Thursday, November 20, 2008

38 weeks and still cooking....

Isn't this the cutest hat ever? I actually got it in a package from my friend Jenny and I am quite certain it will be gigantic on the baby, but I can't wait to use it. I think i'm going to take it to the hospital and maybe he can wear it anyway. We'll see.

We're at 38 weeks today- I had another doctor's appointment and even though they were pretty sure they would induce me at 38 weeks, everything was fine and so they're going to keep watching and waiting. My belly is still growing, the baby passed his NST with no issues and my blood pressure was at my baseline with no real signs of preeclampsia. Plus, I'm not really "induceable" right now, so inducing me just to do so would probably end up in a c-section, and we're definately trying to avoid that! So back to the doctor in a few days to recheck things!
I am personally hoping that I can just go into labor on my own - so we'll see how things go.
So, in non-baby related news, it is finally cold in the Upstate!!! Our apartment complex keeps posting these signs that say "freeze warning" which I think are pretty funny. I'll have to take a picture of them. I actually wore regular shoes and socks today instead of flip flops. This is probably the first time in about 6 weeks!
In honor of the chilly weather and only 35 days till Christmas....I present an early christmas survey!!!
1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? i love wrapping stuff, so wrapping paper. The only thing I like about gift bags is that they fit oddly shaped gifts. Otherwise I am a big fan of brightly wrapped boxes piled under the tree. Bags just don't have the same theme.
2.Real tree or Artificial? we have a ghetto artificial tree that I bought at Walmart 6 years ago. I dream of the day when we have a beautiful prelit artificial tree. I do not really care for real trees, but they do smell nice so we have a mistletoe scented candle to give us the "real tree" scent.
3.When do you put up the tree?usually right after Thanksgiving. I have to confess that we are not sure we are doing a tree this year, and i'm very sad about it , but it might be the easies solution.
4.When do you take the tree down?after New Year's or whenever I can bribe Patrick to do so.
5.Do you like eggnog?sometimes
6.Favorite gift received as a child?This awesome bunk bed set for my baby dollsI got when I was 7. It was so exciting at the time :o)
7. Hardest person to buy for? my dad
8.Easiest person to buy for? people who give me lists
9.Do you have a nativity scene?no, but I really want one. My parents have one that my mom handpainted in the 70's and I have always loved putting it out.
10.Mail or email Christmas cards?mail
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received?I don't remember anything bad
12.Favorite Christmas Movie?National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation...Also I love any movie on Hallmark or ABCFamily...cheesy but good
13.When do you start shopping for Christmas?too late, I never get everything bought early b/c people never give me lists early
14.Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?um....probably
15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?bourbon balls, wedding cookies, basically any dessert that you can only have during the holidays.
16.Lights on the tree?White, always on
17.Favorite Christmas song?Mary, did you know?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
I've been traveling to my parents since I was in college- Now we travel to both parents.
19.Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?sure
20.Angel on the tree top or a star?Star
21.Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?Christmas morning...We usually didn't open any on Christmas eve. I think it is super fun to have special pajamas to open on Christmas eve, and I think we will start that tradition for our family.
22.Most annoying thing about this time of the year?people thinking it is just about getting/giving gifts. And all the stress that people get over everything-
23.Favorite ornament theme or color? Snowmen, snowflakes, and different shades of blue.
24.Favorite for Christmas dinner?real yeast rolls, sweet potato casserole (should be at thanksgiving AND christmas)
25.What do you want for Christmas this year? healthy baby.
And Patrick and I are sharing a Wii this year, so we already know what we're getting each other. Otherwise maybe some new pajamas???
Congratulations if you survived my poll!!!!! I have a few other Christmas-themed posts that i'll be posting soon to get us in the holiday spirit early!


Jenny Williams said...

Haha! I'm glad you like that hat. I thought it was so cute, and I was so disappointed that Jack's 'noggin was too big for it. I hope the baby will be able to wear it at some point during the winter. Good news on the induction delay - here's to happy wishes of natural labor all on your own!!!!!!!!!!

MissyRayn said...


I love your poll and totally agree with the traditions of special PJ's for presents and hating that people don't really understand the reason for Christmas.

I'm happy that your baby is doing AOKay and you can keep resting hopefully until you go into labor naturally.

:-) Cynthia