We are 26 weeks along in this journey growing this little girl! It has been so much fun and so exciting. I feel the best I have yet-I love the 2nd and 3rd trimesters-the 1st one is always the hardest for me with all the sickness. Thankfully that is all over and I am feeling great.
I love when I get to this point in a pregnancy when if, for some awful reason, the baby was born now, she would survive. Even though there is no reason for that chance, it always makes me breathe a little easier.
This is the only pregnancy picture I could find from the last 2 weeks-haha. Me and Conner were being silly, so this is all I have! (we were trying out my new camera lenses-yeah they came in!)
The boys helped me further set up her baby corner in our bedroom yesterday. We took out all the cloth diapers and folded her cleaned clothes. There is a lot of blue and greens in her wardrobe right now-haha! I know I will get more pink, but I had fun going through Peyton, Conner, and Trek’s old clothes picking out some that were not too boyish, at least nothing that a matching head band would not fix:)
And while we are on the subject of babies-I have some wonderful news to share for some amazing friends! I think most of you know the Laffoons, Wylder’s family. He also had NPA like Trek did and passed away shortly after Trek. Well, Wylder just became a big brother!! You can go check him and all his cuteness out here.
Now that I am feeling so good, we have been getting out a lot more. We have met with the homeschool group a few times now and we have been having a lot of fun.
We met at the beach last week to do some ocean and marine biology learning-it was a little cold, but of course none of the children minded.
Conner collecting sea shells
Peyton found a fish jaw bone
one of the moms brought a big seine net and caught some fish for the children to look at and then release
We also have been having fun learning at home. The boys are at such a fun age (I say that about every age:). They listen so well, and they are learning things I can teach without having to research or re-learn myself. Its been fun for all of us.
brain dissecting day! It was only a jello mold, but Conner could barely get through this activity because he was so grossed out! (little does he know I am going to order owl pellets next-hehe:)
We found a new park last week, it was really fun, and made me even more excited for this spring when we can finally get out again in shorts.
the boys, as usual, made friends with everyone there
One of my friends posted this on facebook, and I knew the boys would love it (they totally did). A box of $1 glow bracelets in the bath, with the lights off of course.
Bamboo grafting success! We had a bamboo stalk that was a little long, so I trimmed the bottom off. I was curious if the top stalk would die without all the roots and if the bottom would regrow leaves. It took over 3 months, but they are both still alive and regrowing roots and new stalks.
I have been having the boys help me keep track of our grocery total as we shop. It has been so much fun-they write out the item and the price and keep a running total for me. It takes a loooong time to grocery shop, but it is so cute to see their little handwriting:)
Our name list for the baby is getting a little shorter. We are pretty sure we have a name (at least two that would fit and we like), but I am not 100% yet. If I ever get to certainty I will share, but I have a feeling we might have to meet her first and then decide. I really like both names and I still feel like there may be another one out there we still have not found.
I also got to photograph my first wedding this week!!! I will share that and some other photo shoots soon.
I hope you are all doing wonderful too and have an amazing week!
Sending you lots of love, Chelsea