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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thoughts on Thursday- 15 Weeks!



15 Week Update

how far along: 15 weeks! 
 
size of the babies: Size of oranges!
 
total weight gain: I'm sure I'm up a few pounds. I'm eating overall pretty healthy but I snack all the time!
 
gender: Dying to know what these monkeys are! Countdown.. 30 more days..
 
maternity clothes: Yep. Already 100% maternity pants. Some shirts I'm not breaking down and wearing maternity. I wore a few dresses this week that I think I should put away because they were a little snug. 

stretch marks: Nope. Starting to itch so I'm sure it's coming. 
 
movement: When I've overeaten at dinner a few times lately I feel sorta weird. Butterfly-ish feelings. So maybe. 
 
sleep: Sleeping is so so.. A lot going on with work so I've had a lot on my mind. 
 
missing: Raw tuna/sushi. 
have you told friends/family: Posted it on Facebook on Monday night. This is the two pictures we posted to announce it. 
I added the caption.. "She's excited about the babies. Can't you tell?!"

 
cravings/aversions: Random cravings at the moment but nothing major. Strong smells still turn me off of food.
 
symptoms: I have to pee ALL the time! 
 
cries: I seriously tear up at EVERYTHING.. no major cries but some close calls.

labor signs: No

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On. Wondering for how long though with the temperatures also getting warmer. 
 
the hubs is: Getting excited. He rubs my belly every night and talks to them. It's pretty sweet. He's going to be the best Daddy!
 
babies are: having their ears migrated to the sides of their head and their eyes are moving to the front of their faces. They can now wiggle their fingers and toes and make breathing movements in preparation for life outside of the womb.
 
looking forward to: Finding out what these babies are in a few weeks.. I'm seriously counting down!
 
best moments: Finally posting it on Facebook. As my friend said.. since it's on Facebook it's completely official now.. LOL!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weekend Recap.. diaper bank, church, and a puppy

Happy Tuesday Lovies!

Lately I just can't get myself together to do a weekend recap on Monday. Work has also been crazy and I'm heading to Atlanta for the rest of the week. Never a dull moment!

Friday I didn't come into the office. (Hence increase chaos yesterday). I volunteered at The Diaper Bank of NC with Young Professionals Network Spring Service Day. I never knew such thing existed but this is an amazing nonprofit. They were receiving their largest delivery of diapers courtesy of Huggies. We never actually counted but estimated over 400,000 diapers. We loaded our cars with the sizes in most need from their warehouse as they were being unloaded and to the center where they are packaged for needy families. If you ever get a chance to volunteer, this is an amazing cause!


Saturday we were in church most of the day because we decided to join our church before these babies are here. It was really important to me to have a church family. It was a rainy chilly day. We were able to have dinner with some amazing friends in Durham. My Hubs actually used to work with a few of them and has kept in touch over the years. Dinner was amazing and they surprised with a little gift. Hey.. we're going to need a lot diapers so it was much appreciated!

Sunday we were back in  church to be presented to the congregation to become members. It was a cold, rainy morning. So much so that after church we stopped by one my favorite local brunch spots, Lucky 32 before heading home and crashing. We seriously changed back into pj's and were lazy bums the rest of the day until dinner. 


 Sunday night we had dinner with my Hub's Dad and Step Mom. Well it was siblings and kiddos too! Dinner was good. After dinner a family friend brought over a new puppy he has just gotten. The kiddos were in love! Meet Izzy the Boykin Spaniel puppy. Look at those eyes!!





There is our weekend in a nutshell! I hope you had a good one. Have a good week!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday- Ramblings

Happy Thursday Lovies! Today is kinda my Friday since I'm volunteering tomorrow and won't be in the office... yay! Here's what going on in my world..

+ Work.. boy you went from zero to insane pretty quickly. I'm happy to feel like I have job security but a little room to breathe would be nice.

+ Anyone else stalking Targets to see if people return Lilly items? This girl is!! I found a baby sun hat on Tuesday out and about at Target. Of course this had to come home with me! My Hubs rolled his eyes saying we don't know what these babies are just yet. He's right but I feel like I can always re-gift this as my neighbor is having a baby girl in August.

I mean this was too cute to pass up for $12!!

