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Week 20
~ Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Patch!We made another trip to the pumpkin patch this week. This time we visited a new one, and went with different friends. Three mamas and eight kiddos . . . It was a long day, but so much fun! We started with a hay maze, played in corn kernels, enjoyed a picnic lunch, took a hay ride ~ complete with fun facts on pumpkins and farming, and finished off the day by choosing the perfect pumpkins. Of course, by the time we actually got to the pumpkin picking Makenna had had a very long day, and we were in meltdown mode. Iím including a picture, but youíll have to excuse the pouty face.

We found out, this week, that our dance instructors will be taking a break from the middle of December through the end of March, which is actually a bit of a relief. Though I love that the girls are involved in dance, I think it will be nice to have a break right after the holidays. I tend to be a little bit of a worry wart about bringing newborns around people during cold and flu season. Itís not that Iím a freak about germs, but little ones are so fragile. Itís amazing to me how many strangers will come right up to a new baby and touch or kiss their face (ugh!). Or stand there hacking and coughing and then ask to hold your precious little bundle. Itís enough to drive me crazy, I tell you. I donít know if itís lingering memories of 4 days in NICU with Sierra during her staph infection when she was only 3 days old, or if Iím just naturally prone to worry. Either way, I'm thankful that we'll have a few weeks after the baby is born to settle in and have time to ourselves.

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This week has brought about even more kicks and ďsomersaultsĒ from our little sugarplum. Last week I had made a comment to my mother-in-law about how ďlaid backĒ this little one is. It seemed as though when I was pregnant with Sierra and Makenna they were both in constant motion, kicking and prodding night and day. But this pregnancy seemed different. Boy, did I speak too soon! Baby Girl (sorry, but we have yet to settle on a name) has gotten to be quite the little wiggle worm. I have to say, I love all the movement. Itís a constant reminder that there is a little pumpkin in there just waiting to join our family.

I cannot believe how time has flown; it is already the end of October. Soon we will be eating turkey, then celebrating the holidays, a few birthdays in January and February, and then weíll be welcoming our new little one! I want to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy, but itís hard not to be anxious to hold a new little princess in my arms.

Hope you all have had a fabulous week full of memories and blessings,
 ~ Liz

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