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Week 30
~ Braxton Hicks . . . and Lots of Them!

cornboxThe Braxton Hicks have really been increasing with quantity and strength this past week. The worst part is that whenever I have one, it really seems to affect my bladder. It feels like someone is applying lots of pressure on my bladder every time. I'm thinking this is an area I really don't need any extra help with, thanks to our little one. Our baby is still growing by leaps and bounds and the living quarters are definitely becoming more cramped. I think baby's most active time is just after I eat. It's kind of funny how much we can count on feeling some movement then. Just one more week until my doctor appointment, and hopefully I'll have more to report in regards to the homebirth. Of course, I also thought I would have all the answers at the last visit, so I guess we will just see what happens this time.

cornmazeWe had a few days this last week where it rained pretty good here. The only downside to this was finding that the shed we set up for storage right now was leaking. Talk about depressing. As a result, it is now all organized quite well. Also, some of the things in boxes are now in totes, thanks to the soggy wet boxes. We are very thankful that we found this out before getting into the really wet and snowy weather here. I'm also thankful that nothing was ruined from it that was important, just the boxes. We ended up spending almost all day on Sunday getting all of the boxes taken out and reorganized and put back in. It is such a relief to have it all done, but it was lots of hard work, particularly while pregnant. I think it's possible I might have overdone things just a tad. My back and the round ligament pain sure let me know the next day. Hopefully we have taken care of the leaking problem and it won't happen again.

TitusThis past week we were also able to partake in a homeschooling event that took place at a corn maze and pumpkin patch. They had things at a reduced cost to come as a field trip type of thing. It was lots of fun and I'm really glad I decided to take the kiddos. My sister and her husband took their two kids too, so it was nice for them all to go together. We first went on a hayride around the farm, and then they let us off in one of the pumpkin patches so the kids could all pick a pumpkin to take home with us. It took the kids a little while to pick since there were so many of them, but they finally each decided on one. They were all so cute with their little pumpkins.

The farm also had a little petting zoo that had quite a few animals including a camel, llama, goats, a baby kangaroo, pigs, and several more. The kids had lots of fun in there too. The best part of the whole day was letting them play in the 'cornbox.' It was a huge box filled with dried corn. The kids loved it, and I cannot tell you how awesome it was for them to get out and be almost perfectly clean. No sand or dirt all over in their shoes, hair, or diapers. It was great! I'm thinking that's the way to go now. Bring on the cornbox!

Here are a few pictures of the kids from our fun day!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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