Sunday, July 15, 2012
Wow...It's hard to believe that a belly can get sooo big!! I'm pretty sure there are still 1 or 2 more pictures missing from the last 2 weeks, but at this point this is what I have. My 37 week picture is after we got home from the dairy farm...a long hot day for sure! This pregnancy really was ALL BELLY! With Linc I was all belly, but I did show some fullness in my arms and face. This time around it was nothing but belly...
The pregnancy went really well and I really can't complain. The doctor was always pleased with my stats/vitals and weight gain as well as with the baby's vitals. I'm guessing I was one of his easiest patients to date. Dr. Martin was seriously the best! When Linc would go with me he would entertain him and involve him as much as possible. One time when Dave took Linc Dr. Martin pulled down the football so that Linc could play. I remember Linc would always stop when he heard his baby brother's heart beat and would just stare over toward my belly.
What Linc thought about my belly: he would always think it was a ball. I remember as my belly grew Linc would have less and less room to sit on my lap. Poor little guy would bring me a book and then would slowly back up to sit on my lap, which eventually he had to move the my leg as I sat cross legged on the ground with him. I would love to know what he was thinking throughout the pregnancy...it has to be weird to see something changing on your mom's belly and not really understand what is going on.
As cub scout master Dave helped organize a trip to the dairy farm day. He was really excited when he found out about this event because he knew Linc would love it and because it was all FREE!!
We parked at a high school and then we took the bus to the dairy farm. We got off the bus and first thing we saw was a mini horse. Linc saw it and wanted to pet it. Next we stood in line for the tour of the dairy farm. As we waited in line to get on the trolley for the tour, I quickly grabbed some of the free ice cream for us to enjoy. It was delicious!!! We toured all around and were amazed at the facts that were shared about the cows and their dietary habits. We were pretty close to the cows and Dave was tempted to reach out and touch one...I told him not to though. After that we walked around to some of the booths and collected some free stuff. By then it was lunch time. We stood in the long line, which passed pretty quickly. Lunch included chips, carrots, a delicious beef sandwich with bbq sauce and all the chocolate, strawberry and regular milk you could drink! Dave probably drank over a gallon the whole day and Linc had quite a bit too! Oh and remember that wonderful lunch was FREE!
After lunch we went to the kids area and checked out the petting zoo. He was not afraid of touching the animals at all. When we got to the pig Linc snorted, maybe his own attempt to communicate with the pig. I think he liked the baby cow better than the big mommy cow, but he still gave them both a small pat. We saw a cow picture spot so of course we had Linc do his big smiles!
I think that Linc's favorite part of the day was playing in the corn pit! He could of stayed there all day. The corn was all over him, in his pants, shoes, top of his diaper...we found some when we got home in his pants. He played with the big rake, scooped it up and poured it out, walked in it and tried whatever else he could do. If I could have one of these at home I definitely would...maybe in the future. We played a ball toss game and both Dave and I won a Nebraska glass!
It was a long fun day! We went to stand in line to get on the bus back to our car, but I made a quick detour stop and got more ice cream for us to eat while we waited in that line. Someone was handing out these little milk pencil toppers and when Linc saw that I had it he wanted it. The silly little boy was so exhausted by that point that he fell asleep in his stroller...with his milk in his mouth. He slept for about an hour as we waited in line and took the bus ride back to our car. Our car was sooo dirty from the trip up and now that the mud was all dry we could really see just how dirty it was. Linc woke up as we were getting him in the car and he was once again his happy go lucky self. Can't wait til next year!
We have been enjoying the time Dave has had out of school and have tried to do family activities whenever we can. It has been great and I know Linc has been very appreciative of the time dad is spending with him.
We heard about a splash park here in Lincoln and scheduled a day to take Linc.It was a really cool place and very popular...especially with 100+ degree weather. Linc enjoyed the water and the little splash fountains. I guess I'm not as brave as Dave because when it was dad time they ran straight through all the big splash fountains and got soaked.
Linc enjoyed it, but after a while the wind chill made it a little cold. He still played with the smaller fountains and a bit in the bigger ones, but mainly stayed exploring the little fountain. He would step on it until the water would come out and stomp around. He was a good sport and had lots of fun.
After a while he was done with the water and wanted to play on the playground. He liked going up the stairs and peeking out of the holes to look at us. They even had these spinny things that you can sit on and someone can spin you around. He did pretty good for his first time and was holding on pretty tight, but I think at one point he got dizzy and couldn't hold on and just fell back. Our tough little guy was just fine and laid there looking up at us til he got help up. We played until it seemed to be too cold for Linc and then went back home to enjoy the rest of our evening. We will be visiting that park again before summer is over!