March for Babies

Thursday, November 24, 2005


I am thankful for my most fabulous wonderful husband who is slowly digesting his turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and biscuits in the basement whilst trying to finish his GT-4 endurance race.  We ditched all three families this year (my mom's side, my dad's side and his family) to have our own Thanksgiving, just the two of us.  We went to the gym, went to the store and then commenced to cooking and eating.  Once we become less comatose we shall walk the dog.
I am thankful for the dog we are about to walk.  She is a bit high maintenance but she is oh so cute and loving.  She is currently sprawled out on the floor next to me trying to sleep off her turkey nibbles.  I am sure she will wake up when someone actually says W-A-L-K out loud.
I am thankful that I am 12 weeks and 2 days into this most un-textbook of pregnancies.  I never understood how people could get so far along without realizing they were pregnant.  I know now that the horribly sore boobs and literally gut-wrenching constipation were both symptoms of the progesterone supps.  I find myself now with NO pregnancy symptoms unless you count the necessity of taking the prenatal vitamin every day.  Very disconcerting.  HOWEVER, as surreal as this all seems, I know that come June when/if this child should actually emerge from my body, I will utter the most unintelligible speech of gratitude ever on the face of the planet.
I am thankful that tomorrow is my fifth wedding anniversary.  How did that happen?  I still feel the raw pain I felt when I wanted so badly for T to propose, knowing the ring was right there in the closet and all he had to do was ask me.  I waited for so long and it hurt me so badly, to the core of my being when each and every holiday and birthday or simply a romantic moment would go by without that proposal.  What I realize now is that I wasn't fishing for the big question or the ring, I wanted to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he felt the same way about me that I did about him.  I know now. 
I am thankful for so many, many more things but these are the biggest.  These are the ones closest to my heart, in my own life.
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends.  Thank you to the troops on active duty all over the world, please come home safe and soon.  And, a general good day to those reading in other lands. Thanks for reading.


Kris said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I know, I'm late saying something, but I just read it, and YAY!!!!

amanda said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

daysgoby said...

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Here in Canada they celebrate Thanksgiving in October (obviously not the Pilgrim story, something about harvest-time? I think they just wanted to eat turkey too.) but we celebrate both - can't let that turkey go to waste!

Next Thanksgiving, you'll have a baby!

ThreeBees said...

Those are all wonderful things to be thankful for -- Happy Anniversary to you both! And Happy Thanksgiving! gobble gobble :)

Lala said...

Congrats on making it to five years of marriage. I have a newfound respect for enduring marriages.