Good Morning, November

Good morning, November! I had originally drafted the beginnings of a post to write yesterday, but we ended up having to go somewhere and I never got the chance to finish it.

Had a good weekend. Halloween was uneventful. We bought a bag of Reese’s cups on the off chance that some of the kids in our apartment building would stop by… Knowing full well they wouldn’t. In the four years we’ve lived there, we have never had a single Trick or Treater. So I guess the Reese’s cups were really for us.

Those Reese’s cups are gone now, a distant memory.
We watched horror movies all night Saturday. Wrong Turn 3 (which was awful), Skinwalkers (which was tolerable), Ghost Ship (which was fine) and the remake of the Amityville Horror, which hubby and I both enjoy. Sunday was eventful; we went to the Halloween store to collect discounted items for our costumes (belated Halloween party), ate lunch at the in-laws’, headed to my chorus friend’s house to assess some foundation work she and her husband needed on a shed and then we visited our friends Ryan and Michelle, whose little boy Liam was born last week about 9 weeks premature. They are all doing well, and I was really happy to see that Michelle looks like she’s feeling a lot better. Liam’s doing well too, we got to see a video of him squalling and crying. It was very cute! We ended up at another friend’s house and played the demo of Left 4 Dead 2, and then Gears of War 2 for a while before heading home and retiring for the evening.
So, it’s Monday again… And November! November will be an eventful month. We’ve got our first baby shower planned for November, and of course Thanksgiving is coming up! And, we will be moving into our new apartment at the end of the month. Very exciting. Speaking of the holidays, a local radio station is ALREADY PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC. WTF? We were driving yesterday and flipping channels and heard “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. DH and I looked at each other like, “Really?” sure enough.. One of the local country stations has made its’ annual holiday switch. They usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving. Craziness.
January is rapidly approaching. I find myself thinking more and more about my due date, and the birth of my daughter. I don’t think it’s really sunk in fully that I am going to have to give birth to a human being. Sooner, rather than later. The holidays make everything go by faster anyhow, and so I know that the day will be here before I know it. I’m really anxious to meet her, but at the same time am having a hard time grasping the gravity of the fact that there will very soon be a tiny human being that my husband and I are responsible for keeping alive and well. I’m not scared at all, I just don’t think my brain’s really “gotten it” yet.

I actually can’t wait for the holiday season to arrive. For some reason since we lost the baby, I’ve wanted very much to be pregnant for the holidays. I guess because we lost green bean 3 days before Christmas, I’ve been wanting to recapture some of the joy we felt that whole month of December before we lost the baby. The Christmas season was heightened so much for us; we found out we were expecting at the very beginning of the month and those three weeks were just that much more exciting. So this year, I’m really looking forward to being pregnant at Christmas. I wish we could see my family as we do every year, but I’m not making a 10 hour trip to Chicago in the middle of winter while 9 months pregnant!

So anyhow, that’s the weekend….. And I say hello, November! You’re going to be an exciting month. I can feel it!
P.S. We are 29 weeks pregnant. Weekly update to come shortly. Stay tuned!