Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Bucket List :: Take Wagon Rides Around the Neighborhood

The summer heat has kept us from doing this more regularly. It would be ideal to go out in the mornings before the sun is blazing hot, but this preggo doesn't have the energy to pull them. So we have to wait until Daddy is around, which is usually during a warmer part of the day. And then, sadly, we broke our little wagon {which was such a bummer!} so we had to replace it.

Despite the hurdles, we still try to do this as much as we can! It's a good distraction to get out of the house, and Eli and Maddie LOVE it. And I just happen to think that they are the most adorable little wagon riders ever :)


The really nice thing about our new neighborhood is that we are within walking distance of the pool, the playground, and City Hall {which has the spray fountain and the library!} So we take lots of our wagon rides to these fun places to play!


We have enjoyed many wagon rides already, and we look forward to many more!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Summer Bucket List :: Eat Watermelon

When I think of summer, I think of eating watermelon :)

Our grocery store has had them on sale for 20 cents a pound, so we are taking full advantage of the watermelon season! We have bought one almost every week, and plan to get our fill over the next couple of months. And I am so glad that my kiddos enjoy it so much! Seriously, they can POUND the watermelon. I have to cut them off every time haha. They are both asking for more before they even finish what's on their plate. We even started giving it to them as a "dessert" after they finished eating their meal. Because when they see it come out...nothing else matters.





So I think it's safe to say that we LOVE watermelon in our house :)


Thursday, June 14, 2018

29 Weeks


How far along? 29 weeks
Days since transfer: 184 days
Total weight gain: +22.0
Maternity clothes? Yep. I was getting ready for church last week and had one of those moments where nothing fit right, and I just felt like a whale in everything I put on. I'm not any bigger than I was with the twins, but I guess I just wasn't feelin' the maternity wear in that moment. Better get over that quick, because this little one is growing fast, and I still have awhile to go!
Sleep: Still having a lot of insomnia this week, which isn't super awesome. Maybe I am just noticing it more this time around, since I can't just take a nap in the middle of the day anymore. Plus, I'm finding that if I am able to sneak a quick nap while E&M are napping, it just makes it that much harder to fall asleep at night. But apparently, when I am able to sleep, I sleep pretty soundly. We have officially entered the snoring phase of pregnancy. Poor Mike sweetly said the other day that he might have to go sleep in another room...I thought for sure I would last a little longer before that started, but I guess not. Sorry babe!
Best moment of the week: Lots of fun things this week...seeing our sweet boy on ultrasound this week, and learning that he finally moved head down! Let's hope he stays that way haha. Also, scoring some baby items for Aiden, while simultaneously passing on some items to other twin moms- win, win! I got a Boppy pillow for free and blessed another twin mama with our Twin Z pillow. I also found a Solly baby wrap for an awesome price, which I am really excited about because I want to baby wear Aiden and needed something more lightweight than my Boba wrap for when he first arrives.
Cravings: No weird food dreams this week haha. I actually haven't been super hungry this week. Which you can't tell by the numbers creeping up on the scale...
Symptoms:  I have had some headaches this week, so I am watching those. Thankfully they haven't been too bad. I also started getting a little indigestion, so I am trying to eat smaller meals. And I am almost positive I have had some Braxton Hicks contractions. You would think I would know for sure about that, but I just didn't register them with the twins, so I feel like a total newbie again.
Looking forward to: A free weekend at home before the craziness of some full weekends coming up! Celebrating Father's Day with Mike :)

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Size of baby? About the size of a 1 gallon jug of milk, a loaf of bread, or Gizmo*
Development: He is starting the process of putting on more fat deposits, so his skin will start smoothing out. His kicks and jabs are going to become more vigorous because he is stronger and excitedly responding to all sorts of stimuli.
Heartbeat: Was 141 bpm at 28 weeks + 5 days
Movement: Moving ALL the time! He kicks and jabs constantly. I still am not sure when he sleeps, but for now, I will just enjoy his sweet movements!
Current Position: Head down! Let's hope he stays there...but I know he'll probably flip back and forth until the end :)

*from the movie Gremlins...I had nightmares about this movie for years! But Gizmo was cute :)




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One Appointment to Rule Them All

Today was a full and long appointment. At least it felt that way, since my last appointments have been just quick checks, in and out. It just seemed like there were A LOT of things to cram into one visit!

