we're just 3 weeks from the halfway point and 16 days from finding out the sex! time is simultaneously flying by and dragging on. this week baby is the size of a turnip, at 5 inches long and 5 ounces in weight. my belly seems to fluctuate from day to day. some days it really sticks out and other days it looks like i ate too many tacos. most days, both points are true.
today has been a really nice day so far. it is half-price bread day at our local bakery, the scholar's inn. we picked up a loaf of seeded rye that smells amazing! the northeast has the best delis in the world. it is almost impossible to find a good loaf of rye or a rare roast beef sandwich in the midwest. scholar's inn has both!
on another note, check out sarah's blog post today on some great books about both passover and easter. if you're raising your child(ren) in an interfaith household (like she is and we will), check it out! you can enter her giveaway for a chance to win a copy of each book. i did! plus, her baby, charlotte is a beauty and her blogs posts are always heartfelt, funny, and honest. WIN.
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