As long as we're scheduling, I'll take Saturday, Dec 1, okay?
Or the 8th so DH gets 3 full weeks off since his plant shuts down between xmas and ny. At my not-a-shower Saturday afternoon, we were discussing birthstones, and all decided this girl needs to wait until Saturday at least so she can have a much prettier December birthstone. (No offense to you all with November stones, but the tanzanite/turquoise are just really pretty--and go well with my sons' aquamarine.)
Before I forget--my friends are amazing. In addition to several other gifts, I got some wonderful homemade gifts. (*I* am not crafty, but they are...I'm certain they are constantly disappointed with my lack of cool gifts.) Here are some pics of the handmade items: One friend made 3 big, warm, 2-sided flannel swaddling blankets with painstakingly crocheted edging. Several friends who knit made me soakers--NB longies (with a matching shirt, even), brown longies, ruffled shorties, and the lower one is a newborn soaker sack--so you don't have to mess with legs to change the prefold in the middle of the night (I had never even considered such a cool idea)! Now I need to lanolize them along with the two other wool covers I bought myself. ...and here I thought I was going to need to make some myself.
sego, SO glad you and DP smoothed things over. I had a minor blowup at my DH Saturday morning, but he recognized that there's no arguing with pregnant-crazy and did as I asked. (not saying you were crazy AT ALL. just that *I* was being crazy, lol--but he was being a jerk.) Also glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your extended family. One of the reasons I hope this girl makes her appearance a bit early is so we can go to my hometown for xmas for my mom's family celebration--they're 5 hours away and I haven't seen all of them in one place in a year because we couldn't make it to some other things this past year, and I want my 89 1/2 yo grandma to meet this babe. (baby's name will be Genevieve, which is my Granny's middle name)
mamabeakley, sorry your DH was so unappreciative today! It really sucks when others project their motivations, doesn't it? :/
travelmumma, I won't even attempt anything on Pinterest. See above note about my non-craftiness. I could probably do stuff if I *had* to, but since my life doesn't depend on it, I save the stress. :P
esp, thanks for asking after me.
my heartburn is mostly gone, thanks to my triple-teaming it with Prevacid 1/day, Pepcid 3/day, and TUMS 1-3x/day. Ugh. I think my body overproduces relaxin when I'm pregnant--or it overreacts to it--and my cardiac sphincter just doesn't function. (that's the name of the one at the top of the stomach. I just looked it up.) Contractions have gone back to non-freakout levels (had regular ones Friday, and one even woke me up at 2am). This babe is most likely my last, too, and I'm trying to enjoy the pregnancy. As for classes, you did better than I--with DS1, I think I took incompletes when I was 5 months along because I just couldn't make myself care anymore. (I still never finished my Master of Public Administration. sigh) I hope you make it through your presentation and don't have anything weighing on you when babe decides to meet you.
kel, that hat is my favorite, and it sounds so intricate! You are one talented mama.
actually, lots of you are so talented...once again, I'm surrounded by people with much more of that sort of thing than myself.
Natalie, that is so weird of your mom (and RUDE!). Good for you for asking her to leave your space. She (and her bf) totally sounds like a teenager. I hope she comes around and realizes the error of her ways. ((hugs)) How are you feeling--contractions sticking around or what, mama?
darkblue, IDK if I said it last week, but WHEW on closing the door on your mother's estate/house.
Hello to everyone else, too!