I know it's a bit early, but what is everyone's Thanksgiving plans for this year?
I have to work from 8AM-12PM that day, which isn't too bad. After I get off, I'll go home and get straight to cooking, and have my family over around 5 or 6 for dinner!
I'm going to be a major downer this year ...
My plan is to ignore the holiday entirely and find excuses to not allow my boyfriend's extended family to see the babies. I don't want random sick cousins and unvaccinated adults traipsing about the place!
Assuming I don't have a baby before then (remember, I am thinking that is the week!) my parents will probably come over and help cook and just spend the day with us. I'm taking the whole week off as it is. No plans, just not working!
My c-section is scheduled for the day after. So my plans are to EAT!
My mommy is coming to make me Thanksgiving dinner, yay!
I will help cook too! It will just be my parents & us. I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing day with them. I plan to eat late into the night since I can't eat anything 8-hour prior to my surgery scheduled for 12pm on black Friday.
Visited my family last Christmas, and it was pretty stressful since they haven't had to worry about baby-proofing their house in the last 20 years, and I had to be constantly vigilant. So I made the executive decision--- this year, family was invited to my place for Thanksgiving so they could see DS1 and our new house. So that would be my mom, dad, two brothers, sister, and any assorted SO's they might choose to bring.
Then MIL moved to our town last May. She's still living in the guest room--- she gutted the house she bought, and has been working on it diligently since August, and hopefully she'll be installed in it by Thanksgiving. It's much slower work than I expected, despite the fact she hired everything out. But of course, she'll be joining us for Thanksgiving, too, whether she's still living in our house or not.
Then BIL, his wife, and his kids called up, and informed us they'd be visiting us from Montana, either for Christmas or Thanksigiving. Knowing that Christmas was the week the baby was due, we opted to have them down for Thanksgiving instead. Four more guests.
Then their father (divorced from their mother) found out BIL & Co. were visiting, and said, "What a great idea!" So he and his son (DH's and BIL's half-brother) will be coming in for Thanksgiving, too, from Florida. He had heart surgery earlier this year, so of course, we couldn't begrudge him the visit.
So we've got both our entire immediate families slated to join us for Thanksgiving. I'm thinking about passing DS1 over to them as a distraction and running off to take a four-day nap... I'm exhausted thinking about all those guests!
I'm thinking about having a baby. We haven't made plans thinking it will be so close to baby time.
I will probably just go to my mom's place and hang out with whatever family chooses to show up.
I have no idea yet because I don't have my work schedule...lol They do our schedules a month at a time. I usually work 12 hour shifts on Thursdays so I anticipate at least having to work that day. For holidays that usually only schedule people 8 hours as it would be unfair to take up the entire holiday. So my Thanksgiving plans are up in the air as of now. My DH and kids will probably go to his brothers house because he is hosting Thanksgiving this year for their family. I will go with them if I don't have to work and if I do work then I'll get off work and be going to my parents' house. Hopefully somebody saves me some food!!
Eating until I pass out and then sleeping.. I love Thanksgiving, its just a Dh and me holiday here and its nice and quiet
I'm working the night shift the day before, so I plan to SLEEP!!! lol. All joking aside I really have no idea. If DH's parents don't come down we will probably go to my parents house. They are only 1.5 hours from the hospital. Going to his family is out of the question, they are over 4 hours away. I will be way too close to delivery to venture out that far!
We usually get our Christmas tree that weekend too!
We had our thanksgiving in October as I live in Canada. We didn't do anything- we got back from holidays the day before- so we cooked supper and stayed home and relaxed!
We will be going to my DH's grandma's house for lunch and then coming home to sleep and watch football. I hope I have the Christmas decorations up by then.
I'm heading to the in-laws for the day. I'm sure they want us to spend the night but that is a no-go for me because their beds are super uncomfy. If DH and DS want to stay that is fine with me but I plan on working Friday to have some extra paid maternity time. I was going to make something but now I don't know. It depends on how motivated I feel at 36 weeks.
We are planning a day at home with just me, dh and ds. I really just want to keep it small and enjoy each other without the stress and hassle of the holiday.
Ditto this! Last year I actually bought my first fake tree, and I loved it so much more than a real one (I do miss the smell of a real tree though lol, just not all of the needles all over the place!), so I think I'll put the tree up either that night or the day after, that way it's done and I don't have to worry about it when Trystan comes!
Yea baby lol! Dallas is playing Miami this year... go Dallas!!!
We usually get our Christmas tree that weekend too!
I think we are going to try to get the xmas decor up before thanksgiving this year... just in case something comes up that would distract us from it haha.
Oh dang. We don't even have any Christmas decorations. I guess we'll need to shop after-Christmas sales this year to get ramped up for next year. At what age do the little kids start noticing that stuff?
We are having a nice, quiet holiday, just the three of us (DH, me, and DD). There is a family wedding that weekend, so my family will be out of town, and DH's family turned down our invitation to come have Turkey Day at our house. (Which is fine by me). MIL did say she will come if the baby is here, which kind of rubs me the wrong way (I mean, what, she doesn't want to see DD and DH, but will run down to see the baby? Whatever...)
I am looking forward to the quiet!