+ I opened my Emily Ley Baby Books on Monday night and bawled my eyes out. I can't wait to write down precious memories/stories/etc. I immediately went on the hunt for sharpie pens extra fine point to write in these books with. My Hubs again rolled his eyes at me. Hey.. it makes me happy so whatever!


+ I seriously need a maid or some energy to clean my house. This hasn't happened in about 2 weeks now and I'm starting to go a little crazy. I know I should rest but my house isn't going to clean itself. 

+ Our weekends are crazy from now until these babies come. I'm already starting to feel a little anxiety as when I'm going to have the time and/or energy to get everything done. 

+ I'm excited that we're officially joining a church this weekend. We've been going to this church for awhile but not consistently. They hold new member classes 3 times a year. This is the only one that we could take before the babies might be here. I'll be glad to have that behind us so we'll have a home church to get these babies baptized once they are here. 

+ Why do we have so many friends?! I feel very blessed but we're debating a gender reveal and dang we can't have that many people at our house. We also have a lot of family with step parents, siblings and etc. Debating whether we should still do one with just family or what to do. I really want to have one because these will probably be our only children but I don't want to hurt people's feelings either. Decisions.. decisions!

+ I'm on the hunt for cute maternity dresses at good prices. Any recommendations? I've hit up Old Navy, Target, Kohl's, and the Gap. They have had super cute work/sun dress but I want some nicer dresses for showers and a few special events coming up. I just hate to pay $150 for a dress I'll only wear this year. Any help would be appreciate!

I hope everyone has a great Thursday and weekend!

Thoughts for Thursday

Linking up with Natalie and Annie.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

13 and 14 week Updates..

Happy Wednesday lovies! I'm starting to get slack on my weekly update posts already.. so hopefully this will catch me up. I'm also slacking in the picture department- I guess every other week isn't too bad?! I'm counting down the days until we find out what these babies are.. Today we're at 38 days.. Now on to my updates!

13 Week Update
how far along: 13 weeks! 
 
size of the babies: Size of peaches!
 
total weight gain: I asked at the doctor this week and they said 1lb. Not sure I believe that because I feel big already but I'll take it. 
 
gender: Dying to know what these monkeys are! Countdown.. 45 more days..
 
maternity clothes: Yep. Already 100% maternity pants. Some shirts I'm not breaking down and wearing maternity. I wore a few dresses this week that I think I should put away because they were a little snug. 
stretch marks: Nope. Starting to itch so I'm sure it's coming. 
 
movement: Not really. 
 
sleep: Sleeping ok. I'm starting to have some back pain and my sides get sore. I so I flip a lot. 
 
missing: Raw tuna/sushi. 
have you told friends/family: Yep. All family knows. Most friends know. We've only told people we've seen or heard from others. We still haven't posted anything on social media. Wanting to wait until we can tell everyone in person first. 
 
cravings/aversions: Random cravings at the moment but nothing major. Strong smells still turn me off of food.
 
symptoms: I have to pee ALL the time! 
 
cries: I was doing so well.. My Hubs' grandmother called to say she would make quilts for the babies. I was so excited. I hung with her and cried my eyes out. Damn pregnancy hormones!!

labor signs: No

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On. Wondering for how long though with the temperatures also getting warmer. 
 
the hubs is: Getting excited. He rubs my belly every night and talks to them. It's pretty sweet. He's going to be the best Daddy!
 
babies are: forming bones in arms and legs, the intestines are beginning to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen, and the vocal cords are well under construction. 
 
looking forward to: Finding out what these babies are in a few weeks.. I'm seriously counting down!
 
best moments: Ordering baby books this week for the munchkins! I can't wait to start writing in them. :)


14 Week Update!
how far along: 14 weeks! 
 
size of the babies: lemons!
 
total weight gain: I'm sure another 1lb after all I ate this weekend! So maybe 2-3 total.
 
gender: No clue! Really dying to find out what these monkeys are!
 
maternity clothes: Pants yes.. some shirts now.. also some dresses are starting to get tight.
stretch marks: Nope.
 
movement: Nope.
 
sleep: I sleep ok. I wake up several times to pee and flip as my sides tend to get sore. 
 
missing: Energy but otherwise nothing. 
have you told friends/family: Yes.. most people should know by now. Still haven't announced it on social media. We'll do that soon. 
 
cravings/aversions: Starting with a few cravings.. baked potato, beef stroganoff, and waffle house hash browns.
 
