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Gabe chopping vegetables for tropical gazpacho.
On the weekend I finally finished setting the sewing stuff up in the living room. (I’ll never use it in the basement.) Then I converted an old pair of hole-in-the-knee jeans into a pair of maternity capris. I used a “tummy sleeve” from Motherhood maternity for the top. I didn’t like it all that much for it’s intended use (to where over pants that you can’t do up anymore), but I like it now!
Gabe was busy painting figurines with his Pa.
This brings us to Monday…. the morning I started vomiting. Graeme and Magali had both been sick a couple of days before. Monday evening – Zach’s turn. By Tuesday I was able to eat and starting to feel better. Zach was still pretty sick. I saw my midwife in the afternoon. I’m measuring normal for dates. Baby’s heartbeat was loud and clear at 160 BPM. (I’m already thinking this means “girl” because all my boys were 130 to 135 every time.) According to the scale there, I’ve gained one HALF a pound. I consider this to be an impossibility! I can’t have redistributed THIS much weight without having gained any! Something is amiss.
Even in the rain, Noah has been happy to take the dog for walks with me over the last couple of days. We gear up in raincoats and rubber boots and off we go. This morning we finally had success catching a frog and we brought it back for everyone to see.
Finishing up supper tonight, Zach said, “I think we should all go outside. It’s looking nicer out and I think the fresh air will do us good!” He was so right. I’m not sure what it was today, but many moods matched the weather. Arriving at the pond Zach spotted this tiny painted turtle. Très exciting!
Our little outing was just in time. More dark clouds drifted in, rain started again….. we had just enough time to gather some things for a temporary turtle home. We’ll keep him/her for a couple of days for observation and then release it.
It’s hard to believe this was all within a week’s span, because the few sick days seemed to last forever. So far, Ben, Gabe, and Noah have been sick free. I hope it stays that way. (Alternatively, I want them to all get it quickly…. before our upcoming trip!)