Well, we did it! We went to the movies! Ry had seen Indiana Jones the weekend it came out (he's a *huge* fan), and has been wanting to take me ever since. So, we went yesterday. And had the works - movie, popcorn and coke! yea! It was an entertaining movie - campy at times, but kept your attention. My friend Rowena went into labor the day after she saw the movie, so we'll see what happens today...
Yesterday I had 2 really interesting moments. It's amazing to me to see how other people react to my pregnancy. Often times we hear how as a culture people are not pro-life. That everyone is pro-choice, and if you are pro-life you are a minority.
Well, when giving the sign of peace yesterday in Mass, a woman took a double-take with me. She said "peace be with you", and then said "both of you", with a big grin on her face. The second time this happened was when this teenage boy was taking my ticket at the movies. He said "thank you" and then paused and said "sorry, thank Y'all!
So, in our pro-death society that we live in, when does this tissue inside my body change from being just tissue to a baby? Is it that I'm overdue? Is it that people can see and tell that I'm pregnant? Or does the media get it wrong? Are most people pro-life?
I have been overwhelmed how positive people have been toward me during this pregnancy - overly polite, opening doors, getting out of my way, offering to help, not letting me carry my groceries, etc. It has given me a renewed sense of the pro-life climate in our culture. How wonderful!!
Today's activity is to go to the Mommies group at our church, and get some last-minute errands done. Found out yesterday that my parents, grandparents, brother and sister are coming tomorrow. I need to remind them that I have to relax - doctor's orders!
Lastly, today is my ultrasound/charting due date (which I feel is more accurate). We'll see what happens today...