Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Camping Trip, 2011

Memorial Day this year we decided on a kid-friendly camping trip to Hazlett Hollow Lake in the Horsethief Basin of the Arizona Bradshaw Mountains. Kasey, Ryder, and myself were joined by my cousin Kenny, his wife Dominique and their 5-year old son Matt. Their friends Stefani, Barry, 4 year old Cora, and 6 month old baby sister rounded out the group. Having three 4-5 year olds was a ton of fun as the the three quickly became friends and played well all weekend.

Kasey of course brought his canoe for fishing! Sadly they all kept getting away so no fish for our camp dinner. The kids enjoyed the canoe ride and swimming in the lake so it wasn't a lost cause.
The nearby tiny "living ghost town" of Crown King Arizona held a small Memorial Day Parade & Kids Carnival.
We took the kids to that and it was fun, but the drive back to camp was too much for Ryder to handle... who can sleep like this?!
Morning Routines!

Week 15 - Baby #2 Adventure

How far along? 15 weeks

Size of baby? Apple, about 4", 2.5 ounces

Total Weight Gain? After a 3 day camping trip, my scale finally showed a 2 lb gain. Probably all the S'mores the baby made me eat...

Maternity clothes? Yes some. Less and less real clothes fit anymore... or I have to wear baggy ones at least.

Sleep? Its pretty good. I wake up 3x time to pee... but have no problem sleeping in between those interruptions.

Best moment this week? Pretty sure I felt some flutters and pops that had to be the baby moving!

Food cravings? Mild cravings for Cheese and Orange Juice. And all carbs still sound the best!

What I miss? Not having headaches all the freaking time.

What I'm looking forward to? This saturday we find out the baby's sex!

Milestones: nothing really new this week

What's next?: June 4th - ultrasound to determine the baby's sex! June 30th - ultrasound for development (& confirm the sex, ha ha)

Emotions: Cranky. Tired. Hungry.

Symptoms: Luckily almost none except for tiredness and crankiness and headaches.

From babycenter.com:
How your baby's growing:
Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")