Sorry for missing the picture last week. I have to admit that I don’t really like pictures of myself anymore. I don’t feel that big, but when I see the pictures I am not liking what I see! I want to go back to that cute little belly. 🙂 I will post a picture from today against my better judgment. There isn’t much to report on pregnancy news. I keep hearing that sleep in the third trimester doesn’t exist, but so far so good. I actually sleep better than before I was pregnant. I suppose this could all change in the coming weeks as I continue to expand. I really think the Snoogle pillow has a lot to do with it. Every pregnant lady needs one of these pillows! Sure, I wake up between 1-2am to pee and again around 4-5, but it doesn’t really bother me. I always drink tons of water so waking up to pee is normal for me. I was doing that long before I was pregnant! Still no cravings really. No swelling…. yet. I love my water aerobics class and next Sunday we will start our birth classes! Yikes. I wish I could do more yoga, but the acid reflux makes that almost impossible. It also seems to aggravate my lower back and hips which is odd because it should be helping. I try to do something most nights, either the elliptical or light weight lifting. It is getting a lot harder to stay motivated.
In other news, it is HOT here. I am glad it is warming up and I can wear some of my new clothes, but I think 90 degrees the first week in April is a bit much!! How about 75 again? We had to close the windows and turn on the AC today. Mostly due to the pollen which all the sudden showed up this weekend. Everything in the house already had a layer of yellow dust on it so we closed up the house. I hate doing it because I love having the house open, but I don’t love everything being covered in pollen. It is one thing to dust stuff off daily, but it gets in the furniture and everything else too. It just isn’t worth it so we will open it up again when the pollen is gone. Hopefully it won’t be too hot!!
While opening the bedroom window this weekend I noticed a mourning dove sitting on a nest in the gutter over our front door. So Casey slowly moved the screen towards her, but she would not move. He pretty much touched her with the screen so we knew there were eggs there. She did move a bit which allowed us see one white egg. She is on that nest all the time. We did see her leave for about 10 minutes tonight. I emailed the wildlife rescue on Saturday morning asking what we should do with her. If it rains, or when it rains the nest and eggs will be washed down the gutter. Not the best spot for a nest. They recommended building some type of box to hang or attach to the gutter and move the nest. She told me that you don’t want to move the nest more than 1 foot at a time. So tomorrow my mission is to find something to use for her nest.
In other house news we got 3 cubic yards of mulch yesterday and put it out in the front and back yard. We spent most of the day picking up the mulch and putting it out. Casey would fill the wheel barrow and dump it. Then I would spread it out in each bed. Yep, 7 month pregnant lady in the 85 degree heat on her hands and knees spreading mulch! Quite a site I am sure. I made sure to drink lots of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible. My job was easy compared to Casey’s! The beds look so much better so here’s hoping we don’t get a major rain store that washes it all away. I can’t wait to get out there and plant my vegetables and a few annuals. I didn’t see the point in cleaning off the deck or putting stuff on the deck yet until the pollen is gone. Today we started our radiant barrier project. We finished one knee wall in the bonus room. So one more to do and then the whole attic. It is supposed to be cooler next weekend so Casey and his friend Gary will be working on putting it up in the attic. I really hope it helps some this summer. Hopefully the radiant barrier will help to reflect some of the heat getting in the attic and around the bonus room.
Well, I think that is all for today…. I try to update again this week since there is so much going on all the sudden (nesting….).
Casey installing radiant barrier (I was holding up the other side)
And finally the big girl