This a.m., I was quite surprised to read the headline of our newspaper. It was a story about how the hospital I work at is planning a merge with a big city hospital. I was taken aback. I hadn't heard anything about it. I work for the darn place and I have to find out about a possible merger by reading the daily paper. This weekend when I work, I'll have to find out exactly what's going on.
Tonight, we are all making a 2 hour trip to visit my in-laws for Thanksgiving. We had originally planned on going tomorrow and driving back, but somehow, we've been talked into spending the night tonight and leaving tomorrow. It's just such a hassle to visit overnight with them. First, there is the obvious lack of restraint when it comes to alcohol. Then there's the issue where all 5 of us will sleep. Neither my BIL/SIL or husbands parents have enough room, really. We're all going to cram into my BIL/SIL small 2 bedroom house. Should be interesting. I'm also kind of a traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving: I want Turkey, noodles, mashed potatoes, etc. My FIL decided to do prime rib this year. Not that I don't enjoy good beef, it's just not turkey. It seems so petty to be slightly irritated, but sometimes, I can't help it. I have to pack 5 overnight bags (Husband is capable, but apparently can't seem to do it himself), make sure we have the pack and play for Isaiah, plenty of diapers, wipes, outfits for all 3 kids, extras for Isaiah and Clara just in case she wets the bed, bottles/sippy cups, bibs, baby food, toys, bedding, pillows, air mattresses, and, oh yeah, the kids. I don't know how people do it for longer trips by air. I'm sure we'll have a good time once we're there. The prime rib will be excellent, and my MIL will be closely monitored. And the best part is: My house won't be destroyed!
On a different note, Isaiah may be getting the hang of sleeping most of the night. Two nights ago, he slept all night! I woke up a bit worried because he's not done that before. It was that irrational feeling that I think all mothers get when you wake up and realize the baby is still asleep. I was just afraid to go in a find him not sleeping, but, well, you know. He obviously was fine, and I knew deep down he was. But it was so uncharacteristic of him. Last night he slept until 5 a.m., which is still pretty good. We'll see how long it lasts. I also had to break out a bigger car seat for him today. He's just too big for the infant care seat, so I installed the next step up, still rear facing, but holds bigger babies. It was a bit sad taking out the infant care seat. I've turned into such a sentimental sap when it comes to all things revolving my children growing. I really do have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!