Sunday, September 27, 2009

What do you get when you send a hungry pregant woman to the store?

This is what you get. A bag full of sweets and unhealthy food. Loren was sick on Friday, so I stopped by to get some soup and Gatorade and come out with all this plus more. Loren though it was hilarious and wanted me to take a picture. The hot dogs came in very handy Saturday night at midnight when I couldn't sleep and was starving.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

15 weeks

Our growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). They are busy moving amniotic fluid through their nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in their lungs begin to develop. Their legs are growing longer than their arms now, and they can move all of her joints and limbs. Although their eyelids are still fused shut, they can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, they are likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but they are forming taste buds. If we wanted to find out the sex of the baby, we could this week.

Life is good right now. We went to the doctor on Monday and we got to hear the heartbeat for the first time. It was neat to hear, and I'm glad Loren was there to experience it with me. As for changes right now, I'm not feeling as sick. Even though there are still days that I'm not my best. I'm still exhausted all the time (don't know if it is the pregnancy or the cat sleeping on me at night). I can feel my belly starting to stretch and all those muscles are starting to relax. At night I'm starting to feel cramps in my legs coming on, but I haven't gotten one yet. I'm still enjoying my nightly messages which help me to go to sleep and stay asleep, thanks to Loren. We are excited for the weeks ahead with all they will bring.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Garden

Loren and I planted a garden this year with tomatoes, brocoli, carrots, greenbeans, zuchinni, squash, acorn squash, cantelope, watermelon, pumpkins, corn, raspberries, and strawberries. We found out the hard way and know know that we need a permant watering system. It is way too hard when we both work and it stays 90 until the end of September (yuck) to pull the hose out and water everyother day. We don't have sprinkler system so we actually had to do this for the whole yard, and with our dog, we went through at least 2 hoses and a couple of sprinklers. We did end up getting quite a few veggies though. As you can see in the picture, this is the amount of tomatoes picked in one day off of 3 plants. We had zuchinni out the wazoo and now our pumpkins have taken over the whole garden. It's been a fun experience with our first garden, and hopefully we will have learned from our mistakes and I will be feeling better to get out there and take care of it.

Lessons learned this year:

  1. Don't plant a whole row of zuchinni (they grow too crazy)
  2. Don't plant winter squash (it's nasty)
  3. Dont' plant as much (it turned into a jungle)
  4. You need to water alot
  5. Make the walkways wider
  6. Always fence off the garden (dogs and manure don't mix)

My new love!

The Jenks told us about this new website (maybe its old, but it's new to us) called Freecycle. It's much like the free section on Craigslist. Everything is free and I receive emails telling me what people are looking for and what people are giving away. The first time I email someone back we ended up getting a highchair, boppy with 2 covers, baby floor mat, and a baby bouncy chair. Some were in ok shape, but the boppy was brand new and I'm sure we will use the bouncy chair and floor mat. Then the other day someone posted that they had some baby clothing, boys and girls, under 12 months. I responded right away. I thought I would go through it all, maybe pick out a few items and then donate the rest to DI.

We ended up getting 7 trash bags full of clothing. I started my search through the many bags on Saturday and found out that this lady had great taste. I loved almost every piece of baby clothes. I think I pulled out 2-3 to donate to DI because of wear and or stains. The rest I kept. I washed and now am storing until the baby comes. The clothes on the left are all girl clothes 12 months and under. The right pile is boy clothes 12 months and under. This isn't including the pile still out in the garage about double this size of toddler clothes 12-24months. I also receive many maternity clothing that I will be selling on Craigslist and a box of young girl clothes we will donate to a friend with 4 girls.
I really hit the jackpot with this freecycle.

Look what he is into now!

I look out the window one morning and there is a pumpkin in the middle of the yard. I know I didn't put it there. Our pumpkin vines have grown through the fence and are growing in the dogs backyard. So the other day he decided he wanted to play with it. The pumpkin had teeth marks all over it and hadn't moved for 3 days...until last night. We are sitting in the living room enjoying a show and I see our dog running around like a crazy dog outside, so I go to the window. He is out there biting the pumpkin and throwing it around. Then running around it like a crazy dog attacking it. Then all of a sudden he bends down and grabs a section of the grass and pulls it up. What is this dog doing? I know we have a weird dog, but this goes above weirdness. It was just too funny. I wish I had gotten it on video. Here is the aftermath of the pumpkin and an acorn squash.

Friday, September 18, 2009

What has he done now?

He might look innocent and pathetic, but that is his disguise. Our puppy is hitting his terrible twos. The other night while we were sleeping, Bowser continued to wake me up by going in and out of his dog door. He usually only goes in and out maybe 2 times a night, so after the third time I started to worry. Then all of a sudden I hear Bowser running down the hallway and then charge out the door. I sit up quickly and he stops in his tracks to come see me. I notice that he dropped something. I go and look at what it is and it was a baby bib. I turn the porch light on and see several thing scattered among the backyard. I walk down the hallway of our house and see that he has pushed in the future babies room door and has started carrying out the baby things to the yard. I don't know if he was trying to sneak things out while we were sleeping, so he could chew on them during the day. Or if he is just acting up cause he knows something is different. I don't know, but it is driving me crazy even though it makes me laugh.
Oh and by the way, this is how we find our dog sleeping all the time. He is so weird.