Glucose Test
Up first: my 1 hour glucose test. This time I got the fruit punch flavor, and it wasn't too bad at all :)  I didn't have as bad an aftertaste as last time, so that was nice. I should have my results in the next week or so, so hopefully I passed and don't have to worry about the 3 hour test or gestational diabetes. I have eaten WAY less sugar this pregnancy than I did the last, mostly because I just haven't craved it like I did before. I still have had my fair share of sweet tea, but my sweet tooth seems to be a little calmer this time around. I hope that bodes well for my results. 


Ultrasound
I also had an ultrasound today to check on those placental lakes. Because my fundal height was measuring a week behind at my last appointment, my doctor wanted to check on Aiden, to make sure those placental lakes were not affecting his growth. And thankfully we have absolutely nothing to worry about! Baby boy is growing just fine, clocking in at a whopping 3 pounds, 11 ounces...well into the 97th percentile :)

I got to see his sweet profile, and he was being super sweet and waving at the ultrasound wand. And of course, the technician commented on how active he is. Yep. He's pretty much moving ALL the time now! The really good news is that she was able to confirm that he is now head down!! Now we just hope and pray that he stays there :)


- Heart Rate is 141 bpm
- Weighs 3 lbs, 11 oz.


Check Up and Shots
I didn't get to meet with my doctor today because she is out of town, but I did meet with one of the Certified Nurse Midwives. I got my Tdap vaccine today, as well as another Rhogam shot {because I am RH Negative}. They also measured my fundal height, which is measuring at 30 weeks {which makes sense, with my gigantic baby haha}. I asked about my risk of preterm labor, since I went into preterm labor with the twins at 31 weeks. Thankfully, it was as I expected...twins are just their own category of pregnancy, so as long as my cervix stays long and closed {which it currently is}, I shouldn't have any problems. Thankfully I do not have any other risk factors for preterm labor, so there's a chance this little one will go all the way to his due date. Though, his size may play a factor into some decisions toward the end...


Friday, June 8, 2018

Baby Firsts :: Eli's First Haircut

Today Eli had his first haircut! 

{Cue all the mama tears...}

Our little guy doesn't really have that much hair...at least not compared to his sister. It's actually pretty thin, and he has some random bald spots haha. But it has started curling in the back because it's getting long, and his little glasses strap just makes it look worse. He basically had the equivalent of a baby mullet. So it was definitely time to shape up that mane and give him a little toddler 'do!



I knew for sure I would mess it up if I tried to do it myself, so we found a kid-friendly salon in McKinney to take him {you're welcome, buddy}. It was such a cute little place, and the stylist did such a great job with him. He sat in the chair all by himself!

Liking the cape :)

He wasn't wary of the spray bottle...I think he genuinely was trying to figure it out haha


He did SO well! He wasn't scared or fussy at all. But he was Mr. Super Serious the whole time haha. Seriously, he didn't smile AT ALL during the haircut, but instead kept a straight face and sat very, very still. The stylist was worried he was mad at her, but we just had to explain that this was just his serious and focused face :)






Occasionally he would glance at the screen to watch the cartoon, but he probably didn't even really need the distraction. He was there to get a haircut, and that was that.



Maddie stood quietly on a stool and watched her brother get a haircut. She was super interested in what that stylist lady was doing to her brother :)



All done! Now the smiles could come out haha :)  Looking super sharp and too much like a big boy...where did my baby go???




We had a great first haircut experience, and we're glad that his hair is a little more tame now :)