Saturday, December 27, 2008

Lucy Watch 2008 Continues...

No Lucy yet! Christmas was wonderful, I hope everyone had as wonderful a Christmas Eve and Christmas day as I did. On Christmas Eve Rob cooked a absolutely beautiful dinner for my mom and myself. To start we had cheese fondue with foccacia and cauliflower. For the main course we feasted on roast duck with a pomegranate gastrique (like a clear sauce for those as non-culinary as myself, I just had to ask him again what it was called...I could just call it delicious I suppose), twice baked potatoes (my favorite, I had five...YES I did say 5! Three for me, two for Lucy, blame her the little piggie), sauteed spinach and individual then truffle cakes with pomegranate whipped cream for dessert. Um, can you say AMAZING? So good. I swear when Rob cooks it is like eating out at a 5 star restaurant, in my own home!

After dinner we went to the Christmas Concert we attend every year on Christmas Eve. I was so afraid I would be in the hospital and miss it, and my mom was convinced that I should stay home and rest, but I assured her I was fine and off we went. It really "makes" Christmas Eve. It is a lovely concert with an extremely talented Portland pianist and an array of other artists. It is truly amazing. If you are a Portlander I cannot emphasize enough that you go to a Michael Allen Harrison concert, and try and make it to the Christmas at the Old Church concert next year, it is truly fabulous and makes my Christmas season every year all the more special.

Christmas morning was wonderful with yet again a culinary masterpiece by Rob for breakfast. He made his own lox this year and we had lox and bagels, poached eggs on spinach and bacon with toast. Yum! My mom came over again to join us and we opened presents. I got a ton of lovely things, and we even stuck to our budget this year which was really nice. My favorite is a silver bangle bracelet from Rob and Lucy with a quote on it that I will use as my end quote for this entry. To finish out the day wee had dinner at my mother's (again more delicious food!) and then went home and enjoyed a quiet Christmas night together in front of the fire.

As far as I know I haven't been having any more contractions, but honestly I don't know what they feel like if I am! I'm having a lot of stomach and back pain, but I'm just not sure. They hurt, that is for sure, but I don't want to get my hopes up that Miss Lucy is on her way so I keep thinking that it is just pain and not contraction pain. We'll see what the doctor's office says on Tuesday at my appointment. Although, my doctor is now officially out of town and I my appointment is with her colleague who I had a bad experience with last year, (see entry Doctor Debbie Downer), we'll see if she behaves herself this time! We'll also see if I've gained any weight from all the wonderful food I've had lately. I was down a pound last week so I think my highest weight was offically 34 lbs, which isn't bad at all if I do say so myself. My goal was to keep it under 40 and I did it. Whoo hoo!

39 week picture to come since I had Rob take it tonight but have to download it onto my other computer and then transfer onto this computer...and I'm just too lazy to make the trip upstairs!

Think easy labor thoughts for me!!!! We are so anxious and so excited for Lucy's arrival!!


"A mother holds her children's hand for a short while but their hearts forever"
-Quote from Rob and Lucy's Christmas present to me

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Beverly,

I've been following your blog for awhile, but this is my first comment. I remember you from the Nest, and I was so excited to hear when you got pregnant! I know it was a tough journey. I can relate because we also had fertility issues and took 2 years to conceive.

We just celebrated our adorable son Connor's first birthday. He was born on Christmas Day last year. Motherhood is an amazing experience and the love you feel for your child is indescribable.

Cherish every moment because time goes by so fast. In the blink of an eye, a year will pass and you will be celebrating Lucy's 1st birthday.

I just want to say congratulations and I am so excited and happy for you. I remember the excitement of waiting for Connor to come, like it was yesterday. I love reading your blog because it reminds me so much of my journey.

I know you guys will be wonderful parents! Lucy is a lucky girl!

Kelly

RCRambling said...

Not to get your hopes up, because it could still be a while, but those stomach and back pains - they sound like contractions to me. (Just speaking from my own experience...)

Good luck! And your dinner sounds wonderful!

T-Bone said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! Just think of the craziness it will be next year with little Lucy!!!! So.much.fun!!!

Oh, reading your christmas eve dinner made my mouth water :)

Tracy said...

Hey...you don't know me but I've kept up with your blog for a while. When I was pregnant, at my last doctor's appointment, I was told that I was having contractions. What? I didn't even realize that I was having contractions!! Apparently, what felt like my baby stretching inside of me, was actually a contraction. It wasn't painful...it just felt like he was stretching his whole body out. So...that's my experience with contractions....at the beginning! :) Good luck!!! It is NOT bad!!

Tracy said...

Hey...you don't know me but I've kept up with your blog for a while. When I was pregnant, at my last doctor's appointment, I was told that I was having contractions. What? I didn't even realize that I was having contractions!! Apparently, what felt like my baby stretching inside of me, was actually a contraction. It wasn't painful...it just felt like he was stretching his whole body out. So...that's my experience with contractions....at the beginning! :) Good luck!!! It is NOT bad!!

Shanny said...

sounds like a wonderful Christmas and lots of gummy food!!! Lots of easy labor thoughts and vibes going your way : )

JackiJaguar said...

I am definitely thinking easy labor thoughts for you! I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you a blessed new year.....

Rebecca said...

That food sounds wonderful! I'm glad you're too "lazy" to go upstairs...you need your rest! Sounds like a great Christmas!

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