It was also, I think, the official end of my ability to wear regular pants until this baby arrives. By the end of the month it was just painful squeezing into pants that felt absolutely fine a few weeks before.

So many things happened in what always feels like a very short month to me. All I’ve been able to do the past week is work and sleep, and I couldn’t figure out why. But when I look back at last month suddenly I get it. November was crazy busy, with so many big things happening. I barely blogged last month, and it’s because I was just running nonstop the entire 30 days.

Here are the highlights:

  • I survived the Book Fair at school, which went really well but left me extra drained this year.
  • I felt Hannah move for the very first time on the 4th. It was exactly 2:15pm, I was home from work that day, and I was watching the remake of Fame on TV.
  • I saw Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical with my friends Meredith, Laura Ann, and Meredith’s sister.
  • I had my baby shower! That was a big one, and such a perfect day. I really loved it (and I finally got my thank yous written this weekend, I mailed them off today).
  • We had conferences week, which I used to process a huge order of books that came in at work.
  • My mother- and stepfather-in-law came into town the Monday before Thanksgiving for their first ever celebration of this American holiday.
  • I had dinner at PRINT, twice.
  • I met up with my whole family to see the Macy’s balloons inflated. 
  • We hosted Thanksgiving at our house, so Adam and I cooked a feast for 7 (including some epic #dessertfails). But everything else was delicious, I had a wonderful day.
  • I saw Hugo with some of my students, and I adored it! I haven’t even posted about that, but the day after Thanksgiving we took the in-laws to see it, and I’d told my 3rd and 4th graders which show we’d be seeing. Half a dozen of my students came with their families, so we sat all over the theatre and watched it at the same time. I wish I’d been organized enough to get everyone sitting together, but I was still in a slight Thanksgiving daze. They didn’t seem to mind, though, they couldn’t wait to talk Hugo when I got back to work last Monday.

So it was not a quiet month, but it was a great one. I’m hoping December will be quieter, we’ve decided to skip the annual holiday party this year. We shall see.