Thursday, October 20, 2005

Long Week

This week has been pretty long. Last friday, Forrest's brother and his brother's girlfriend came up to visit us. We had a great time visiting DC, rockclimbing (no, I did not climb, I just took pictures), and just hanging out. We saw them off yesterday morning bright and early. So needless to say, Forrest and I were a lil' bit tired. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE having company... in fact, that's one thing I do well... hosting company. But I was completely unprepared for hosting company when pregnant. No one warned me of this. But I think that the weekend went well, and I know that we enjoyed seeing them.
Monday night, Forrest had to work late, and his brother and girlfriend were in DC with friends, so I drove in to pick them all up. We ate at a wonderful, WONDERFUL restaurant. Harambe. It's an Eritrean restaurant on the corner of 18th and U St. (Eritrea is a country in the horn of Africa, and was at one point a part of Ethiopia, so if you've ever had Ethiopian food, you've had something very similar). Let me just tell you, if I will crave anything in this pregnancy, it will be Eritrean Food. It was to DIE FOR! I can't shut up about it, and have begged Forrest to go back there to eat this week! ('cept we're so broke we can't afford to) But anyways, after dinner, we all headed home and hung out. After we saw our company off on Wednesday, I crashed at home. And I crashed hard. I napped all day on the couch watching A Baby Story and various other TLC classics. During one of the shows, I had my hand on my belly, and the baby kicked! HARD!! It was so exciting that I called Forrest at work to tell him about it. I've been feeling the baby move more and more, and the more I feel him move, the more I love him. I guess that's because it's becoming more real (if that's how you say it). Reality is settling in, and I'm overjoyed that we've been blessed with a son. We've even picked the name, so it's all I can do to keep it to myself since we've agreed to keep the name a secret until the baby is born. But I will say this... it's an incredibly awesome name. :)
Anyways... I feel like this post has had no structure whatsoever, so I'd probably better wrap it up before it gets too long. I promise to have more structure next time... until then....


Isabel said...

Sounds like so many good things going on right now. Company is so nice to have...but it is also nice when they leave. I am sure you were tired, tired, tired!! Glad you were able to take it easy after they left.

How exciting about the baby kicking!! I am really looking forward to that part of my pregnancy. I guess I have a few more weeks until it happens. exciting about having a named picked out? Was it hard to decide? Picking a name is the thing that stresses me out the most!! :-)

Matthew said...

The name isn't Fleming, is it? That bear would get an awfully big head if you're naming your child after him. :)

The kicking stage is soooo fun (well, it was for me, Andrea was the one getting kicked).


MetroDad said...

You are so funny. I hate to tell you this but it's around this time of your pregnancy that ALL structure will start disappearing (not just in your writing.) My wife and I used to call this the "Idiot Phase." It was impossible to talk to her. She was rambling all over the place, jumping from one thing to another. It was actually adorable. The fact that she lost her house keys twice a week? Not as adorable.

Enjoy it. Seems like you're doing great. And you make sure to eat whatever you crave. For my wife, it was Popeyes fried chicken!

Oliviasmommi said...

I just happened upon your blog and wanted to say congratulations on your bundle of joy...and metrodad is absolutely correct with his account of the "idiot phase". I do not remember going through this with my son 12 years ago, but when I was pregnant with my 4-year old daughter, my mind was useless, and I have to say that I do not think I got everything back after she was memory is shot! Congrats again!