Monday, May 27, 2013

Introducing....



We are absolutely in love with our little guy. I will have a birth story and some more photos to share in the next coming days. Mommy and baby are doing perfect!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

BIG Changes...

It has been about a month since I lasted posted, but I'm still pregnant!!!! I am approaching 35 weeks and I can't believe the baby will be here in a month! It's crazy how quickly things seem to be moving now. It has been a very long journey to get to this point, and I feel so blessed that I will finally have my 3rd and final baby in my arms soon.

Health wise, we are doing great. The baby is doing perfectly and staying very comfy in there. Oh, and we still don't know what the sex is!!!! I swear I think something different every day, but it's not driving me crazy yet. I think this not knowing thing is so much fun! Boy or girl, we are just going to be so surprised!!!

Here is me last week...


Onto non baby related news, we are moving out of the state shortly after baby is born.  Hubby got an amazing job opportunity that he could just not pass up. This was all so unexpected (talk about horrible timing), but in the end, we are all so very excited about this new journey of ours.  I have a very stressful couple months ahead of me, seeing as the husband had to move up there without us last week =(.  That was the hardest goodbye ever!!  We will not see him for 4 full weeks, but so far I am managing just fine.  My boys are being amazingly good and helping me out so much.  And yes, I am doing this all on my own, no other family member to help me out.  Shoot, I carried triplets for 32 weeks... I can do anything!!! Hahahaha!!!

Then, the plan is for daddy to come back 6 days before our scheduled c-section and spend 3 full weeks with us. He then will head back to work, and all of us will follow a week after.  So, I will be doing lots with a 3 week old!!!  I don't know how I will do it, but I will. Cameron is working for an amazing company (a dream in his line of profession) and they are being so helpful through all of this. I was promised that I wouldn't have to touch a single box... in our old or new house. So, all I need to do is hop on a nonstop flight (by myself, still recovering from a c-section) with a 5, 4, and 3 week old. I'll let you know how that goes!!!

Our biggest challenge now is keeping this baby in so daddy does not miss the delivery.  I know anything can happen at anytime, but I just pray this baby waits until the 39th week. I just have to do lots of resting (is that possible in my situation?). I have faith that everything will work out just fine. 

Our nursery is complete.  Yup, baby gets to have just a couple weeks in there before we pack up everything to move. But, it's perfect!! I'll get some pics of it soon to show off to you all.




Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our 3D Ultrasound and Maternity Pics...


As we get closer to the big day, exciting stuff is happening. We turned 31 weeks yesterday, and we have 8 more weeks until delivery day!! We are in the final stretch and I can officially start panicking =).

We had our elective 3D ultrasound on my birthday this past Friday.  We only got the 10 minute package, so we hoped this little person showed his/her face well in that time.  Although they were squished against the placenta and we didn't get the clearest shots, we still got some very cute images.  We think this is a very happy baby because he/she smiled throughout the whole thing (or it was the lunch I ate!!). We avoided scanning the whole crotch area, so the sex is still a surprise.  I was thinking that I would be able to tell whether the face looked more boyish or girlish, but to me, it just looks like a baby!!! Here are 2 of our favorite photos...




We also had our 30 week appointment earlier in the day and everything is going perfectly still.  My weight is staying very well controlled (go me!!) and I have absolutely no swelling.  I'm actually still wearing my wedding ring!! With all of my past pregnancies, that thing came off at 5 months! We are measuring a week ahead, but expected seeing as we have bigger babies.  Any guess on the weight yet?? Lets see... Jackson was born at 40 weeks, 10.3 pounds.  Max was born at 38 weeks, 8.7 pounds. And this one will be born at 39 weeks, so I think we will have at least a 9 pounder.  I will be shocked if he/she is any less then that.  We go back to the doctor again next week.

Over the weekend, Cameron had the honor of taking over as the professional photographer and took my maternity photos.  I really wanted to have a nice shoot with the boys.  Dang, my kids are the worst when cooperating for photos.  I never take the time to get really nice shots of them because they hate it!!! But, with a little bribery, we managed to get some good ones.  Cameron did a great job!!!






