I'm 18 weeks pregnant!! But I still haven't felt the baby move. I did think I felt a couple flutters a week or so ago but nothing at all since then. I've had terrible sinus drainage that has caused a deep cough. Could that somehow damage a baby? I know that we fat chicks have to wait a little longer to feel movement so I'm trying not to worry.
Yesterday, Mom went with me to the Hardware Megamart to price kitchen cabinets. I was really shocked that the quality and the pricing was comparable to the other small kitchen design place that I've consulted. Also, the service was actually better with Megamart Guy than with the Kitchen Designer. KD took two weeks to get my designs back to me and was working on a 1995 computer with the old blue and grey screen and big block letters. KD was also highly distractable and would go off on unrelated topics. MG was focused and really seemed to know what he was talking about. He got my designs which included 3-D drawings and quotes back to me within hours and had every option priced out. This kitchen is very small and will be small even with a wall knocked down. It's been difficult because I have Mom, Dad and E making suggestions and there are so many ways it could be done. These are choices I'll have to live with for a long time and I have limited funds so I must make my choices carefully.
Last night, I was able to go to the Melting Pot to celebrate an ex-coworkers birthday. I normally wouldn't have gone because I'm not very close to the birthday girl but another co-worker was going and we've been trying to go to the Melting Pot together for ages so we took this opportunity to experience it together and celebrate her birthday with her. Awesome experience and great food. I'm trying to get my aunt and cousins to go during the holidays.
Mom and Dad came over for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner today. However, when Dad cut into the turkey breast it was raw in the middle. Not sure what went wrong since I followed the directions on the package. Must be the oven, I really do need a new kitchen! Anyway, in a style true to our family, we ate dessert and then Dad went with me back to the Hardware Megamart.
He and my brother will be doing most of the work for the kitchen remodel so I think Dad wanted to reassure himself that MG knows what he's talking about and that the materials were quality. I've never opened and shut so many doors and drawers in my life. Dad seemed pleased with what MG had to say and with the materials. MG even answered our question about venting the stove which has been a big challenge.
When we got back to my house, my mom was warming up the side dishes and the turkey was done to perfection. As a warm up to the biggest eating day of the year, I'd say it was a success even though the food was served three hours late. I'm thinking another piece of pumpkin pie dessert will make the perfect late supper.
Oh and remember that two pounds I dropped?
They are now mocking me from my hips with three or four of their best friends.