Finally I'm able to sit down and share some happy news with you - this fall we are going to become a family of four, we are expecting another little one! Tavi is going to be a big sister soon. I'm just over five and a half months (23 weeks) and thankful to be over the roughest part of pregnancy. This pregnancy has been a lot harder than my first, which is something I didn't expect. I was much, much sicker, not just during the day, but at night too, often waking up throughout the night to get sick.
I had a prescription to get the morning sickness under control, but it took about a month to actually start working and even then it was weeks before the neasua completely went away. I've been dealing with anemia too and my energy levels have been really low. I've tried to use my limited energy to keep up with Tavi and do all the types of things we'd normally do, but the compromise often meant going to bed super early and cutting back on fun things like blogging and running.
That being said I've been feeling so much better the past couple of weeks, I think it's safe to say the worst is over!
Some bits and pieces from the end of June:
a tropical plant to brighten a corner of our bedroom. For some reason I always kill tropical plants, despite barely watering them. This one's so pretty, it better survive!
My mom came up to visit last week and one of the things we did, besides celebrate Canada Day on the first, was go strawberry picking. Tavi figured out pretty quickly what to do (besides eat the berries!), but preferred to walk up and down our row checking things out. It was a hot day and she kept taking off her hat so we didn't stay very long. Despite this we picked tons of berries and had lots for strawberry shortcake and many batches of jam. We made SO much jam, all my friends will be getting jars of it!
Someone's favourite pastime is still going strong - anything on the couch must be tossed on the floor!
We went to the Italian Festival in Little Italy, saw all the old-school cars and caught a bit of the parade. (Tavi is laughing at our friends behind me, and somehow they're distracting Jay!)
Delicious tomato salsa with fresh cilantro from our garden. There's nothing like walking a few feet and grabbing fresh herbs to add to whatever you're cooking. Once the growing season is over cooking will be a struggle, our garden has spoiled me.
Our balcony garden has been doing pretty well, the lettuce and tomato plants are thriving and growing the fastest. I learned when picking lettuce you have to be really gentle, if you aren't it's easy to accidentally pull up the entire plant - root and all, rather than just tear off a few leaves.