That's all for now, but I will definitely keep the updates coming as things get closer!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

29 Week Update!!!!


Welcome to the 3rd trimester!! I can't believe we only have 10 more weeks to go until the baby arrives. It really hit us last week that we are in the final stretch and time is going by so fast.  It's hard to imagine life with a baby again, but he/she will be here before we know it.  I have mixed emotions about this pregnancy nearing it's end; on one hand, I am so eager to find out what is brewing inside and can't wait for this baby making machine to be retired for forever. But, on the other hand, it is very sad to think that these are my last weeks of being pregnant ever again.  Even with all the aches and pains, exhaustion and tiredness, I am trying my best to enjoy every moment because I know there will be times in the future that I will miss being pregnant.  But, yes, hubby and I have come to a very mutual decision that a tubal ligation is best.  Not only do we feel that our family will be complete once this one is born (no matter what the sex is), but my body needs to retire.  Having 6 babies in just 5 1/2 years is enough for anyone!!

I had my 28 week check-up last week and everything went great. Baby is doing as he/she should and mommy is doing fantastic!! A little too fantastic according to Dr. Y!  I guess he thinks I am trying a little too hard to have that perfect 9 months, so he thinks I should slow it down a bit before it all hits me all at once.  It's not like I am running a marathon every weekend or anything, but I will make it a point to put my feet up more often and not worry so much about bleaching every corner of the house on a weekly basis =).  After having triplets, I think being pregnant with one baby is a piece of cake!!


Our delivery date is scheduled for the 3rd week of May (I'll keep the date to myself due to privacy issues), but I am so happy to have a final countdown. I will be having another repeat c-section and I am praying things go a little better then last time.  My boys are so excited to be in the waiting room, waiting for daddy to come out with the big news.  Cameron is planning on whispering what the baby is in their ears and they will yell it out to all of our family! Too exciting!!! 


Other then that, no other news.  My doctor appointments are now every 2 weeks, so it should make this time go by a little faster. Can't forget the belly shot... this was last week and my belly has gotten HUGE!!! It seems very high to me too...





Tuesday, February 12, 2013

25 Weeks!!!


Wow, I guess it HAS been 5 weeks since I last blogged, but at least I do come back eventually!! Things have been going well with me, just staying busy with day to day life.

Today, I am 25 weeks!!! We only have 14 more weeks to go.  I can't believe that!! Getting somewhat anxious, but I'm really hoping this baby stays on schedule and doesn't make an early arrival.  I had an appointment last week and everything is just perfect.  We definitely have an active one because every time the doctor tries to get a heart rate, he/she loves to put on a show and not hold still!! But, that heart rate is holding strong at 158bpm.

I am really starting to feel pregnant and uncomfortable.  My energy levels are down and some days it's hard to just get going.  I can definitely feel that 3rd trimester creep up on me.

The boys are being such great helpers and make sure mommy drinks tons of water and eat lots for their baby.  They both are still convinced this is a girl, so we are trying to prepare them for the possibility of another boy.  They think it's as easy as ordering from the drive-thru and don't quite understand why we would have another boy when I already have had 2!!

The nursery is coming along and just about finished.  I'll have to post pics when all is complete.  We aren't having a shower this time around, so we have gradually been buying lots of baby things. We haven't had a baby for 4 years, so we needed a lot!!! I think by next month, we will be complete and ready.

Anyway, I don't have much else for you.  We don't have another appointment for a few more weeks and then after that I will be going more frequently.

Here is my 24 week belly picture...




Sunday, January 13, 2013

20 Week Update

This past week we turned 20 weeks... officially the halfway mark!!  It feels good to say that I am 5 months pregnant. Only about 4 more to go. 

