Monday, December 17, 2007

Only 8 More Days....

...until Christmas!! I can't believe it! Last week was a busy week. My friend Ame and I hosted an Ornament Exchange Christmas party at my house last Thursday night. It was really fun. At least, I hope everyone had fun. We had fun throwing it! It's always good to get together for a girls night. I kept my camera out to take pictures of the girls who were there, but of course, I forgot all about it once the first guest came through the door! So there isn't any proof that we have friends! But we did get lots of pictures of the set-up. Ame is Martha Stewart-ish enough to pull off a tablescape like this:

me and Ame:

our "coffee bar":

The following day left me with a feeling I haven't had in a long time: I wanted to cook! Because my house had already been cleaned for the party, cooking a meal didn't seem like such a burden. I felt like, "I can do this!" So I did. Seriously, it's been three months. It wasn't much, but it's a start. Our friends, the Levys, came over that night, and we had a great visit. It had been a while since we'd been able to hang out, and we enjoyed time with Shelly and Michael a whole lot. Shelly found out last week that she's having a girl. She's due about two weeks before me. That means officially every friend I have here in Tyler that is pregnant and due in the spring is having a girl! Which actually makes me feel even more sure that I'm having a boy. You know...they always come in big groups with one exception. (When I had Jonah, a whole bunch of us had boys, and Angela had a girl.) This time, I think everyone will have girls, and I'll be the exception! Jonah has altered his prediction a little bit. He now says that it's a girl baby in my tummy but that when it comes out, it will be a boy baby. I can't convince him that babies don't change genders as they're being delivered. I hope it's not a sign that the ultrasound prediction will be wrong! But speaking of, I had a doctors appointment today. We heard the heartbeat - precious sound. 150 bpm. And I got a refill of my nausea medicine. Praise the Lord. The last three days have been horrible, as I had run out of my prescription meds and was going to try to make it without getting more. But that just wasn't meant to be. Zofran and I have been pretty BFF this pregnancy, and it looks like we aren't supposed to break up just yet. Ugh. Oh well. At least it helps. There weren't any prescription medicines that helped me when I was pregnant with Jonah, so I didn't take anything. I was still throwing up my guts at this point with him. So I really am thankful that first of all, they came out with a generic version of Zofran this past year (it wasn't an option with Jonah at $25 a pill) and that it really does help me to function better. Anyway, it's weird to think that "the big ultrasound" is only three weeks from today. By the way...those of you who are pregnant right now, where are you finding maternity clothes? It always seems like maternity clothes are really cute except when I'm pregnant! I'm having trouble finding stuff I like. Without paying a fortune.

I just got back from taking Jonah to the doctor. He has this terrible-sounding cough, so I took him in this afternoon. He has a little bit of an ear infection and lots of drainage from that. So I'm hoping that antibiotics will take care of it soon and he'll feel back to normal. He's not quite himself today. At least he doesn't have anything contagious. We'll still be in a lot this week though. I'm going to try to get some holiday baking well as make sure my cooking last Friday wasn't a one-meal-wonder. I'll try to feed my family a couple more meals this week!


Betsy said...

Ahh...I remember that shirt! You look much better in it than me though!

Hannah E. said...

Oh, Betsy - you are so wrong!! You were a gorgeous pregnant woman. I remember. Not all of us actually "glow," but you had it!

Courtney said...

the trick is the cost to maternity clothes...everything i could afford looked like a table cloth or drapes on my grandmas windows...however, when i went to utica and saw what they had there, i about cried, and then i did when i saw the price tag and couldn't afford ONE thing of it...not even the stuff on sale! so its out there...its just all pricey.