Monday, March 25, 2013

21 weeks! And bald eagles...

21 weeks!  Daughter is the length of a large banana
21 weeks!
 I get hot so easily!  I'm really starting to get nervous about the summer months...

I've been getting a lot of leg and foot cramps.  The constant cramp in my left foot has gotten a bit better.

I've found that eating beef jerky before bed helps me to make it through most of the night without waking to eat. 


On homestead news, Mat shot a raccoon that was living in our garage.  He threw the carcass out in hopes of attracting some coyotes to shoot.  They may have done some of the eating, but for the most part it was the bald eagles.  This was the closest we could get without them flying off.   They really are majestic creatures!


Below is what we call a bald eagle snow angle.  Mat has a theory that one of them lost the air fight to get first dibs on the carcass, fell to the ground here, and then just walked the rest of the way (the tracks lead to the carcass).  I found it pretty funny.
The most we saw out there were 3 at a time.  One was a youngster who hadn't "gone bald" yet.

It's awesome living out here!  This would never happen in the cities :)

10 comments:

  1. Looking good, mama! I love bald eagles! We saw a few pretty up close then they swooped down by the top of some trees we were camping at in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. They are such cool animals.

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    1. I've never actually been there... might be something to do with my dislike of canoeing. But I've heard it's beautiful!

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  2. We had an eagle a few months back after my husband threw out a deer carcass. So cool!

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    1. Gotta love living in the country :)

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  3. The sure cure for leg cramps is taking a cal-mag supplement. It is a powder you mix into water. If I didn't take it for a couple of days with my last pregnancy, I'd get a leg cramp for sure!

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    1. I'll be sure to ask my OB about that. Thanks!

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  4. My dad got bad leg cramps for a while and his doctor had him drink tonic water (like gin and tonic minus the gin...lol) Might be something to ask about the doctor about... hand fans/power fans will be your friend in the summer...if you don't have any/a lot now start looking for deals and pick them up as the weather heats up you will too (not only temperature but hormone wise too!) Love the bump! :-)

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    1. Good to know! I may have to pick up some tonic water. Thanks :)

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  5. You are so cute!! I can't believe it's already 21wks-that babe will be here in no time. I like that outfit by the way-really shows on baby girl :)
    Cal-Mag also comes in pill form-Brents boss had me taking it for my back spasms. Def. check with the OB before you take it-even though it's only a suppliment. I think i've heard Banana's work too.

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  6. Thanks, Mat likes that shirt, too.

    I'll ask at my next appointment :)

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