Monday, October 15, 2012


Well, after a weekend of fun down on the farm with my family, the girls seem to be having trouble adjusting to the normal today has involved multiple spankings and couch time. I just hope tomorrow is better.

We had a really fun weekend though...I love getting to spend time with my family! 
Unfortunately, and I'm sure you all won't believe this, but I forgot to take pictures until when we got home last night and I was sitting on the couch, and I thought: "I totally forgot to take a single picture the entire time we were down there!" I can't believe I forgot. You'd have thought it would have crossed my mind at some point during the weekend, but obviously it didn't......can I just blame it on a forgetful pregnancy brain?
So, you'll just have to take my word for it that we had a fun weekend! :) It involved some good food, including The Birthday Cake (for my older sisters birthday), which of all the desserts of the weekend, that was the one exception I made since I had to have a piece! It has to be the best cake out there...or at least in my opinion it is. :)
We also had a nice bonfire, and it ended up being a beautiful evening for one (even with the prediction of rain), although it was rather windy which resulted in some circling of the fire while trying to cook hot dogs. Of course, there was the usual dropping of food from the kids, the chasing of dogs away from food, and the drama of sticky s'mores fingers. I guess it wouldn't be a bonfire without all the extra happenings. :)
I still can't believe I forgot to get any pictures, so I'll try to make up for it next time by taking even more.....**note to self: don't forget to take pictures pregnant brain!!!**

In other news, I had my prenatal visit this morning. Everything looked really good except for my was 7.8. Yep, not good when it should be closer to 13....and that was with me taking Hema-Plex every day! So, I need to get to work on finding other ways to get it up....the next step will be attempting to take Black Strap Molasses, since the midwife said that she's seen it work the fastest. I tried to take it when I was pregnant with Bethany, but after trying to get down 1 Tbsp (and failing) I didn't try it again.....but it looks like I'll be giving it another go.
My blood pressure was really good though, Ella's heart rate was good, and I'm measuring at 27cm....still hoping I'm a little farther along(I can't help it!). :) So, that was all good, and Ella's definitely been growing. She was head down today which is good, other than the fact her head is pushing on my bladder....hmmm, no wonder ever time I go out to run I feel like I need to head right back inside to the bathroom!
I'll see my midwife again in three weeks, and she's going to actually draw blood and send it in this time instead of just pricking my finger, so we'll get a more accurate number for my iron, but hopefully it will have gone up by then.

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall weather! I'm loving all the fall colors...definitely a better fall than last year. We went for a walk this evening and the trees were so pretty around the lake, but yes, I forgot my camera so I'll have to try and get some pictures of the scenery around here tomorrow. :)


Micaela said...

Hi! So about the low iron... I've seen blackstrap molasses work really well! And have you tried taking it in a little glass of milk? Stir it in and think chocolate milk! Lol I've used a midwife for all three of my deliveries and am so glad I did, wonderful experiences! And btw we live near Herman about an hour and a half from STL and an hour from Rolla. If you'd like to we could email! My email address is