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Week 21
~ Too Crazy Hot!

Well it's that time of year again. Fair time! We love taking the kids to the fair. It is something relatively inexpensive too, so that helps. They love seeing all of the animals, and this year we watched a kid's tractor pulling contest. The tractors were little pedal-propelled tractors that had weight in the back that became heavier for the kids the farther they went. Isabelle and Michael really loved watching and wanted to try it themselves. We didn't get there soon enough though to get them in the contest. Maybe next year. We also took the kids to the sea lion show they had. The only downside was a distinct lack of shade and that it kind of felt like we were on the surface of the sun.

I think the heat was a little worse for me this time since it seems like I am not handling the heat as well as I did when I was pregnant with Titus. The heat really did not bother me last time like I have heard most women talk about being pregnant during the summer. This time however, not so much. It always feels like it's blazing hot and the worst part is my feet always feel like they are on fire. I hate it when my feet are too hot, and despite wearing flip-flops all of the time, it doesn't seem to matter. I usually love summer, but I'm definitely ready for it to cool off now, thank you.

Our little one is still doing great. I really love the second trimester where you aren't horribly uncomfortable, not usually still throwing up, and you get to feel baby move. I love feeling our little one and it's also very reassuring to know that things are going good. The kids are starting to feel movement too, when they aren't too impatient. The other day we had been out and about and had just stopped the car, so the kids had unbuckled and were standing up. I was still sitting in the front passenger seat, and Michael was right behind me kind of leaning around my seat a little with his head. He asked me if he could talk to the baby, so I told him he could. With a very serious face, he said, "Can you hold it up for me?" Like my belly is detachable or something. Funny boy!

Awhile back I had mentioned that my parents had begun the schooling to become long-haul truck drivers. They did complete their schooling and were hired by a company to start their training process recently. It is out of state, and supposed to last around 6-8 weeks. Once they each complete their training, they will be driving together. Unfortunately there is a lot they still don't know about how everything is going to work, but it is quite possible that they will not be here for our little one's birth. I can't imagine my momma not being there. Sniff, sniff. I know she is doing what she feels is best right now due to the crazy economy, and I don't fault her in the slightest. However, it's hard to not be sad about the very real possibility she won't be there. Obviously the downside to a birth is it's a bit on the random side and a little hard to plan for. I guess time will tell, and who knows, maybe it will work out. I'm thankful we have lots of other family around, so at least we will not be alone.

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. I'm sure it won't be long and I'll be complaining about the cold.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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