Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Happenings.

1. I've felt the baby move for about a week now. Seems crazy, but definitely true... at least a few times a day.

2. Carter has many new words all of a sudden, and is repeating his brothers frequently. His latest word is "downstairs," but that may change by tomorrow. He loves to go downstairs to play with his brothers like a big boy.

3. Caden and Carson have been playing soccer like crazy lately. That could possibly be because Carson started practicing with his very first soccer team this week. He is #4. He picked his own number. I wonder if he'll keep it or if he'll want to switch to #5 next year. :)

4. When they are not playing soccer, they are playing pirates in full costume, and Carson makes Caden walk the plank (a lawn chair). SO FUNNY!! Especially because Caden LOVES it.

5. Our 7 Year Anniversary is next Monday. Is it possible we've been married that long? Sometimes it feels like we've been married WAY longer since we dated for nearly 5 years. In others, it has absolutely flown. But I suppose it's good we've been married for a good while since #4 is on it's way. :) It's been an awfully fun and adventurous 7 years, that's for sure! :) We rarely have a dull moment around here! HA! :)

6. 12 days until our (me and Cary's) trip to the Bahamas. IT CANNOT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH!!!!! :) I'm super excited. It's all I can do to keep myself from packing now. :) I've already picked out a solid list of books to read on the sand while sipping a cool drink.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

10 Weeks

We're 10 weeks now, and I'm beginning to feel at least a bit of relief from first trimester woes.... read puke-iness.... This pregnancy has kind of hit me like a ton of bricks in comparison with my others....it's much more similar to my first trimester with Carson. That being said, it doesn't really make me very hopeful for a girl, because all of my pregnancies have been easy, but very different in regard to symptoms. I have a theory though, and it's that I feel more symptoms based on how long it's been since my body has experienced pregnancy hormones. This is our biggest gap, and it has left me much more puke-y feeling and much more tired than I was with either Caden or Carter. Thankfully, Cary has been super understanding! :) I do feel like it's letting up a little... at least I've had a few okay days this week, and that is an improvement!

We saw the doc last week, and had an ultrasound. We're measuring right on target, and the heartbeat was strong, and we could see both the yolk sack and the umbilical cord, which they said was a fantastic sign that all is well. We're officially due on October 20 (crazy that we will have a new baby before Christmas!). Because I stopped producing amniotic fluid towards the end with Carter, they will start monitoring me for that around 34-35 weeks or so...evidently that can happen again, which I didn't know... Also, because my labors get increasingly faster, it is likely that I will have an induction scheduled around 39 weeks, and I'm great with that... don't want to be on the evening news after all. :) We don't go back in until 16 weeks (that's the norm around here for uneventful pregnancies...always seems long to me) and I think everything will fly by from that point!

Here's one of the ultrasound pics (taken of the original with my iphone). The baby is head down. If you look super close, there is a faint ring above the head, which is the yolk sack, and a squiggly line around the bottom and feet which is the umbilical cord.
9 weeks - baby 4


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There IS a Reason

why I waited so long to post these pictures from Caden's 3rd Birthday Party.... Can you figure it out?

The party was at a place called My Gym. It was so much fun, and Caden was very funny in that he was trying to act super cool and unfazed when the attention was on him...which is totally out of character for him. All of the kiddos had such a fun time.

Lots of playing pics here...but pay attention! :)

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They gave us a chance to take pics of all the kids together... ha!
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Did you see the reason?