Wednesday, November 21, 2007

November whirlwind

November is fast approaching its end, and I've seriously slacked in my 'online' time - only one post all month long! The worst part about being offline for so long is that I got such great responses to my last post and failed to recognize and thank everyone for weighing in. So thank you all for giving me your advice regarding the Mother Nature vs. Induction debate!

At this point, I'm leaning toward Mother Nature, but an induction would be tons better for Josh (like
Tim, he doesn't have a set work schedule or office, so he travels a lot for his job). There would be a chance that our little one could decide to come while Josh is far away - as in hundreds of miles and hours away. Given possible weather conditions in Utah in January/February, that could be a real problem. The good news is we only live 7 miles from the hospital where I'll deliver, so even in poor weather we should be okay. I don't have another appointment until December 6, so we still have some time before my doctor will bring it up again. At any rate, we're both intrigued by Sara's suggestion of 'nipple stimulation' and may contact her for some more information (but we'll keep that to ourselves).

Anyway, November has been really fun for us. Josh got called to work down in St. George/Las Vegas two weeks ago, so we left SLC on Nov 6 to head down to warmer weather. We were in Toquerville Nov 7-8, and got to meet Emily, the newest niece, for the first time. Then down to Vegas Nov 9-10 while Josh worked and I spent a little time visiting with the Graziano girls. We stopped by the RC Willey clearance center and scored ourselves a beautiful headboard in excellent condition for only 175 bucks! We drove back up to Toquerville that night and went to Penny's ward on Nov 11 to see Glenn in the primary program. Luckily, Steve and Cyndie were in town meeting a birth mother that has chosen them to adopt her baby next March, so we all got together for tacos and games Sunday night. Back to Vegas in time for Josh to work on Nov 12 and spend FHE with the Stewart clan, then Nov 13 we enjoyed a session in the Las Vegas Temple and drove back up to SLC.

Too much driving for my pregnant body, but we thoroughly enjoyed our little vacation, and the best part was that Josh's company paid for most of it! Sometimes job travel isn't as inconvenient or annoying as it seems. And in between alla the running around, I successfully changed my name (officially married after 2 years!), was granted residency at UVSC, registered for the HOAE and a class next spring, finished the covers for my super-awesome family Christmas gifts, and bought $300 worth of cloth diapers.

Now we're back in southern Utah for the Thanksgiving holiday and we've planned Josh's work and vacation days just right so that we get to see the Blue Man Group in Vegas next week, pick up a crib from Russ and Hill, hopefully see Jenise, Kimmy, and Sandy, go to Emily's baby blessing, and relax for a few days before going back to a dreary and cold SLC on Dec 3. Two more weeks away from home, visiting with family and friends. This is the life, folks.


deidra said...

Whew! Makes me tired just reading about it! (I think you once said something similar on my blog, how funny!)

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

familyofthewaves said...

If you ever get a chance, I'd like to see you when you're here.

Oh, and are you going the cloth diaper route?

Bobbie said...

I'm dizzy just reading all that! You busy girl, what would it be like to still have that kind of energy... or really any energy!

Katz said...

i'm glad you're keeping busy. i've been wondering when we were going to get an update.

oh and we may not be doing cloth this time around. let me know if you want my kissaluvs and maybe i can hook you up. ;)

Daisy Paige said...

Deidra, I swear I'm going to send you the recipe for chocolate-eggnog cake with eggnog buttercream frosting when I get back into town. It's not difficult, but I think you'd like it.

Vanessa, we're still planning our little trip back to Vegas Wed-Fri this week. Are you available sometime?

Bobbie, I think you had better just take it easy and let me expend enough energy for both of us!

Katie, still planning to go the cloth diaper route, but I sure haven't had much family support in my decision to do so, so I hope it works out. Send me your diaper inventory!