I keep seeing "Crimbo" around instead of Christmas... Is that really common in the UK? I've never heard it before! It makes me think of "Jimbo" or hair crimping or something.
HAHAHAHA I was thinking the same thing!
Also I have British and South African friends here at work and I told them today that I am dying to work "right madam" into my vernacular, but feel it would likely make me seem pretentious. Sadly, they agreed, but I did just get a message addressed to me as Madame W....
Yes, I second that there is not an utterance of Crimbo heard in the US....maybe I can use that???
My family was a Festivus for the rest of us kind of gang - and we called it that! With a Jewish background, converted Christians, Atheists, etc... it was easiest.
DH and I talked the other night and we are definitely doing Christmas (his family is Christian) and I, having Jewish heritage, but believing in Jesus, will start working on figuring out what Jewish rituals would be important for us to do as a family. I know a lot of families with mixed religions have a hard time with this - and we will have it a lot simpler as we believe the same thing theologically, just come from different backgrounds and I want to honor the Jewish heritage that most of my family doesn't observe any longer.
Planning out a new family life is SO exciting, but also overwhelming. Just a taste of how much children will change everything.
I know! Scary stuff!
Im due 28th March 2012
Here is a pic of my scan today
Your due the same day as me So cool to see your scan picture, I have my first scan picture on the 19th, so amazing to see your picture and know my baby is at the same stage! Can't wait to post my picture!
I have loads of pages to go through.....I have spotted some great scan pics so congratulations to all...I am going back to read through about 40 pages. After checking it all out on the beach a couple of times...I just couldnt keep up to date sorry
Anyway.....whats the first thing I did when I got through my front door????? FT???
Soem doppler action....have not felt pregnant the entire time away (apart from bloat!!!) but found bubba heartbeat in 2 seconds....like he/she was waiting for me . 165 - has dropped a little in last week
Anyway....have missed all you ladies and will be logging on later to catch up with everything...after my pizza delivery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Now where are those jalapenos...come to mummy!!!!
can't believe the word Crimbo doesn't exist in the USA!
redsox - i am sure you will be able to come up with a compromise for each of your traditions. i think its lovely your baby will have experience of both.
besides, loads of families have to mix christmas traditions in any event. for example my family always leave their xmas stockings in the sitting room and open them with the other presents whereas my hubby has stocking son the end of the bed and opens them before evryone gets up and before the other presents! see!
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