Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Freshly Baked Cookies & PFTs

It's thankful Thursday time! We all have so much to be thankful for and we love to take this opportunity just to write down each and everything that comes to mind. Please take this time to share with us what you're thankful for as well. If you have a blog expressing your thankfulness, please share the link! Without further ado, here's what we're thankful for:

Mandi's List:
I'm thankful that Peanut's staying put for at least another 2 weeks (and probably another 8)! I was, obviously, worried when I found out I was having contractions 2 minutes apart, 1cm dilated and 50% effaced. However, I am so thankful that the test showed that there is a 99% chance that Peanut won't be here for at least another 2 weeks. I am so thankful that it was a bit of a false alarm and that Peanut will be holding tight and continuing to bake.

I'm thankful for the 32 weeks I had of exercise! I have cut out any and all exercise the past couple days until I can see what my OB GYN says regarding my activity level from here on out (I have an appointment on Friday). Man, do I miss it. I didn't realize how much I loved being able to exercise until I couldn't do it for a few days. Sure it's tiring, but man I love being able to feel human and normal as I walked, ran, biked, lifted, you name it! Hopefully the doc will let me continue to work out a bit, but if not, I am thankful for 32 weeks of activity.

I'm thankful for freshly baked cookies. The hospital cafeteria now has freshly baked cookies that come out every night at 9PM. Holy cow are they good!! This pregnant momma can't resist an ooey, gooey, hot and tasty chocolate chip cookie. I could eat 300 of them, but limit it to one (GIANT) cookie a night.

Ronnie's List:

I'm thankful for my latest PFTs...again. I took my first lung function test since being in the Hole and I was rather pleased with the result. They were actually down from the week before at clinic (only 2%), but I was actually expecting worse. I felt really tight the day I did them and I generally get worse before I get better in here. I'm just so thankful that I was still able to blow a 67%!

I'm thankful for fresh baked goods in the cafeteria. Recently, the cafeteria here at the hospital has been serving fresh baked cookies starting at 9pm every single night. It's not only nice because it's quite the tasty treat, but it's also nice because it reminds me of home a bit. Mandi is quite the baker, so I've been spoiled with freshly baked cookies and muffins many times while we've been married. Anytime you can get a little "taste of home" in the Hole, it's a good thing!

I'm thankful for John Jay and Rich and their morning show. One of our hospital traditions is to hang out on weekend mornings with our Dunkin' Donuts while listening to John Jay and Rich. We listen to it online and really only listen to two specific segments called "War of the Roses" and "Second Date Update". I won't get into the premise of these segments, but if you want to get a laugh and be shocked all at the same time I suggest going to and then hover over "On The Show" and the segments will show up. Prepare to have a good time.

So, what are you thankful for today?