Wednesday, March 30, 2011

17 weeks.

I've made it halfway to my goal week of 34 weeks! I felt good this last week other than a migraine for 3 days. The babies are moving a lot more too. I really am hoping Justin can feel them soon! I've gained right about 10-11 lbs which is probably a little less than what I should have gained, but I'm definitely doing all I can to get in as many calories during the day as possible.
We picked names for our sweet ones too! Graham Louis, Hudson Theodore, and Emmalyn Jayne will be joining our family this summer! I love their names so much! They all are older names which I love! Plus the fact that Justin and I agree on all of them makes it all the more special! Their middle names are all family names. Louis is my grandpas name. He passed away a little over 2 years ago and had a special place in our hearts (especially Justin's). Theodore is my step-dad's name. I think its a pretty neat name and you don't hear it often at all. Plus he has been a huge part of Justin and I's life together as husband and wife. He always is happy to see us (especially Justin... I see a trend here. haa) Jayne is the middle name of my best friend and sister in laws daughter that went to heaven before we met her. I tried really hard to come up with a name having to do with her name, Carleigh Elizabeth, but I never could decide. Then she suggested I use Jayne and that she would be just as honored. So Jayne it is!
So that is my weekly update! I can't wait to see these guys next month!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

16 weeks

I can't believe how much I have grown! It really does amaze me every week. I didn't take pictures with Elijah like with these guys. I think I only have a picture at 20 weeks and I'm MUCH smaller than this! I've gained more weight which is great. It's certainly a shock when I step on the scale and it shows a number I've never seen outside of pregnancy!
I feel good and enjoy feeling the babies move. They haven't kicked hard enough and long enough to have Justin feel, but I am sure before to long they will.
I met my new doctor yesterday. It was a good appointment. My mom came with me which I was happy about because I am on limited duty (no lifting anything, resting a lot, and doing as much sitting while cooking and cleaning as possible) and if I had gone alone Justin may not have believed me... haha We got to see and hear all their heartbeats.
I think there are definitely still 2 boys and a girl in there, but we will know for sure in just a few weeks when I go in for my 2 hour anatomy scan!
Everything else is going great. We celebrated Elijah's 4th birthday this past weekend. He had lots of fun and was so blessed by all who came!
Today he officially turns 4! I don't know where the time has gone. He is literally growing up before my eyes and I don't like it to much! He is already counting down till he turns 5.... I'm not anywhere near ready for that yet!!
My prayer for him this year is that he grows more in love with Jesus and he enjoys every step in becoming a big brother!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The trio in action!

Just a little something Justin and I put together to share with everyone each of our babies!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

15 weeks

Feeling good and getting bigger! Justin made it home and this week we will find out what our babies are (as long as they corporate). I'm almost halfway now.. Between now and a few weeks will be the half way mark. I'm excited that I've had a very good pregnancy and we are praying it continues! I'm not sick almost at all anymore aside from headaches and occasional nausea. I feel the babies kick every now and again. Sunday one kicked really hard and I swore if Justin was touching that spot he would have felt it. I hope soon he will be able to feel them.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Our first baby purchase!

We did it! We finally bought something for out trio! It is by far the most money we've ever spent on any one baby item, but it will quickly become another family member when our darlings get here!
So without further ado, here is what we are calling "The Cadillac"

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

14 weeks

That babies are definitely growing! I got to see them this week! They all are developing beautifully and even put on a show for my doctor and I. Justin wasn't able to make this appointment (which wasn't really an appt more of a "I haven't felt the babies move can I come in to make sure they are okay?" type of thing). I did get great pictures of each of them and heard their little heart beats again!! I have more energy this week and am enjoying getting out to enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather.
I have gained a total of 3 lbs this pregnancy! I need to gain about 50 by week 30 so I need to get cracking on that.
On the 21st I will see my new doctor who will be taking over my care. I'm very sad to leave my current doctor as she was the only doctor who was proactive in helping us get pregnant. It's okay though because I know I am in good hands and will be well taken care of. My doctor told me on Monday to send her an email around our scheduled c-section and she'll come and see us and the babies!
We are hoping to have a 3D/4D ultra sound done this month too and to hopefully find out what these sweet babes are! My mom is coming to town next week and I would love to be able to do that while she is here.
So, all in all this week is good! Excited to have Justin home again and spend time as a family!!
Baby A

Baby B

Baby C

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

13 weeks/ 2nd Trimester

I am finally at 13 weeks!! So far I haven't gained any weight... surprising, but hopefully this trimester I will be able to gain the weight the babies need. I've been pretty sick, but my appetite is coming back. The babies kick pretty regularly. My stomach is heavy so walking far distances is tiring, but my energy is coming back. I can go most days without napping, but it usually means I'm going to be early.
Elijah talks to the babies and is so funny about making sure I'm feeding them.
All is well with me! I'm so thankful for no complications thus far. I will more than likely be on bedrest in the next 10 weeks or so, but I'm hoping to make it to 28 weeks still being able to do things.