A Productive Day

We accomplished so much today.  This morning we finished all the painting on the house. Even started the shed. I have wanted to finish the painting so long. What a fresh white look the outside has now with tangerines accents. Our home is nicknamed the creamsicle.

For about 3 weeks I have not been motivated to go to gym.  I can't even get myself out the door to go.

Today around 4 pm, I sensed Sunny was getting bored. I wasn't sure what to do with her. I'm kind of tired lately but she was getting into trouble so we headed up to the pool. The pool was doing some themed party and so we left. This is the third time we've gone to the pool and left due to wrong timing, closed for maintaining or this. Sunny was rather dissapointed, so we  headed to the park and she played in the ditch. She found friends to play with and had a good time I think.

I made Brazil food tonight. Sunny loves beans. She will not eat meat, but I gave found luck with beans. Rodney and I prefer meat, but since sunny is so finicky,  I am trying to make things she will eat that are not junkfood.
                      Our little vegetarian

I am really into watching Parenthood on netflix. Everyone Loves Raymond was our favorite but it left, so I am glad I found something I actually look forward to watching.

I feel everything is coming along goal wise.


What I Hope To Accomplish In 4 wks

The last month, it seems everyone is asking me questions of when I am due,  what I am having, any names picked and of course how cute I am.

The attention can get old, but I do appreciate concerns or caring people.

I really feel blessed to not have had to experience infertility this time around. In fact, it was way too easy.
My heart does go out to those who struggle with infertility, those who have to go through science technology or those who lack control over their desire to have how many children they want. It's all so sad, but I know the next life will entail opportunities earth life cannot and everything will be perfect.

With everything happening so quick, I have a major to do list.

This is a very exciting month. My baby shower is this month, my house is getting better organized,  things are coming together.

I am getting into this giddy nesting thing, ready to organize everything just right.

What I still need to buy

2 Newborn sleepers with zippers, lightweight cotton.

Newborn laundry detergent

Newborn diapers


Fitted cradle sheets, cotton 18 x 36

To do:

Remove these items from shed and wash:

Incline bed
Baby clothes 0- 3 months

Inside House Organization checklist

Organize all hallway cabinets with baby essentials

Fold and put away all washed clothes/blankets ♡

Finish baseboards

Organize pantry and search for my breastpump equipment.

Outside House Checklist

Harvest remainder of veggies/watermelon and dig up all weeds in garden

Change PH in soil for new grass seed

Install sprinkler system in front yard/back

Finish painting house/shed

Seems like alot to tackle in less then a month.

In addition, I would like to sleep now as much as I can, find a baby name, continue gym, and figure out what to pack in a hospital bag. With Sunny, I didn't pack a single thing. It was a disaster not having what I needed.

Almost there

I use a crappy phone camera because I don't have a good one. I wrestled over the past idea of saving up for a Nikon or Rebel  but I know nothing about photography and I am afraid I won't understand how to use it correctly.

Maybe paying someone to shoot pictures is a better deal.

Tina quin park is one of my favorite parks. They have a nature hike, pond, lots of trees. It's just a fun park.

Sunny never holds still enough for pictures, but I got a few.


Sunny at 3 and a quarter

 Sunny loves purple and pink. She loves rain and wants to splash in puddles all the time.  She still hates sitting in shopping carts and prefers to be free.. She is still a social butterfly and is still very friendly to everyone. She is very energetic.  She runs everywhere, never walks.  She is picky eater. She is potty trained, doing exceptionally well. She loves preschool and anything to do with super hero's.  She hates feeling controlled and likes having her own way.  She often has meltdowns in stores if she can't have a toy.  Brushing her teeth is a challenge as she wants to do it herself.  Loves dance class and dances all the time. Speaks well and can express her wants,  needs or frustrations.

Here is one finished project. Tile work is done. Now we just need a fireplace insert so we can be warm and cozy this winter.
And that Boston Fern has been a royal pain to care for. They are beautiful plants if one lives in the right climate zone. I think I will pass on purchasing one again. They are so nice to look at though.


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)