April 3, 2017

Pregnancy Update

As of today I am 35 weeks...that means only about 4 weeks to go! What?!?! I can't believe how fast this last trimester has gone! I'm feeling ok for the most part. Third pregnancies are no joke, y'all. Everything has hurt a little more and a little earlier. If I don't over-do it, and take time to rest I'm good, but if I walk too much or lift something too heavy, I'm hurting big time. Like can't walk. I think I may have Pelvic Girdle Pain which basically means your body over-produces the relaxin hormone. I've had to go into the doctor for it, and she recommended a pregnancy belt and just to take it easy. Over spring break I really over-did it with Sea World, and the Zoo.

Other than that it's mostly just the normal pregnancy stuff. I've started waking up around 3 am, I'm having some heartburn, I'm having braxton hicks several times a day, and I'm having a lot of discomfort under my rib cage that comes and goes.

Baby is healthy and moving a ton still. She gets the hiccups a few times a day, and I feel her little booty pushing on my right side a lot. She's head down now, praise the lord! She was making me nervous because she had been in a breech position up until a few weeks ago! I was starting to get worried she might not ever turn, but she did and I didn't even notice when it happened. She's measuring to be around 29th percentile, and I'm pretty happy with my weight gain. I'm still on target for what I wanted to end up at, which is a shocker because I have not worked out at all (especially with the pain I've been having) and I certainly haven't been counting calories, haha. #whoops. What can I say, I'm living it up.. this being my last go-round!! :)

We finished her nursery this past weekend! It's my favorite. I am obsessed with her bedding and the glider and ottoman we ordered. Chad's parents came into town last weekend and his mom and I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some decor for her walls and the guys hung it all for us. Chad put the curtains up yesterday, so I just have to finish sorting through some of Claire's old clothes and organize the closet. I love decorating a nursery, it's so fun!!! I can't wait to rock her in the glider and dress her up in all those sweet baby clothes.

Here's my growing bump over the past several months... I totally flaked on the weekly bump pics/ updates. I kept meaning to do it and now it's too late. Oh well. I've taken plenty of pictures of it. Even this third time around it's so amazing to me how your body changes and grows a human being inside of it!! I really do love being pregnant and it's no less miraculous this third time around as it was the first. Although I am looking forward to being able to walk, breathe, eat, bend down and roll over normally again, ha! :)

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33 Weeks (Toes are almost out of sight!)

34 Weeks

I go to the doctor every week starting next week. So crazy!!! I think I'll most likely have a scheduled induction around 39 weeks, same as I did with Claire. Unless little miss follows in her big brother's footsteps and arrives earlier! I have a feeling she won't, though. I am even thinking I may want to wait until I'm 40 weeks to get induced, if I can make it that long. Her due date is May 7, but originally it was May 13 and since she is measuring on the smaller side, I might want to let her cook a little longer. I really want to go into labor on my own, but with having most of our family out of town it would be nice to have a set date and be prepared. My water has never broken on it's own, so we'll see how it all plays out. Either way, it won't be long before we are a party of 5!

April 1, 2017

Fort Worth House Tour

So now that we've been in our house nearly six months, I thought it was time to share a few pics of our new digs! We have settled in nicely, and we really love our house so much! We still have a few pieces of furniture we need to buy and not one wall has been painted, but I actually kind of like the white. I feel like it makes the artwork pop. Window treatments are still on the to-do list but it all takes time.

Here's the entryway...

Family Room: Still in search of an ottoman/coffee table. Can't make up my mind what I want!

Kitchen: My favorite part of the house!

Dining area: We don't have a formal dining room, but we hardly ever used the one in our old house, so we don't really miss it. We need to add two chairs to the ends of the tables.

Guest bath:

Master Bedroom:

Master Bath:

Back Porch:

Graham and Claire's shared room:

Mud Room: Love this space!!! It's so nice to have a spot dedicated to mail and backpacks, etc.

Guest Room Bath:

Guest Room:

 Upstairs Playroom: Organizing this space has been on my to-do list foreeeverrrr but I can't seem to make myself do it, ha! Also, fun fact: Lucy's favorite spot in the house is this couch and the kids closet. I'm always finding her up there snoozing. Thank the lord for slipcovers!!!

That's pretty much it!! The nursery is almost complete (just need to hang curtains) so I'll be posting pictures of that soon!! :)

December 1, 2016

The Tiebreaker

The week of Thanksgiving, we had our gender ultrasound for baby number 3! I was just over 15 weeks along, and we decided to have a little gender reveal party/housewarming party with some of our friends and neighbors. My parents also got to be there, and we Facetimed with Chad's parents and my sister. It was such a fun get together!! With Graham we just found out at the ultrasound and called/texted our family  and friends, and with Claire we had a gender reveal party where we found out by cutting into a cake. Finding out with everyone was so fun and such an exciting night, I wanted to do that again, so this time I had the ultrasound tech put the gender in an envelope and I gave it to my mom and my sweet neighbor Haley and they filled a box up with either pink or blue balloons.

The ultrasound showed a perfect baby, heart rate of 150, curled up in a breech position. Crazy how much they change from 12 weeks to 15!! 

It was so fun hosting everyone in our new house!! It was also good motivation to get unpacked, ha! 

We kept dinner simple and just ordered pizza, and made a little salad bar and had fruit and veggies with dip. 

There were lots of kiddos there, so they had a blast chasing each other around the backyard.

Finally it was time for the big reveal! All the anticipation was killing me. 
As you can guess, Graham was rooting for a baby brother and Claire was adamant that it was a girl. She said it so matter-of-factly, too. It was so funny. Chad thought it was a boy, and I felt like it could go either way.


It's a GIRL!!! 

Poor G, he was a pretty good sport about it.

It was so fun celebrating our new baby girl with our family and friends!! 

We are so excited to meet the newest addition!! She is one loved baby already and her big brother and sister can't wait to meet her!!!