Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome Baby Cole!

My sister had her baby yesterday morning!
He was delivered by csection and everyone is doing well.

Although he is two weeks early he has some impressive stats!

9lbs 8oz

20 3/4inches

He has very long fingers and toes, gray/blue eyes, and a tiny bit of hair!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

26 weeks

One of these days I'll have George take a belly picture with the actual camera!

I think baby has really started poking out in the last two weeks.

I've started getting some ligament pain and a few leg cramps but overall things are good.

Tomorrow is my OB appointment for a routine check, and I think I have to do the glucose test soon too.

Last Friday my mom, sister and I went the the Just Between Friends cosignment sale at the expo center. It was awesome! This is the fourth time we've gone and I always find great stuff. Now we have lots of warm little jammies for this little boy, and jeans and long sleeve shirts for Norah. And a great winter coat for her also! I sold some stuff at this sale for the first time and made about $60! Sweet!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Starting to feel bigger...

I should be at about 24 weeks now...depending on who you talk to! I'm in a disagreement with my docs on the dates. By my LMP the due date should be 12/17, but they are going by the measurements from my ultrasound, which gives a due date of 12/27. I think this is silly since Norah always measured about 10 days behind. We had to have a zillion ultrasounds because of it! But they don't seem to care about that little bit of history. So, I'm either 24 weeks, or almost 26. We shall see, but I won't be suprised if this little guy is here closer to the 17th.

So here I am at 24 weeks with Norah:

And here's one from tonight, about 24 weeks

with baby boy:

So, I think I was actually bigger with Norah at this point, but I'm starting to really feel like I have a belly now. Especially when I'm sitting, and at the end of the day when my muscles are tired and my belly is really hanging out! I'm up 7lbs so far so not too bad. And this little guy is a mover, he's wiggling all the time :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Canning, feeding the need to nest...

Canning this time of year is just normal to me! My mom has always canned over the summer. I remember being kindergarden age and seeing peaches/pears layed out on every counter and table just waiting to be perfectly ripe.

I skipped a few years when I first moved out on my own. It's so much work! But then I started missing the jars. What!? No peaches in December?? And seriously, buying canned peaches from the store, nasty! They just don't taste right when you've grown up on home canned fruit.

I picked up some peaches yesterday from a local orchard in Hood River.

These are HUGE!

I'm trying a new variety called Glowing Star, they're supposed to be great for canning.

I cut up one, okay two, this morning to share with Norah. Wow, yum. I totally understand why they are marketing these for canning too. Super easy to pit and peal! I'll probably have to go back for another box.

Since my Mom started her CSA (aka massive garden) we've been canning tomatoes too. I took a box of peaches down to her yesterday and she sent me home with a bin of tomatoes, good trade!

It's so nice to have canned tomatoes for cooking in the winter. They don't have the tin/metal taste of the store bought. It's so easy to make soup/chili etc, just grab a jar and get cooking!

And you gotta love that these are organic, go Mom!

Ahhhh beautiful peppers.....for freezing not to can!

Purple bell peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, and my favorite, Jimmy Nardellos (not hot). Rinse, stem, seed, and freeze!

This is just a tiny amount of the peppers Mom has growing, the rest are headed for market! Okay, and her freezer too.

Being pregnant during canning/harvesting seasons really makes me want to preserve everything! I love stocking my pantry and freezer.

Although, it's a little hard with our tiny freezer, so we're looking into getting a small chest freezer.

Pears are coming soon. It's a really late season for them, but at least I'll be done with peaches by then.

I know this winter when I'm super pregnant, and after the baby is here, I'm going to be so happy to have all these goodies stored away!