>> Thursday, July 14, 2016
I posted twice on instagram about it...
I never thought I'd be so excited to have boxes everywhere!
And Phoenix is currently taking her first nap in the toddler bed! We'll see how this goes..."
Georgia was this same age when we switched her to the toddler bed, and we
figured that it would be a good time for Phoenix as well!
than it normally does. But she stayed in bed, and took a 2 hour nap!
We were very happy with how well she did! I really feel like she was ready for this.
Georgia got a big girl bed, too!
With Phoenix taking the toddler bed, we set up our old full size bed for Georgia!
She is very excited about her princess bed (and that mattress is crazy comfortable).
Phe is having a harder time falling asleep tonight, but she's staying in bed and keeping
quiet. Georgia, on the other hand, is sound asleep in her big princess bed.
We can't believe how much they're growing up!
>> Monday, July 11, 2016
I had been wondering for a while if I was carrying twins. I know it's common to get bigger quicker
with each pregnancy, and being my third, I expected it. But not this much. It didn't just feel like a
bigger pooch or 'showing sooner' like it did a little with Phoenix. I really felt like my uterus was
larger this time. It felt heavier. I was feeling more pregnant than I know is possible.
Karen was feeling my uterus while I was laying down and she says "You feel like you're more around
16 weeks... are you sure you're only 11?" Ben and I both laughed, because we had been talking about
the possibility of twins with how I had been feeling.
Feeling a little unsure, we went to the next room to check it out with a sonogram.
As we searched, we only found one baby. But! We also found a fibroid! Which explains why I'm
measuring further along, feeling heavier (fibroids are heavy), and a few other symptoms I had been
having. Ben heaved a huge sigh of relief, and I as well. As fun as twins would be, it would've
been pretty difficult at this time in our lives.
We love Karen!!
And our little nugget :D
You can go here to my instagram to watch a short clip of the baby playing with his/her hands ♥
On Friday I had my first official appointment where I met my new midwife, Olivia. It was a really
good appointment, and I feel very comfortable with her. I look forward to getting to know her more
over the next 6 months!
During the appointment, she decided to go ahead and order an ultrasound to check out the fibroid.
Wanting to get a picture of where it is, make sure it didn't pose any threats.
I had that ultrasound this morning, and from what I was told, everything looks good!
Baby was measuring 13w4d (5 days ahead), and the fibroid is not on the cervix or placenta.
If there is any other important info, my midwife will know and tell me :)
My plan is to take an 'official' bump picture every 4 weeks.
I feel like I'm huge in this picture, but I'm posting it anyways, because it's the size I was at
10 weeks (even though that's still how big I am...). I'll get another shot next week!
>> Sunday, July 10, 2016
>> Tuesday, May 24, 2016
We're moving again!
Don't worry, we're not going far.
I just realized I didn't do much of an update on moving anyways. So here's the scoop...
As I mentioned before, we have been stationed at Ft. Bragg! Ben completed OSUT and Airborne school, and immediately headed to Bragg. Unfortunately, getting the girls and I moved up with him turned out to be more difficult than we expected. We couldn't schedule the movers to get our things until Ben was able to attend a briefing (that happens only once a week). He missed this briefing 4 times (due to various things he wasn't able to get out of) and was finally able to go last week.
When he missed the briefing the second time, we realized that it could be a while before we got our family back together with our belongings. So! we made the decision (rather quickly) to load up my mom's van with as much stuff as we could and just go on up to be with Ben. And I'm so glad we did. Tricia so graciously rode up with me and the girls (and the cats) so that she could drive the van back (and help me - which I definitely needed on that trip).
Thankfully getting a house wasn't a problem. We're basically camping in our home with a very small amount of our things. Funny thing is, now that I'm pregnant, we actually qualify for a bigger house! I was just able to get official proof of pregnancy from my midwife yesterday, and we are now all set to move at the end of June. Since it's moving season in the army, the movers can get kind of backed up, so we decided that by the time the movers could get our things, we should really wait and have them move it all to our new house (rather than move everything twice in one month).
So that's that (for now). We've been up here almost 3 weeks and it will be another month of living like this. But that's ok. We're together and that's what is most important. ♥
>> Sunday, May 22, 2016
And the morning sickness has officially begun! I was really hoping it would hold off longer, but alas, it has not. I had a few random bouts of nausea very early on, but it has now hit the point of almost constant nausea. I spent the whole of yesterday in bed, except to give the girls a bath before bed. So grateful for such an amazing husband to care for the girls. And grateful I'm feeling a bit better today since he's on duty!
With Georgia, all-day-sickness started at 9 weeks, and tapered off between 14 and 16 weeks. I only threw up a few times.
With Phoenix, it started at 4 weeks and was gone by 8 weeks. I didn't throw up once during that pregnancy.
It's amazing how 3 pregnancies from the same mother can all start off so differently. It will be fun to compare all the different aspects as we progress!
I get to meet my midwife tomorrow morning and I am so excited! It has been a stressful situation for me, trying to decide between going with this midwife for a homebirth, going to a birth center over an hour away, or going to the hospital 3 minutes away from our home here on post. The midwife is the most expensive option, since our insurance doesn't totally cover a homebirth. But when I weighed all the pros and cons of each option, I felt most comfortable with a homebirth, even with the extra cost.
I'll be 6 weeks on Tuesday. Prayers for less nausea, healthy baby, and everything to go smoothly with my new midwife would be greatly appreciated! ♥