Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving has come and gone

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!


Kimberly said...

Yipee!!!!! You are blogging!!!! Now I can feel like I'm there to experience it all with you! I can't wait for Caleb to be here! You look AMAZING, by the way! And his room is BEAUTIFUL (in a manly/boyish way, of course)! I am so happy you have started blogging and can't wait to follow along to watch Caleb grow! Make sure Aaron knows how to blog so he can let us all know when you have him!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I like the blog - it sounds just like you! There aren't any pictures of Aaron on there, though. I can't wait to hold Caleb in a week (or two).


Anonymous said...

i'm so excited for you guys!! you look absolutely beautiful..and i'm so excited to meet baby caleb when he arrives. you're in my thoughts and you! -Becca

Narissa said...

I'm so glad you're blogging and joining our bloggin family! I can keep up with you now and your babies progress this way ! Tell your mom that she'll have to start bloggin also! Also tell her hello from me !

Betsy said...

Blogging is quite fun and your page looks great! I can't wait to meet Caleb!

TEMPERANCE!!!!!!!! said...

OMG, just looking at those pics made me wanna cry. i can't believe i've missed all this in your life. i want to physically see you in your huge swollen state and help you hold your hairbrush and things like that!!! hang in there, little caleb will be ready to come out and play soon enough!!!!! i can't wait to hear the big news! i'll be sending things this week! get excited! i love you and please post the bare belly pics. aoe my GB!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a great way to keep everyone in the know! Thanks for sending the link! You look BEAUTIFUL and definitely have the new mommy glow! Can't wait to see more pics. I'll say a prayer everyday.

Anonymous said...

I stayed home due to the snow today. Of course, I had to watch the Young and the Restless. Phyllis (who is pregnant) was eating pineapples and hot sauce to try to induce labor. It made me think of you. I won't tell you what else she did to induce, but it didn't work either.

I've always heard that mexican food works, but who knows? He'll come when he's good and ready. He's probably got his own schedule in mind, who could he get that from?
I hope he gets here soon! - Kimberly W