Friday, November 16, 2007

I need your opinion!

So I am writing in the hopes that you will all be able to give me some feedback regarding something that Nicholas and I have been going round and round about. The issue here is Thanksgiving. First of all let me just begin by venting my frustrations to you about Thanksgiving. It is just not going to be the same this year. My Grandma has decided to not make a turkey but make a turkey breast which we don't think will feed me, let alone everyone else. So we are scrambling to tiptoe around her feelings but also ensure there will be enough food. The next thing that is not the same is that Thanksgiving for Nick's family is at his sisters house. While that is not a big deal, as most of you know, I do not like change. I would be happy if traditions were like school...there's a set schedule, you know what you are having for lunch, and then you go home. I don't like new recipes, new locations, or new decorations. I know, I am weird.

The dilemma we are facing this Thanksgiving is the one of traveling. I am in severe pain now with the pregnancy. I can barely get out of bed and my pelvis hurts soooo bad. It hurts to sit anywhere for too long and my legs tend to have that hurt numby feeling from a pinched nerve. I have just expected that I am going to have to just suck it up and travel the some three hour trip to Nick's sisters house. Now however my absolutely wonderful husband is saying that we are not going if I am going to be in pain the entire time. Yikes! I tried to tell him he could just go without me with Emma, I don't want to hold him down but he doesn't want to go without me. There's no way I am going to be able to fake feeling fine and even if I could it would be a little weird. "Oh yeah I feel fine, the baby must have developed some type of vacuum to float around in as he now feels weightless." Um no. So does anyone have any suggestions? Do I just agree that we don't go? Do I just tell him that we can go and suffer? I don't know and I need your opinion...If it were up to me I would just sit at home from now until the baby is born in dirty sweats.
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Jan Taylor said...

The problem with 'Grandma' may be the cost. The price of the Thanksgiving Dinner has gone up 20%from last year. You may not be able to cook and deliver the turkey but if everyone chipped in for the turkey you may get more than the breast. I am not sure this is the reason as I have not spoken to her. As for going three hours to Nick's sister's, say "NO, I am just not able to travel that far this Thanksgiving." And leave it at that. I am sure your Dr would back you up on this point if it was to be discussed with him/her. Let me know what happens
Aunt Jan

Anonymous said...

If I were to psychoanalyze your predicament, I would have to say (in my most professor-ly way)your tryptophan-envy may be rooted in the fact that you are cooking Nick's little turkey and strongly believe you are entitled to your very own portion of the edible bird served on Thanksgiving. I for one will forfeit my portion of the turkey if that means we can avoid a new annual tradition- "Food Fight at Grandma's". Although, that phrase gives me t-shirt ideas. Hummm, Christmas is coming, you know... Besides, do you really have any room to gripe? This year the world has dictated who and where I "have" to spend my birthday- that's right I will be spending it with your favorite Uncle while sitting in the "death chair". Granted I don't have a little Calvin foot on my lung and a pumpkin sized head pressing on my pelvis, so you may be holding the trump card, but still.... we are in this together sister. If you secretly stash some turkey in the diaper bag, you could always pull it out and say Emma put it there. She is a baby genius, after all!! And Grandma wouldn't have a clue. The worst thing that is going to happen is that you will get a healthy portion of the bird, we will run out- the rest of us will enjoy the delicious ham I have brought. And we will all have a laugh about that one year when we ran out of turkey- and Lindsay was right!
Okay, so I know that is not the kind of advice you are looking for- but hopefully you got a little laugh out of it.
Regarding the trip issue, I say do what is best for you. Remember you are not going to be able to use that excuse next year. You know what they say, "Use it if you got it!!"
Love ya,
Emma's Special Friend Jimmy