Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Recent Projects

Dan's big project for the summer!  Our garden.  We planted the garden a little late but it is growing great!  Dan has really been enjoying working in the garden after work and seeing the plants grow.

We planted sunflowers.


Our pumpkins.  Carving and sugar pie pumpkins.

1st row from the left sunflowers. 2nd: Corn. 3rd: carrots and marigolds. 4th: peppers, basil, tomatoes and marigolds. 5th: 2 different kinds of tomatoes.

Beef steak tomatoes.  We have a total of 19 so far that are growing.  Our roma tomatoes have not flowered yet.  The beef steak plants we actually got as seedlings from our neighbors and friends, the McGrady's.

We have two smaller flower bed by our windows in the back yard.  The first row closest to the house, is spinach and a cantaloupe (the cantaloupe came from our compost!). 2nd: Roma tomatoes. 3rd: cilantro.

The cantaloupe.

Cilantro.  I was able to use some of this in come white chicken chili this last week.  SOOO yummy!

Lemon mint and mint.  This is growing in the other flower bed and came with house :)
The spinach.  This is after we've been picking bag fulls.
Our first batch of harvested spinach.
One of my recent projects.  A nursing apron. 

The back of the finished apron.

I'm in love with this fabric.  I want to make some curtains out of the same fabric after I paint the dining room.

My other project.  A diaper bag!  Here's the front.

The back of the diaper bag.

It has a zipper that open completely.  This was my first time sewing with this kind of zipper.

The inside.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

34 Weeks

Monday I reached 34 weeks!  Woohoo!  I went in and everything looks fine.  I am measuring a week small which is unusual with how things have been up to this point.  He is VERY active!  When I went in for my 32 week check up he flipped from being head down to head up just in a matter of seconds while she was trying to find his heart beat (with him having dropped 2 weeks earlier I don't even know how that is possible!)).  This Monday she said he is was head up but then he moved and she wasn't sure.  If he is still head up by the next appointment (Week 36) then that could be a problem because if he is breech I guess it will be nearly impossible for him to flip to head down by that point.  So that should be interesting to see.  I've never had a baby that moved SO much.  Hannah moved but she still stayed head down through the whole pregnancy.  Both girls were always head down.  So I don't know what will happen if he decides to stay breech. His heart rate is always great.  I'm gaining weight just fine, not as fast now so that has been nice :)  My blood pressure is still excellent!  Hopefully it will stay that way, with both girls the last month my blood pressure started to sky rocket.  As for contractions, I think the time is drawing nearer.  I'm having more contractions and more frequently.  They haven't been checking my cervix to see if there has been any change because they don't want to start anything. So for all I know everything is fine and there has been no change.  Today I was having contractions with some cramping and was getting nervous when they would come in waves every 5 min. The midwife told me that if I went into labor now they would not do anything to stop it because babies do just fine if born around this time or after.  I'm just so glad that I'll be full term in 3 more weeks!!!  I can not wait to meet this little guy!  Our bags are packed and I have a list of people who I can call at anytime if needed.  It is such a relief!  But that's the update on how things are going for now.  I'll check back in 2 weeks if nothing happens between now and then.