Friday, November 21, 2008

Flashback Friday

Since Thanksgiving is less than 1 week away ( really?WOW!) , I thought I would flashback to Thanksgiving 7 years ago.

7 years ago at the end of October I found out I was pregnant with Gavin. It was such an exciting time. Ken and I had been trying for a couple of months and we were so happy to find out our baby was on its way. We shared the news with only both of our parents when we first found out.

By the time Thanksgiving rolled around I was about 6 weeks pregnant. I remember walking into my mother in laws house and being overwhelmed by all the food smells. Smells I normally love. Smells that when you are 6 weeks pregnant make you want to vomit. I suffered thru Thanksgiving lunch moving the food around on my plate and sipping Sprite. And trying not to gag watching everyone eat.

I noticed across the table Ken's cousin David's girlfriend ( got that? ) was drinking sprite too and not eating much. I remember thinking it was weird that someone else was drinking Sprite- cause in my mind no one drinks Sprite unless they are sick or pregnant.

After lunch my MIL asked me if I wanted to share the news that day since the whole family was together. I said OK.

We had Danyelle make the big announcement that she was getting a little brother or sister. It was so fun to share.

It was at that time that cousin David's girlfriend ( soon to be wife ) stood up and said she was pregnant too!

We were both 6 weeks along and due in July. Her son Brandon was born July 1st and Gavin was born July 10th. Isn't that funny?

By the time we got to my grandmother's house later on for more turkey- I was exhausted. Those first couple of months of pregnancy really took their toll on me. I remember walking into my grandmothers house and heading straight to the couch and passing out for hours.

Every Thanksgiving since then makes me remember that Thanksgiving 7 years ago. Even those first smells of dinner cooking make me feel a little queasy still. And I don't eat the turkey anymore either.

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Regina Bertrand said...

I love your blog!!!! Happy Holidays!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

What a sweet post! I remember those first weeks of pregnancy as gawd-awful - you just struggle through the best you can!

How cool that your son has a cousin so close to his age!

My oldest was almost born on Thansgiving (he missed it by 3 hrs, stubborn little bugger!) - I guess every year on thanksgiving I remember how thankful I am to NOT be in labor - heh...