chobie helping me pack for the move
To further delay matters with preparing the nest even further, I took a small vacation to my hometown earlier this week to visit my sister, in from Texas, and my parents. We stayed real busy workshopping up some more baby projects. I finished a stuffed ball that I've been working on since the beginning of June (or I should really say Juneuary since it's been so excessively cold and rainy here this month). Then I made a little taggie-type-toy for the new little one. I didn't have anything like that for Chobe, so I kind of started wondering if babies really actually like those things or if I was just swept up in the "I could make that myself" frenzy that sometimes overcomes me when I am looking at Etsy or Amazon for project inspirations. Anyway, more on those items later. I'm definately giving the ball its own post since I kind of made tutorial photos for it and I'll put up some pics of the taggie too. My fabulous, generous, older sister has also been working on the baby projects. She's quite the seamstress. It's fun to sew with her because I always learn how to make my projects a little bit more "profesh" each time.
So I got home again on Thursday evening. Friday was a great day for really feeling settled. I got my sourdough started...with a little help:
and got some seeds soaking for sprouts, and some rice and lentils started on the road to fermentation for dosas. I also got some work done in the garden. There's still a lot to do and it is definately slower going with this growing baby belly. Speaking of which, I realized today that I hadn't taken a pic of my belly since a couple weeks before we moved. So here's today at 26 weeks 4 days:
and for the other little guys we've been growing this year, here's a little snapshot of our flock hanging out in front of the house, which is one of their favorite places to congregate.