Best highlights of the night:
Hanging out with some great neighbors at a neighborhood party.
Watching 18 kids trick or treat at 1 door for over 15 blocks (the poor person that answered that door bell!).
Seeing the sweet older kids take care of Gress (helping him get candy, waiting for him, calling him their buddy, and once he got too tired, pushing him in the stroller and getting candy for him and not for themselves). WOW we have great neighborhood kids.
Having the fire truck show up and the fireman hand out candy.
People thinking my costume was a pregnant lady! (and realizing after 15 blocks of walking that when I waddled, it was the real thing….(wow I think I was more tired than Gress!)
Ending our night at another neighborhood party (10 blocks from home 🙂
This was the perfect way to start another year in Savannah.
The question for the last few weeks has been what is Gressett going to be for Halloween. Today I think the answer is he is going to be sweating. It is still hot here. So the costume is still up in the air. Our options: A lion, a handyman or buzz lightyear. His choice. We shall see.
A few days ago we celebrated our 1 year anniversary in Savannah. It is hard to believe we have been here that long. I can remember unpacking boxes and Gress dressed as a cowboy. Time has flown and we have grown to love Savannah. This year we are headed to a neighborhood party and to trick our treat with some of Gress’ favorite neighbors (who have 5 kids!). It should be fun and probably one of my last big outings before this baby comes.
Here are a few photos of a pumpkin patch we visited. Pumpkins don’t grow in Savannah so they fake it here by laying them in a field. Something felt a little odd about that but Gress had no clue. He loved riding the hay ride.
Today I have 27 days left until this baby is due. When I break it down to a little over 4 weeks, the panic wells up a bit and my heart beats a little faster. For the last many months, I have carried this child around on the inside of me and although the weight of it all now has gotten a bit heavy, managing one child is doable. I am not sure what I will do with 2 kids. Don’t get me wrong, I am overly excited to meet this new little person….but somehow managing 2 seems like it could be just a tad overwhelming. Lately I have lost my wallet, only to realize it after the checker got all my groceries bagged…I hit a pole in the parking deck with my car for no apparent reason, and that is just the start of it. Where will my brain be when this next one arrives, if I even have one left. Gress
asked me yesterday if the baby was ready to come out and I said not yet and he said, can’t you just push it out. Seems he is more ready than me. On a side note, the baby is no where ready to be born (in my mind at least). Baby is facing head up or transverse (across my belly). The midwives are trying all their magic to get it to turn. Today I visit the chiropractor for the second time. Not sure what to think of that but we will see today what transpires. If nothing then the next action plan is to do handstands in the pool (for real). So please pray for baby to turn…soon! Thought you would enjoy some photos of what everyone talks about when they see me. The comments have ranged from, “how much longer can you walk,” to “that baby is coming out today.” I have tried to take it all in stride but I do occasionally say, “now was
that a compliment to a pregnant women”, and people just go on with more comments. The best question has been am I ready to have this baby….and the answer is not quite yet. Although the to do list has dwindled down, I still want sweet time with just Rad and Gress before life is a little different.
“Baby” aka cabbage patch doll, aka “sweet pea” seems to go everywhere with us lately. If we go to the grocery, he is usually with us in the car. If we are watching tv, he is there too. If we are eating dinner, baby is usually not far away. Baby even cries, gets covered up, takes naps, and gets lots of love. It is sweet to watch Gress be so nurturing. These aren’t the best photos but you can see baby in EVERY shot!
Gress has been taking great pride lately in anything he draws or paints. The other day while he was drawing on the chalk board he said, “look dad, I am an artist.” He loves to cut, paint, color, and create things. Our office looks like an art gallery, filled with his creations. It is fun to watch his skill level improve too. So here he is, in the apron I wore as a little girl, painting.