Emma is 2 1/4 years old
Becki is 31 years old
Will is 32 years old
Baby #2 is 32.5 weeks gestational age (about -8 weeks old!).
Emma wakes up and unfortunately she has had an accident in her bed (big sigh - this happens way too often, like 80% of mornings). I think this one is a geniune accident, but it is very hard to tell if she is incontinent, or if she is just too lazy/can't be bothered to use the potty.
We have several layers of mattress protectors on her new mattress. I am wondering if we need to have a policy of pull-ups at night?
I take her to the bathroom and get her cleaned up. I manage to coax her into some clothes, although it takes some additional work to get underpants on her.
We are having a hard time getting spun up this morning. Usually, we go to the farmer's market Saturday mornings, but I decide to skip it since I don't have anything in particular that I want to buy. It would have make for nice DITL photos, though. :)
We make half-caff in the french press.
Emma has been really into puzzles lately, and requests them ALL THE TIME. I recently gave her this new My Little Ponies lenticular puzzle, which is pretty challenging (what happened to normal puzzles with simple photos of kitties?)
We are mostly out of breakfast foods, and I am not in the mood to whip something up. We have 2.5 pieces of bread, and I suggest making cinnamon toast - this turns out to be a very good project for Emma, as she can do a lot of it by herself.
While we are doing that, Will takes to opportunity to practice some jazz piano theory. Then it is time for the rest of the family to make breakfast - Will and I have quesadillas (that Will kindly cooks for us!). Emma doesn't care much for quesadillas - feeding her can be very frustrating for me when even the toddler stand-bys fail.
As usual, meal time is interrupted by a potty break. Emma is reading a Charlie Brown book.
Husband wants to take Emma to the nearby duck pond (which she LOVES) by bike, so we slowly start getting ready to go.
While we are getting ready, I go check on the garden. It is better than some years, worse than others. We are starting to get some tomatoes, a little late since I was late getting them in. We also have some miniature eggplants and shishito peppers.
Have you ever seen a 7 months pregnant lady riding a bicycle? Really, I feel very lucky to be feeling as well as I do at this point in my pregnancy. I have been very committed to staying active and maintaining muscle mass, and I think that has helped a lot with back pain and hip pain.
Regardless any opportunity to ride my bike could be my last for a while, so I decide to do the duck pond rather than stay at home. It is an easy ride - maybe a mile?
The duck pond (at the university) is always a hit. Several people have brought bread to feed the ducks, and share with Emma.
We have been having AMAZING cool and rainy weather recently, which makes it so much nicer to spend time outside. It is a relatively nice summer to be pregnant (unlike last time when it was extremely hot and smoky from all the forest fires).
After the duck pond we stop at the coffee shop (I have a coupon!) and get a bagel snack.
When we get back, we have an early lunch of some leftover stuff (I have kale salad with peanut butter tortilla, Emma has leftover plain lasagne noodles with parmesan, raisins, and pecans that she makes herself). I decide to take the dog for a walk before it gets hot or rainy in the afternoon.
This ends up being a questionable decision, as I am a little tired, and I guess the baby is positioned weirdly which is making my uterus feel all crampy and giving me lots of Braxton-Hicks. I end up walking verrry slowly, and stopping to rest in the shade. I found a cicada.
I get a lot of comments from neighbors about my big belly while I'm out.
Back at the house, Emma and Will have been playing play-dough and listening to loud music. Poor Will has been doing so much work entertaining that one this day!
Next, we are out of all kinds of milk and fruit and other important things, so I take Emma to the grocery store so her dad can have a little time to himself.
Naptime has been a major struggle lately - taking me 1.5 hours work to get Emma to settle for a 1 hr nap (if at all), so we decide to skip it today, since we woke up late and don't have anything too exciting planned. This actually went pretty well, only a few rough patches where she was over-tired, like when we got home from the store and Emma freaked out about seeing her dad (who had been her BFF for most of the day - I don't understand this kid). She didn't want him to come out to the car to help with the groceries.
It is pretty late by the time we get back, and I am feeling quite tired. We attempt a little quiet time. Emma chooses Martha Stewart and Dr. Seuss, and I attempt to read Codex by Lev Grossman.
Will has been working on his "fun" programming project. His hobbies are sadly a lot like work.
We've decided to have a snack plate for dinner (cheese, salami and crackers, some fruit and vegetables). Emma again "helps" me prepare it. We get to eat outside since the weather is pretty cool still!
After dinner, we play with Tegu blocks and trucks.
Around 7:30 it is time to start getting ready for bed - it's Will's turn to put Emma to bed today. They read some books and sing a song.
The mattress is on the floor because I can't find a toddler rail that will work with her mattress/bed. It is surrounded with pillows because I had it up on a short, 4" platform, but Emma kept falling out of her bed in the middle of the night, which was so heartbreaking.
Emma is mostly asleep by 8:30. I rest on the couch, do some internet shopping chores, and then we watch the first half of Winter's Bone.
we get into bed around 10 and I read for a little while to try to get sleepy. And, unfortunately, this gets me all over-tired and I have a difficult time falling asleep.