right now are homemade gingersnaps. Todd loves gingersnaps – and I mean LOVES – and he really enjoys it when I bake them for him. The thing is…I loathe making them. I hate it with the passion of a thousand red hot burning suns. Gingersnaps are made with molasses, so by default the dough is sticky and wet and gooey. Your hands get messy and sticky, and then you have to roll those puppies in sugar – so you’re sticky and gooey and grainy and sugary and it’s disgusting. But, the end result is really tasty and MUCH better than the gingersnaps you buy in the store.
Now before you think I’m sweet and benevolent baking my least favorite thing to bake because my husband loves it…the truth is, I’m actually using half of the homemade gingersnaps for a crust. The crust will be for MY favorite dessert: PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE. Yum. Coincidentally, Todd hates cheesecake. In any case, I figure it’s a win-win. He hates cheesecake, I hate making gingersnaps. This week though, we’ll both get what we want!
In combining Thanksgiving traditions with both of our families, it got me wondering – what are YOUR favorite traditions/dishes/desserts for Thanksgiving?
Also, I have 42,745 billion friends who are pregnant right now (ok a slight exaggeration, but just a slight one…) and a bunch of them are doing this update thing on their blogs. I thought it was pretty cute so I’m going to start one today – until I start gaining too much weight and don’t feel like divulging that with you.
How far along? 15 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain: 3-5 lbs depending on if the scale is mad at me or not.
How am I feeling? Still exhausted. I could nap every. single. day. The dry heaving and gagging has subsided some, but not completely. Had to text Todd yesterday to pick up some Tums. How romantic.
Maternity clothes? Yes! Love them – found some super cute stuff from an ebay store called Fly Belly. They are super cute and really comfortable.
Sleep: Not much at night. I’m restless and I get up every 2 hours to pee. Plus I have crazy dreams.
Movement: Nothing yet
Gender: No clue. Trying not to think about it! I am feeling like it’s a boy, but I had a dream the other night it was a girl.
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Enjoying coffee first thing in the morning – the whole idea of coffee when I wake up is stomach churning to me.
What I am looking forward to: Week 16, which I hear is the magic week for regaining energy!
Milestones: Realizing maternity jeans are the most comfortable things on the planet. I swear they were not this good 10 years ago when I was pregnant with Logan!