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Week 29
~ Thanksgiving

We're among the fortunate bunch in the sense that we do zero traveling during Thanksgiving. Because of the nature of James' job, he typically works on Thanksgiving itself and always works bright and early on Black Friday. I know many of you ladies were dealing with the discomforts of pregnancy in long car rides and on airplanes - bless you! Instead, Thursday night, we had dinner at our place. A couple of friends of ours came over with their five year old daughter and enjoyed a meal together. Since my mom is living with us, she joined us for the first half of the time our friends were here as well. It was pretty laid back and our kids enjoyed it as well. As a matter of fact, you can watch them goofing off and dancing here or see pictures of the fun here.

Then Sunday, we had our community group from church over for a potluck dinner. I didn't think to take pictures that night because there were quite a few people here (13 adults and 10 kids). It was a little more rambunctious but fun and lots of good food. So between the two good meals in a row, I'm sure Sophia got her fill. We'll see how much weight I've gained on Friday.

Overall, things seem to be going well with the pregnancy. I have a place on the right side of my middle back that gets a muscle spasm in it off and on, especially when I'm pregnant. That's really been bothering me lately. I'm constantly pulling out my rice sock to relieve the pain since I can't take muscle relaxers while I'm pregnant. My mom keeps getting onto me about carrying my 19 month old around. He's been sick for the last few weeks though and he's cutting THREE molars so I can't help but feel bad for him. Fortunately he's small for his age (only 22 lbs), so better than it could be.

Speaking of being sick, the kids and I have been fighting a yucky cold for over a week now. Mainly just congestion and/or runny noses with some of the fun that brings. It seems it may finally be leaving us as I didn't wipe nearly as many snot noses yesterday aside from my own. I sure hope so! It's very hard to sleep when it feels like there are corks in your nose.

Until next time!

Take Care,
Terra

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