Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

First off, Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you spent this day surrounded by family, friends and food, reminded of the many blessings in your life.

Jon and I opted to buy the makings for a Thanksgiving meal in the event Baby L was still cooking — and he is — so, I spent the morning in the kitchen prepping. Making Thanksgiving dinner always make me feel really accomplished, and this year even more so, since I did it being over 40 weeks pregnant. And this was the first year I did it solely on my own (last year, my Mom was here over Thanksgiving).
My turkey...
We happily dined on a very moist turkey, corn casserole, sweet potatoes, real mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and rolls  — and of course pumpkin AND pecan pie. What a feast. And, since it's the two of us, you can imagine how long we will be eating leftovers (which I kind of think was Jon's plan).
Our first plates...
We surely have so many blessings to thank God for this year. Before digging in, we both expressed gratitude for family, our little cooking turkey, each other and, this year, that Jon is tested out and has put in his transfer paperwork. Maybe next year we'll be in Minnesota!

So, as is apparent by these last weekly pictures (one taken last night) no news of baby yet. And, I would attempt to do a weekly update, but there's so minimal a change that it would be pretty much the same as the last couple already posted. Still definitely wearing maternity clothes, Baby L has pretty much stopped developing anything super major and is currently just plumping up and growing hair. I haven't gained any weight over the last 2.5 weeks (in fact, I even lost 2 pounds) and my cravings have been pretty minimal because my stomach is constantly being squished by the little guy in there (so I don't eat much half the time).

We had a doctor's appointment yesterday, and, as was the case before, all my stats look great (blood pressure, etc.), but Baby L just doesn't want to drop AT ALL. So, either he hears his dad and me talking out here and thinks we're too weird to meet or he's just really mellow like his dad and is in no hurry.

That being the case, since my doctor considers me 41 weeks tomorrow,  we scheduled his eviction date (induction) for next Wednesday morning in the event he just chooses to stay in there. But, we are praying that he come before then because I REALLY don't want to be induced. And, in the event you think of it, we would covet your prayers for this as well.

I've been trying to pass the time best I can by distracting myself with nesting. I've cleaned, done laundry, gotten out/put up Christmas decorations, gotten some crafty projects done and vegged on the couch (is that nesting?). It's hard not to get impatient though... wondering if every contraction is the start of something (and then it never is).

Here's to hoping that one of these days is the big day (before Wednesday!)


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