Oh right, I'm 9+ months pregnant and can't see my feet! It's been a minute since I've posted and the only real developments have been my expanding belly and increasingly needy toddler. I'm trying not to spoil Leena-Deen too much in her last days as an only child, but she's willing it anyways :) My husband and I can't really fight it.
We're not so much into the consumer chaos that is Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it was essentially stress free for me with the exception of an obligatory family dinner or two. No decorations, no tree, no crazy gift shopping although we were very grateful for those we received.
In lieu of presents for our family, I had Leena-Deen make several artistic masterpieces (i.e. toddler watercolor and fingerprint) and bought cheap frames from the dollar store. Wrapped those up and voila - instant sentimental gift for loved ones. A few of her pieces would give some of the artists showing in contemporary New York art galleries a run for their money.
Anyways, I'll do a bigger update once our new bundle of joy makes her arrival, which could be any day now!
Peace and Blessings for the New Year,
~Dominique and family