Gentile da Fabriano (1423) Tempera on wood, Florence
The random picture above has nothing to do with our lives at the moment, which is pretty much the subject matter of this post, however I saw it a while back and was fascinated by the detail.
I’m sitting on the couch, surrounded by mass mayhem as I write. Today is Sophie’s birthday, and among many other fantastic gifts, she was given a shiny red tricycle by my parents – so, she and Kinsley are zooming around the living room.
We’re getting ready to ice the cupcakes, and then at some point soon, we’re going to start the bittersweet task of taking down the Christmas tree, and saying goodbye to all of our cozy decorations.
Yesterday we had a mid-wife appointment, where we learned that my iron was up to 12.4, which we are thrilled about! Today I’ve begun the long-avoided task of compiling the labor and birth bags. Somehow getting that good news about my iron, and getting Christmas behind us, has gotten me prepared to start thinking about the arrival of The Boy, in earnest.
More birthday pictures to come, hopefully later this evening…