Tuesday, September 11, 2012

13 weeks with Baby Number 3

I am pregnant. Really. I do not think it has truly sunk in that I am going to have another baby. Brandon said to someone I have two and one on the way, and I felt like he was speaking about someone else's life.

I do not feel pregnant. At all. I have been sick 5 times this pregnancy.

I am definitely showing. I did not show with the twins until 17 weeks, so it is strange to me to show so early.

We decided to go to Genetics Center of Houston to have our First Trimester Screening. They are able to determine the gender of the baby by drawing the mom's blood. There will be y chromosomes in her blood if it is a male, and  no y chromosomes if it is a girl. I also had an ultrasound to measure the nuchal fold and other things. The baby had the hiccups during the assessment and was also quite stubborn! It took a while to get all of the measurements.

My OB is concerned about my cervix. We will start measuring it around 18 weeks to be sure it is not shortening early. I think it is already short. I watched the ultrasound tech measure it and it was 3.5 cm. When I was pregnant with the twins it was over 4 cm at 24 weeks. I am praying that this is not going to be an issue. If it does become one I will have a cerclage which is fine with me. Anything to keep this baby in until it is full term. I want an uneventful and healthy pregnancy! I want to be able to walk around at 8 and 9 months pregnant! I missed so many things while on bed rest, so I am praying this will be completely different!

This Sunday we will have a gender reveal with our family! My sister in law decorated the box, and Sandy will find out the results! She will put balloons into the box, and we will open them with all of our family here. I cannot wait to find out ! Of course, there is a random shortage on helium so you cannot blow up balloons! Remember, I lost my luck? ;) So, I went and bought one of those helium tanks that blows up some balloons! This way we will definitely have balloons to release on Sunday!

I have the Sonoline B Fetal Doppler and I am able to hear the baby's heartbeat. It is always in the high 160's to low 170's. I typically listen once every couple days.

Here is Baby Olive at 12 weeks...

Our boys at 16 months ♥

The boys try to repeat most anything you say!

New things they say are uh oh, will "shhh" you with their finger over their mouth, try to say Drake and Hunter, banana, taco, bite. Hunter is good at repeating names with me. I can say a name, he repeats it. We go through all the names he knows and try new ones like Aunt Lacey and Uncle Casey.

They went to the lake this month and had a blast! We went with Brandon's parents and grandparents. We took the boys to the lake two days. Hunter is quite the water bug! He loved to lay in his float. He had his head back and his feet up. Drake would rather be out of the float and able to walk around in the water, so it took time for him to adjust. They played in the lake and in a small pool. They did great sleeping there! I was hoping they would sleep well and not have any issues. One night a decoration fell off the wall at 4 am and woke the boys up. So, I turned their music on and hoped they would go back to sleep. Hunter would, but Drake was not having it. I ended up picking them both up and laying them with me. Drake stayed awake for 2 hours. He would randomly roll over and kiss me, then smile. He knows he has me wrapped around his finger. Hunter rolled right over and went to sleep. Drake kept trying to touch him and said "bubba" at least 10 times.

They started going to Sandy's this month and have done absolutely wonderful! They rarely cry when I leave. Tonight Brandon and I were going through all the body parts they know.... nose, ear, teeth, etc. We said hand which had never done before and imediately Hunter started opening and closing his hands! I knew Sandy must have taught them this, sure enough she did! So proud of my little boys!

Lately we have been short on luck! Our dryer stopped working one week, the next week our air conditioning stopped working, and the boys got sick. I am praying that October is going to be much nicer to us!

This past weekend I threw Lacey a baby shower with some of her other friends at her house. Brandon hosted the diaper shower for Casey at our house. It went amazing! The boys came with me to Lacey's and we stayed the night so the men could have the house! The boys enjoyed breaking in some of Bowen's toys, clothes, and bath towels!

They now think it is funny to crawl on the floor. They will crawl after one another around the house giggling the entire time!

My dad came home this month !!! We only had a short amount of time with him, but it was great. The boys warmed up immediately! It normally takes a couple hours and food! Hunter sat with grandpa and Drake was giving him kisses. I am so glad my boys are still able to have such a great relationship with my daddy while he has to work out of town.

The boys still absolutely love Barney ! They call him "Bar" and Baby Bop is "Bop" They dance and smile the entire time. They will bring you the remote at the end to turn it back on.

They are starting to watch other cartoons at times. Hunter is definitely more of a t.v. watcher!

Hunter has an ear infection right now. It has been a rough couple days with my easy going baby not being happy. Drake does not understand which also makes it difficult. Hunter is normally very independent and rarely wants to be held. Drake is such a momma's boy he wants me within a few feet if not holding him. Hunter has wanted his momma while he is sick and it melts my heart. Drake is not loving this though.

These boys favorite word is "Dada" Especially our Hunter. He is such a daddy's boy. It is precious when they walk up to pictures of Brandon in the house and say Dada.

They are growing and learning more every day! Hunter was 23 lbs 5 oz this week when we went to the doctor! I am not sure about Drake, but he is definitely still bigger, so I would guess 25 lbs.