Monday, June 29, 2009

Our little chef

Keira helped me make spanakopita Sunday and was eating the cream cheese straight out of the package with a spoon.
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More nesting

Yesterday stuck inside by more rain I got restless and began nesting again... we cleaned and organized Keira's playroom ( apparently you need to do this monthly!) and added some shelves. The above shelving is for toys...

Mike added this shelf for diaper stuff... were going to have 2 in diapers ( cloth ) and there is alot of stuff to store, wipes, wipes solution, LOTS of diapers etc. I like to have it all within arms reach and all organized of course so this extra storage helps alot.
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Week 24...

I went to see the midwife Tues . Baby is transverse (sideways) and flipping - which I know... he is a wild monkey.. and I guessed he was transverse based on where I feel movement.. all on the sides- nothing high or low. He has tons of time to move around but my first thought was " You better not get to comfy transverse little boy!!" His heart rate was in the 140's and I am measuring right at 24 weeks. Not that any one cares but since I am not doing a baby book this time around this is my place to right stuff down so I don't forget... Mama has gained 28 lbs- . I asked the midwife why I feel like I have been kicked in the groin permanently and she said its the weight of my soccer ball sized uterus which will only get lots worse. Gee thanks. :o)
Midwife said one of the midwives is going to a Conference Oct 20th ( there are only 2 of them) so if he is late and there is just one midwife on call and some one else is in labor Ill have to give birth at the birth center instead. I assured her that I would get this guy out on time or early ( like Keira) so no worries there!
They gave me my packet of stuff to get ready for the home birth. All supplies have to be ready, clean and in one place by 36 weeks. So when we get back from vacation ( around 30 weeks) we will be getting that stuff together as well as making some meals and throwing them in the freezer. The list is pretty standard and includes lots of the basic stuff, towels, washcloths, ice, hydrogen peroxide, thermometer and homemade chicken noodle soup. Gotta love midwives and their belief in the healing power of food and herbs. The midwives bring most of the "medical" stuff with them.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Last night I went to Jo-Ann's Fabric store and met up with Debbie the talented woman who will be making Keira's quilt. I picked out 16 different fabrics that will make up her 9 patch quilt. They are all light greens and purples.

This one (^) is soft flannel and will make up the inside of the quilt ( the part that touches the sheets and that you won't see when the quilt is on the bed). The rest of the fabric is cotton.

I think its going to look great and I can't wait to see the finished product. I have to wash and iron all the fabric and then drop it off at her house where she will do all the hard work of putting it together!!!
After being in the fabric store for 2 hours I told Mike maybe its a good thing I can't sew. There are so many cool fabrics and so much cool stuff you could make if you could sew. I could see myself spending tons of money there!
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Dear Daddy, ( 1 day late)

We never make a big deal out of "Hallmark Holidays" as you and Mama call them but I wanted to let you know that I think you are a pretty cool Dad. I know you don't care that we didn't do anything special or that Mama and I didn't buy you a card. But seeing as you are pretty special in my life I thought it fitting to say a few nice things.
I love that you always have special treats- you are the one who lets me have sips of soda, bites of sugary stuff and never ending "gummi's"
You are the that makes Mama buy fruit snacks and the occasional candy that you love to have in the house and Mama loves to not have in the house.
You let me take over the water in the shower and you stand there getting cold while I play.
You will sit in the bathtub for 2 hours with me while I play.
You know how to change my confusing cloth diapers ( even the poopy ones!!) , get me snacks and put me to bed just as good as Mama
You will definitely read me more books at bedtime than mama will
You always let me cook with you, make a big mess and spill stuff everywhere.
You let me sit on your lap and help you drive anytime you need to move the truck or car in the driveway
You let me play with your big scary tools and "help" you with each and every house project you do even though I always slow things down.
You bring me along on trips to Home Depot so often that if I am pushing my babies around in the stroller and anyone asks me where I am going I will say HOME DEPOT with a huge grin.
You know how to have a tea party and play with my dolls just a good as Mama does.
You built me the coolest bedroom ever complete with a toddler sized cave and a built in bed- even if those ideas where all Mama's you did all the work and I LOVE IT!!!
I know that you have to go to that place called "work"almost every day but I always watch you leave in the morning sadly and look forward to those times called "lunch and dinner" when mama says you will be back.
Mama would say that whenever I fall down or get hurt even if you aren't home I always cry "daddy kiss it, daddy needs to kiss boo boo"
Mama would also say that no matter what breaks whether its mama's vacuum or my toys that I will always tell mama that "daddy needs to fix it" and we both know you always will. Mama tries sometimes to fix things but usually she gives up after a few minutes and agrees with me that you will fix it. Don't tell mom but you are so much better at fixing stuff that she is!!!!!
Anyways... You are the best dad ever and I LOVE YOU!
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Strawberry picking

This year we timed the strawberry picking well.. we went early and the weather was only in the 60's!
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strawberry picking 2

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More strawberry picking

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Friday, June 19, 2009


I'm looking just a tad pregnant in these pics....
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Playing in the cave and playdough

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More cousins!

Keira and Dominc- Dominic is just a few days older than Keira.

This picture is a bit blurry but check out the faces... this is what happens when brothers want the same toy... Ari and Dominic fight over the piggy bank.

Keira's cousins from Austria are here for their annual 2 week visit.
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