17 Week Pregnancy Update: Baby #3!

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Photography: Meagan Gerylo Photography // Blanket: Little Love Home // Romper: The Tin Robin

17 weeks pregnant with baby 3 feels so unreal. This time with the girls we were finding out that there were two sweet little girls growing inside me! We know for sure that this baby is just ONE, but we won't find out the gender until the end of August and I'm seriously itching to find out! 

I've started to feel more like myself again lately, thank God. I've struggled so much trying to manage my crazy pregnancy hormones and nasty sickness while working, owning a shop, and most importantly, mothering two wild almost two year olds. It has been the challenge of my life and I'm so grateful that Kyle has not only taken on more responsibilities but supported me and my crazy emotions. This pregnancy has been fogged with the pregnancy blues, but I'm grateful to say that I can feel it start to lift. I have more energy lately, I'm not throwing up nearly as much, and I'm starting to feel little babe wiggle and play in my tummy which is always the best of the best feeling ever! 

This time I feel like my belly is super low! I don't remember having such a hard time finding clothes to wear with the twins, even at the end when I was MASSIVE. As soon as I hit 10 weeks with this baby I've felt uncomfortable in basically all of my pants, including all my yoga pants (which I wore last time all the way through!). It's so crazy how each pregnancy is so different, this one has been night and day from the last, which makes me really think it's a boy! 

We haven't really done much to prepare for this baby yet. I think at 17 weeks last go around I was already packing my hospital bag hehe. This time I feel really confident in my roll as a mother and in my ability to bring this baby into the world. We plan on doing things differently with this baby, I'm hoping to keep them in our room in the bassinette for quite a while. I'm dreaming of waking up for night time feeds and just nursing in bed, and tucking them back into the bassinette when they're done. It was so much more complicated with the twins, so I'm really hoping to just go with the flow with this baby and enjoy the ride.

That's all I can think of for now, I'm so grateful to have these photos by my sister in law to remember this crazy journey! I'm hoping to keep posting more updates, but the next one might not be until the gender reveal!!! Can't wait! 

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! 

Life Lately 10.08.16

Goodness me, third trimester with twins is no joke! As per the last photo, you can find me in bed for the remainder of this pregnancy... Thank goodness we got away last weekend for probably the last time! We went to our really good friends' cabin for the weekend and it was sooo nice to spend the day at the beach and just spend time with really good people. 

Of course, however, I came home and got hit with a nice little flu bug. Some kind of head cold + regular pregnancy discomfort = a really really miserable me this week. We have our 32 week ultrasound tomorrow and my doctor will tell me what that means for work - I'm going to be done working by the end of August for sure, but she was concerned at our last appointment it might be a little bit earlier. I'm starting to think that she's right... The discomfort is so real. The only thing that I find really gives me relief is a trip to the chiropractor, but unfortunately, the discomfort comes back within a day of my adjustment. My trips to the chiro will be becoming much more frequent until these babies arrive, I'm thinking. Sleep at night isn't really a thing anymore, so napping during the day is the only way this girl is getting any sleep. The most comfy place to nap so far is the glider we have in the nursery! It makes me so happy to snooze in the girls' room. I just sit and dream about all of the moments we'll be sharing with our twins so soon. 

This is just a silly rambly post, but I just want to remember all of the moments that are making up this beautiful life of mine. This blog of mine hasn't been too interesting lately, I know. But It's a documentation of these sweet moments. It's all I've ever wanted it to be. 

I hope you are doing well, lovelies. Take good care!