Sunday, November 16, 2014

15 weeks

15 weeks and growing!  I still don't have the cute "bump" yet, but my tummy (and butt, boobs and legs) are growing.  I had Claire take the 15 week bump and I'm really not a fan of the tummy shots anymore....especially since I am bigger with #3, than I was with them!

Claire gave baby a kiss :)
15 weeks

Total Weight Gain: 8 lbs
Maternity Clothes: a few 

Cravings: None!  I went from having some many aversions, to only like an egg and muenster cheese sesame bagel from Brueggers, to being ok with most foods!  I still have not drank coffee from home. The smell still bothers me.  I do, however, love the new Chestnut Praline Latte from Starbucks!

Symptoms: Still getting headaches, but I am starting to think it is from lack of caffeine.  The no caffeine did not bother me at first, but once i added the random starbucks lattes, the headaches started.... I think 

Really looking forward to my next doctor's appointment next Monday.  I feel like I haven't heard it's heartbeat in forever (it's only been 3 weeks)...but since being off all my hormone meds (14 weeks) I get nervous/anxious that something will go wrong.


And a sweet pic of my two favorite little people

Saturday, November 8, 2014

14 weeks

As I was looking back at My Pregnancy Journal while I was pregnant with Max and Claire, I noticed 14 weeks was when I started documenting my "bump".  I am already bigger with one baby then I was with Max and Claire at 14 weeks.  My friends that have had two pregnancies say this is normal...

14 weeks with #3
14 weeks Max and Claire
Ugly pjs in both ;)

Total Weight Gain: 8 lbs
Maternity Clothes:  Started wearing a few pants this week.  Shirts still too big
Cravings: Vanialla Chex cereal
Symptoms: Just started getting daily headaches.  Usually starts around 2pm

You can see my baby bump the best first thing in the morning while laying down.   Max and Claire are finally starting to believe I have a baby in my tummy!  I can't wait to feel he/she move!  As of right now, both kids want a brother.  Claire says she wants to be the only girl/sister!!


Today, Justin and I went to look at lots to build on.  #3 means bigger house!  We had a really good day.  We drove around looking at houses and the lot that we may be buying Monday!  Plan to buy lot now, but not build until we sell our house (probably in spring/early summer 2015).

lot for new house!
House Justin and I both love!
I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot of time on Pinterest ;)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

First Trophy!

Last Sunday was Max's last soccer practice/game.  He seems to have really enjoyed this season of organized chaos ;)

At the end of the game all the kids got a trophy.  They all had the biggest grins when their name was called!

Buds scoring a goal!

It was a very chilly last game! 48 and windy!

So proud!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Festivities

This past week has been full of Halloween fun!  Max and Claire have enough candy to last the year!  Last Sunday, we had a dinner at Starmount Country Club followed by haunted "house" and hayride.

Max was the Red Power Ranger (only bc they didn't have his size in spiderman!) and Claire was a Mermaid.

Wednesday they went to the trunk or treat at their school.  I can't remember the last time I went to a trunk or treat - it was really cool!  There were some very creative trunks!  This night Claire decided she wanted to be a cheerleader.  I think it was a lot more comfortable then the mermaid costume.

Thursday their school had a Halloween parade.  The kids looked so cute in their costumes!
3yr old class
Lastly, Halloween night!  We went over to the Gill's house - ate, kids played in bounce house, then hit the streets for some trick or treating!

They had so much fun with their friends!

Today I " bought" their candy from them.  Told them I would buy them a small toy from Target if I could have all their candy.  Justin will take it to his work.  They don't need that much sugar and I don't need to be tempted ;)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Secret Revealed!

I am so happy to finally be able to post this secret! Justin and I are expecting #3! I am officially 12 weeks today, with a due date of May 8th!

It has been a long couple of weeks! Unlike my easy 1st trimester with Max and Claire, this time around I have been nauseous most of the time.  I've had so many aversions to smell and food. Thankfully it is starting to ease up on me!

This is the face I got when I told them I was having a baby!
I don't think Max and Claire really understood what I was telling them.  Later that night I tried explaining again and Claire doesn't believe me because I am not showing!  I still have to pinch myself. Hard to believe I am actually pregnant.  After my ectopic pregnancy back in March, I have been a mess.  My anxiety has been super high in between appointments, but happy to report this little pumpkin is doing great!

Since I lost my tubes in the ectopic pregnancy, our only option for #3 was a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET).  Thankfully, we had four frozen embryos from when we did IVF with Max and Claire. We only transferred ONE embryo ;)

Next project: Moving! We are outgrowing our current house and will be on the market around Spring next year. We decided to stay in our house until #3 arrives and will make the space work until we find/build a new house!  This weekend we are filling boxes and deciding what furniture can go ahead and go in a storage unit.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Fun!

The past couple of weekends have been full of fall fun!  There has been bounce houses, trucks, pumpkin painting and character fun!

Making Halloween necklaces
They spent 1.5 hours outside painting!
Touch a Truck 2014

Max loved all the characters.... Claire, on the other hand, would cling to me and cry!
Claire loved the band! She was in front row for multiple songs!

Fun times with these kiddos!

Monday, October 13, 2014

So, It's Been a While

It's been over two weeks since I last blogged.  Since then, I've aged.  Had my 33rd birthday yesterday, the 12th.
Saturday night we went out to dinner with friends!

And Sunday, we had dinner and cake at my Parents' house.

Max crying bc we told him he couldn't eat the party hat!

Mom made my favorite pound cake.  The best part is the top and since it was my birthday cake, I got the whole top!
In other news, I've just been keeping up with two wild three year olds!  They have been keeping me busy and are funnier than ever!

We rejoined The Natural Science Center and visited the Tigers

and survived tornado like winds!

Went to a fall festival! Only it was 80 degrees!

And two of my favorite cell phone pictures:  Max likes to sleep with a toy at night.  This particular night he had a tight grip on this circus toy for hours! The other day during nap, he slept with his new batman rain boots! Love him... sweetest boy ever!

The other day I had an audience while mowing the grass! Claire is sitting in her doll stroller saying The Pledge of Allegiance!  Girl cracks me up!

Not much else going on. Hope to be back to blogging more frequently!