I know, we were already home yesterday, but today was our first whole day back, and it was spent BUSY!
Ok, not too busy. We definitely slept in until 10:30 this morning, and had breakfast in bed before Dekker got up. We were at my prenatal appointment for 1:30. As I’ve said a hundred times before, I love my doctor! I had some things to talk to her about and she is always such a good listener. I’ve had a lot more stress in this pregnancy than I had with Dekker’s pregnancy, and she understands that I need information to feel calmer as opposed to being left in the dark. For instance, baby was breech a few weeks ago. I asked today when I could start thinking about babys position and when we would know baby was head down. I know a baby can move anytime in a pregnancy, up until delivery day, but she informed me that she would start checking for position around 30 weeks, and that if baby wasn’t head down, that she would send in a bunch of referrals right away and get things moving. I like details. She always throws something like “and the baby will probably flip while you wait for the appointments.” I love that about her. Last year when she put a referral through for me to see a specialist for not being able to conceive, she commented that it would be so great if we conceived before the appointment. And we did. She knows things. So all of that aside, she gave me lots of good information. I never thought I’d have this many questions at each appointment, considering how many I asked in my first pregnancy, but people aren’t kidding when they say every pregnancy is different. No two things are the same so far!
From the doctors office, we hit the Broadway Cafe for lunch. Dekker LOVED his pancakes and Brady and I wolfed down our meals as well. We hit Walmart after that, where we had our first “toddler accident.” No, Dekker didn’t poop anywhere strange. He dropped a jar. It was our fault for letting him hold it. If you know Dekker, he is very careful, and has never dropped anything out of the cart before, but he is also still a little boy and we should have never put that responsibility on him. It dropped and the contents were very sticky and yucky and it was a huge mess. I was completely horrified, and Dekker being as sensitive as he is, was immediately upset. And then a lovely Walmart lady in a white apron emerged from who knows where with a big smile and said over and over again “Don’t worry about this at all! Keep shopping, its fine. We’ll take care of it.” Someone was immediately sent for a mop and she stood near the mess so no shoppers would step in it. She was all smiles, and even touched Dekkers head and assured him everything was ok. I felt sick but for our first mistake like that, she was the lady to have it around. We gave Dekker a tube of Pilsbury croissants after that and no more damage was done. We actually had a great haul! Walmart had lots of great sales, so we are solidly stocked up on Childrens and infant Tylenol and Peach Five Alive, to name a couple. We also purchased some sealant for the deck and picnic table, and oil and a filter for the Mazda. But the big event of Walmart was Dekker being so grown up. He is very cautious in new places and will never be put down somewhere that isn’t familiar. But all of a sudden, that boy would not be contained. We have a runner. A runner-into-things-er. And runner-into-people-er. A boy with no fear. And one who gets a lot of attention when he claps those two tubes of croissants together! We kept a close eye on him, but I did order him a phone number bracelet the moment we got home. I know, I could make one, but I don’t have stuff on hand. No judging.
Our last stop of the day was Costco, where I purchased chicken breasts, milk, AA batteries, and best of all, Nestle Drumsticks were on sale!!! I’m not going to lie. The ice cream treats were the main reason we went to Costco.
Upon arriving home, we put Dekker down for a nap and put groceries away. We are still quite scattered from arriving home yesterday and have a lot of tidying up to do in the next day or two, but I have to say that I am again feeling floored by how blessed we are. What brought this on was bringing our freezer stuff downstairs to our huge chest freezer. I’ve had this moment before, but I had it again today. I was sooo annoyed that there was so little room in my freezer. I felt that way for about one second before I felt completely ashamed of myself. My freezer is fuller than its ever been. Meals from friends are still stacked high, considering more friends brought more meals. We are not a family who is rolling in money, but my goodness do I feel wealthy! I know I’ve said this all before, but I’m largely motivated to actually figure out whats all in the freezer and be a better steward of it. Have more people over, be more brave with my cooking, pass some food on to someone who DOESN’T have as much as us! We are truly blessed.
After coming upstairs, I was arranging a few things that were just strewn on the dining room table. A few shopping bags from todays trip and from the past few days were still full of items, so I opened them all up. Not only do I have another haul from Bath&Body Works, but also an enormous amount of summer clothes that we’ve bought for Dekker. I know they’re really just shirts, but I thought they were adorable so I took pictures 🙂
There are from Walmart and Old Navy. There are actually more from Walmart from right before the trip but they’re in the laundry already.
These are from Target. I purchased them while in Winnipeg. The middle one feels a little too babyish so it will likely end up as jammies, but it was a three pack and the other two are adorable! They’re diaper shirts, so they’ll likely be on his pants-free days. Which happen often.
And here are a couple of super cute, gender neutral onesies that I also bought at Target. I’ll be honest. I don’t love gender neutral things. I get tired of their colors fairly quickly. But these feel a bit more fun than all the pale yellow stuff you can buy. And I love the chevron. Couldn’t resist.
Not included in these pictures are the clothes that Brady and I bought while shopping with friends. I feel overwhelmed looking around my house, seeing all the new things I bought really without a second thought. I am considerably more fortunate than I give myself or God credit for.
I suppose I’m just feeling very humbled today. People live on wildly less than we do everyday, without drinking water or shelter, and I’m complaining that my freezer is too full. Forgive me Father.