Saturday, October 23, 2010

Week 16

Just wanted to post some fun facts about week 16. ^_^

Baby's Length: 4.5-5 in

Baby's Weight: 2.5- 3 oz..

Baby's Size: Rubber Ducky

From now on, your baby may start to get the hiccups every once in a while, triggered by the involuntary movements of his diaphragm. (In adults, this is followed by the quick closure of our vocal cords, which is what makes that familiar "hic" sound.) But because your baby's trachea is filled with fluid instead of air, his fetal hiccups don't make a sound. By the sixth month, you'll actually be able to feel your baby's hiccups as they happen. They'll make your belly jump, which is so fun to see and feel!

And your little guy -- now about 4 ounces and over 4-1/2 inches long -- is becoming quite expressive these days. His facial muscles are sophisticated enough for him to squint, frown, or smirk -- although these motions aren't actually linked to any internal emotions he's feeling. By the way, if you're having a girl, hundreds of thousands of eggs are forming in her ovaries this week -- your future grandchildren!

All these facts come from Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Harvesting the Mint

Well, I didn't harvest my mint "tomorrow", but I did the day after! :-P This time I remembered to take a before picture:

And of course, an "after" one as well.

It sure looks like a lot on the plate!

All washed and ready to ready to be put together.

I actually had enough to make a 3rd smaller bunch, but that one had to hang on the next shelf door over. It sure is going to be interesting how much dried mint I end up with after all is said and done.

I can't wait to make mint tea with my very own mint! :-D

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Harvesting Sage

I just finally remembered to harvest my sage today before it freezes. It's so fun growing herbs! Tomorrow I'm going to harvest my mint. Next year I hope to add some more to my collection. Though I suppose it will kind of depend on how well the sage and mint do this winter. You see it gets way too cold here to leave them outside, which means finding somewhere to store them in our already crowded laundry room.

Here's what the sage looked like after I was done. I only took the larger and some of the medium sized leaves. It looks nice and neat now, too bad all that new growth is going to freeze off. :-(

In other news, I've been fighting a nasty flu bug the last few days. That would explain my punctuated sentences. The bug itself seems to be going away finally, but not before majorly aggravating my asthma. It's been steadily getting worse all year, and this must have been the breaking point. The worst part about it is that I can't go to a wonderful woman's conference with some of the the ladies in my church. We were supposed to leave tomorrow, and what with my horrible cough, and nearly out of control asthma, I can't go.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Pictures

Some pictures of what the fall season looks like in our little corner of the world.

I took all of these last Saturday when Zack took me on a fall colors tour. ^_^ I especially love the Aspens with the orange leaves!