Make a birthday banner
We've never done this for Christmas before...but we made a banner for Jeff when he returned from Korea and it was so fun. I thought everyone might enjoy doing it again. For the record, we got one of those HUGE paper rolls from the newspaper office for about $2 and it lasts forever. It's perfect for these kinds of crafts.
Christmas Eve Eve here has some significance. We buy three family gifts (as well as three gifts per person). On Christmas Eve Eve we open the first family gift, the second the next evening and the big family gift on Christmas morning.
Now on to my pregnancy ails:
MY BACK HURTS. SO MUCH! And remember how I was bragging about how great I was sleeping...and some of you said, enjoy it while you can. Okay, nobody said that but I know you were thinking it. It's over. I'm waking up every. single. hour. all. night. long. Feel my angst.
The baby is so amazingly low I don't know how it's not falling out. For me, I have a big old basketball stomach all right out in front. Now the top part of my stomach is flat...okay, so that's a major exaggeration, maybe flat isn't the right word here, less round, maybe. You can't even feel the baby at the top part of my stomach anymore.
Hey, did I tell you my back hurts? I'm going to the chiropractor as soon as it opens.
Here is a weird thing I found out yesterday.
I conceived this baby two years, to the day, I conceived Asa...that's not the weird thing, I already knew that. However, I conceived Mill two weeks before them (and some years). But what I discovered is that my mucus plug started coming out with Millicent exactly as far along as I was with Asa. Then about ten days later I went into labor with her. We knew Asa was early (he was induced due to preeclampsia), and now we think he was probably two weeks early. SO, if we follow the same pattern, this baby will be born in about three weeks and some days.
If I know, maybe I wont be so anxious.
What about you? Have any of you had similar labors like that? Or am I hoping for too much?
One more thing...my back hurts.
Merry Christmas Eve Eve
(And no, I haven't watched the Survivor finale but I'm watching it tonight.)