Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I know, I know I said that I wasn't going to do it (post a picture of my ankle) but I had too. I figure, its better to laugh than to cry. Not that this swelling issue hasn't brought a few tears to my eyes. Oh and yes I am in need of a pedicure too.
This is what I have been dealing with normally on my right side but on a couple of occasion the left side decides to join in the fun. This past Sunday my toes, that are normally pretty stubby looking looked like those small baby hot dogs that no one buys but just laughs at in the baby food aisle.
Now I have spoke with my midwife and as long as my blood pressure don't go up this is all considered healthy. And I have to say that since this has happened my stress level has been way down because I have only been work 2 day a week.
I have an acupuncture appointment, and I can't wait. For me acupuncture ranks up there with a good massage. The baby loves it too with all the good blood flow he kick and play the whole time. It is a blissful hour and a half for me. Oh and it helps with my swelling too.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Worm Bin

I must say that this is probably one of the strangest things that I have done in a while. This past weekend I finally put together my worm bin. I am still in the process of collecting worms because I need about a pound. I could go and buy the rest that I need but, I kind of want to use worms that I find. . why? I am not sure. Collecting the worms or "harvesting" them is my least favorite part. Matt has a board in the back yard that had fallen over and I have found that it is my prime worm hunting ground, all I have to do is go out a couple of times a day and collect. It is pretty easy, most of them are on top of the ground so I just scoop them up and put them in my bin. Sometimes the big ones are only part of the way out of the ground and so you have to pull on them pretty good and they are slimy ...not my favorite part. When this happens I normally try to get Matt involved in harvesting but since he thinks I am slightly crazy for having a worm bin he prefers to watch and laugh.
Now the reason why I have chosen to have a worm bin is for worm castings and tea...to fertilize with. A pound of worms can eat up to a pound of food a day, that is amazing. Matt and I like to compost most of our food but it never turns out so I am going to try a worm bin instead. This summer we plan on growing veggies so I am going to make our own worm castings. Also this is really good practice for having a little boy! I will let you know how it goes, I am hoping that none escape.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Muffin Top Ankles

I am happy to say we are having another little boy. I was sure I was having a little girl and was happily surprised that I was wrong. Our little man weighs a whopping 1 pound 2 ounces right now and is quit the mover. We are not sure of what we are going to name him, boys names are harder for us. Matt has started coming up with some really crazy ones that make me laugh and then shake my head...some times no knowing if he is joking or not. The good news is is that we did figure out what we are going to be for Halloween next year! You have to get the important things out of the way first :) I am going to keep our costumes a secret till next year but I think we will be sending out a Halloween card with a picture.
Oh and yes I have Muffin top ankles. My legs have started swelling, the right more than the left and I have to say its not that fun. First off it looks really gross, I have a picture but don't think I will share it online. Second it freaks Matt out completely. He notice my foot had swelled one sunday, he kept looking at it and poking it like I had grown an extra toe. I kept saying it would be OK but he had that look on his face all day. Today when I was talking to Travis he reminded me that it was OK to have muffin top ankles because the Muffin top was the best part of the muffin.