Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hello morning sickness, goodbye sanity

You know, after escaping the evilness that plagues something like 80% of women in my other pregnancies, I thought I was good as gold. The first few weeks I was tired, and moody (nothing new there! lol) but didn't feel all that bad. Then about five days ago I feel like I got hit by a truck. Sea bands are helping, but I still feel really gross. And forget trying to be an interactive mom and wife. I basically sit on the couch/chair/floor while my husband/wild-child/pet brings things to me in the hope of getting some sort of response. Poor family. It will all be over soon, and it will all be worth it!

We have our first ultrasound, to *hopefully* see the heartbeat and rule out twins next Monday, the 30th. Also have our first real appointment with our new midwife that day! She is awesome, and we are so relieved (and lucky!) that our insurance is covering our homebirth! YAY!

Our garden is doing lovely...if you call the feeling of walking into a jungle lovely. It's become, once again (sigh) an overgrown mass of produce. Way too much for us small folk to eat by ourselves. So we will begin the task of shamelessly looking for unsuspecting souls to whom we will cast our never-ending truck-fulls of garden goodness upon. (phew!) At least this year we have pigs to feed it to. Someday, I'm not sure when, we will actually be able to toss out those tiny little seedlings without feeling a deep sense of guilt. And will admit that maybe God didn't give us all these (hundreds) of little plants so that we can share our bounty with our neighbors (who don't know what they're in for...teehee)

And to leave you with a parting shot of the awesome Grand Finale at the Hood River fireworks show on the fourth...

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Friday, July 06, 2007

A bunch of randomness

First, after trying desperately to deal with the pain of losing our baby, we decided to name it. It helps us to make the baby real, the pregnancy real, and the loss real. We named it Riley, which would have been it's name had it been a boy. We think it was, but Riley also works as a girl's name. So if you hear us refer to Riley, that's who we're talking about.

We now have a household of pets. In the last month we've added two new kittens and a pig(who lives next door) to our madhouse. Ellie (a grey tabby) and Miles (siamese) are siblings, and they have been wonderful entertainment for Grace. Here they are this week:

In other news, we are pregnant again! After a few more fertility treatments, we are expecting another little sprout (hopefully to stay this time!) in March. The due date is March 16th, which is also the day we found out we were pregnant with Riley. Very special day! I still can't believe I've been pregnant three times this year already!

My mom came to visit in mid-June and we had a wonderful time with her. Grace was so sad to see her leave! Here is a great pic from her visit:

Grace has been so full of life lately. She is really becoming her own little person, and gets very frustrated when she doesn't get her way. Here are a few random pics