Today was the big day, the day of our ultrasound. Last night I had the weirdest dreams. In one dream they told us the baby was a boy but when I posted the gender revel pictures online all the balloons turned pink. In another dream they kept changing their minds telling us first it was a boy and then changing it to a girl and then back to a boy, etc. I haven’t had a really solid feeling one way or the other this time around. At first I was leaning towards boy because I’ve been carrying weight differently this pregnancy and I was so much sicker in the beginning than I was with the girls. But, lately I’ve found myself going back and forth, hence the crazy dreams.
Well, the not knowing period is finally over. The verdict is in. We will be adding a…
…girl to our crew in September. Maya is super excited. She has said all along she wanted another sister. Anna doesn’t really have a clue but she loved the balloons she got to play with today thanks to our gender revel photo shoot
Introducing Baby Girl #3. I think she is going to be a cutie just like her big sisters
I’m halfway there, plus a few days! Last Saturday marked the halfway point of this pregnancy, 20 weeks. It really is crazy to think that I’m already 20 weeks and only have another 20 (give or take) to go. At times it feels like just yesterday that I was sitting here looking at the positive pregnancy test, completely stunned. This pregnancy is going by so fast so far.
Here are a few 20 week (+5 days) belly shots for you.
As I sit here writing this Yaris is kicking away. I truly can’t wait until Monday when we finally, FINALLY!, find out if this little monkey is a boy or a girl. I have never gotten this far into a pregnancy without knowing and the suspense is killing me. I don’t know how people make to the end of a pregnancy not knowing. I just couldn’t do it.
I am finally feeling pretty good and after 18+ weeks of constantly nausea and vomiting I was so ready to hit the “feeling good” point of this pregnancy. I still have days where I feel nauseous on and off but luckily those are much less often now and the good days outweigh the bad. Hopefully I can make it to the end not having to deal with crazy morning sickness again.
Settling in to enjoy my favorite part of pregnancy and anxious to make the big announcement next week. Is Yaris a boy or a girl? A few more days and we’ll finally know.
Last week we all boarded a plane and headed back to St. Louis to spend some time with some of our favorite people in the world. As much as we have loved living in Seattle so far it just doesn’t quite feel like home yet because a few people are missing from our day to day lives, our dearest and closest friends. Heading back to The Lou to see everyone was so refreshing.
We spent the week staying with my very dear friend, Heather, and her family. Thank you Heather! Maya got to play with her bestie Claire every day which made her happier than happy.
The week flew by way to fast. It was filled with fun moments with our dear friends and I could have spent at least another week and still not felt like I had enough time with everyone. I miss our friends in St. Louis so much. I’m glad we got to spend a little time reconnecting with them and just hanging out like old times. Watching Maya and Claire pick up right where they left off, like no time had passed at all made my heart smile.
Thank you to all our dear friends who made our trip back so much fun. We love all of you and miss you dearly. Can’t wait to see you all again, hopefully soon.
I’m 18 weeks (almost 19) pregnant with Little #3, who will be further more referred to as Yaris (nickname courtesy of Maya) and already feeling huge. Consciously I know I’m not, I can see that I’m not, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling like a whale for much of the day. Perhaps it is the chasing after 2 energetic children that does it, or the still feeling sick on and off, who knows. But, since I’m feeling huge I thought it might be neat to look back at what I looked like when I was 18 weeks along with my pregnancies with Maya and Anna. Won’t this be fun
18 Weeks along with Maya. Not quite sure why I was taking belly shots like this. I think it was Lorne’s idea
18 Weeks along with Miss Anna, taken the day we found out she a girl.
And, finally, 18 weeks along with Yaris.
I was incredibly surprised to find that there really wasn’t all that much difference, in my belly anyway, my hips are a completely different story.
18 weeks into this pregnancy finds my finally mostly over the crazy “morning” sickness I suffered for the first 16 weeks or so of this pregnancy. I still have days where I’m nauseous off and on all day and I still find myself occasionally running for the nearest toilet but thankfully those days and fewer and further between lately. I don’t have any specific cravings or aversions this time. I love fruit just as I did with my previous two pregnancies (does that means Yaris is another little girl?) and seafood has been a bit of a turn off lately but for the most part things seems to vary from day to day in that department. I’m feeling Yaris moving very regularly now and the movement has advanced from little flutters to distinct kicks lately. Once I felt a rather firm kick on the outside for the most part you can’t really feel him or her morning on the outside yet. I think Lorne and Maya are looking forward to that development. Still counting down the days until my big ultrasound 2.5 weeks to go!
Yesterday found us driving an hour and a half north of Seattle into Skagit County for the Skagit Tulip Festival. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate completely, it was cloudy and on and off rainy all day, we just had to head up north to check out what all the fuss was about. We were not disappointed.
Every year, during the month of April, the small town of Mount Vernon puts on this festival. The town is surrounded by fields filled with daffodils and tulips. Little activities and art shows are set up throughout the town. The big draw, of course, is the acres upon acres of tulips. It really was quite a sight. Anna kept saying “Wow, wowwers!” (her adorable word for flowers).
It was so breathtakingly beautiful. I can’t wait for next year’s festival! Maya and I are inspired to plant a ton more tulip bulbs this fall so that my front and back yards look like our own little tulip festival