How did your dad feel about you suggesting savings bonds instead of presents? That suggestion would not go particularly well in my family. It is practical and definitely there were savings bonds given by aunts/uncles but my Dad, in particular, is big into gift-giving and a savings bond wouldn't hold the magic that a savings bond would. What we have done as aunts and uncles is do more of the savings bond kinds of things and less of the presents kinds of things.
Lesli - You're kid sounds like mine. He learns so much at school it is crazy. When I try to work with him on anything at home, I am instantly rejected. I have found the tag reading system to be somewhat helpful. He is mostly learning the states and playing with a Nemo book but they have a phonics series that I am going to look into. Oh, and I wish I could shave my legs. I might try really hard tonight.
Mia - Hope things work out for the babysitter for tomorrow. If you were here, I would just have you drop her off at my office. My nurse loves hanging out with kids while I do medical stuff.
Doctors appt today. They are going to weigh me. I am scared. It is not going to go well.
I hope your appointment goes well and the GBS comes back negative for you Lesli! DD loves our iPad too. How reassuring about the fever staying down, I hope she's over that hump. Her bath comment is adorable. I'd be surprised to hear if they check you if you have't been having PTL signs as I hear most won't until you're at least 37 without suspecting something is going on, but KUP if they do!
AFM - Lost lots more plug and was so nervous it was my water at first with how it felt (and felt so silly when I discovered what it was). My water broke at home with DD so I am sort of missing such a huge sign. Haven't been timing anything for much more then 10 or 15 minutes just as I don't want to get discouraged. Made the mistake of reading some experiences about amnios at 37 weeks and a lot of people said they were laid up the rest of the day from it. Soreness I can understand but I want to be able to be getting things going. Our babysitter for tomorrow bailed but apparently my FIL is taking the day off. Usually MIL is there with DD when they watch her but I'm sure he'd do fine for the few hours we'd be gone. Hoping things will just pick up on their own tonight. Housework eggs things along but it all slows once I relax.
Tiffany my dad is a pretty practical kind of guy and really hates shopping so when I said that he thought it was a great idea. I think he will try and talk his wife into it but his wife likes to shop and get gifts for all the kids. So then I suggested maybe don't spend all his budget on toys maybe do the bonds and then just one or two toys. I don't know I guess we will see how it goes I like to bond idea because Dylan really has enought toys and clothes.
My kid has enough toys and clothes so I am not saying it is not a great idea... I just know that people who like to give gifts, like to give gifts. It makes them feel good and I wouldn't want to take that away from them. Also, we just use that as an opportunity to buy less and put more money in the college account.
Maybe it is easier for me to accept also because I grew up with him and know precisely where he gets it from (his mother who died when I was 3). Also, this same habit drives my mom crazy from time to time. I can remember quite a few Christmases where she returned stuff the following day.
I got to get through tomorrow and then I am really looking forward to the weekend. We have a Christmas party to attend and need to bring a cold appetizer. I still haven't decided what I want to bring. Maybe this weekend we can finally get to all the nesting ideas I had planned.
We have our company Christmas party tomorrow too. I am happy it will be a short day, then I have all of next week, and then I am taking Christmas week off. I have to bring a cold dish to the party and really didn't feel like making anything so I got a pre made salad dish at Costco.
Mia--Good luck today!
Lesli--How is your DD? Hope she's doing better.
I'm sorry, but I am behind. I had a dr. appt. yesterday and all is well. I only gained 1 pound, but it feels like baby has gotten HUGE in the past 2 weeks. I had my GBS done...should find out at my next appt what the results are. My midwife checked me--I am dilated 1.5 cm, but no thinning. I think baby girl has moved back up as I feel so squished in the rib area. Only a few more days for me, then I am free to have this baby anytime! YAY!!!