Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Ticker says Zero...

When I awoke at 2:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to put a load of laundry in the washer (ambitious, I know...usually I just get on the internet or take a bath!). While I was down there I noticed that I could smell gas from the dryer. HH shut it off at the valve before leaving for work.

Sometimes it seems that nothing is easy.

But that's really the only black spot in the past couple of days...

Yesterday Grandma & Grandpa N called and said that they were going to stop by for a visit. I got to look at their cruise scrapbook, Grandma & Chick vacuumed the stairs : ) Then we all went to Value Village. It wasn't a sale day, so really no great DEALS, but cute stuff (all for Chick except for extremely comfy slippers that were in the New Gift section). We stopped at a kid's consignment shop too, where I got some shoes for Chick (if she has anything thicker than tights on she signs "Hurt" when I put on her brown shoes). We went to McDonalds for lunch (my choice--I don't get out much and like to have fast food every once a month or so). Anyhow, it was really fun, and Chick (who woke me up and was signing "Play with friends" right away) was happy to be with G&G & to get out of the house.

I also got an email from Grandma & Grandpa J, who are on THEIR cruise. I was happy to hear that they are loving their cruise. Honestly, who DOESN'T love a cruise?! And G'ma J won $100 at bingo. Yay. When we took a cruise a couple of years ago, HH played a bit of bingo too...that was practically his only expenditure (I bought stuff).

The good points of today were:
sleeping in--Chick and I both slept until 10!
I got the birth pool fully inflated (I've been procrastinating that)
& put the liner inside & one underneath.
And I changed the knobs on our bedside tables.

As for my due date: I might have explained this already... I have a 2 week window of when the baby is due (13th to the 27th). I used the middle (20th) for the prego ticker. I don't know what the ticker does when you go over, but I may not even be overdue after today. I might not be really DUE until Thanksgiving. We're still all just waiting.

I'm attaching another video of Chick, because she's cute.
Please ignore the boyish pj's...long story but she likes planes anyhow.


nikko said...

You are SO SO right about the two week window for a "due date". People who get all hopped up about due dates and beg for inductions really is one of my biggest pet peeves. The baby will come when it's ready! What a concept! LOL.

I've been thinking of you a lot lately. Every day I look for a post, otherwise I think you're having a baby! Good luck! You are so brave to have the baby at home. My Idol. ;o)

nikko said...

In full disclosure, however, I must admit that for various valid reasons I was induced with three of mine. Probably makes me sound like a huge hypocrite.

Heather, Rex, etc. said...

I hate going past the due date. I always feel jipped. It will come.