Cruel to keep that exciting news from you, I know - I'm sorry. We are having a cute little gender reveal party in a little less than a month for our friends and family and just have to keep our lips sealed until then. You know I will be back here in November sharing lots of pictures and... of course the BIG news! We are so so so happy!
This past weekend was busy but very productive. I had my last dress fitting for one of my best friend's wedding this coming weekend and we got to get a little tour of my father-in-law's place of employment. He works in a paper mill as a head engineer and has been working countless hours and 7 day work weeks for the past few months and his hard work (on his latest project) is finally starting to pay off. He is one of the smartest people I know and it was great to see him get to show off all of his hard work. In true Hartford fashion - the one picture I got of Carl and his dad, their eyes were closed. I decided to spare you guys that picture (it is goofy though!) - gotta love those sensitive blue eyes! (I secretly hope our baby has my dark hair and Carl's gorgeous blue eyes!)
Since we were home on Sunday, I was able to cook a delicious meal. It was a chilly day outside and therefore perfect to turn on the oven and cook up some comfort food. I have been craving meatloaf - so that is what I made. We also had some homemade Paula Deen mac+cheese (one of my favorite recipes) and delicious apple crisp. It was delightful and I was happy.
Speaking of delightful and happy.... this is how Henry spent 95% of his long weekend.
I also gave my closest an overhaul and started getting the upstairs ready to transition our office/2nd spare bedroom into our little babe's nursery. I can't wait to shop and get moving on my baby registry! And speaking of moving - late last week I started to feel little baby moving around... it is THE. BEST. FEELING. I am in love. Here is a picture taken this morning. Yesterday, I hit 19 weeks.
Do you think little baby Hartford will bee (hint hint at our little party "theme") a baby HE or a baby SHE? Leave your guess in the comment section below and you'll be entered to win a little gift if you are correct. That's right - I'll pick a name from those who have guessed correctly and that person will win a prize. If you are having trouble commenting, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll help you. NOTE: those entries that come through without a name or anonymous will not be entered into this drawing. Drawing ends on November 10th - Good luck!
...and last but definitely not least - Don't forget to check out my post over at CafeMom . Today I'm talking about deciding to find out the gender of our little one!