Friday, May 27, 2011

What Garden....

This is pretty much what mine
looks like right now, but only one
 Where did it go?  Well I started growing some items indoors and they were doing really well until the mold started growing and I learned that was due to over watering. oops.  Also living in wonderful Northeast Ohio means weather changes all the time at this time of year which also means our house does as well.  I don't think it was warm enough for my little plants so I am going to start over.  Someone told me to put something plastic over them so the heat stays more contained. 

All this to say that even though I have already made one small attempt of which I failed I am going to try again in a box garden in the back yard.  Yes a little too ambitious may but I was hoping for a little help.  Anyone out there have what to do and what not to do advice.  I can use all the help I can get and all kinds of help.  Go with any thought you have......

Friday, May 20, 2011

14+ Weeks

The most exciting thing this time around is just that God allowed for me to get pregnant again.  I had a hard time excepting the pregnancy because I was worried something would go wrong.  At my 12 week appointment I was able to see the baby in 3D and 4D which just brought out my thankfulness and excitement, I told myself to stop worrying.
This pregnancy has been so different then the last that I have been a little caught off guard on everything.  First, was the nausea for the first trimester and the fact that all I wanted to do was sleep.  Then there was the issue with bleeding and my cravings this time are so different.  I want fruits and veggie's more then anything.  The idea of pasta makes me plain sick to my stomach, not interested in pickles....yeah that's right weird.  The thing I want the most is a big salad and baked potatos.  I don't crave sour items and I don't crave spicy foods like before, now I am not saying I don't still want them, just not craving them like the last time.  We went for ice cream the other night and that did not sit well and I put it in the freezer for later, 2 weeks later it is still there.  I just want fresh fruits and veggies.  Now I am not say this means I think I am having one sex over the other just that this baby is going to be different.  It will be interesting if this change in cravings will make a change on this new baby schenk's eating behavior, if the new baby's eating behavior will be very different then Gracie's or just end up being the same.  Overall the what if's and could be's, the one thing I know for sure is my belly is growing much faster.  Hiding it this time around is very hard.  I know it is normal to grow faster but I would love for it to maintain for a little while.  Waiting for that pop is not in existence it is already here:)
I have updated food, belly, thoughts, and prayers would be for future decisions for the next six months on the choices in all areas of our lives.
Anyway, blah, blah, blah, what you really want to see is pictures.  So I have attempted to scan in the pictures, Enjoy!

I also got to watch the baby in 4D which was very neat

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Little Ballerina

I know it has been a long time but things at the Schenk house has been so busy.  I thought I would take a moment to give you an update and share a few pictures of my Gracie Girl.

When I was little I loved the Angelina Ballerina books.  Gracie has a few and she has enjoyed them a little bit but I never thought she would love the stories this much.  Someone gave her an Angelina video with 4 or 5 short stories and she loves them.  She has picked up on the dancing a little and was showing off for my mom when she was in town visiting.  Here are a few pictures that my mom took, enjoy!

Angelina Dancing
Gracie Dancing

really working the arm moves