Double Trouble

Double Trouble
Twice as much to love, two blessings from above. ~Author Unknown

Monday, October 23, 2017

Upside down

We are under a month until baby girl arrives.  AND I feel like I'm both prepared and not prepared for how our lives will turn upside down (in a good way).  In some cases I am so excited to meet her, snuggle her and jump right back into having a baby.  Then there are days that the thought of this terrifies me to my very core.  Am I ready to be up all night with a crying baby?  Am I ready to change diapers all day/night?  Am I ready to have a baby attached to my side pretty much non stop?

What I do know for sure is that I feel blessed.  Blessed that I've been given the opportunity to get pregnant on my own, carry this baby the past 33 weeks ... and hope to last 4+ more weeks.  I am blessed that my kids are so beyond excited to have a sister and can't wait to help out.  I'm so beyond thrilled that Nick can't wait to jump in and do this again.  Having a Daddy like he is to the kids changes everything!

I also know my mood swings are in full swing.

I can't find a comfortable position at night.

Baby girl LOVES to kick her mommy at all hours of the night.

I have little to no lap left to snuggle my 8 year olds anymore (I can't tell if this is because they are huge or I'm huge).

I get full almost instantly when eating... and I'm hungry again in an hour.

My fingers and feet can blow up if I don't make time to sit and rest.

My part time job is going to the bathroom.

This man....

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

28 weeks

28 weeks have been both good to me, and a bit more challenging.  :-)

The bad
  • My back hurts more
  • My feet are swollen when I've been on them too long
  • I'm still sweaty all the time
  • My face is puffy
  • I get full fast and I'm hungry often

  • Feeling baby girl kick and move quite often
  • Thinking of seeing her sweet face in November
  • Watching the excitement her older brother and sister feel when we talk about how life will change once she arrives

What's next

We schedule the c-section at our appointment tomorrow morning.  We're hoping for 11/17.  It would be the Friday before Thanksgiving.  It would give us all extra time with her since the twins have time off school.  Holiday season 2017 is going to be epic!!  

Saying no to screens

Is one of the hardest things as a parent.  Our kids LOVE to play games on their tablets, watch their favorite shows on Netflix and just be engaged looking at a screen.  Heck, so do I!  However, our family is working to limit this time and find other ways to engage our time.

This morning Birk asked Nick if he could play Township this morning.  Nick responded with 'maybe let's find something other than a screen to do first thing in the morning.'  Without saying anything Birk went downstairs and we didn't hear much from him.  Nick went downstairs about 15 minutes later to start some work and sent me this picture.

If your Dad won't let you be on a screen the next best thing is to pick up a cozy blanket and read your Bible!  

I love this kid!  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

27+ weeks

I am 27 weeks pregnant.  That seems weird to say.  At this point in 2004 the twins were 3 weeks old.  Wow.  Crazy.

These days, sleep is a bit more of a thing of the past.  I can't seem to find a comfortable position.  I also can't seem to eat an entire meal.  I eat a few bites and then feel full... I guess I'm running out of room.  Then I'm hungry again in an hour.  It's a vicious cycle!

However, every time this sweet little girl kicks or moves I get more and more anxious to meet her.  The room is ready, the kids are beyond anxious for her to arrive and her Daddy can hardly stand it either and tries to sing/play for her as often as he can.

We can't wait sweet baby girl...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

25+ weeks

I have officially been pregnant longer with this little girl than I was with the twins.  Those two sweet babies arrived at 24 weeks 6 days which was last Thursday for this pregnancy.  It was a strange day.  I felt excited to have made it that far, but also very nervous and anxious that I might go into labor.  Thankfully I had my 24 week doctors appointment that day so hearing that everything was going very well from my doctor helped ease my worries.

Baby girl had a heartbeat of 140, I measured 25 weeks and have been feeling great.

While I want her to cook as long as we can (hoping to make it to 37 weeks) I am starting to get overly anxious to meet her.  I can't wait to see what her face looks like.  Will she look like Birk or Addy?  For now, I'm trying my hardest to enjoy this pregnancy.  Being pregnant isn't the most fun, but does have some amazing moments that I want to make sure I savor and take in while they are happening.

P.S. Bring on the fall weather... this Mama is DONE with heat!  :-)