Thursday, August 29, 2013

Week in Review: Camping and 30 weeks

Last Friday night we went camping to my friend's old campground.
It only made sense that Anika wanted to wear her ballet/princess dress camping.
Roasting marshmallows around the campfire
Getting in the tent to go to sleep

She was pretty excited!

She was up at 2 AM- 3 AM just wide awake talking!! I just fell back to sleep.

Then up again when it was light out..had to go pee. It was 40 degrees out, but we were nice and toasty in our tent. Andrew and I have down mummy bags. Anika wouldn't even stay in her sleep sack!
We packed up pretty early. Andrew had a hair cut at 8:30 half hour away. haha.

MORE garden veggies. We shouldn't let them get this big, but sometimes I miss some and Andrew picks a lot on weekends.
She likes to do her "balance" with daddy a lot.
Anika has been sleeping in her crib with the rail off for a while. This weekend, we moved the crib into our room and made it back into a crib. We bought another bed up from the basement for Anika.  Getting ready for Leni! We had to take most of the crib apart to fit though the doors and move it down the hall 10 feet. I am using it to put my baby stuff in for now while I go through things.
Swimming on Monday with her cousin.

A friend sent me some newborn diaper covers. I am going to use prefolds on the baby in the beginning.  I was excited to get these covers.  Same friend sent me a bead too!! SO, I can have a birthing necklace.  I am pretty excited about that. I had never heard of them until about a year ago and I collected beads and made one for a friend and I have been excited to have one too.  My friend is going to make mine for me after I get my beads from friends and family.
I have been drinking so much of this tea as ice tea. I make a big batch and keep it in the fridge.
But, if I drink it hot, I like to eat chocolate and have it melt it in my mouth! lol.

I had SOO many tomatoes and more growing everyday, so I canned some.  My full big bag made this. ha. I will have to can again in a few weeks when I have more.

I am trying to sell these. They were a mistake order. Long story and such a headache. Not returnable on amazon where they came from.
My mom picked up this cute pea coat for A.

And this North Face jacket for only $35! That's a was at the outlet in Maine she went to.
AND, here I am at 30 WEEKS pregnant this time.

After my workout at the gym I took photos in the locker room when no one was in there :)
After my shower.
I was looking for photos of me 30 weeks pregnant with Anika on my old blog...I found some of these....
This was more like 33- I am glad I wont be doing wood for this pregnancy, but I also am not so pleased to have a newborn in winter. This pregnancy was planned- what was I THINING!? Another winter baby was just stupid on my part! And, the start of winter, no less. Ugh.
30 weeks with Ani-omg my fat face!!!

I was trying to figure how much I weighed at 30 weeks with Anika, but of course I didn't record that anywhere because I was so upset. This blurb from my old blog does say I was up 28 pounds around 30 not up that much this time, but I also started heavier this time.  I need to really be careful. My only pregnancy symptom is extreme weight gain...and I am grateful I don't have any other symptoms, but this one does bother me a bit.  I just eat too much. ha
My friend said to me yesterday that my lifestyle doesn't change while pregnant at all except no more wine! lol. That is pretty much accurate! Nothing else changes.  I am hosting a bach party on Cape Cod this weekend and being over 30 weeks, I will definitely have a glass of wine while down there. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer coming to an end...

I cant believe its Labor Day next weekend! 
I am 29 weeks. My only symptom still continues to be weight gain- lots of it :)
Oh, and my nails grow when I am pregnant. NO other time! They are always stubs. Since they are nice and long (For me) I got OPI gel nails! LOVE.  First time for me.
We only have a few blueberry bushes at our house, but we get this many every other day. Its insane. 
We also have A LOT of zucchini. I mean a lot. I made 3 loaves of zucchini bread last weekend. We used honey instead of sugar- delicious. Andrew's suggestion actually, but I Just googled a recipe for zucchini honey bread.
I made zucchini bites- shredded zukes, added egg and cooked quinoa and parm cheese and herbs and then baked. I put a piece of fresh basil and mozzarella on top when I baked. Anika said it was yummy in her tummy. I also cut up some raw zukes and squash and let it sit in lemon juice over night and the lemon juice and rice vinegar kind of "Cooked" the veggies a little. It was good.
Andrew put in an electric dog fence last weekend around our property for Piri!  Its been something we needed for a long time. Right now, She has to stay in or be hooked up outside because she takes off.  Anika lets her out a lot if we have the garage door open because Anika can open the door to the garage. Then, I have to go after her and she will not come to me- I follow her miles up the dirt roads near our house. Also, we WANT her to be able to be free in our yard and not hooked up all the time. She needs to burn off energy and run around- just not on the roads!!
I started the training with her Monday after work- just walking the perimeter of the boundary Andrew set up.  I then saw our peach trees are loaded!  Last year animals got ALL of them before we did.  They are not ready to pick yet, but looking good!

My fridge drawers last Saturday night and then a bucket Andrew picked from our garden! Seriously.  I cant keep up! I love all the fresh veggies though.
Andrew and I went up to Maine after work on Friday to meet my parents who had Anika up there.  They had gone up Thursday and Anika slept over with them- which is rare. Anika hasn't been away from me over night in...well I'd say a year!   She had a blast. So much fun that when Andrew and I got there at 6:30 she was half asleep. We walked up to the pool to have lobsters at the campground café and this happened!
She didn't even wake when we got her into jammies.

The next morning, she was up nice and early.
Her and I walked up to the café to get Andrew a coffee and she of course wanted one.
We were in line waiting and she kept saying, "MOM, I NEED my coffee" - everyone was laughing.
At home, Andrew makes her "coffee" on weekends- he warms her milk (she drinks goat milk) and adds a tiny bit of  nice quality coco.  The campground had a hot chocolate machine so I ordered her one and then dumped half and added colder water -it was way too hot for her and she was not patient.  SHE WAS IN HEAVEN!!
Walked back to the campsite telling everyone she was drinking her coffee.
We took the campground trolley to the beach.  Anika wanted to switch kiwi hats with dad. ha.
She took a nap on the beach. Shocking to me, but she does this for her sitter a lot.
There were French people sitting behind us talking a lot. She was so perplexed by them and asked me what they were saying. ha
She really wanted to go on the "round and round" - so we went to check it out.  It was $5 a person so just her and I went and dad waited. Funny, dad works on heights but I went! My stomach turned the whole time!! I was holding her tight and she wanted to sit alone. Um, no.
Oh, this one is out of order, but her sleeping on Leni at the beach :)
and her and I  :)  We stayed there until 4 and then packed up and drove home, which is 2 hours away.
AND, now its already almost the weekend again!  We are going tent camping Friday night very close to our house. We will probably head over after I get out of work and daddy will meet us later when he gets home from work (much later than I do).