Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Graduation Day

I had the last appointment with Dr. Fast today which included a wanding and a peek at the newest member of our family. He/she seemed to be moving around happily and everything looked good. I was especially happy to see a nice looking spine. I've been a little worried. With Luke, I took prenatal vitamins for a looooong time. This time, I let my prescription lapse b/c my prescription plan doesn't cover the fancy ones I take and they're $50 a month. Maybe it's just guilt. I've been taking even fancier pills this time. (By the way, putting the DHA pill in the freezer to reduce the fish taste is only minimally effective.) The morning sickness is better, although it can still rear it's ugly head when least expected. Overall, I don't feel as debilitated. I think the end is near. I am still only eating soup, which seems to be fine since I seem to be gaining weight quite well.

I feel a little numb about all of this. As we were waiting for Dr. Fast to see us, I overheard a woman talking to the receptionist about her bill. She was trying to sort out a payment that included a cancelled IUI and other unpleasantness. I heard all of this and felt grateful because we were probably the luckiest people in the waiting room, but a big part of me feels overwhelmed. Not ungrateful, just a little bit unready for what lies ahead. This train is bound for glory, as the spiritual goes, so there's no stopping it now.

Because of the shuttle mission, we will be staying in town this year. That means everyone is coming to our very tiny house for Thanksgiving. M's niece is coming in from Tulane and my parents and brother are driving in from Austin. I have never in my life baked a turkey. I know it's not that hard, and I am a decent cook, but I am still a little afraid of poisoning everyone. I may not even feel like eating my own cooking, though, so I might be the only well one left if poisoning occurs. We'll just call it a safety precaution.

24 comments:

Fertilized said...

Congratulation for hte graduatoin and that all continues to go well (except the whole sickness issue) Good Luck with cooking thanksgiving dinner. I have actually never had to do that either

seussgirl said...

I was actually thinking about getting the "Free turkey" at the store this year and practicing with it in case I have to do Thanksgiving dinner in the near future. :)

I hope you feel well soon!

Kellie said...

Good luck w/ Thanksgiving dinner! I've never had to before and am hoping I never have to in the near future (say 30 years???) :)

Waiting Amy said...

Congratulations! By the way, the DHA pill from Enfamil does not taste fishy (they had given me a bunch of samples at the hospital, I think it is a non-fish based DHA) if you want to try it. Other DHA pills came back to get me -- yuck!

bendingbackwards said...

Good luck on cooking the Thanksgiving dinner. We had the practice event on Saturday. I am stressing on the Thursday event.

ICLW.

Aunt Becky said...

Happy Graduation, dude! That's wonderful news.

Hope your Thanksgiving is awesome, and you'll do well at cooking dinner that day. If I can do it (I'm a terrible cook), I promise that you can, too.

darcie said...

I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason - we don't always understand...but I do believe that that holds true. Life isn't always as we plan it to be but it seems to have a way of working out - Luke is going to be a fantastic big brother and you'll see - it's not as overwhelming as it seems!! Ok, sometimes it is...but overall - it's FANTASTIC!
Thinking of you Kate - xoxo - darcie

Carrie27 said...

Have you tried taking your vitamins in the evening? I took them right before bed, and it seemed to help with the nastiness I got after taking them in the morning.

Christa said...

YAY, a new post!! So happy to your your own little turkey is doing so well. I know it was quite a surprise, but you'll handle it with charm!

I've never cooked a turkey either. DEEP FRY IT BABY!!

lifelemons said...

Happy Graduation day!

I have never cooked a turkey either and am a little intimidated to do so...

Courtney said...

What a sweet, sweet day to see your little one bouncing around. I hope that the overwhelmed feeling will subside with time, although it is completely understandable.

Best of luck with the turkey day meal. You are so much braver than I (I have two left hands in the kitchen). Have a wonderful holiday at home with your family. :)

CappyPrincess said...

Something tells me that your Thanksgiving meal will be splendid. I just wished you felt like partaking as well so that you could find out just how tasty it is for yourself.

iclw

Janna said...

Wow Kate...I have totally been out of the loop!! Congratualations on the pregnancy!!! Hoping the sickness subsides soon!!

Danielle said...

Thinking of you.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Turkey isn't very hard. I pawned it off on my mom this year though. Everyone comes to our house and usually they each bring a dish. I just couldn't do the turkey AND the 3 sides AND the two pies I normally do so when my mom offered to bring the turkey I was very happy (she only lives next door so it doesn't have to travel far)!

Good luck!

Michelle said...

Congratulations and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Becky said...

Oh my, I'm going to need a lot of advice from you if I ever cook a baby. I didn't know about the fishy vitamins. They must make a vegetarian version, right?

Hope you keep feeling better and better.

Luke and little critter are going to be great friends and you're going to do great, I just know it! Hang in there!

Stacie said...

Congratulations and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am sure that your turkey will be just right (without the poison). :-)

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!
xoxoxo

sara said...

I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving! I've never had to host one before, I hope your's turns out great and yummy :-)

ICLW

Sam said...

Ha, I think that everyone is afraid of cooking a turkey the very first time that they do it!!!

You'll have to tell us how it went!!

WiseGuy said...

Congrats and I hope you had a good thanksgiving!

JJ said...

Yay! Congrats on graduation=) Hope you had a great Turkey Day!

The Broken Man said...

The long suffering wife says that if you take the fish oil tablets last thing at night you are asleep before they start to break down and give off the fishy taste, by morning it's gone anyway. That's how she's been coping with it!

The Broken Man