I’ve only ever discovered I was pregnant in the fall – late October/early November to be exact, in both cases.
(How to grow and raise a super nerd)
So even though it’s been two years since the first trimester with Des, and five years since the first trimester with Scarlet, I’m always so grateful when fall comes around and I’m not pregnant. I definitely enjoy tastes and smells this way. Things I loved were lost in the folds of taste and smell aversions, and touches of nausea. Luckily, I got them all back eventually. Good as new.
Every season tickles your senses. Fall is perhaps the strongest to me.
Sight – Golden, amber and red leaves. Dappled sunsets, vivid skies.
Taste – Pumpkin (of course). Hot chocolate with marshmallows. Hot coffee after months of iced.
Smell – Wood-burning smoke. Warm cookies. Cedar.
Touch – Flannel shirts. Cold mornings cuddled under blankets with Scarlet, after she has crept into our bed.
Sound – Winter birds. Crackling fires. And my favorite sound, which I will always associate with fall, because I always seem to have 15-month-olds in the fall. The sound of Des’ voice. Specifically, when he says my name, but I also love his songs and words. I remember loving Scarlet’s as well at the same time of year. Last fall, it was the sound of his newfound belly laugh.
This year. Just as good, but different. I can see the future boy. For now, the baby/toddler combo.
And on that note, of toddlers & pumpkins, I welcome you to our latest edition of Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: Fall Is In The Air! I’m alway astounded at how deeply fall touches our memories, and of course – our present days, with its magic. Coast to coast, fall is in the air in some way. So link up your stories of fall, your memories of fall, and anything that touches on your sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feels of fall. Recipes, stories, songs, photos, poems, odes – as usual – the sky is the limit!
What is your best of fall?
My wonderful co-hosts:
Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life
Crystal from Mommifried
Angela from WriterMom’s Blog
Kristen from Four Hens and a Rooster
And welcoming Amber from “City Girl On Hicks Farm” as a co-host:
Make sure to bookmark or subscribe to their blogs and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. The links to their social media spaces are on their blogs. We all faithfully return the favor!
As Michelle says:
We’d all love to connect with you outside of our LOBS Link Party…Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram…wherever you’d like to connect! My buttons are all at the top of my blog. Write me a note letting me know that you are visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share or #LOBS, either in the comments below or feel free to send me a tweet or leave me a note on Facebook! I will definitely respond and follow you back! And the rest of my co-hosts would be thrilled to meet you as well!
Now, let’s get started on the link party! Have fun and visit the links below. We ask that you try to visit at least three. Remember to leave a thoughtful comment on the new blogs you’ve discovered and let them know you’re visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! Feel free to pin your blog post to the Ladies Only Blog Share Pinterest board, too! In the URL field, place the link to your post. The name field should contain the title of your post.
Use the hashtag #LOBS when tweeting! Doesn’t it have a nice ring to it?
A few simple requests are…
** Follow and visit all of the hosts and co-hosts
** Link up your favorite post! Please try to stick to our weekly theme
** Please share this link party so others can join
** Visit at least three of the blogs on the link party
And now, party time: