Baby Announcement

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Yep, it’s happening one more time! Baby #6 is on its way!! The first trimester is pretty typical for me. I have a little extra energy in the morning, then by late afternoon I feel exhausted! This leads to the nausea feeling, Yuck! I do have a couple tricks up my sleeve to relieve or make these symptoms a little more manageable.

-homeopathic pills for nausea
I currently have Nux Vomica in my purse
-Prego pops
Little candies at Target
-essential oils (I use young living and doterra)
The smell that is AMAZING right now is called Gentle baby by young living. I rub it on my writs before I go to bed.
-pressure points
2 1/2 fingers from your hand down the inside part of your wrist, there is a point the helps with nausea! I use this quite often!
-AND water,small meals, rest!
I’m pretty busy with 5 little people running around, so I have to really make an effort at this one.

Hope these help you other 1st trimester mommies! Happy baby time!

Jen

Rainy Day Indoor Playtime

In my neck of the woods, the seasons are changing! That means…more time to spend indoors.  This can be challenging at times, so the other day I put together a few fun activities to do indoors.

Mini Trampoline Time

Look on your local craigslist or thrift store and you can find these tramps for super cheap!

Cushion Hopping

(this can only be done if you have couch cushions you don’t mind the kids jumping on)

We kind of combined the two (trampoline and cushion jumping)

Dolls

Lego Time

My growing Lego collection

Build a Fort

Got my building plans to make a pvc pipe fort here.


Introducting Baby Food #2

My sweet little baby is almost 10 months old!  As much as I don’t like her growing up, I am still enjoying every stage she goes through (well maybe not the not sleeping through the night stage).

I wanted to follow up and share some more foods I have been introducing.  Check out my other post about some of the very first foods I introduce.

I have really been liking the little pouch pureed foods. I have been using the Earth’s Best brand.  It’s organic, no preservatives, and I can price match it at walmart ($1/ pouch).

Check out some of their flavors!

Next, I have added a little warm cereal in the morning.

Oatmeal Flax Cereal

1/2 cup regular rolled oats

water, just to cover oats

Warm in microwave for 1-2 minutes (just until all water is absorbed)

1/2 tsp ground golden flaxseed (I freshly grind mine in a coffee grinder)

1/2 tsp agave nectar (optional)

Put oatmeal and water in a bowl.  Warm in the microwave.  Let cool for a few minutes.  Add ground flax and a little agave and eat!  Yum!!

My coffee grinder and golden flaxseed. I store my flax in the freezer.

Flaxseed is packed with good fats, protein, iron, and calcium. Side note: the golden flax is more mild tasting then the darker flaxseeds.  This is an easy one to add to anyone’s warm breakfast.

Studying Animal Cells With My Children

Right now we are doing a little unit on plant and animal cells.  I am using the Real Science-4-Kids-Biology book as my guide.  Then I incorporate a little online learn as well.

Here are a few fun videos and activities you can add to your lesson on Animal Cells.  These suggestions for ages 4-7 years old.

 

This video teaches the very basics of a cells

If you want to go a little deeper and teach about DNA, this site is really cute.
DNA with brainPOP

 

How could I forget Magic School Bus?

Magic School Bus Goes Cellular

http://youtu.be/_mHlf17f0Y0

Some hands on activities:

We will play around with the animal cell 4D puzzle

Make a Yeast Feast-This looks so fun!  Talking about yeast and how it grows.

Making a 3D cell out of play dough