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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

Thank you for all the sweet notes and comments about the baby. My due date came and went, and we're still waiting for this little one to arrive. Cross your fingers for us this weekend! Hope you have a great holiday with lots of ice cream and hot dogs. If you're in a blog-reading mood, here are some fun posts from around the web...

A beautiful essay about waiting for a baby.

And this funny website is coming in handy.

Not your typical Paris apartment.

Made me laugh.

How to fold a shirt in less than 2 seconds. (Worth watching.)

Prince William and Kate Middleton look-a-likes!

Smart tips for choosing the right rug.

Sweetest tiny earrings.

How to make whipped feta.

This sunscreen slideshow made me smile. Been there.

Germans are now using this rude English word.

20 pies for the summer.

This funny book looks surprisingly reassuring.

Wearing this nail color this weekend.

Study: People with lots of self-control are happier.

Love you back.

Have a good one! xo

(Flag cake from Smitten Kitchen. "Love you back" via Swissmiss)

92 comments:

Metamorphocity said...

Happy 4th of July from North of the border! Those Kate and Will lookalikes are amazing! (and hilarious). I have a friend who is constantly trying to convince me to quit my job, adopt an English accent and become a Kate Middleton lookalike. I look approximately 1000 times less similar to her than the woman pictured, so I'll probably stick to my day job.

Scout and Rice said...

My little girl is so funny about sunscreen - she LOVES putting it on. She helps me rub it in and then says 'On the face? Closing eyes?' and happily tilts her face up to let me rub it in.
Sometimes they surprise us, hey? :)

Good luck this weekend! I have a feeling this little baby will make an appearance before Monday. X.

Becky said...

Maybe you'll have your baby on my birthday 7/7!! It's also Ringo Starr's, which I was reminded about as a child by my dad who sent me a card from "Ringo" hahaha he's in love with the Beatles! Have a good holiday and I hope your little one comes soon!

Elizabeth S. said...

I read the baby-waiting article. Beautifully written. Sending good thoughts your way for a smooth delivery!

jm said...

Hoping the big event happens this weekend or even today - July 4th! Good luck with everything.

Bethanne said...

Love your blog, Joanna! Warmest of wishes to you while you "wait."

CC said...

I love your blog. But when you were just blogging about Toby, the baby fever was bad enough. Now I definitely want one of my own with all this talk of your impending little one. Good luck! He/she will be worth your wait!

Robyn said...

Your baby is obviously quite comfortable!! Hope it all goes well!! Ps- yummy pies on the link!

Renae said...

I was overdue when I had my little guy also - hang in there! Sending you labour vibes!

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Maywyn Studio said...

For some reason, when I wake from my first nap of the evening, I wonder if you're baby is born yet. I hope you have a smooth and easy birthing a healthy baby that likes naps as well. :)

Leah said...

That shirt folding video is amazing!!

Marisa Keris said...

My birthday is also 7/7, it's a lucky day! And being born on a Sunday is supposed to be especially lucky, this year it falls on a Sunday..... best of luck!

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

happy 4th!

Holly Hardy said...

Those pies look so delicious. And regarding happiness and self control, that is definitely so true. Long term pleasure always pays off, short term pleasure doesn't!

Melissa Blake said...

Happy 4th!! Looking forward to baby news soon! :)

Joanna said...

Eeeek, good luck Joanna! Excited to hear your baby news... Soon!

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sheetal said...

A big Hello! from India.. I come and check your blog everyday to see if the baby's out already.. and boy! am I getting impatient.. :)
All the best and lots of hugs to Toby!

Sarah Spitz said...

LOVE the cake!!!
We had our first ever 4th of July party and feel vaguely patriotic now:-)
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Greetings from Europe,
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nonnapuffo said...

It's a great post. Happy 4th.
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Claire Mégret said...

Hi Joanna,
I come every day on your blog to see if your are working or... on labor! I wish you a beautiful end of pregnancy and a wonderful delivery. Enjoy this amazing moment, and... good luck with the taxi!
Best Whishes and gros bisous
Clari

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Kate said...

Love the love you back!! Thanks for posting that. Made me laugh this morning.

Come on, baby!!

Julie Blake said...

Praying that baby comes this weekend : )

Erin said...

ALSO praying the baby comes this weekend, at exactly the right pace and time and place, and that you and Alex get to enjoy the whole process. Blessings to your whole family!

jm said...

The folding the shirt video is amazing. I am running off to try it!

