i'm scared. 

i had a feeling from the moment i had my first dream about turtle 2.0 that it was going to be EXACTLY like it's big sister.

i'm confirming it...i was right then, and i'm right now. 

this turtle is going to be busy. curious. active. busy. clingy. and hungry all the time. 

cut from the same cloth, these two. big turtle and little turtle. besties. i'm calling it.

i know this because as i'm clicking away on my laptop, this little bun is kicking the everliving daylights out of my insides...just like it's sister did, and we're only at 25 weeks. 

remember my farmer's looooong dancer legs? (seriously...they go for miles.) well...kaye has them, and i'm nearly positive this one will have them too. 

i remember all too clearly the jabs that became painful around 32 weeks...all the way to week 42. 

at least this time i know what i'm in store for.

a long-legged, bald, big-bellied turtle. so cute, right? right.

speaking of big bellies...
mom forgot her suit. 

who forgets a suit to a birthday party that entails one of THESE in the backyard??!

this mom.
but do you know what the brilliance of living on a farm and being friends with fellow farmers is?

everyone has at least double of everything.

so my gal quickly changed out of her dress and into a boys rash guard...and just like that, my little boy was ready to go swimming. 

let's check out this picture again...
see? she's totally into it. all of it. 

and you know what else she's into?

cow piñatas. girlfriend had that cows number. 
i couldn't have been more proud of her gusto to beat that cow. it's what farm kids are made of.
that was our saturday. girlfriend didn't go to bed until 10:30 pm that night. it may have had something to do with the giant piece of cake/scoop of ice cream/tractor wheel made out of a ding dong i she requested. sugar-high.

sunday brought us another birthday party. 

it was for this sweet gal...
to give a little background, her mom was one of my bridesmaids. 

her mom was also my labor and delivery nurse for kaye...and we have high hopes she'll be working when this next one decides to make it's debut. 

regardless, kaye and claire are basically besties, so we were thrilled to celebrate. 

unfortunately i got exactly zero pictures of the birthday girl on her birthday. 

but i did snap this family selfie. we'll keep working at it, but we're totally getting better. 
and now...the goods. the bads. the uglies. 

25 WEEK STATS | farm baby #2
WEIGHT GAIN | i know everyone was probably getting really concerned about my six pound gain. uh...no worries. i'm up two pounds this week. i blame it on the birthday cake. yeah...the birthday cake and the cookies, and the smoothies, and my general lack of movement. hey...it's been 104º here. what's a girl to do? so...eight pounds.
WORKOUTS | i'm totally still chugging along with my running. i ran 4.5 miles the other day without stopping for a walk break (on the treadmill), but then got my ass handed to me when i tried to push kaye in our running stroller. like i said, it's been super hot here, and pushing 50 extra pounds of stroller and turtle + extra weight on me = a tough running day.

regardless, i read an awesome article this past week about lifting weights...heavy weights, and the myth of 1200 calories a day. i'm inspired for my post-preg workouts...if i can ever get my life organized to the point where i can find myself at a gym a few days a week. we'll see...that's months down the road.

CLOTHING | the clothing department has consisted of - whatever can keep me the coolest. i'm a sweaty gal to begin with, throw in some extra weight and pregnancy...i'm a dripping mess. 

i'm still rocking the maxis, some maternity tanks, and i've been known to wear my shorts unbuttoned...a lot. 

on the farm...there are no rules. we do what we want. unbuttoned pants? that's the least of our worries.

GENDER | so the poll at the top of the blog has closed! according to you gals...i should be welcoming a mini-farmer in 15 weeks. i guess we'll see soon enough!

CRIES THIS WEEK | zero. zero cries this week. where have the hormones gone? 

maybe i haven't cried because of that beautiful $7000 water filter we installed this past week? maybe it's because i don't have to wash my hair with cold, bottled water any longer? maybe it's because our clothing is that much softer now? 

whatever it is...i like it. no tears. 

CRAVINGS | the heartburn is back in full effect. anything and everything gives it to me. this definitely helps with the 9 pm sweet tooth. no amount of ice cream is worth the heart burn that comes with it. 

PURCHASES | first of all...a big shout out to the September FARM sponsors found to the left of this post! i'm definitely that much closer to having enough pennies towards a beautiful rocker for our nursery. yay!

but as far as actual purchases are concerned - we did have an amazon prime delivery this week, but they were both for kaye. we received the second camera for our video monitor. my farmer actually questioned whether or not kaye would still need a camera...and all i can say is, girlfriend cannot be trusted. yes...she needs video surveillance. 

kaye also received a side bed rail for her big girl bed...which has yet to be delivered. i don't know whether to be excited or dread the transition. i think i'm dreading it...because i want nothing to mess with her 3.5 hour naps and 12 hour nightly sleeps. nothing. 

so...here's to a great week ahead with zero more cries and maybe a few more purchases for the baby to come. 

happy monday!