Archive for July, 2010

Half Way There!

July 27, 2010

Saturday marked twenty weeks, putting us half way through the pregnancy. I am feeling wonderful and enjoying a relaxing vacation in North Idaho with my little ones surrounded by family and friends that I’ve known since junior high school. My kids are happy as can be, picking raspberries from Grandma’s garden, playing in the lake and catching bugs, frogs and fish. A friend of mine got married last weekend and there were numerous parties surrounding the wedding and my appetite has been satiated with all of the delicious foods. I weighed myself right when we arrived and am going to see how much this baby and I grow during two weeks at Grandma’s house. Homemade crepes with raspberries, blueberries, bananas, nectarines, whipped cream and powdered sugar dusted on top for breakfast, picnic lunches at the beach and amazing home cooked dinners have me feeling a bit spoiled.

A Little Lady

July 13, 2010

This little girl is already surrounded by so much love! We had our 18 week ultrasound yesterday and mom, dad, grandma, auntie and grand auntie were all there to see her. She had her fingers intertwined and legs crossed at the ankles, such a little lady! Everything is looking great. She’s measuring a little big, which the doctor said just means she’s a healthy baby.

My daughter weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and was four days late. I was induced with my son at 38 weeks and he weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces. It will be exciting to see where this baby fits in, as she isn’t genetically related but sharing the womb and my appetite. I won’t be surprised if she loves spicy foods, I have been eating a lot of Mexican food lately and am not shy with the hot salsa.

We are heading off to North Idaho a week from today for a wedding and to spend some time with family and friends up there. I am looking forward to two weeks at Grandma’s house, playing in the garden, picking berries, swimming in the lake and enjoying summertime in Sandpoint.

Life

July 8, 2010

This past weekend, two dear friends of mine passed away in a boating accident. There are not words to describe the hurt that comes with the loss of such wonderful people and I am heartbroken for their families. Amber and Darby we’re such magnetic people and had so much joy for life. I love Amber like a sister and will forever cherish the many memories I have of her and the happiness she spread. The next day, a magnificent double rainbow appeared over the site of their accident. Below is a photo her mother has shared.

On a lighter note, my baby boy turned two today and we celebrated with a little pizza party on our back patio.  He had a blast with lots of balloons, bubbles, and a few of his little buddies. After we sang happy birthday, he looked up and asked, “Blow?” Wondering if it was time to blow out the candles. I am so thankful for my children, they are such light in my life and I am so proud to be their mom.

My belly continues to grow and I am happy to say my food aversions have subsided. I’m enjoying salads again and love all of the fresh summer produce. I’ve been feeling a little movement from the baby, usually at night when I lay down to relax.

When faced with death, it makes me look more closely at life and realize how fleeting it can be. We need to cherish those we love and appreciate each day, for we never know when it will be our last. Amber and Darby, you will be missed greatly and forever remembered.