June 30, 2014

farm baby #2 | 23 week stats

23 weeks brings a new batch of awkward pictures...and a dress i'm never wearing again. maybe it's because it really doesn't look that good or maybe it's because it doesn't quite fit yet...or maybe it's both. either way, someone should have told me it wasn't flattering. (eh hum, amy? where were you on that one?)
regardless...for being hot in the middle of baling up our second cutting of alfalfa (and by "we" i mean...my farmer and his crew)...we still had quite the exciting little sunday. 

but first...the goods.

23 WEEK STATS | farm baby #2
WEIGHT GAIN | six pounds. six glorious pounds in my bra. that's a lie. it's actually blooming down to the stomach area. i definitely look pregnant now. i'm super happy that i've been able to keep the weight in check this go-round on the pregnancy train. i have four more months to go, though...which is a huge opportunity to let things get out of hand. which brings me to the working out portion of the program...

WORKOUTS | my workouts are awesome. when i was pregnant with kaye i worked out super regularly but was always in quite a bit of pain/sore from about 16 weeks on. with baby 2.0 i'm still sore, but not nearly what it felt like with kaye...or maybe i'm just tougher. regardless, i hope things keep progressing as smoothly. cross your fingers.

CLOTHING | i'm venturing into some new maternity clothes, but as seen above...they just don't quite cut it yet; still a little baggy. i'd really love to find myself a nice little pair of denim cut-offs...no such luck unless i'm willing to spend $160 at a pea in the pod. say what? yeah...that's what i thought.

i would love to find a cute little fourth of july outfit...but i just have the hardest time spending money on maternity clothes...four more months. four more months.

GENDER | we totally know and it's so exciting because we didn't find out with kaye. as stated before, vote in the top left corner of the blog! also, be on the lookout for another annoying blog announcement in the coming week(s)!

CRIES THIS WEEK | how exciting! i think i have cried three times this week...which is an all-time high! i'm pretty positive it's the prenatal pills...aka crazy pills. 

for instance - today, for whatever reason, the water in our shower wouldn't get hot. i waited and waited and waited...finally, i had to take a cold shower. i cried the entire time. who does that?

CRAVINGS | remember last week when i was talking about that amazing salsa recipe i'm going to share? well...it's been made and i have mason jars full in my fridge. i ate my weight in salsa today and i'm not mad about it. 

a preview? sure thing...
look for the recipe on thursday!

which brings us to our exciting sunday.

miss amy was snapping awkward pictures of my belly and i was able to coax my farmer into a few shots in front of the fun bus. (seriously...my farmer bough a short school bus.)
after the terrible pictures with my farmer we were all standing about chatting, and watching kaye show us her feats of strength. seriously...if girlfriend sees something heavy, she'll attempt to pick it up and carry it somewhere. 
amy was standing right in front of the doors to the fun bus, and as we were chatting away i screamed. i can't help it. it's a very very organic reaction to seeing a mouse run across the bus threshold and under the drivers seat. 

i screamed, amy yelled, jumped, and ran, then i ran...and our farmers jumped into action. 

the boys immediately hatched a plan that involved my farmer herding the tiny mouse in amy's farmer's (ryan) direction.

ryan whipped his shoes off, put one on each hand, and got on all fours. apparently he's done this before?
and just like that...that poor mouse breathed it's last breath. 

i won't describe exactly how it went down, but know it was "farm-style" and there was more screaming involved...from the boys.
sweet victory.

and that's how love is made on the farm folks. pregnancy pictures. mouse killing. hand holding. love.
happy monday.


  1. That picture of Kaye with the rock in her hands and her mouth open- adorable!!

  2. Oh I would have screamed too!! You look lovely pregnant and that dress you hate looks so cute on you!

  3. Kaye, she's a funny one. Love the picture of her picking up the rock! Have you looked at Target's maternity clothes? I just saw this weekend some really cute denim shorts, not sure if they were cut-off, but it's worth a look?

  4. That last picture is precious. And that dress looks awesome on you!!! I'm with Katie above, Target has some cute maternity clothes out right now. When I was pregnant, their selection wasn't as cute.

    I love salsa. Can't wait for the recipe.

    And you know my thoughts keeping the gender a secret for weeks to come... cruel.

  5. i actually love that dress...I bought a similar one from Target (non-maternity) and I know I'm going to get a ton of wear out of it! I've decided that maxi dresses will be my best friend this go around!

  6. H&M has some maternity demin cut offs H&M Denim cutoffs 1 H&M Denim Cutoffs 2 You might want to check those out. My best friend wore pretty much only their maternity clothes her last pregnancy and she loved it.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  7. i think it's totally flattering! you look great!

  8. You are SO tiny! I think the dress looks cute, and it will only get better. Maybe if you add a belt it will fit a little better until then.

  9. hahaha at the rock picture, my gosh Aria does the same thing. I can't leave my hand weights around or she tries to carry them and the dropping on the toes things makes me all antsy. I got myself a dress because we had a wedding to go to a few weeks before the due date, and it never fit right and then Aria came forever early so I never got big enough to wear the stupid thing. Im still a little disgruntled about it. If an 8 month belly isn't big enough to make the dress stretch then I think there is just a wee bit too much elastic going on.

  10. I think you look precious in that dress!!!! I too hated buying maternity clothes - it felt like admitting that I was... pregnant? I don't know, I was totally resistant and instead spent the pregnancy looking awful! It's so cute your little girl loves to carry things.

  11. Buying maternity clothing is the worst - you want to look cute; but know that it's for a finite amount of time, so hate spending too much money. I think you are doing great dressing that cute little bump! Can't wait for more fun announcements (and that yummy looking salsa recipe! )

  12. HILARIOUS pictures...not you...the others ;) You look great!

  13. Cute pics! I love the smell of alfalfa after its just been cut.

  14. You may not want to go this route but I found some great maternity clothes at Goodwill. They were name brand yet cheap. I like not spending a lot of money on something I will not use for long. Also, I'm looking forward to that salsa recipe. It looks yummy!


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