Sunday, September 5, 2010

This Baby Is A Mover!

This time around I decided that I would talk about baby #2 first and leave Nathan for the second half. I really don't know how the time gets away from me, but it does. I am almost 34 weeks, which means only 6 weeks until my due date!!!!!! We are not close to being ready for the baby, but luckily we have most everything from Nathan and we just have to clean some stuff up. We still don't know the sex, but I recently went to a chiropractor for some pelvic pain I have been having and she predicted by my pulse that I would be having a boy. We shall see! For those that don't know or forgot, I am having a home birth and I have started to prepare for that. I took some childbirth classes that focused on natural childbirth and I started a hypnosis program that will also hopefully help me during labor and delivery. I have started to get all of the supplies ready that I need. By 36 weeks (2 more weeks) I need to have everything ready including the "pool" that I am going to deliver in. I am excited about the baby, but still wouldn't mind a couple extra months preparation :)!

This baby is quite the mover! He/she moves around so much and much more than Nathan ever did. Of course, food makes it move around a ton but it just seems to move around a lot. I do enjoy the feeling of the baby moving around inside my belly and there are only a few times when the baby completely stretches out and it is uncomfortable for me. I don't know if it means that this baby will be a super active baby once they are born. I took some video of the baby moving in my belly one night after dinner and all of these movements are pretty common!

Lastly, At week 32 I reached my pre-pregnancy weight!!! That was very exciting to know that at 32 weeks pregnant I weighed the same as 1 week pregnant with Nathan. I definitely feel much better this time around and a lot of people say that I look great. I have also been told that I look small for 7.5 months pregnant, but my belly is measuring on target and is just a tad smaller than what it was with Nathan.

Now onto the cutest member of our family....NATHAN!

Well, here are some swim pictures that I promised I would blog about, but I didn't.

This is Nathan swimming in his summer clothes for lessons. He wanted to wear his sunglasses! I also didn't realize that he needed his swim diaper on too (he was wearing a regular diaper) so I had to put it on over his clothes. Also, Crocs are great shoes to help you float!

Here is Nathan swimming in his winter clothes. This was much harder to do!

Nathan on graduation day! He was swimming from his teacher Jessica to Christopher.

After swim lessons Nathan decided that he didn't really want to swim in our pool, only in Jessica's pool. So, he mostly plays on the steps in our pool and occasionally we can get him to swim to us or the steps of the pool! I really thought that he would be a little fish because he did so well with Jessica...maybe he doesn't trust us enough :)!

Nathan and I took a summer class and that was a lot of fun. In about a week we start back up with our Waldorf class and our other class and I am really looking forward to that!

We went up to my parent's house for a week and we had a ton of fun. Nathan's favorite thing to do was play with Papa's sprinklers. He could spend hours and hours playing with them (he liked jumping on the hose to the sprinklers to get water out). He seemed to have a fun time there and we really enjoyed the break. We didn't know it, but we planned it out perfectly because the week that we left ended up being the hottest week in LA this summer! Here are some pictures.

Nathan with frosting all over his face. This is from his cousin Joseph's first birthday party.

Here is Joseph, Deziree, and a little view of my brother

Nathan playing with the sprinklers!

When we have to cross the street or need to hold Nathan's hand he immediately puts his hands in his pocket so that we can't hold his hand. It is pretty funny.

Here is Nathan sniffing a log because Lucy was sniffing it!

Here is Christopher and Nathan on a hike up in Graeagle

Here is Nathan helping his Nana water the plants

Nathan, Papa, and me waiting for a train to come by

Christopher's sister Karen and her daughter Natalie were just here for the week and it was SOOOO nice having them here. They kept Nathan entertained most of the time and I got a lot of free time, which I loved. We were sad to see them go, but they will be back soon after the baby is born. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures right now of that trip :(.

Lastly, my veggie plants are dying off and I am happy about it! I was getting way too much squash and I am glad that the plants are at the end of their life. I got some green beans, some canteloupe, and three big pumpkins and two little ones, and some tomatoes. Our chickens are doing great! They are almost full grown, but still have about two months until they start laying eggs. We let them roam outside a lot and Lucy does great with them, which is great for us!

I hope to do another blog post or two before the baby comes, but we shall see!



Lena said...

Congratulations!!!!! :) I knew you would go for more family members.

Minque Mills said...

I love the pic of Nathan with his hands in his pockets!