Sunday Serving
01 May

The Sunday Serving

Happy May Day! It’s May…the month I’ve been waiting for since September. In the next couple weeks, we have the decorators and carpet layers in to help get the house ready for the new arrival. The nursery furniture will be arriving from Babylist. And yes, I’ll pack my friggin’ hospital bag. I promise.

On the bad side, I seem to have forgotten it’s Mother’s Day in America today, again. The problem is that it’s months apart from the one in Britain. I have the greeting cards; I just haven’t sent them. In about 3 hours, I’m expecting an email from my father that reads simply “don’t forget it’s mother’s day.” Time to hit the Skype, then.

Anyway, here are a few links to keep you amused on this May-Day-slash-Mother’s-Day and a word from the President of the United States.

Lemon Curd Debate – Following on from my confusion about British Flora and fauna, I thought I’d post this funny article by fellow US expat mommy blogger, The American Resident. Lemon curd…who knew? I have to admit, I haven’t tried it in the 13 years I’ve been here and have been similarly put off by the name, but I’ve been eating a lot of lemon sorbet lately. Perhaps I should give it a go.

Viva la Maxi Dress for preggos – Yesterday I went to H&M to see if I could find a few cheap pieces of maternity wear to tide me over until D-Day. Enter the maxi dress. I’m going to live in this thing for the next X number of days. Even better, I should be able to wear it after Abdul comes. And on Babble, I’ve read about something called a “maxi skirt”. Cool. What I didn’t enjoy so much is that I tried to buy a pair of white maternity pedal pushers as well, only to find that even the size 20 didn’t fit me. Really, H&M? Get your maternity sizing right!

The Wedge Pillow – Since my bump started getting big, this wedge pillow has been great, both for propping up my bump when I sleep and helping me sit forward a bit in chairs (leaning back is no longer comfortable). Thank you to Anita from Babylist for suggesting it to me.

And last but not least, I know this isn’t child or parenting related, but I loved this film of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner where Barack Obama makes a wonderful, comedic speech, ribbing pretty much everyone in the room, including himself. You don’t need to watch the whole thing, but the first seven minutes are hilarious.



  1. 01 May


    You have another week here in America! Mother’s Day is May 8th!!

  2. 01 May

    Julia from ICAWatermelon

    That’s good. I can put off remembering for another week then ;o)

  3. 02 May


    Sooooo glad its not just me with H&M sizes, tried to get some bits for further down the line pregnancy wise but couldn’t get the size 12 trousers (also white pedal pushers) past my knees, goodness knows the probs that would occur with a large bump in a few months if I went in there!

  4. 04 May

    Michelloui | The American Resident

    Thank you for the shout out!

    Oh man! There was a moment of panic in The American Resident’s household when I read that Mother’s Day has been and gone in the US (WHAT?! ARGHHHHH!) until I read the comments. I always think of it as mid May so I didn’t even now it was this coming weekend.

    And thanks for the other links–good idea for a post!

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