November 28, 2011

{step back in time}

My parents came in town for thanksgiving and we all went to the Genessee Country Museum for their getting ready for the holidays festival.  The "museum" is actually an entire village where they have moved old homes from around the new york state that date back to the early 19th century and rebuilt the homes to create an old fashioned town.  Everyone who works there is dressed to fit the early 1800's and uses only the tools and materials that would have been used at that time.  They know the history of each house that has been moved their as well.  They day that we went they were having a preparing for christmas season festival where all the people in the houses were doing things that they would have done to get ready for the holiday. They were roasting chestnuts, preparing old fashion hot chocolate (wasn't too bad) , applesauce, stew and sausages (a lot of work),  making soap to store for the winter, butchering a pig, sewing winter clothes and singing carols. I always say that I would have liked to live around Jane Austen's time but in reality I'm pretty sure I'm not tough enough (actually I'm positive).  First of all I'm a wimp about the cold, a picky eater, and have no real house-making skills.  If I went back in time I would have to do it with out having any memory of what it is like in the future or else I would never stop whining and complaining.   And I would have to some how manage to find me a rich man to marry so I could survive :). It was fun to step back in time for a day, but it made me feel very grateful to live in the time period that I do. I mean think about going to the dentist back then.... it's a scary thought.  
(trying the applesauce, it was really sour. she kept wanting more though)
(coco beans)

November 21, 2011

{Christmas Spirit}

We are getting in the christmas spirit early at the Peery house.  I can't help it! I'm always jumping the gun this time of year.  I have already been listen to my christmas radio station on pandora since before Halloween, drinking way to many hot chocolates and egg nog, doing christmas craft projects with Lily, watched at least a half a dozen christmas movies with Lily off of netflix, made a list on the kitchen chalkboard of all the holiday activities Adam must participate in with me,  and picked out all my christmas gifts for Lily and almost everyone else.  But I have managed to hold off decorating until the day after thanksgiving.  Mainly because I'm not sure I'm quite ready for the maybe battle that is going to go down with Lily and wanting to play with all the decorations, particularly the tree. I see time-outs in her future :). With the cold weather approaching it's good to have good things to look forward to like.... Adam getting a month and a half of christmas break from school, playing in the snow and sledding, Lily's birthday, Jesus's birthday (well when we celebrate it), and Lily's face on christmas morning when she sees the play kitchen we got her! (if adam and I can figure out how to put it together)
Lily's hand wreath
sticker fun, Lily is a really good at spelling
Video of pictures of lily's 1st and 2nd christmas

(if your wondering why the song in the background is such low quality..... it's because it's me, singing into a tiny microscopic computer microphone, and sometimes struggling to breathe with my pregnancy short of breath and light headedness. But I try to record songs now and again for Lily to listen to someday.)  

November 15, 2011

better {baby} picture

Got another ultrasound today and got to see the baby more clearly this time.  Look at the little profile, isn't he/she so cute!! Looks just like lily did in her ultrasound... although I know they mostly all look the same at this point but let a mother amuse herself :).   I know it's too early to tell if it's a boy or girl, but I asked the ultrasound tech if we could take a peek anyway and see if we see anything.  And we both agreed that there looked like there was a little something something down there...?  I don't know, but she couldn't deny that it did look like a boy but also told me that it is really just a guess at this point.  We will see!  

November 12, 2011

baby bambino

Got our first look at our new baby (we call it our little bambino. We will have to switch it to bambina if it's a girl).  He/she was bouncing and kicking and touching their face. They didn't do a complete exam to check everything but the ultrasound tech said that everything looked really good and as it should.  The heart rate was 178, which is higher than I ever remember lily being.  I think her highest was like 165 or something.  
I'm starting to feel a lot better.  
I'm no longer nauseous except on rare random occasions. I still getting dizzy and some headaches and have passed out a couple times (just for a few seconds). The doctor just told me to drink more water.... hasn't really helped though. Other than that I don't really have any symptoms. 
I get to go back to the doctor on tues. and get another ultrasound because someone at my doctor's wants to practice.  yay!  When Lily saw the picture of the baby she thought it was a bug :).  When I told her it was a baby she looked at me questionably.  Then said "awwwww?" in the form of a question.      

(Profile of face is on the left (forehead is that really shinny spot), baby is laying on it's back and arms at it's side and legs are kicked up)

November 11, 2011

November 2, 2011