Here on the East Coast, fall made a pretty dramatic entrance yesterday morning. In 24 hours, the temperature dropped something like 30 degrees and suddenly everyone’s breaking out cozy cardigans, cute newsboy caps and stylish oxford shoes. Typically, I love going “back-to-school” shopping this time of year, but with a big belly and about five weeks to go until I deliver this baby, I’m holding off on my usual seasonal shopping spree until I fit back into normal-size clothes again. In the meantime, I’ll be wearing the same three or four seasonally-appropriate things that actually fit me over and over again because what’s the point in dropping money on something I’ll only wear for the next month and a half?
But regardless of my current fashion conundrum, I am so, so excited for fall. New York City does fall like no other place I’ve ever been, and this year will be personally special for obvious reasons. Despite the recent stresses in our lives — ugh, I have another infection I’ve been dealing with and am hoping it doesn’t land me in the hospital again or start early labor — we are giddy with excitement. The nursery is almost done, the hospital bag is just about packed, I’ve got my third and final baby shower this weekend, and next week we have our childbirth classes and I interview a doula. It’s all coming together! And in the background is my favorite season: pumpkin bread (I made this recipe last weekend. Highly recommend), crisp, cool weather, changing leaves, binging on Halloween candy…
So, what are you looking forward to this fall?
(Oh, and by the way, Miles seems to have made a full recovery! He’s on insulin and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll be able to take him off it in the next couple of weeks, but even if we can’t, I’m so relieved and happy that he pulled through and is back to his old self!).