Today, to celebrate entering my 29th week of pregnancy, I bought a ginormous jar of Rolaids. One hundred berry-flavored Rolaids. Just in time for Turkey Day.
Today was awesome. Because of all the awesomeness I'm super tired and my pelvic girdle feels like it's 80 years old, but it was worth it.
We met our friends, the Habermehls, for lunch at Chili's. They live in the Big D, so we don't get to see them very much. That was so much fun. Then we all went to Target for a few minutes. I bought The Blessed Rolaids and some little cellophane bags to wrap some potty prizes in for Jackson (like Matchbox cars and mini-containers of play doh). He will be earning these after a whole day of good pottying. I also bought some Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints for the immediate prize. Holy cow, they are good!
Curtis and I wanted to buy an Advent box and they had a ton to choose from. We settled on one that looks like a choo choo train. Jackson is going to LOVE it. Then we went to the Christmas decorations aisle and my husband entered into euphoria. He told me in a childlike way that he really wanted to buy some of that old school tinsel for our tree. So after 6 years of tightly controlling what our tree looks like, I let go. We got us some tinsel. My husband has never loved me more. From that point forward, every time I said I thought something was cute, he said, "Babe, get whatever you want." Those are some dangerous words to speak to a woman in Target. I almost got a new package of ornaments, but I felt like I was taking advantage of my husband's euphoria. What if he hated me in the morning? I refrained and instead took joy in my beloved's happiness.
After I raided the dollar aisle for stocking stuffers and such, we headed home. Jackson took a nap and Curt ran some errands. I wrapped Jackson's potty prizes. Then I made a quick batch of butterscotch haystacks. So yummy.
At about 5 p.m. the Altics came over to have dinner with us. Curt brought home some Italian food. We ate at our dining room table for only the second time since we've had it. I know, it's so sad. I had the table set beautifully, but then Curt put black trash bags underneath Jackson and Jayk's chairs to protect my precious rug. Can you say tacky? We pull out all the stops for our friends! (When I was cleaning up, there was actually a ton of food on Jackson's trash bag. None whatsoever on Jayk's.) I seriously just need to spill something red on the rug and get over it. But look how pretty it is.
We had the best time with our friends and the boys did well together. Baby Judah, who is not even two weeks old, is so precious. When I was holding him, Baby Girl (I almost just slipped on the name) started kicking all around. She was saying hi to her friend! Curtis thought this was a sign that she's going to give him heck one day, but I think she was just being friendly. Curtis held the baby after me and I will say that it was sweet to see my man with a newborn again. I can't wait. Then Jackson got a turn! Oh my word, I was nervous. He could not have been more proud and happy to hold the baby. He was smiling from ear to ear. I tried to use tonight to convey to him the reality that his baby sister, who lives in mommy's tummy, is not going to be in there forever.
Kay and Jerrell and the boys (plural!) left at 7 so they could go to bed early. (We're taking notes.) When we walked them to their car, we saw that our neighbors were outside with their girls, putting up their Christmas lights. So for the next hour we hung out in the yard with them. It was such a fun and unexpected blessing.
We just had the best day. I will lay my sleepy head on my pillow with a smile on my face tonight. Especially since I have my Rolaids.