Monday, November 10, 2008

Best Present Ever!

It arrived again today, that "I can't stand it any longer" hair coloring moment. Aah. . .it seems like every month it comes around all too soon along with all that pesky, white, face-framing regrowth.

Thankfully, I went a little crazy and did my raggedy nails and my roots this morning, so I am looking more beautified and put together.

Tomorrow it's off for another ultrasound to check Craze Jr's 34-week baby growth. I'm sure they're going to tell me that he already weights 10 pounds. . .or maybe that's just what it feels like. Everything is starting to pain me. My feet, my hips, my back and my numb and tingly fingertips. Oh and my "yoo hoo." At least, that's what I call it. I think in medical circles it's called the round ligament. It doesn't really matter what you call it, it frequently still hurts like a bugger.

Craze is funny. Yesterday he asked me if I would spend some time today packing my hospital bag. I think he's starting to worry that the delivery day will sneak up on us sooner than planned and we'll be totally unprepared for our trip to the hospital. He's been very good, bless him. We went Christmas shopping to the mall on Saturday (using a found gift card that I had misplaced about four years ago and coupons--hurray for found money and discounts!) and he insisted on carrying my purse much of the time along with all our purchases.

(My husband is frequently annoying but also sweet and cute and I do love, love, love him.)

We got nice presents at Macy's for Craze's brothers, dad, mom and nephew, not to mention hitting Babies R Us for the baby's crib mattress, giant boxes of diapers and wipes, a baby thermometer and a Christmas outfit for the little guy (hopefully, he's here by then). With our baby shower and "found" gift cards and coupons, all of it cost only $23 of our actual money. How great is that?!?!?

Only a few more odds and ends for Christmas and then my shopping will be complete. My aim is to get it all done and wrapped up soon so I can laze around watching Christmas movies closer to my 12/21 due date. That way I can bask in the warm feelings of the season and my last days of pregnancy without all things undone hanging over my head.

I have to say I've always been a great lover of Christmas. But this year, I'm really looking forward to my best present ever!


grammaw marina said...

HI Maggie! Did you think to get some of those itty-bitty nail clippers? They are the handiest! Use them when Jr. is asleep. That awful pain you spoke of seems like something must have gone wrong! but it's normal - unbelievably, it's normal.

Joanna said...

Yes, definitely get those clippers but "Especially for Baby" makes some that are white and have a longer, curved grip...easier for baby. Their nails grow so fast and they scratch themselves up. I think I got them in a set w/ other things, but I still use them on my baby whose 4 now.

Maggie Sumner said...

Thanks for the hint, Marina and Joanna. I didn't pick up a pair of those clippers yet, but definitely will.