36 Weeks Pregnant!

How stunning are these flowers from my lovely friend Sara?! They smell amazing too! 

How stunning are these flowers from my lovely friend Sara?! They smell amazing too! 

After Jack and I go for our walks, he tends to pass out... and take over half of our bed. 

After Jack and I go for our walks, he tends to pass out... and take over half of our bed. 

He also thinks this cool new room is just for him! Stay tuned for our nursery tour coming in the next post! 

He also thinks this cool new room is just for him! Stay tuned for our nursery tour coming in the next post! 

A really blurry picture, but this is Kyle showing off our ultrasound pictures to our family and friends. Every time we have an ultrasound he loves to show our family the pictures and I could cry just watching how proud of a dad he already is showing off pictures of his daughters. I love him so much!

A really blurry picture, but this is Kyle showing off our ultrasound pictures to our family and friends. Every time we have an ultrasound he loves to show our family the pictures and I could cry just watching how proud of a dad he already is showing off pictures of his daughters. I love him so much!

Well, we're 36 weeks pregnant with these twin girlies of mine! I truly cannot believe how fast time is flying with this pregnancy. This week we've pretty much been napping, walking in this gorgeous fall weather with little Jackie boy, and being spoiled by my sweet friends and family. My mom and I have been walking together almost every day with our pooches, and we've had lots of visitors that bring us coffee, flowers, and just wonderful visits which really have boosted my spirits. 

The girls both reached 5lbs this week! We are so so blessed that they have been growing so well thus far, however Baby A has slowed a little too much in her growth so we have another ultrasound this week to decipher if they need to induce a little bit early. Likely her placenta is starting to degrade due to the lack of space in there (I feel ya lady), so the girls might be better off on the outside at this point. But 5 pounds!! Hallelujah! 

The end of this pregnancy has been incredibly uncomfortable, so those visits and little outings have been super helpful to boost my mood when I start wallowing in self-pity. I've been struggling with a torn ab muscle for the past few weeks, and the pain has just been getting worse and worse as these babes pack on the pounds and run out of space. I've been experiencing a little bit of sciatic pain, sleeping troubles, and crazy heartburn, but the worst of it all is PUPPP (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) on my poor belly. I got some crazy stretch marks on my belly and these past 2 weeks, they've been so so so incredibly itchy... I finally did some research and figured out it isn't just itchy skin, it's actually a rash that commonly happens in a multiples pregnancy. Definitely looking forward to seeing the end of that! I've also been having some pretty crazy, but irregular contractions over the past few weeks which keep making me think labor is coming, and then they just stop. At my appointment I was 100% effaced and 2cm dilated so it really could happen at any time, but so far these contractions have just been a big old tease! 

But enough of the woahs! I'm so so excited that the time is so near to meet these sweet little girls... my doctor has told us that we will be induced for sure by September 23rd, but after this week's appointment it could be sooner! 9 days or less until these babies are in my arms and I just can hardly wrap my brain around that fact! Our bags are packed, car seats installed, all that we need now are the girls! 

I hope you're having the most wonderful day! Take care, lovelies! 

We're Growing A Little Baby Love!

WELL THERE IT IS!!! We're expecting our very first baby! We are over the moon and are so excited to share our big news! Here are all of our silly fun announcement pictures that my sister took for us, and all of our bloopers. Some of them just have me in tears cracking up, Jack was a complete train wreck while trying to take these, he was so stressed out! I have no clue why, but it was so funny (poor guy, he's not ready to be a big brother). I wrote a post on the day I took my positive test, so you can find that below if you're interested in my super emotional thoughts :) Otherwise, enjoy these silly pictures of my growing family!!

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It is January 30th, 2016.

I am pregnant.

Oh my gosh.

My hands are shaking, my breath won't slow down.

I, Sarah Elizabeth Gerylo, am growing a baby human.

I have yet to say those words out loud. I have yet to tell my husband who whispered to me this morning that he had a dream last night that he had a son. I cannot believe my eyes. I am seeing things. That is not a second line. But it is. Instant, thick, and clear as day. A little blue line. Another test. A digital one this time. +yes.

Yes? I'm growing a baby? I'm going to be a mother? My heart might explode.

I have been longing for this for so long. My heart has been aching to watch my husband turn into a father, it has been aching to fulfill my life's purpose, my dream.

A baby. A tiny, poppyseed baby made out of pure love.

I am so in love with this feeling, with this family that we are creating, with this love. I am in love with this love.

I braced myself while taking the test, knowing that being one day late was insignificant. I have taken many pregnancy tests, all convinced I was pregnant, only to see a negative. Today, I told myself it would be negative.

It took a sliver of a second to show up. A sliver of a second for my life to be forever changed.

I am 4 weeks pregnant today. I am praying. I am singing. I am blessed beyond blessed. My heart is so full.

I am growing a little love.

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