I had made one of the dishes I was responsible for the night before, so Thursday I only had to make the ham and the mashed potatoes. Around 12 noon, I realized I forgot everything to make mashed potatoes at my house, so my family was nice and let me make the natural instant mashed potatoes from Costco. By the time 3pm rolled around, everyone was arriving, and I was at my crankiest! I made it through the meal, eating only some squash, creamed corn, mashed potatoes and a little stuffing (no meat at all) and then went downstairs to take a nap as soon as everyone else was done eating. I came back up after about an hour of resting, but still just sat on the couch sort of staring off into space. As you can tell I wasn't the best company. But it was great to see all the family and the food (that I actually ate) was fabulous.
Friday, I woke up at about 3:50am to go Black Friday shopping with Beka. It had snowed (of course) so I was glad I had gotten up a little early. We warmed up the car and cleaned it off and were at Fred Meyer waiting in line by 4:55am.
|in line at Fred Meyer...can you believe it's 5am?|
|me resting at my parents with the poodles between black friday stops|
|where they were riding; the Willow side of Hatcher's Pass|
|see how the ski is four inches or so further back than the other?|
Yeah that can make steering pretty difficult...
We got there about 9pm and stayed until midnight. I was having contractions which were regular and pretty strong when I got there, so me and baby had to be monitored for a few hours to make sure I wasn't progressing. I was about 1-2 centimeters dilated and 40% effaced (she said my cervix was very soft), he was at -1 station. Luckily after the first hour my contractions became irregular again and she said no progress in an hour meant I could go home. BUT, I have to be really careful now not to "over-do" it and if I have time-able contractions again for an hour I have to go in.
So we had a very eventful weekend but I'm happy to say that baby is still inside where he needs to be for at least another week and a half :)