Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm Back...

Yeah, I've been gone for far too long.  What have I been doing?  Well...
  1. I was super sick for about 5 days with some sort of viral cold that literally had me laid up in bed.  Thankfully Brian was able to take some time off work and thankfully I'm in my third trimester so I could have drugs.
  2. Still finishing out the house.  Mostly at the decorating and hanging pictures point.  This is all entirely too much work if you ask me.
  3. Trying to handle Monkey.  He is one of the most amazing children but he comes with a super strong will.  Right now we are battling over whether or not it is okay to a) climb on to the kitchen table, or b) move the kitchen chairs around the great room to gain access to the kitchen counters/buffet/anything he shouldn't be touching.  So far I'm losing the battle but I'm still in it so you never know what might happen.
  4. Evan also decided it was time to ditch the high chair and move on to a booster.  The only problem is that he loves to push himself away from the table.  This is one of those things I don't like about hardwood floors - things slide very easily across them.
  5. Oh yeah, and have I mentioned I'm gestating and each day I'm getting bigger and bigger?  In fact, last week the OB I saw (not my normal OB, I just finished that stupid part of pregnancy where you have to meet all the OBs and midwives in case you go in to labor and your OB isn't on call even though we all know I'm not going in to labor) exclaimed over how big I am.  Here I am close to the end of 35 weeks (this past Saturday). 

And, just to let you know, only 2 days earlier I was actually asked if I'm only carrying one child or if there are multiples in there.  For the record.... there is only one little girl in there.

On top of all the above things, we did get to have some fun this weekend.  Humidity with heat has descended on Atlanta so Saturday was better spent indoors.  We went to the Fernbank Museum (one of my favorites in Atlanta - Monkey is a little too young for most exhibits but they have a new and fabulous exhibit for children called NatureQuest).

We started off at the Dinosaur fountain outside where Monkey threw in coins and supposedly made some wishes:

Then we went to the "Mythic Creatures" exhibit where Monkey and Daddy found their inner mythic creature:

Then we went to the NatureQuest exhibit which is this highly interactive exhibit where children can explore... well... nature.  I was able to sit for a lot of the time (refer to earlier gestating picture if you have questions why) but I still was able to take some good pictures:

Monkey exploring the dirt of an anthill.

Monkey and Daddy enjoying the "waterfall" that is the entrance to a cave.

Monkey sitting in Mommy's "lap" while he explores the inside of a tree stump.

Monkey exploring the different types of bugs in Georgia.

Monkey playing with creatures under the sea.

We all had a blast.  In fact, one we got in the car to get home to eat and sleep, Evan fell asleep immediately.  I guess we tuckered the poor boy out.

Warning: So, I'm hoping to continue to blog over the next few weeks but since my c-section is scheduled for May 5, my posts may get more and more sporadic as we get closer.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, El-we are reaching the end! I don't know about you, but for me, at the age of 40, this is my last. ...and I am Ok about that! Brian makes a very handsome mermaid, and Even, well, just beautiful. Good luck May 5. I go May 19. Looking forward to meeting this kid, seeing if I have to go shopping feverishly for pink stuff, and getting my body back. Hang tough! Sounds like you are all ready. ENJOY. PS: I saw Diane, Marie and Adam for dinner last week. They said HELLO!