Originally Posted by liza-s
I'm going to miss the pie. Oh, the pie. I love pie. Can't say enough about apple and pumpkin pie. Wish I had the energy to make some RIGHT NOW! (I am soooo having winter carb cravings early this year.) I not much for the turkey - but I can eat my body weight in sweet potatoes and bread stuffing/dressing (with apples and raisins and sausage). That will be a awful lot if I am still pregnant - and their is any room in my stomach - but she should drop by then.
I could live on grandmas homemade rolls and lots and lots of pie...I'm not entirely sure why i bother making anything else at Thanksgiving
One of my favorite annual traditions that DH and I have done since we were married is to hold a "Pie Night" where everybody brings a pie, then we all sit around a socialize and eat lots of kinds of pie...just a sliver of each so that there's room to try lots of kinds.
Speaking of pie, I'm sufficiently enamored of the genre that I'm actually hosting a pie recipe contest on my blog this week...I know posting the link is a UAV but if anybody wants the link (if only to see all the recipes that are being submitted!) just drop me a PM.
On another topic, I'm getting this vacuum
and I'm so excited!! Consumer reports rates it the best buy vacuum ("outperforms $700 vacuums") and on amazon it's only $148!! The amazon reviews are good too, and of course the biggest perk of all is the free super saver shipping.
In regard to swine flu, DH teaches at the high school here in Homer, and he said that yesterday they had a special staff meeting where they talked about what they're going to do when (not if--when) they have to close the school for a week or more for the sake of not getting people sick. (They're going to do online school basically). DH said they have already introduced an attendance code into the computer system for kids who are home with flu-like symptoms (as in, they are marked in a unique way, not just "excused absence" or whatever). He had two of his students out with that code today...
I had my first midwife appointment yesterday, and wow, what a difference from the OB or even the CNMs I've seen before. She talked with me for over an hour and didn't seem bothered when I needed to take my toddler out to go potty (even though I think we ended up kinda taking up her whole lunch break). At the end she felt my tummy to see how baby was laying (nobody else ever did that) and then she put the doppler in *exactly* the right spot (no spreading gel all over my stomach looking for the heartbeat) because she knew where the chest was. Actually, she didn't put the doppler anywhere--she let my 2yo climb on the table next to me and he held the microphone end of the doppler and she showed him where to put it on my tummy. He was very impressed with his dopplering skills.
Then she let him play with the BP cuff after she took my BP too...every other practitioner I've seen seems to regard other kids as a nuisance, but she just took him in stride as part of the package of me, you know? SOOO nice.
I've decided to take a "don't ask don't tell" approach to the homebirth though...at least with family. Dh's parents would get super worried and ask all kinds of nervous questions (they did when I brought up HB years ago--and even when I mentioned birth centers this summer) and I just don't want to deal with the negative vibes...we'll tell them after the baby has safely arrived. I'm having some issues with my sister right now too and while she's not at all against HB (she had one), I just dont' want to discuss it with her. I do really want to tell my mom (who had 8 HBs and raised me to think it was normal!) but it doesn't seem fair to me to tell her if I dont really want to tell anybody else...so if people ask I won't lie, but otherwise i'll just remain vague until it's said and done.