33 Weeks with Brooks and Ellis...

Thursday, December 28, 2017

I am 33 weeks with these sweet baby bears and the last almost 2 weeks have been GREAT! I have been fairly comfortable, my heart rate is under control after a weird Benadryl induced tachycardia spell, and my sciatica is about gone. I have very hard moments but overall, I am not complaining! Im still sleeping pretty well at night, I just wake up with extremely sore ribs. The space right under my breasts is getting so so sore from the babies growing upwards. My belly is starting to swell ( I have pitting edema under my belly which Is pretty uncomfortable) and my belly just feels SO SO heavy! I have gained right at 40 pounds now and tomorrow I go in for a check (I will be 33+5) and then I believe I will go in weekly. At this point in the pregnancy with Jack Henry and Hadley my feet were starting to swell and I haven't had any of that yet! Praise the Lord. I feel like all over I am a little puffy from fluid but no crazy swelling. Im pretty sure my BP is good, but I will find out tomorrow. I am trying to sit with my legs propped up as much as I can throughout the day and I can't believe exactly 1 month from tomorrow I will be meeting our precious boys! Its starting to get real! I am ALMOST done with their nursery (planning on completing it THIS weekend)
Most of my maternity cloths don't fit me any more ( you can see where there is a weird flap under my shirt from where its too short) I am feeling so thankful to carry them this far with no complications yet. Praying for another month!

  1. 33 weeks with Walker

33 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley

32 weeks with Brooks and Ellis...

Monday, December 18, 2017

So I skipped a week again :( It seems life with three littles and two on the way requires more of a bi-weekly update :)
I can't believe I am at 32 weeks! Its starting to sound a little closer. I have 6 weeks from today before my scheduled C-section which in ways seems close but in ways seems far. 
We had a great 31 week check up. Boys looks great and my uterus is measuring 46 weeks! I had been having really bad itching all over my body with no rash, so I was worried it could be a liver condition called cholestasis which can be dangerous for the babies and sometimes the only symptom is itching (but usually just on the palms of your hands and soles of feet, but wanted to get a blood check to rule it out) 
Turns out I think I was taking way too many baths (up to 3 a day, because they help me get comfortable) and my doc recommended Benadryl which ended up putting me into tachycardia (High heart rate) My heart rate was in the 140s for 24 hours and I have to tell you it was kind of scary! Luckily we figured it was the Benadryl and its back down. My blood pressure remains good. I'm up 35 pounds. And I go back on 12/29 for my next check (right after Christmas so it should come quickly) I will be almost 34 weeks and then believe I will go weekly.
Its starting to get physically hard but I'm not miserable yet. I definitely have miserable moments but I'm not allowing myself to be "over it" yet because I still need to carry these boys another 5-6 weeks and I will do nothing good for myself to go there. 
Even though these next 6 weeks will be the hardest, I am still enjoying this. I mean, I am carrying two precious lives inside me?! How INCREDIBLE! I'm still amazed. Christmas is a week from today and I know that will keep me busy. Side note, the way my friends and church family have stepped up, has been INCREDIBLE! Meals, help and kind gestures have absolutely humbled me and blown me away.
Luke and I enjoyed a nice Christmas date tonight down to a restaurant I went to with some girls last month and fell in love with,Rise, in Ft.Worth. It was a lovely evening and a much needed night just the two of us. We took this picture when I got home (sorry, the chalkboard just isn't happening)

32 weeks with Walker

32 weeks with Jack Henry and Hadley 

Maternity/Family Photos Fall 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

We loved taking our photos with my beautiful friend, Kate of Kate Parrish Photography If you are in the DFW area, I would highly recommend her! 
I love these photos because they capture the end of the season of "just the 5 of us" I will always treasure them!
Jack Henry and Hadley (age 5) Walker (2.5)

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