July 25, 2014

Bullet Point Friday (2)

It’s looking like this Bullet Point Friday might become a thing.  The brain dump is good for me.  I haven’t been writing much because I’ve been focusing on other things, mainly my Gestational Diabetes.  I know I’ve been mentioning it a lot but it has taken over my life.  So here’s a recap of the week:

-My numbers were still high, even on the medication.  So the OB upped the dose but the nurse I talked to said that if that didn’t help the next step was insulin.  Cue panic, especially after talking with the Pedi about how insulin should be avoided to not mess with Punkin’s pancreas.  If/when we get to the insulin stage, we’ll schedule a meeting with the OB to discuss our concerns.  So after a talking too from my husband after my midwife appointment (Punking is doing well, heartbeat was good and she’s measuring a a couple of weeks ahead) where she reminded me that stress is bad and can affect my numbers, I’ve been working on not stresses.  For me this means no worrying about every bite of food I put in my mouth.  With the exception of one meal, my numbers have been better.  Don’t you love it when your husband is right?

-Completely random but I’ve been loving the songs Pandora has been playing.  They’re taking me back to high school and it’s been great to sing along and dance with like a crazy person around the house with Munchkin watching.  She likes to dance along too. 

-I’m excited to get back to cloth diapering.  I’ve been figuring out what I want to keep & what to sell and what I want to buy for Punkin.  I’m going to kick ammonia’s butt to the curb and try to get Munchkin back in cloth in hopes it will help her potty train.  (In case you’re curious, I’m selling 90% of our pockets because I don’t want to stuff them and deal with microfiber.  Punkin will be in prefolds/flats with natural fibers with PUL covers and wool.  I also have some newborn AIO (all in ones) for trips out of the house.  She’ll also be in fitteds once she gets bigger.  I plan to get some natural fiber AIOs as well.  Munchkin will mostly be in fitteds and the few pockets that I’m keeping)

-I managed to create most of the tags for the items I want to sell at the next local Just Between Friends sale.  Hoping to use the money I make towards cloth diapers!  I’m excited and hope it goes well.

-It was overcast and rainy most of the week and I LOVED it.  The 80 & 90 degree temps we were having were draining me.  I’m so ready for fall!

-Speaking of fall, I know three little girls that are just about set for Duck Football!  Tutu’s and onesies for the two littlest ones are complete as is Munchkin’s tutu.  Now to do her top and work of headbands and bows for all of them.  They are going to be so cute!

-Munchkin has a new favorite princess!  I’m super excited about this because as much as I love Ariel, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.  Munchkin has been asking to watch “Aurora” so Sleeping Beauty has been watched several times!  She also likes Frozen.  It’s nice to mix it up a bit.

-I didn’t take many photos this week, so no photos for you today.  You don’t hate me, right?  I promise to have photos in the next post!

July 22, 2014

Toddler Heaven

This last weekend we had a heat advisory as the temps were going to be in the 90’s for an extended period of time.  Yes, I can hear all of you that don’t live in the PNW laughing your butts off.  It’s hot for here and being 6 months pregnant it was uncomfortable, especially when you don’t have an A/C to escape too.  So The Man and I decided to escape to one of our favorite places, the beach at Fort Worden in Port Townsend.  It’s about an hour away and is usually 8-10 degrees cooler.  So I packed a lunch for us, Munchkin’s sand toys and we headed out after church.

Many Waters Fort Worden Port Townsend WA

It wasn’t super hot when we left but that can be deceiving (it actually didn’t end up getting as hot as they expected but it was ok, we had a great time!)  It was cooler when we got there…in fact, The Man pulled on a jacket while we ate lunch!  As we took Munchkin out of the car, she got super excited.  She could see the sail of boat over the dunes plus there were container ships out in the Sound and the ferries were doing their daily crossings.  She kept saying “boat! boat!” and blowing them all kisses.  Then a plan flew over head and she was super excited to see an “airpane” and blew it kisses too.  Planes kept going overhead and she loved it.  She gobbled up her lunch and we headed to the beach.

Many Waters Lunch Time

Many Waters Heading to the beach

It was windy like normal on the beach but it was still comfortable.  We had brought an umbrella for some shade and The Man set that up while Porah gazed at the boats up close.  Then she saw another favorite item…rocks!  Oh, this little girl was in HEAVEN.  As soon as she had one in each hand she made the trek to the water to throw them in.  She loves throwing rocks in the water.  It was a little trickier here as she didn’t like the waves so she would stand further back.  Some of them made them into the water and some didn’t.

Many Waters Fort Worden Many Waters Playing in the Sand at Fort Worden Many Waters Playing in the Sand Many Waters Walking with Mama

We stayed for a few hours, finding rocks and throwing them, playing in the sand and walking along the beach.  It was very comfortable.  On our way out we stopped at the Coast Auxiliary Museum since we hadn’t done it before.  Normally we stop and get ice cream in town but I was tired and I wanted Munchkin to fall asleep so we skipped it this time.  I think this means we need to go back soon so we can have some (not that I need it or should have it on the GD diet!)  All in all, it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday.  I love that we do it a couple times a year.  I hope the kiddos enjoy it and look forward to it and will remember it as family fun.

Many Waters Eye of the Cannon Many Waters Mama Hug Many Waters Projectile

July 18, 2014

Bullet Point Friday

I have several posts waiting to finished up so I can publish them but my brain is fried and I have no desire to work on them right now.  It’s summer, it’s warm and it’s been a long week.  I think I can handle bullet points, so here we go:

July 16, 2014


Dearest Munchkin~
Two years ago you were born and our lives have not been the same.  It’s been so much better than we expected.  Your daddy and I love being your parents.  You bring us such joy.  We love watching you grow and learn.  You’re a happy little girl.  We love spending time with you.  You have the best laugh and even when you’re grumpy you’re adorable. 
Many Waters Family Photo Munchkin's 2

July 14, 2014

A Big Girl Bed & Weaning

With Punkin in the way, The Man & I knew that it was time to move Munchkin out of our bed.  We didn’t want to wait too long and have Munchkin think she was getting kicked by the new baby.  Plus we only have a queen and with a growing tummy, I need a little more room to move around and get comfy in.  My side of the bed is softer than Munchkin likes (we have a sleep number) so she would wake up often and roll into my side when I got up to go potty at night.  Many Waters Getting A Big Girl Bed & WeaningWe just kept waking each other up.  I was a little sad to move her and I LOVE snuggling with her but I knew it was time.