Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Thanksgivvinnnggg

....is a very special night. Jimmy Walker used to say Dyn-o-mite." (Gotta love Adam Sandler!) I awoke with this very appropriate song running through my mind, at the crack of dawn, of course. One day (I hope) little Miss CindyLou will learn the value of sleeping in! No matter, we had to get the monstrous bird into the oven pretty early. My grandparents are driving up for Thanksgiving dinner, so we did the 8 am power clean once the turkey was in the oven. Now the house is filled with the wonderful aroma of roasting turkey, stuffing, and simmering giblet gravy. We watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Extravaganza, er, Parade, and now I'm sitting here tearing up over the Detroit Lions football players talking about that for which they are thankful. Ah, the holidays.

Mr. Whoo and I have the Thanksgiving dinner down to a science. I'm almost positive that we have had Thanksgiving at home for the five years that we have been married. I cook the stuffing, he preps the bird, I peel potatoes, he mashes them, I set the table, and he carves the turkey. We are a well-oiled, Thanksiving dinner making machine. I baked my pumpkin pie last night, and had CindyLou help me mix it all together. It was so much fun to "cook" with her. She is growing up so fast. I only had to make a quick run to the hospital this morning to round on one patient (that I released this morning to go to her own Thanksgiving Dinner). I figure that this Thanksgiving will play out much like Thanksgivings that I have worked in the past, very peaceful, until, that is, after everyone has finished their dinner! Then, either they figure "Hey, the family is all together! What better time than now to head to the hospital en masse to see if Sally Jo happens to be in labor?" or the pregnant moms start mistaking their indigestion for labor pain. It never fails. It goes the same for Christmas, as well.

I have so very much for which to be thankful this year. My wonderful husband and daughter, my family and extended family, our wonderful friends, a lovely home, a job that I love (most days), good health, and the promise of new little miracle, due sometime in July. God has truly blessed our lives, and I am so thankful, today and every day. God bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

13 comments:

Dr. K said...

Oooh, that was sneaky! I almost missed the "promise of a new miracle" at the end of your post. Congratulations! Fantastic news.

arturo said...

Congratulations! A new member in the Whoo family!

dr. whoo? said...

dr. k~ Hee! Thank you! It's really early, confirmed only by (multiple) home hcg tests swiped from the clinic. My first U/S is on Monday, so I'm being cautiously optimistic until then. Sometimes, too much knowledge is a bad thing, as I find myself worrying over every living thing that *could* go wrong. Yikes. :)

missgamecock said...

WOW I almost missed that too! CONGRATULATIONS. You mean drs obsess just like patients? I thought it was just us patients that did that. Congratulations.

Sarebear said...

Congratulations! What great news around Thanksgiving! Yeah, I've wondered if ob's would know so many of the things that could go wrong that it is unsettling when pregnant.

I don't envy you all that knowledge in that manner, then. Lol!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Rural Obgyn said...

Been so busy with my Thanksgiving vacation that I got to read your last 3 posts right in a row. When you kept talking about tearing up, I said, "She's got to be pregnant!" and sure enough there it was in the last paragraph. Congratulations and please take care of yourself and baby...

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the new little life that will be here in July...You must be very happy and excited.

I'm very happy you had a good Thanksgiving!

Dr. K said...

I had quite imagined that it was this early as I quickly did a thumb and finger count of the time until July! Please do let us know how your U/S goes. As for knowing too much, I hear you. One of the subjects that I teach is nervous system embryology. Just think, your little guy's (or girl's) neural tube has already closed. How awesome is that?!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! May you have a smooth and easy pregnancy!

Amy1970 said...

Congrats on your new little miracle. It's heartening to know that those on the other side of the stirrups also pee on more than one stick!

I have no clue how I stumbled onto your blog, but I love it. I hope you can rest easily now that Other Dr and his wife will be back and working next week......right?

Milk & Two Sugars said...

Congratulations from a reader who's been silent until now! I hope the burden of knowledge won't torment you for too long.

dr. whoo? said...

arturo~ Thank you! After this weekend I am starting to wonder if this was such a stellar idea, after all. Eeek.

missgamecock~ Oh yes, I can assure you that docs can obsess just as much (if not more) than patients. We just simmer in our obsession, rather than calling others for reassurance. Healthy, isn't it? Thank you for the congratulations! :)

sarebear~ Thank you! Unfortunately, too much knowledge can prevent a carefree, blissfully unaware pregnancy. I envy other people that luxury.

rural obgyn~ I am so glad (and jealous) that you are enjoying your vacation! The funny thing about the tearing up is that I am an emotional, hormonal mess even when not pregnant! I credit my own mother for that. Thanks for the good wishes!

hi cathy~ Thank you so much! Happy, excited, nervous, and, at times, scared to death just about covers the gamut. :)

dr. k~ I really loved learning embryology in med school. It was one of my favorite subjects. Simply fascinating! I hope that everything is forming on schedule. This pregnancy is already so drastically different from my first pregnancy, I am frightened that it is not viable.

I'm very anxious for the ultrasound. If this little bean can survive the stress of the last few days, hopefully it will stick around for the duration! I will keep y'all posted, good or bad.


thanks amanda~ Smooth and easy would be a welcome change, but crazy-making all the same, as my first pregnancy was neither easy nor smooth. Let the craziness begin! :)

amy1970~ Hello and welcome! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, I can obsess with the best of them, for certain. I'm going to drive my husband batty, yet.

As for having an easier week next week? Well, it doesn't look promising, but a girl can hope, can't she? :)

milk and two sugars~ Yay for delurking! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm hoping that the U/S will allay the fears somewhat. Thanks for reading!

guinness girl said...

Oh my gosh! I almost missed your "new miracle" comment! Congratulations, Dr. Whoo!!!!!!! HUGS HUGS HUGS!