Busy week! I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed your friends, family and food! Adam and I went over to Hickam Officer's Club where they were serving a Thanksgiving dinner buffet on the terrace by the water. It was a beautiful day and yummy food. We stuffed ourselves and then came home to research Black Friday sales we wanted to hit.
I can't believe it's been a year since my folks were out for Thanksgiving last year. At that time, I had barely started my new job, we had just moved into this house, we weren't married yet and I was wearing a size 6. While it kind of feels like I didn't accomplish much this year, since I did spend large parts of it doing little more than working and watching tv, it's actually been a year full of just about every early adulthood milestone you could cram in. I moved across the globe, quit one job and started a new one, planned a wedding and honeymoon, got married, went on that honeymoon, and got pregnant. That's a lot.
One of the big milestones was shopping for furniture last year with Adam on Black Friday. We bought a U-haul worth of furniture and other stuff for the house and got great deals at all the sales. This year we were hoping to have the same luck buying baby stuff. We got up at 5 to head out, but we were disappointed to find that nothing was really on sale. We did buy a Pack n' Play - our first baby purchase! We also got a digital camcorder and I got a new computer since mine is on the fritz. Other than that, we just shopped around comparing prices and merchandise.
Yesterday we went to see Hawaii play Navy at the Aloha Stadium. Navy played a pathetic game and completely got spanked by Hawaii, and Hawaii doesn't even have a great record! We met up with Adam's squadron to tailgate before the game. One of the girls is pregnant and she was HUGE for being only 6 months. She said they are already talking about inducing her because her baby is growing so fast. Her ankles were so swollen they looked like balloons. I was horrified! I am really scared that is going to happen to me! I am nowhere near as big as her, but I still have 6 weeks to go till I'm as far along and who knows what will happen between now and then.
My belly is definitely growing. I'm enjoying feeling the baby kicking all the time now! Adam hasn't been able to feel it yet, but I think it's only a matter of him having his hand on my belly when the baby kicks, which is hard to time. I'm feeling much better too. I still have bouts of nausea or exhaustion or headaches now and then, but most of the time I'm feeling pretty good. Yay second trimester. Even my cravings have calmed down and I'm eating salads and meat again. However, I still worry about my weight gain!
We are packing to go to Korea, which is a pain because we have to drag all of our winter gear out of the boxes in the closets. I've gained enough weight since we moved here and with the baby that my winter coat really doesn't fit me anymore. I mean, I can put it on, but it's tight across the shoulders and barely buttons in the front across my boobs and belly. Trying on my sweaters was depressing. Some of those were so baggy on me just last year that I hardly ever wore them and now they just fit! Uuuuughhhhh!
In fact, I think I am going to wear one of Adam's coats since I still have a week to go before we leave and we'll be there for a week - I'm guessing MY coat would be pretty tight by that point. And I'm such a baby about the cold that I can't risk not having a warm enough coat. I can't believe we are going to Korea. I can't believe it's December again. I can't believe my coat and half my sweaters don't fit anymore! I'm just looking ahead to what changes next year will bring....