First off, I want to say thank you so much to the sweet people who commented and emailed me privately in response to my last post about my fears about transition and change. It has been so good to speak openly about fear and be met with such kindness and support. It has also been amazing to hear from people who've been there and got to the other side. Change is damn hard for me (always has been), but I'm finding that approaching it with curiousity and interest instead of anxiety is helping a great deal.
I will be sure to share updates as they come.
For now, though, I'm going to share some of the sweet moments that have happened around here lately.
Felix's very first issue of Highlights Magazine arrived the other day. He was and still is over the moon. His daddy gets The New Yorker and I have a few subscriptions of my own, so getting his very own magazine (IN THE MAIL!) is bringing him great happiness. It's sweet to see him sitting alone in the big blue chair doing the Find It puzzles and nonchalantly turning the pages. Thanks for the awesome gift, Papa and Gigi!
I was a vegetarian for eons. Like, nearly 20 years. Things changed when I got pregnant with Felix (I desperately wanted thanksgiving turkey and all the fixins) and even more when I was pregnant with Roman (uh...ham and cheese paninis). I thought long and hard about this change and decided that, for me, I really just wanted to listen to my body and not put a lot of judgement on myself about this new development. Anyway, that was a while ago and I made my very first roast recently. It was pretty good. Going to give it another go sometime soon.
Roman is now saying, "Bruuutherrrrr" and leaning into Felix with the purest look of love in his eyes. It makes me so weak in the knees to see this. Felix rejects him less and less (little brothers can get in your personal space A LOT) and gives him the sweetest hugs back. I love seeing their relationship blossom.
A little sing-a-long happening here. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, I think.
Picture yourself in a boat on a river...
Be well out there,