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?
3 thoughts on “Pregnant Halloween 2012!”
Aw, you look adorable.
And don’t push yourself. It’s okay if you skip the hot chocolate stand when you’re knocked up.
Just posted on your pumpkin spice recipe….you are so stinkin cute.. (i looked like a beached buluga whale when i was pregnant. urg;)
and If you don’t mind i think i am going to steal your hot chocolate stand idea for next year!