I guess I really thought we might have this baby by Thanksgiving but, alas, it has come and gone and Caleb is still just hanging out. We went to the doctor on Wednesday and the report was the same as last week, "nothing yet". So we will continue to be patient (as much as I can be, at least). Our doctor is actually out of town for the weekend so I guess it's a good thing that Caleb is content where he is for now. The picture above is from last weekend, at 37 weeks plus a few days. The ones with the bare belly show better how huge I am but I cannot bring myself to post those-- YIKES!! As Morgan pointed out yesterday, I look like I am about to pop. (I'm convincing myself that she meant that as a compliment). In my last post, I mentioned not having any swelling problems but in the last week, my hands have become really pudgy, like to the point where I can hardly hold my toothbrush or hairbrush in the morning and my fingers go numb throughout the day. I forgot to ask the doctor about it but from what I've read online (isn't that always the most reliable source?!?), it is a normal thing.
Oh, the other picture is of the dogs in the crib. It is the only time they'll be in there, I promise. The pictures are too funny because the dogs match the bedding exactly and they are totally confused about where they are and why mom put them in there. Plus you can see what the room looks like a bit more.
Yesterday was a relaxing but different kind of Thanksgiving. We stayed in town and spent time with my parents and sister. It was the first time in a LONG time that we haven't been in Kansas City with dad's side of the family. It was very strange not to be out on the Plaza with the lights or going to see a Thanksgiving evening movie. We did get to watch the Chiefs kick some Bronco booty on the NFL network so it was a very good day. Now if the Sooners can just annihilate the Cowboys tomorrow, things will be wonderful. I also made a yummy new wassail recipe. Aaron thinks it is funny to say "Wassaaaaaaiiillll" like that silly "Wassssuupppp" beer commercial every time. He's pretty funny, that hubby of mine.
So this morning we were at Kohl's at 4:45 to do some shopping. I think that I have really never done crazy-morning-after-Thanksgiving shopping. It was kinda fun. We are on the hunt for a nice but not too expensive prelit Christmas tree. The one that we saw in the Kohl's add was right by the door so we were one of the first people back out after they opened the doors. From there we went to Big Lots (for a nursery glider), Radio Shack (for several gifts and things for us), JC Penney (to check out a tree but I got a cute red purse instead), Hobby Lobby (for yet another tree), and Old Time Pottery (to scope out a potential tree that dad might go back and get with a 15% off coupon tomorrow). We were home by 9:30 and crashed until about 1:00.
Last Saturday, I went to visit Kimberly and Adalie as they were in BA for Thanksgiving. Hopefully Kim can send some pictures she took at our visit so I can post them. It was so good to see her family and her new addition- what a cutie!!
I have yet to send this link out to anyone because I wanted it to be perfect and all set up when people visit it but I think this may be as good as it gets for now. Hope that you each had a wonderful Turkey Day!