Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Tradition

As I was loading and sorting my pictures in Picassa the other day I realized that without even meaning to we have developed a Thanksgiving tradition. Here is a picture of Alexander from last Thanksgiving eating pancakes in his travel booster seat in the living room.

This year we had our first dusting of snow the day after Thanksgiving so we decided to make pancakes for supper and eat them picnic style in front of the fireplace. No baby yet but a tradition is born...


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Transitions

I had been working to "back blog" some of the events from our Spring/Summer to show everyone what we had been up to. Then in a casual conversation with a regular blog reader, who shall remain nameless even though their last name used to be the same as mine, it was mentioned that they don't really care what we already did, they want to know what we are doing now. So I took some time today to tell you what I am doing now, I am waiting.
Those of you that know me well know that I am a planner. I am constantly making lists, written and mental - grocery lists, gift lists, to-do lists, books I want to read lists, etc. In many ways I feel that all this planning and list making helps to make me more prepared for the unexpected. Well, here we are at the due date and I have done everything on my list and no baby. Alexander was 3 days early and I thought for sure this baby was going to come early as well. I had been feeling so tired and ready by the end of last week that I stopped work a few days before planned just so I could rest. I had mild contractions last night so I thought we were on to something, then I went to bed and it all stopped.
Don't get me wrong, I am taking full advantage of this time to rest because I know what the next few weeks will be like. It is just strange when I find myself watching TV and they run a trailer for what is happening on Monday's show and I think, what will life be like for me on Monday?
It has not gone unnoticed by me that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I have so much in my daily life to be thankful for, but right now I can not help but give thanks for the gift of time. It has been a blessing to be carrying this child for the last 40 weeks. It is such a short amount of time in the life of my child. We are so curious about who he/she is and the person they will become. These are the thoughts that I now fill my days with, reflections on myself, my family and the family that we are about to become. Thank you to all of you that have been thinking about us and wishing us well. We can't wait to update you with news of our newest arrival, whenever he/she decides to come!
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