written yesterday evening and then forgot to hit publish
1. Seed milk time! Every 5 days or so I whip up some seed milk for little Chuckles. In addition to our normal seeds and dates, the one this morning had a splash of vanilla, some unsweetened coconut and a little bit of chia. Fun times.
2. Green smoothie time! One of the few pictures Charlie actually posed willingly for - with a smile - and for more than nano second. We love our green smoothies and love starting out our days with a healthy dose of greens, fruit and seeds.
3. Yesterday I was 38 weeks on the dot. But we frequently forget to take my weekly pictures on the real day, and actually, due to a melt down during breakfast and Daddy rushing out the door to work, we forgot it yet again today. So I snapped this quick, just to make sure we have something for this week, should I continue to forget to take it. I feel so. big. And so. ready. And this baby is so. low. I can barely bend over anymore. Any day now little dude.
4. I think I should get props for trying out a new hairstyle at 38 weeks. I haven't tried a new hairstyle in months!! What possessed me I'm not sure. I've been wanting to try it for a while, and maybe I was secretly hoping it would be easy enough to do that, when labor threatened, I could quickly do my hair and might have shot at a better "first picture with baby after birth" picture. You should see my first picture with Charlie. It's awful. But I'm glad I have it nonetheless. It's all about memories peeps, not beauty. But if I can get a labor friendly hairstyle in, I'm not complaining. ;-)
5. My sister and I are gung-ho hard lotion bars right now. In fact we are in experimental mode. The bar on the left is one that I've had for a while and love. The middle is one I just received from Made On, and the one on the right is a homemade one that Carrie made. We are trying to get the consistency just how we like it so that we can successfully make homemade bars for ourselves. SOO much cheaper. But if you you have really dry hands and don't have a hankering to try making yourself, I seriously recommend purchasing a bar to try - especially a Made On bar. My hands are in love.
6. I have discovered a love for crowder peas. My husband has always loved them, but just this summer I've hopped on the band wagon and joined in his enthusiasm. I managed to make it to Farmer's Market this morning and bought a 1/2 bushel of crowder peas to freeze for later use. I actually weighed it out and finally figured out that a 1/2 bushel of peas is roughly 12 cups or 4lbs. A far cry from a 1/2 bushel of apples which is about 20lbs. Dinner later? Yum!
7. My mom, dad, sister and niece came over today to help me do some last minute cleaning before baby. So, So, SO appreciated! DJ actually had to finish her school while she was here and then set about creating a nice train track set up for Charlie for when he gets home from Grammy's.
8. Some cleaning supplies hanging about. We (and by that I mean mostly my family) managed to get most surfaces dusted, some windows vacuumed out, carpets vacuumed, my car cleaned out, some clutter picked up and floors cleaned. My bathroom floor is so clean and slick now thanks to Cathy, and my kitchen floor is Ah-Mazing! Thanks to mom for bringing her crazy floor scrubbing machine pictured below and taking care of all that built up grime on my kitchen floor that my regular mop wouldn't get up.
9. If it weren't amazing enough to have family come and help you clean your house, having a friend then come and bring you dinner so you don't have to worry about feeding yourself after a long afternoon of work just tops it off tremendously. My good friend Karoline popped over to drop off some very delicious kale and white bean soup, sweet potato and apple casserole and blueberry oat muffins. I had to snap the picture very quickly because I was so hungry I immediately dug in. So good. Luckily she gave me a large pot of the soup, so I have leftovers for tomorrow. :-)
10. Poor Lully got peed on this morning, so he finally made it into the wash this evening. I am making a rather insane attempt at [at least] potty awareness if not an attempt at potty training. Yes I know I'm 38 weeks. It just sort of happened. And he seems much less reluctant this time. So it may fizzle out into nothingness again like our other attempts, or maybe this time we'll be blessed to have a mostly potty trained kid by the time baby brother shows up. Either way, at least this time has been much less mentally tedious on me (in spite of being in pain and barely able to move), and shown me that potty training might not always have to be the bane of my existence.
11. Things I wish I'd remembered to snap pics of?
A before and after of my kitchen floor - Dude! Some in action shots of the cleaning going on - peeps were busy. Dad snoozing in the living room chair during cleaning breaks - :-). Charlie picking out his cucumber at Farmer's Market - love! And Charlie Lego-ing it up at Grammy's house with Uncle David. (Charlie's not obsessed with Legos....or Uncle David....riiiight.... )
So that was my day at 38 weeks and a day. More varied and unusual than my normal days these days.
Good times. :)
Come any day baby bro!