Sunday, December 21, 2008

Preggie Update

So a few days ago I received a big package. It was the high chair I registered for!!! It is so pretty; I love it! My grandpa's girlfriend bought it for me and sent it here to Texas. I have never even met this this lady and she bought the most expensive item on my registry! I was shocked. But then I looked at the high chair and I love it.

So, just to update anyone who cares on the pregnancy, it's going along fine. I was getting kind of worried because when I would go into my OBGYN he would just check the baby's heart rate and the progress of the uterus and ask if we had any questions and then kick us out. I was like, that's it? That's all you're going to do? That has happened for the past couple of months. I don't even really know why I go in. I could probably do that on my own and call him up with the info. But then Drew and I were talking about it and we realized that it's probably a good thing that we don't have to be tested and questioned a lot. It means the baby is healthy (hopefully).

I had horrible pains from just sleeping. My hips felt like they were being jabbed with pins and needles when I would wake up. Very painful. I used a heating pad and that worked for a while but then the pains started up again. So Drew bought me a body pillow and I'm still using that and the pain seems to have gone away -- for the most part. Other than that, I don't have a lot to complain about with the pregnancy. I'm thirty weeks along which kind of scares me, but I'm excited at the same time. 10 more weeks!! Well, theoretically speaking, I guess.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bethlehem Revisited

This past Saturday (Dec 13) we all went to this event called Bethlehem Revisited. It's in a smaller town called Waxahatchie and they transform what I think is a public park to look like Bethlehem when Christ was born. It was really neat. They had live camels and all the people that participated kept in character by speaking in "Biblical English" and acting the part. We saw Joseph and Mary (she was on a real donkey) and they went to the stable and she had her baby (that part wasn't real -- at least I hope it wasn't). Anyway, it was really fun to see the community of that city all get together and reproduce their version of Christ's birth.

I wish that that kind of celebration could happen in my home state of California. Unfortunately, Cali has gotten just a tad too liberal. I'm sure if a town were to put something like Bethlehem Revisited on there, someone would complain and there might possibly even be a lawsuit. It's CRAZY there, I tell you. Oh well, at least I'm in the good ol' South and here they still keep their traditions and beliefs alive (unlike stupid California).

Also, 8 more days until Drew and I go home for Christmas!!! I'm so excited to see my family. All my brothers and their families are going to be there and I can't wait to see everyone -- especially my niece and nephew! I hope my brothers aren't too weirded out by my big belly.

Merry Christmas!!