Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pre-Turkey Day

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.


Tara G. said...

Samuel walked into the hospital room after his baby sister was born, looked at her, and said, "I think it's a baby." Can't get much past that boy! He adores her- although, we do have to talk about being GENTLE daily (um, hourly is probably more accurate). Jackson is going to be a wonderful big brother! Happy Thanksgiving!

debra parker said...

Rolaids and pregnancy do go hand in hand. I am glad that you had such a great day. I love these kind of days.

Lindsee Lou said...

Amanda! I am so glad y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve! I've been packing (literally) all day, but am finally done! (I know you cared to know that!) HA!

And oh, a 2 week old baby. I can only imagine! Precious!

Hope y'all have a truly wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessings and Hugs!


R said...

that does sound like a wonderful day! we've had a good week, too--husby has the week off, and we've had dates with different friends every day. i love low-key weeks like that where we are free to plan anything!

i'm 15 weeks prego (my 3rd baby), and i need rolaids for the first time. i stood for several minutes just staring blankly at that aisle at target the other day--i was confounded at all of the different choices! so i bagged it altogether and psyched myself up for just sucking it up and sleeping propped up on 2 pillows. so far it's worked!

so sad...i can't make my own decisions! :0)

Karen said...

I have a six month old baby girl and I lived on Pepcid Complete and Gas-x (hee hee). The Pepcid worked so much better than the Rolaids. Happy Thanksgiving!

bethany said...

How wonderful a day you've had! It is now 10:19 here in California and I've just returned from our church's Thanksgiving Service. This is a new church that I am attending and I just love that they do a service for Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful time of refelcting on all that God has done for us, in us, and through us!
He is great and greatly to be praised!!!

lavonda said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Have a blessed weekend with your family, and all that is so precious to be thankful for.

And don't overdo it on those rolaids... I took sooo many with my second (also a girl) because the heartburn was SOO much worse with her pregnancy than my son's! Then, on Thanksgiving night, 2000, I went into what I thought was early labor at 35 weeks.
THE PAIN. Oh my goodness. We raced home from Destin, Fl at midnight to our hometown (because I HAD to be with my own doctor for the delivery) -- I'm talking, 90 mph on the interstate, leaving my dna all along the highway, and yes, even getting stopped by a patrolman who said, "hurry up" and scooted us along when he saw my condition -- only to discover when we got to the hospital that it was a kidney stone. After 2 days on morphine and passing 3 stones, my doctor gave me quite the little lecture for overdoing it on the rolaids. I'd been popping them like candy for almost 2 months!

The calcium is not your friend in the long run. I had to take magnesium pills the rest of my pregnancy for the heartburn.

Good memories we can laugh about today though.
May your Thanksgiving be heartburn free! :)

Sister Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda!

I am on my way to our chapel for our morning time of prayer.

Know that being part of the blog world is a rich blessing for which I give thanks.

Hope your day is joyous in everyway!

Sister Lynn

valerie said...

I'm so glad you had such a great day. Good for you for giving in to Curtis about the tinsel. It's so hard sometimes isn't it?!!! It sure made him a happy man - sounds like.

Your rug is beautiful and I don't blame you at all for protecting it.....trash bags or whatever.

The other day my husband had a huge bowl of deer meat and he was going to cut it up into pieces so he could make jerky. He said...."Where do you want me to do this?" I wanted to say "outside";) but it was pretty chili and he had a lot to do. But, we have a rug underneath the kitchen table and I just said "please be careful....I don't really know how to clean that rug." He did a great job!

I can't wait to hear what baby girl's name is!
I remember when we brought home our baby girl...a little over 26 years ago and her brother (only 19 months old) was so sweet with her & so proud. He'd say, "Baby Sista." Jackson is going to love her!

I'll keep Jackson in my prayers that he'll want to sit on the potty. With all those fun treats, I'm sure he'll be tempted.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Lora said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amanda. I am truly grateful that you share your thoughts and snippets of life with us on this blog.
With thanksgiving,

Missy said...

Girl - I myself got lost in Target yesterday and FORGOT my Rolaids. Luckily I came home and realized I have enough to make it through today.

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope today is even better for you!

His Doorkeeper said...

Oh - berry flavored tums have been my faithful friend but I have had to move on up to Pepcid. Still tasty and even more helpful! :-)
I can't wait to find out what you are naming baby girl! :-)

Nancy Mon said...

Peppermint Crunch Jr. Mints? How could I have missed those? I will have to check that out. Sounds like your pre Thanksgiving Day was wonderful. And with C M and fam and the Altics, how could the day be anything but fun.

Rachel said...

I heart Target too! So glad ya'll had a fun day with sweet friends!

Marla Taviano said...

Oh, I just loved this post so much! How fun! How great! How sweet!

Doesn't your rug have a name? Or did I imagine that?

And oooooh, I can't wait to learn baby girl's name!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ginnylou said...

Boy, do I hear you about the rug! I had my beautiful, rarely used dining table set for Thanksgiving dinner with the family...when I panicked about possible rings from glasses...So our meal was eaten with pretty dishes, nice red table runner and placemats...and bright orange TN Vols coasters!! Not to mention, half the chairs still have plastic--hubby and my compromise since we couldn't agree whether to keep it or take it off!

But, our dinner was great and today has been even better! A trip to the local train museum had my 17 month old man child chattering up a storm! Hope your weekend is great!

Kristin said...

Your statement about Rolaids speaks to me Amanda!!! I had a major love relationship with Tums until just about four weeks ago.... In fact, I looked at the Value Sized container on top of my microwave the other day and felt a little sad for not having paid any attention to it for so many weeks now after it had been such a close companion for so long!
Lots of people told me that heartburn equals lots of hair. My boys certainly aren't hurting in the hair department so maybe your little girl is going to have a full head too!!! I certainly can't wait to find out!!!!

Allison said...

I'm jealous of your Target Shopping...I could seriously move in there. Did I dream this, or doesn't baby girl already have a name, that's been announced? Or, are you just not using it until she is born? I was like that with the twins always calling them baby boy and baby girl even though we had names until they were born. HUGS!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

My goodness, what is it about men getting all nostalgic with that old school tinsel? My hubby and I had the same conversation in Old Time Pottery on Friday. Bless their sweet hearts.

I wanted to tell you that my sweet friend and I were pregnant at the same time in 2000, and when she held my newborn girl, her little sweetie started kicking, too. Now they are the very best of friends. They adore each other!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Little Momma,
I like reading about your day:) Yay for rolaids!! You make me laugh with your man's tinsel euphoria!:)


Dionna said...

I have never heard of or seen the peppermint crush junior mints! Those sound so good. I'm going to have to keep my eyes out for those!