Happy Halloween everyone! This year, for me, the Halloween season has been all about being pregnant. When Eric asked what we wanted to carve for our pumpkin, I of course said, “It has to be a pregnant pumpkin!” I couldn’t find one in a shape I liked, so decided to carve out an ultrasound instead.
Actually, I should clarify. I picked the pattern and traced it, then I lay on the couch breathing through Braxton Hicks contractions while Eric did all the hard work with the rest of the family. What a guy!
I had grand plans for this Halloween, expecting to continue the tradition we started last year of setting up a hot chocolate stand for trick or treaters. I also planned to be a mommy mummy, with this vision of a beautiful dress I’d create by attaching strips of linen to a white skirt and shirt.
I wasn’t thinking about putting a costume like that together taking extra time, money, and energy.
This morning, at the last minute, I went with pregnant cowgirl instead. Maybe I can be a mummy for the next pregnancy!
We aren’t even doing the hot chocolate stand this year. In fact I broke down in tears last night, overcome with exhaustion and worrying that a night of trick or treaters would make me to worn out to work the next day, a big problem since I had to use up all my sick leave last week! Eric, the voice of reason, suggested we just put up a sign and go to bed early. “We don’t have to do anything honey.”
So I write this Happy Halloween post from my bed. It’s 5pm and we’re going to take a night off, reading to each other (and baby!) and maybe watching a movie. Yep, big party plans going on here!
What did you do for Halloween this year?