Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend Recap

Early last week my godmother passed away. She was one of my Mom's oldest and dearest friends and we called them family (she was "aunt", he was "uncle" and their kids were "cousins"). She was only 59. She and my Mom always felt a silly connection as they shared the same birthday and wedding anniversary (same days and years). She suffered from COPD for a few years and yet continued to smoke a pack of cigarettes daily. Her doctor said that was her death sentence. She was also on pain medicine for a recent back surgery and her body just couldn't handle all the stress and her organs started to shut down the day before Thanksgiving. She had been in a coma since then until she passed peacefully in her sleep last Monday night. The funeral was Saturday morning and it was very difficult. She has four grandchildren (and one more on the way) and they're old enough to know what's going on so it is always so hard to see children so upset. She was one of those people whose sense of humor was very sarcastic, but I found her hilarious and I will miss her greatly. I'm so sad she won't get to meet EJ. She'd said countless prayers over the past three years for us and she was so excited that things were going so well this time. Hopefully she'll be smiling down on us when EJ makes his grand entrance :)

In lighter news...Ed and I hosted his family's Christmas party this Saturday afternoon. There were about 35 adults and 15 kids so we had a pretty packed house. My Dad came dressed as Santa and the kids just about lost their minds with excitement. I can't wait for those Christmases with EJ!! The food was great and everyone was in the Holiday Spirit so I'd like to say the party was a success...thanks in huge part to Ed for all of his cleaning and decorating to get the house ready. The house looked amazing with Christmas touches everywhere. I love a home all decorated for the holidays!

We then spent just about all day yesterday napping and watching movies. I was exhausted and I'm still a bit tired today. I'll slowly get everything cleaned up but I don't want to overdue it. My body feels increasingly heavy and with sporadic contractions I'm trying to rest as much as I can to keep those contrax at bay.

Five more weeks to go...only 2 more till I'm full term...hang on little man!!!


Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

so sorry about your godmother :(

Emily said...

I am so sorry about your godmother. I know she will be with you and EJ in the coming weeks and months.

5 weeks!?!?!?!? Holy Moly!

Glad the party was a success!

Nine said...

you have to take it easy! I can't believe little EJ will be here soon! I'm delivering at Lankenau and live in Delaware County. I thought we lived close to each other :)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your godmother. Your family and hers are in my prayers.

Wow -- five weeks to go!

Newt said...

I'm so sorry about your godmother, Maria. And sad that EJ won't get to meet her.

Do take it easy! I've been surprised at how much harder everything is getting these past few weeks (and I'm two ahead of you). I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, with all the pregnancy blogs I read, but then I'm apparently going to nurse my denial right up to the end :)

Patty Wood said...

I am sure that your Godmother is going to be right there for you in the coming weeks and months. Take it easy and be kind to yourself. Less than 4 weeks to go. What a journey. I am so excited for you.