I have been getting shocked faces when I tell people that I am due December 8th. People say "OMG, you're huge!" or "I thought you were ready to go soon" or my favorite, "It's twins!" I think after 3 ultrasounds we are pretty certain that there's only one baby in there! Unless I have a hidden uterus in here somewhere. Or maybe I am also growing a large abdominal tumor...
Got back from Slagle last night. That's where DH's family has a cottage on a trout farm. We mostly spent the weekend inside playing cards or reading. I finished my very large resource book on babies while we were there. Then I got to read a little about the Slagle Trout Farm in a limited edition book that his grandparents own. The book gave some history about the camp & had a lot of information about DH's great-great grandfather. I would love to get a copy of that book for my son, but since there are only 300 copies total, I don't think that's a realistic option. So I need to make photocopies of those pages for Corbin's heritage. Above is a photo of the cottage, and a photo of Xander, "fishing."
DH & I celebrated our first wedding anniversary last night at a fancy steakhouse. It was our present to each other, since it was so expensive. Let me see... what did we eat (because that is what this preggo loves to talk about)? DH had a colossal shrimp cocktail, a 14 oz filet with bearnaise. I had a beefsteak tomato salad with purple onion, a filet with mustard demi glace & mushrooms, and we shared a side of balsamic asparagus. For dessert, we were treated to a Grand Marnier souffle with sabayon (sp?) whipped cream (compliments of the house), and a hot chocolate cake with ice cream. Oh man was it fantastic. We exchanged our cards this morning & they were really sweet & sappy. A year ago right now, I was soooo nervous. It really has been a fabulous year, filled with travel, family, friends... we made so many memories. And now we will celebrate every anniversary from here on out as parents. I'm glad we had this year to ourselves. Here's to a great year!!
New Craving! On Friday night, I was at the video store & got a big tub of gummy bears. I ate that tub within two days. I had to go back on Sunday night (had to get back into my clothes to do this) to grab another tub. These are awesome!
Yesterday and today were fun days. On Sunday, our friends Joe & Natalie brought their 13 month old son Davis over to go swimming in our pool. It made us realize that in one year, we will have an approximately 9 month old son to go swimming with, too. One of the highlights was when they dressed him in one of those wetsuits with floaties in it. He looked like a little sumo wrestler! Today I got to travel & go see my friend Sarah. We used to work together in Mt. Vernon. We spent time looking through the mall & then went to various stores around the area to shop for baby stuff. Her boyfriend's brother just had twin girls last Thursday, so she was checking out the girls' stuff while I had fun checking out misc. gear. Above is a photo of my spoils. I just love shopping for Corbin. One of my favorite finds was the onesie on the right. It says, "What happens at Grandma's, stays at Grandma's."
I've been picking up extra shifts lately to help out at work, so it was really nice to have the day off today. I went over to my parents' condo this afternoon to see Mom, who just came into town last night. She had brought down some of my old Fis*her Price toys & scrubbed them down. I used to love these things! I hope Corbin likes them, too. She also gave me some books that I had written. One was called "Sally Imagination". It was about this girl who thought she was plain, but ended up being the star of the show because she threw together some wood, nails, painted it & entered it into some contest. This book has a few fallacies, but let me point out a couple. In one chapter, her friend's mom puts them into a room unsupervised with some wood, nails and paint. Also, near the end, after she has won this contest, this man solicits her on the street to help (in my words) "cheer up (his) son." lol. After receiving some hand me downs from Mom (and a couple of cool scrapbooks, as an added bonus), we went to BRU & looked around. She is stocking their new place with baby goods for when he comes to visit. I ended up getting some Be*lly Bars, which were only okay. They kind of taste like no-bake cookies. Then we went to the scrapbook store & I got a lot of new papers for my scrapbooking day tomorrow. DH is at a golf outing, so I will be taking the time to work on my books for a day.
...but it's hard to put on pants, socks or bend over. I can't fit through small spaces anymore. I can't sleep on my back anymore. I will probably only see these little piggies for a couple more weeks (until December, that is)!
Our dog Xander is 2 years old. He is a bit spoiled, especially by his daddy. They rough-house all of the time. Pretty soon, we imagine that he will be a second class citizen in this home, so my DH has started to call him "second fiddle." I went to a BRU seminar a few weeks ago & learned some tricks to ease him into the whole idea. They recommend carrying around and "diapering" a doll & downloading babies wailing from the internet to get the dog used to the sound. I'm not sure I will go this far. I might just wing it.
First of all, I have discovered the world of posting on bulletin boards. Hopefully, the novelty will wear off fast, because I have just whittled away an hour replying to posts and posting new posts. Fun though- very communal. Secondly, among these bulletin boards, I have encountered "bouncing bellies." A few girls are able to capture their baby's kicks on video from the outside already, even at 20 weeks. I can't wait until that day, so that my DH can feel more involved. He was able to feel a few thumps last night while we were watching TV. I want belly distortion :)