Tuesday, July 19, 2011

33 and a half weeks (and general family update)

Well, things are changing quickly here.
I am spending lots of time organizing, purging our storage area, working on our house-
There is so much going on, but I always forget to take pictures and blog about it!

Keelin starts school in a couple of weeks!
I'm 33 1/2 weeks pregnant!
Tim is gearing up for a lot of time traveling for work-
so we've really just been spending a lot of time together; some of that time productive, some of it just enjoying being a family of 4 for a little while longer.

This afternoon, Keelin read to Jackson from her Dr. Seuss collection of stories!
This picture just turns me to mush.
Those kids are so precious!

A picture of Keelin from August 2008.
I was pregnant with Jackson and she was the age he is now!
How the time flies...
(Kate, do you remember taking this picture?!)

Our garden kicks butt!
And our chickens are getting with the program!
This is our first 4 egg day!

Unfortunately, the critters that we don't own (primarily birds and squirrels) have realized that we have a garden.
So we've started having to pull off our tomatoes a little earlier than we'd like in order to save them from certain doom.

Speaking of tomatoes, I am SOOOO making my first batch of salsa this week!
I finally have enough tomatoes to make it worth whipping up.

I already have enough dill pickles put away. Hoping my cucumbers hold out a while longer so I can make some bread and butter pickles before it's no longer prime cuke time!

The uterine toner that  my midwife gave me today!
I won't start taking it until 35wks, but it's full of good stuff to help tone your uterus!

What does toning your uterus do?
Well, it can make your real contractions a lot more effective!
It can really help minimize some labor discomfort.
It can minimize your postpartum bleeding!

And those are just 3 off of the HUGE list of benefits
No, it won't put anyone into labor!
It just helps your uterus to be at it's best when it comes time to get things done!
So to speak.

Blondie looking ready to go out to lunch!

Max wanted to go, too.
I said no.
He stuck out his tongue at me.

My aunt and uncle were in town!
They live in Virginia and we don't see them near as much as we'd like.
Keelin LOVED her time with her great aunt!

Me at 33 weeks and 2 days.
Last night, one of my childhood BFFs and I decided to go out to dinner!
Tim, being the amazing husband and father that he is, made a great dinner for the kids.
What would I do without him?

Kate helped me record the belly!

We went to Boba House (a yummy vegetarian and vegan restaurant) for dinner. Went to Red Mango for dessert (frozen yogurt, anyone???). Went to Starbucks on the way home. I hadn't slept well the night before, so I decided to forego coffee. I had a green tea and lemonade, instead.

And by the way?
Last night, I slept like a rock.
I only slept from 2am to 8am...
I was too busy reading a good book.
But the 6 hours I got were just what I needed.
I was super productive today and was in a fantastic mood all day long.
AND after the midwife left, I snuck in a power nap.

Stats from my midwife appt today:
I've gained 26 pounds total so far!
(No shame in my game)
I'm measuring on the small side, since he's wedged in my right side.
He's head down and very low in my pelvis.
My belly is 40" around at it's biggest point.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Heck yes, I remember that picture! That was a fun day! ^_^ As soon as I saw it I was like "Hey! That's MY pic!" LOL! I like that I'm beginning to infiltrate your blog... hehehehe!