We had our big appointment on Friday.  Before meeting with the doctor, we had our anatomy ultrasound, where they measuring every bone and feature of the baby, as well as my uterus and placenta, to make sure everything is going well.  Cameron and I knew how hard it was going to be to get through this 30 minute ultrasound, seeing as we don't want to know the sex.  After being pregnant with 2 boys and 3 girls, we definitely know what to look for!!  As soon as we got in the room, we gave the tech our "orders", trying not to seem controlling.  And so, we sat and faced the opposite way of the ultrasound screen, talking about whatever so that the time passed and we didn't have the urge to peek.  The hardest thing was the fact that the tech knew the sex of the baby from the very beginning; she just wanted to get that out of the way.  We kept reminding her to say "the baby", and not "he" or "she".  All went perfectly and there was no slip up. 


So that we have some gender reveal ultrasound pics to put in the baby's book after he/she is born, we had the tech wrap up a couple photos and tightly seal it in this envelope.  Because I am the type to secretly open and rewrap Christmas presents that are for me (just like my mommy =), Cameron COULD NOT leave this anywhere near me for the next 19 weeks.  He took it to work and hopefully he doesn't give into the temptation. I'm sure you all want to take a tour of the Pepsi lab now, don't you??

At the end of the ultrasound, we got to see the baby's face and beating heart. Still holding very strong at 148bpm.  Whoever is in there is sooooo active!! He/she was non-stop kicking and punching for the entire ultrasound.  We got some cute ultrasound photos to take with us. We can't wait for our 3D/4D ultrasound in a couple months... I wonder who he/she will look like!


We then saw the doctor and he gave us our perfect report on baby.  A little too perfect; our chunker is measuring 10 days ahead of schedule... weighing in at 15 ounces!!!!  The doctor said he wouldn't be surprised if I went into labor a couple weeks early and that would be just fine seeing as she/he is growing ahead.  Other then that, everything is great physically.  If we happen not to go into labor before, we scheduled our c-section for Thursday, May 23rd.


Here is my 20 week belly shot... yes, I GREW!!!!!  But, I have to say that it is all going to my belly (maybe my butt grew too!!!) and I am doing more then great with my weight gain... only up 10 pounds.  I don't think I could ever say I've been that good in the past.  Go me!!!!!

 And just for fun, here is my progression so far!!! 



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

17 Week Update

Wow!!! Can you believe I am almost half way through my pregnancy?? I sure can't! The weeks seem to be flying by. I am trying to thoroughly enjoy every detail of it, seeing as it is my last, but the baby will already be here in about 5 months!

Well, now that I am well into my 2nd trimester, I can report that my 1st trimester couldn't have been better. I rarely had any morning sickness and I just felt great. Some days I wished I would have just thrown up so that I would feel more pregnant and not think something was wrong inside, but everything is perfect.

Last week at my 16 week check-up, I was very nervous before seeing the doctor.  I know things were good at my 12 week appointment, but I just was still very paranoid, day after day.  I knew once getting to 16 weeks with a healthy report is when I could finally stop worrying and start enjoying it.  Well, we finally were able to hear that beautiful heartbeat.  In the past, the doppler couldn't pick it up, so we had to view it on ultrasound, but last week the doctor found it right away.... 150bpm!!!

The most exciting thing that day.... only 1 pound weight gain since last appointment!!! Yay!!!!! A dancing party of 1 was definitely going down in the office hallway. The nurse thought I was insane =). Hello!!! She doesn't know what that means in my mind... PIG OUT for the holidays!!!!

No ultrasound was done and I'll take that as a relief.  Since we STILL aren't finding out the sex, I know I would have been way too tempted to peak.  But, our big 20 week anatomy scan is coming up in a few weeks and I just have to get through that one.  It will be hard, but hubby and I are still holding strong.

Also, the doctor said that at next visit we may be able to schedule our c-section already!! Wow, that's exciting!! I am due on May 28th and will be allowed to deliver a week before, so we kind of get to choose our day.  May 23rd is the day we experienced our first, and most heart wrenching, miscarriage.  I would love nothing more than to deliver our little miracle on this day ♥

Here is another belly shot.  Yes, we are cheesy =)