Just wanted to say that I am recovering well; not quite up to snuff but certainly on the mend. My belly looks disgusting; I have this ugly purple bruise-she went straight through my belly button and my tummy is all swollen. I'm almost off the pain meds, which should make my doctor happy. I went to see her on Thursday to make sure I was healing since I was still having so much pain and not sleeping. She doled out muscle relaxers and reluctantly gave me more Percocet which she said she really didn't want to give me-but did...
I felt well enough to do a little shopping over the weekend. I got to pick up my new wedding ring, which is just gorgeous. Allen drove me downtown to buy me some new pants-depressing to buy maternity pants and not be pregnant! Everything I have has a tight waistband and I just can't have any pressure on my belly at this point. I had been living in Allen's sweatpants, so I found some maternity jeans that were on sale so I could at least be comfortable and presentable. They were super cheap so I didn't feel too bad about spending the money, more just self conscious about being so big now. I've never weighed so much before, so I'm hoping after I get better I can start a rigorous workout routine so I'll be bikini ready when we go to Mexico this spring.
I also did some baby clothes shopping for Baby Girl Gottschlich-my friends Tracy & Adam found out last week that they are having a girl. I'm so excited to be able to shop for a baby girl! I've never gotten to shop for girl baby clothes before and oh my god do they have some cute stuff. I am so excited for them, and I'm glad they are having a girl-I think they will both dote on her and I can totally see her being a "daddy's girl". Her brother and his girlfriend just had a baby boy, so it will be nice for their mom to have one of each. I know none of my 3 brothers will have kids, and I know my mom wishes she had a little granddaughter. She loves my boys so much, but I know it's not the same.
I've added a picture of our latest wild kingdom adventure-one of our kitties ran away about a month ago and we've been leaving food on the porch hoping he'll come back around. The other night our other two cats were freaking out at the front door and we were sure Harpo kitty was on the porch, so imagine my surprise when I opened the door and there was a gigantic raccoon eating out of the dish! He looked up at me, put out his paw and pulled the dish of food toward his body and kept right on eating. Little devil : )