Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Let them eat cake

Husband picked up my cake today on his way home. I'm not sure if I like the chocolate or the yellow better. I ordered it with both so I didn't have to choose. ;) Between the three of us and the piece I'm sending with Shawn to work tomorrow to give to my mom, it's already half gone. I found this really great sounding recipe last night. It's basically little bits of cake rolled into balls and dipped into melted chocolate. I'm looking forward to making it but it takes several hours so I'll probably wait till the weekend.

Over the last few weeks, my husband has been raising money for this kid type charity. The center for the homeless in our city, has quite a few kids there this Christmas. This lady is trying to get together a thousand dollars so that each one of these kids gets something for Christmas. She plans to have a build-a-bear workshop so that each child can make their own bears. My husband was able to raise exactly five hundred. I was pretty shocked that he was able to get that much money with the way the economy is this Christmas. He's taking the money to her tomorrow up in Michigan. I'm proud of him and I know he's glad he was able to make a difference in some kid's lives that otherwise would've had absolutely nothing this year.

Tomorrow I have my 34 week doctor's appointment. I've been having pain quite frequently over the last few weeks so I'll definitely be bringing that up. At times it feels like my muscle's in my stomach are actually being ripped when the baby moves or kicks in certain places. I've also been having pain lower. I won't go into too much detail as it's slightly TMI. It definitely makes me think the baby is very low. I would definitely prefer to hear tomorrow that there is nothing to indicate that my body is changing in preparation for labor. I would really like to not have a December baby. Both Christmas and my own birthday are in December and there is so much going on that I know at some point the baby would feel the same way about it's birthday that I do. (two days after Christmas is not the best day to be born, fyi) I'm due January 12th and if I just make it to the month of January, I'll be ok. Although, it will be a major relief to have my body back to myself. There are days I want to say 'Ok that's it, it's eviction day, get out. I'm done sharing and quite frankly, you're hurting me.' I'd regret even thinking it if I did go into early labor. I wouldn't want a preterm baby, no matter how uncomfortable I may be. Although, at this point in my pregnancy, the chances of a baby being born with only minor problems is greatly increased. For now, I'd prefer to play it safe and have a baby no sooner than 37 weeks.

3 comments:

Wes said...

Jamie:

The cake sounds good, I'll will have to make one tomorrow. Good thing your husband was able to raise so much, and for a good cause! I hope your pain eases for you, or quiets the best it can.

If the baby allows you, I hope you make it until then.I know we have several Birthdays in December, plus Christmas! My neices Birthday is 2 days after Xmas, and she has always gets atlest 2 presents. So, she gets the best of both worlds.

I hope your appointment is a piece of cake, and you have a Great day today.

Check you Later,
Wes

Beth said...

I hope all goes well with your appointment, sweetie. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you make it to January, and without such discomfort. Keep us posted!

Love, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Wonderful thing that hubby is doing for the charity. I think the building the bear workshop is a great idea.