Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's all downhill from here..

Well, the countdown is on. 
4 weeks, 2 days until my due date, 2 days until Judah is technically full term, and I am so ready.

Here's why:

A. Nesting is for the birds...
I am a compulsive list maker. I made this huge list of things that I wanted to get done before he is born, and I have been really good about doing those things.
But really- clean the oven? I have cleaned the oven exactly one time in the nearly 8 years I have been an oven-owner, and technically, I gave up halfway through it because I got bored.
And I didn't even feel bad about it.
What is it about giving birth that makes me think I need to do some of this stuff?
 Organize the junk drawer? Condense and re-label all the spices in my kitchen into pretty little jars? Dust? I hate dusting. Its the whole reason I never do it.
Another thing is uploading all the photos from their memory cards. I have 4 cards. You dont even want to know how far back these babies go. But for conversation's sake, here is just one example of my procrastination:


B. Sonic ice is like crack to pregnant women.

The number of cups of ice I eat a week seems to be directly proportionate to the number of weeks pregnant I am. What is in their water? It's all I want day and night. It's fantastic.

C. I'm starting to waddle.

D. I am outgrowing my maternity clothes.

It's pretty depressing when you have to get bigger fat pants.

{ I'm really not complaining. I love being pregnant.}

Stay tuned for fun photos of all the cute new baby stuff that is waiting on the little man's arrival...

St. Louis, Part Deux

On Sunday morning we went to the zoo. I love the zoo there. It is packed with animals and things to do, not like in KC where walking to Africa feels like, well, walking to Africa.

Some creatures I just don't get. Anteaters being one of them.

We were able to get up close and personal with the hippos, which are usually one of my favorite zoo animals. Unfortunately, they were all backwards. Caden thought they were giant turtles.
Elephant. But you knew that.
We went into the insect exhibit. They had a big glass box with all kinds of cocoons, at all stages of hatching.
Does anyone else want to put a hook in these and stick them in their ears? They were incredible.

Another amazing animal. The colors were just unbelieveable.
Gorilla I think? I never know the difference. Notice the smaller, less hairy monkey in the corner also having a snack.
The penguins were very cool...haha.

Great day at the zoo! We had to cut it a little short this time since our train was leaving that afternoon. If you've never taken the Amtrack, I highly recommend it. Much better than driving!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This weekend we skipped away for our last visit with Aunt Becky and Dave before the babies are born.

We got there Friday afternoon and went for a walk to a "nearby" park. I didnt take any pictures because I was too busy trying not to die.  Toward the end we got ice cream at Ted Drewes.
On Saturday we went to Eckerts for the Strawberry Festival.
Caden picked nearly every one he saw and exclaimed "This good one!"
It reminded me somewhat of The Grapes of Wrath. Pop Quiz: what fruit did the family in that story pick to earn a living? (not grapes)
 A real, live Strawberry Shortcake
They also had a kids amusement park

And a petting zoo.
Whatever this thing is, I want one. It's like a living pillow pet.

For real, put it on my Christmas list.

Tomorrow I will post about our trip to the zoo...

(answer: peaches!)