No, not because I'm pregnant. ANYBODY can do that, right? Right? Hey, who just virtually slapped me?
No, I'm lucky to have some kick-ass friends. I've written before about J and OBF (Other Best Friend). They are both super amazing people. In the past month or so, each of them has given me a baby-related gift that totally made me burst into tears. Not just because I'm hormonal, but also because these gifts say so clearly I love you, and I am happy for you, I GET you.
J's gift requires a bit of backstory. I have a small collection of Holztiger wooden animals. They look sort of primitive on the internet, but in person they are really beautiful. They are also super fun to play with because they stack really well. See Figure 1 (showing about a third of the collection).
J is an engineer. When he visits, he always spends some time stacking the animals, and creates incredible structures, usually while quite drunk. Not long ago he sent me this, with a card reading I saw this and thought it should be added to your stack. WAAAAH! Tears.
And, at Christmas, OBF sent this.
Which turned out to be a tiny hand-knit cardigan with little appliqué elbow patches! ELBOW PATCHES, PEOPLE. Oh MAH GAWD! Where can I get me a baby PIPE?