We had another appointment with our baby doctor yesterday. Here's hoping we don't have any more! I am determined that this baby will not be born late. Things are still looking good. I told my doctor that I wanted to punch out the next person who says something like "The baby is due next week? But he hasn't dropped yet!" and he laughed at me. I think that means I have his permission to smack anyone who says that. So watch out.Ryan drew this on our chalkboard in anticipation of Sammy's arrival.
I had the craziest experience grocery shopping this week. When I got to Smith's, it was very dim inside. A worker told me that an accident had knocked out power in the area, and they were on the emergency generators. It was fun to shop in the half-lit store. I was almost done when suddenly the lights went completely out. I was in the back of the store, and it was pitch-black. Scary! Someone yelled out that everyone needed to come to the front of the store. I left my cart and slowly walked up to the front. One checkstand still had power. Everyone was leaving, and I thought "Dang it, I want my groceries!" So I went back to retrieve my cart. Good thing I did, because I had left all my reusable bags in the cart (stupid pregnant brain!). I was able to check out before the last checkstand lost power, and got home with my groceries safely. It was awesome. I hope the grocery store didn't lose all their perishables. That would be sad.
Last night we went out to dinner with Rena, my mentor in the genetic counseling program. We tried out the Rocky Mountain Pizza Co. I had an excellent calzone. The days of just going out to eat without serious planning are coming to an end... that will be so weird. Not being able to do things spontaneously is going to be very different for us.
Things I Am Excited to Do Again After the Baby is Born:
Play sports (Ryan is going to teach me how to bat like Todd Helton)
Sleep on my back
Go more than an hour without peeing
Ride a bike
Walk up stairs without wanting to die
Eat whatever I feel like
Not be dependent on medicine to keep from vomiting
Wear my favorite shirt (the yellow one that says Reading is for Awesome People)
Squeeze through tight spaces
Put on socks without it taking 2 minutes
Here's what I hope is the last belly picture on the blog.