Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! (This was on time when I first did it but I ran into technical difficulties in posting it...)
Turkeys are pretty thin on the ground over here until Christmas time, except for the frozen ones and we didn't have ourselves organised enough to allow for the four day defrost, or however long it is, so we went for a slightly more pre-packaged option. Still very sweet of Paul, and he did the whole dinner and everything - even found cranberry sauce too. Alice had Nutraprem 2 and Maggie Infatrini with a side of Thick and Easy. Yum.
Maggie was looking her very cutest for our friend Caroline today, and that's pretty damned cute. Bright eyes, pink cheeks, even a smile that seemed more than wind-related - Maggie was fascinated by Caroline. I think she's getting bored of seeing our tired faces every day! There were only a few tears towards the end, but to be fair to Maggie it was coming up for her lunch time and now that she's on three-hourly feeds those last few minutes beforehand do find her understandably fractious. But it was a lovely visit - we're looking forward to the time where the girls can meet Caroline's little boy James, who was born just a month before they were.
There's no Black Friday over here but Alice and I are venturing into town for a spot of shopping tomorrow (so long as the morning goes to plan) - our first trip out in a pushchair. I'm a bit nervous (and there's always the sadness that Maggie isn't there too) but I'm looking forward to doing some normal mother and baby stuff for the first time - finally Alice can see more of the world than just the hospital and our house. And as she'll be seven weeks old, there may even be presents involved!