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Happy 4th! Cake looks so yummy

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Angelina said...

Happy belated 4th! Wishing you the best on your delivery and new addition to your family! Those 20 summer pies are going to get me in trouble with my trainer!!! xoxo

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{ f } said...

Best of luck with baby #2! I have a 2-week old boy and he was 12 days late...but so worth the wait! :)

Shelly said...

I followed the Made Me Laugh link, is that why you have never responded to any of my emails?

Marion said...

Hmm... it's 7PM Eastern and there hasn't been a post since yesterday morning, and no usual weekend post. I think we'll hear some happy news soon-- good luck Joanna!

Courtney said...

My sister describes being overdue as every day being your birthday, but no one remembers. Every day you wake up thinking "today's the day!!" and then you go to bed with all that disappointment that nothing happened. Good luck! Hope things get moving quickly.

Peyton Simms said...

Loving those star earrings!! Always love your posts!

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marni zarr said...

wishing you the best joanna! my second was 2 weeks past his due date... seemed like forever but eventually they have to come out ;)
xo, marni

Mary said...

Best of luck Joanna! I keep wondering if your baby has arrived. So excited for you. Best of luck with everything xxx

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Kristen said...

hang in there lady! my baby was five days late and i was insane. a trip to target is what did it for me :)
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Lauren Emily said...

Awesome photo of the fireworks!

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Happilyoz said...

hope you and your baby are doing fine! looking forward to your next post!!

ÂmeRouge said...

Omg!! Thats an amazing cake! it looks like you had a lot of fun on 4th of july!

Rebecca said...

I hope you had a wonderful 4th! I'm with AmeRouge! That cake looks amazing!

Apt. #34 said...

Thank you so much for the link love my dear!! Seriously!!

Hannah Taylor said...

happy 4th! money

Mindy said...

totally off topic but do you still have the egg nightlight by J Schatz? Really want to buy one but wanted to see if you like it and/or still use it.

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kosenrufu mama said...

i'm here waiting for your post, thinking of you and your baby... a big hugs for you!!!!

DayStar Pools said...

Can't wait to hear about your new bubs. All the best.

Grace Arrowsmith said...

I am just checking to see if you post today. The later it gets the more excited I am !!!

ellesees.com said...

@Grace, me too! Sending happy thoughts and best wishes your way, Jo!

Mary said...

Joanna I hope you can feel the love there is out here for you! I am waiting oh so impatiently for an update and I'm sure there are many many more checking your blog wondering too! Hope everything went well and you're all blissed out. xxx

Mag in NYC said...

Yesterday I had a dream, I was going to the doctor for a check up and you were there with Toby checking in to have your baby! I hope the 4 of you are great! Sending love your way!

CaroleBee Bake Shop said...

oohh no post today MUST mean BABY!! :) Hope you are well, your fans cant wait to hear from you!

Megan Ritchey said...

Best wishes to you and baby!!!

Alexandra Leigh said...

I too had a dream about you which I find very strange, as I don't even know you. According to my dream you went into labor very early Sunday morning. I hope all is well and best wishes!

Constance said...

Yes, very excited for you and your family. Hope it's all going well, we're all thinking of you! <3

callie said...

It's July 8th and your July 4th post is the most recent... This Must mean there's a sweet new baby taking up your time!! Constantly checking for an update while up in the middle of the night nursing my tint girl. Can't wait to hear the news when you've got a second to breathe! That being said, when you do get a second or two, take it for yourself to refresh! You deserve and need it!

jillyjally said...

I'm hoping no new post means it's baby time for Jo!! Can't wait to hear!! :)))))

deloom.com said...

Thank you for sharing the whipped feta link! Sounds scrumptious! Warmest wishes and positive vibes for a quick and easy delivery! <3

Laurel Cyr said...

This is hilarious. All these posts are saying just what I've been thinking.....hope all is going well!

Stefanie said...

Stop what you're doing and give us an update!! I don't care if you are having intense labour pains, pushing a baby out of nursing a sweet little one we MUST know right now what is going on!
Just joking - hope all is well (but update asap please :)

lin said...

I feel like I'm not the only one to have checked your twitter and facebook for updates and that makes me feel a little less weird. Ah I can't wait to hear an update! So exciting!! <3

dizzy_izzy said...

I'm thinking the same thing! :)

Liz Rose Bowman said...

Ah baby anticipation! Lot's of <3

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I chuckled aloud at this! I thought to myself, "Ooooh radio silence at 3:30pm! Must be the baby!"

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