Thursday, October 24, 2013

Still Pregnant...

Well, I’m still pregnant... 
I’m trying to enjoy the quality time with my mom, but for some reason, a ton of things with our house and cars have gone wrong this week, and so we’ve been mostly housebound waiting on repairmen who give you bogus timeframe windows like ‘I’ll be there sometime between 12-6’. This was made even more painful by the fact that today was a perfect fall day outside and yet we were stuck watching the minutes tick by, waiting for someone to come and fix our boiler. Sheesh. 
At least I have my mom here to keep me company, and despite our frequent episodes of house arrest, we’ve been able to get out and see some sights. We’ve been taking a walk every day, which is so nice at this time of the year.   

Autumn in Aberdeen is just spectacular. It’s always been my favorite season, but here the fall colors are just so vibrant and the air is so crisp, it is the hands down the most invigorating time of year. 

Plus, my mom brought a bunch of pumpkin flavored goodies from the States to put me in an even more festive fall mood. 
I’m so glad that baby boy will have his birthday at this time of year (though the reality that our ‘October’ baby might end up a ‘November’ baby has me on a major bummer elevator going down). Just so long as he isn’t a ‘Halloween’ baby, I’m OK.

The best thing about visitors from the States are all the goodies from America that they bring.Thanks to my mom, we are now restocked with Rotel, cornbread mix, seasonal M&Ms and low-fat popcorn . 
And, she flew through Paris and brought me these special treats.
Best. Mom. Ever.

Plus, we are two seasons behind on Dexter, which she’s helping to remedy by bringing us season 7 on DVD. 
And she brought the complete series of Dawson’s Creek (!!!!!) (Jonathan would like me to clarify that Dawson's Creek was actually a belated birthday gift from him that he had my mom transport over here since we have US DVD players). That’ll make those hours of breastfeeding and pumping go flying by, right? 

I’m so happy to have my mom here in these final days. She’s been beyond helpful already in assisting me with those chores that get a bit hard to manage at 9+ months pregnant, and she’s brought her awesome cooking skills as well. 

But, if possible, I think my pups are even more excited than I am about their Nana being in Scotland. They are getting mighty spoiled by all of the attention, praise, and belly rubs going around. 
Baby boy will be happy that his Nana is here to welcome him into the world as well. Look at these adorable goodies she brought him.
Alright friends, I'm off to eat some dinner and watch some Dexter. I'll keep you posted on any baby news. Oh, and....Geaux Cardinals!!!!


  1. My mom always says you should eat sloppy joe's to induce labor. (I'm sure you've had plenty of suggestions though!)

  2. I hope baby boy comes along safely quite soon, Autumn is so beautiful, just think of taking baby out in his pram on crisp blue days!

  3. Amazing, so jeal of all your American treats! You have to love mom's for that don't you! Sorry to hear the baby isn't here 2 month old nephew was 15 days overdue! but certainly worth the wait :) your nursery is gorgeous too! I love that distressed photo frame collage made up of all different sizes - was that from the States too?