Monday, November 20, 2006

The last few days

We have had a lot going on. Last Thursday at school, Claire had her Thanksgiving program. It was so cute. She was one of the Indian girls. Of course, the camera battery was dead and Luke keeps taking the other batteries out of the charger. Quite frustrating! So we didn't get any pictures. Then we stayed and ate lunch with her and Jordan for the Thanksgiving dinner. It was surprisingly good for school food. Of course, pretty much any food is good to me at this point. I get hungry about every hour and a half these days. And I mean really hungry where my stomach growls. So crazy the things your body does when you are pregnant.

I am 10 weeks now. The baby is about an inch long from head to bottom. All the organs have formed and begun working. Hopefully when I go to the doctor on the 28th I will hear the heartbeat. I am always a little anxious till then, although I have been so sick that I know everything is okay. They say the sicker you are the healthier your baby is.

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. The older I get, the more I enjoy being around my family. It is so comforting to me. My family is crazy, but they are mine and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Christmas, on the other hand, is turning my kids into greedy little monsters. I am all for not exchanging presents with anyone this year and just being together like T'giving. I just want them to understand that the world is not all about them and I want to teach them how to be givers. Right now they love to be getters. I know that will come with time, but it still bothers me.

I hope everyone has a great holiday!


Danny Proctor said...

Can't wait to see you all on Thursday.
Friday is Papa's 79th birthday, in case you didn't know. I'm ready to be in Joelton with everybody and eat until I can't eat another bite. I know we're all struggling financially this year so why don't we just do Christmas for the little ones? (All kids are greedy monsters when Santa's coming :)
And yeah, we're all "nutty as a suitcase" (to quote Uncle Dave) but don't we have fun?
I love you.

Stephen Shirley said...

"They say the sicker you are the healthier your baby is."

Then holy cow we have one healthy baby. ;)

Elizabeth S said...

Christmas for the kids sounds good to me, although that is who I usually buy for anyway. And yes, we have more fun than anyone else I know.