symptoms: Lack of energy and having to pee all the time but otherwise none.
 
cries: Yes.. dang it! I opened the baby books I ordered from Emily Ley and bawled my eyes out. I hate you hormones!

labor signs: No

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On.
 
the hubs is: Getting excited about finding out what the babies are.. trying to convince him to have a little gender reveal party.. so we'll see.
 
babies are: developing roofs in their mouths and intestines are producing meconium. Also sporting downy coating of hair that keeps them nice and warm. 
 
looking forward to: Counting down the days until our level 2 ultrasound to find out what these babies are!
 
best moments: Opening baby books and planning what I'm going to write/do with them. So exciting!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weekend Recap.. Cravings.. Sprinkle.. Lilly

Happy Tuesday Lovies! I had good intentions of posting this yesterday but things don't happen on time these days. I hope everyone had a good weekend. 

Friday night I was craving my college days beef stroganoff. It's basically my style hamburger helper. I made this almost every other week in college. It was it also super cheap and reheated well. I've never made it for my Hubs before and didn't look too excited but for some reason my preggo self was craving it and ate more than half of the bowl! Here is a similar recipe- I also used a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. 


Saturday I co-hosted a sprinkle for one my besties! She's expecting a baby girl the beginning of June. Wholefoods arranged the floral arrangement, simply beautiful!



Since the Mom-to-be is obsessed with monograms (I mean who isn't these days?!) we did monogrammed cookies as dessert and favors. Harris Teeter did an excellent job!


Our table set up at Mura. I wish I would have taken some pictures of our food. The sushi was amazing and their presentation is always beautiful. We had good food and even better company!


All the girls from the sprinkle! Thanks to everyone for coming and celebrating baby LCM!!


I decided not to bear the crowds at Target for Lilly. One of my friends sent me this picture of her standing in line to get in Target! I love some Lilly but really?! Nothing and I repeat nothing is worth that kind of craziness!


Also my cravings are in full swing. I woke up Sunday morning asking for Waffle House hash browns. My Hubs looked at me really confused. We NEVER go here, well unless we are hung over and that won't be happening to me for a few more months. They were delicious!

Have a good week Lovies!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Five on Friday

Happy Friday Lovies!

Boy am I glad to see Friday! This has been one heck of a long week. Plus we are celebrating with a little sprinkle for one my besties on Saturday. I'm co-hosting and hope to have some cute pictures to share! My Hubs and I also have dinner plans with two couples we've been trying to see for a few weeks now. Can't wait to share our news with them! Now on to my 5 on Friday..

+ I decided to go with the diamond quilted Kate Spade baby bag. Unless I find something else that I can't live without. The sales clerk said as long as I kept my receipt and didn't take the tags off I could return later if I changed my mind. I went this bag because of the outside and inside pockets. It's also very deep and I think I can use the space with two little ones.
Kate Spade New York - Diamond Quilted Satin Baby Bag

+ I ordered baby books for these little monkeys this week. My Hubs laughed when I was squealing with excitement to order these. I went with Emily Ley's baby book. She just release this on Wednesday. She has twins conceived through IVF after 3 years of infertility. I love how I will be able to customize this book for my little ones. I seriously teared up a bit just thinking about it!

Emily Ley

+ My Hubs' grandmother sews and has made several quilts for the family. I asked her if she would be willing to make two twin sized quilts for the babies. She called me this week and said she would! I seriously cried! Damn those pregnancy hormones! I'm going to wait to pick out fabrics until we know the sexes but I can't wait to customize these fabrics. My Mom also sews and offered to make crib skirts and rail bumpers to coordinate. I'm over the moon about this! These babies will have these things forever!

+ My niece is a dancing rat in a local musical of Shrek. My Hubs and I attended this on Wednesday night. It was a cute play but boy was it LONG! I don't think the babies liked me sitting in one place for so long. And geez was Thursday morning bright and early!



+ I'm on the hunt for super cute but affordable maternity dresses. If anyone has any, please send them my way! I ordered this dress from Target. I usually order a medium and this time a medium was HUGE! Sadly the smalls and extra smalls are sold out. I had already returned the medium to the store but from lack of finding cute items, decided to purchase it again and get it tailored.

Maternity Sleeveless A-Line Dress Black/White XL-Liz Lange® for Target®

Have a good weekend Lovies!


Linking up with AprilChristinaNatasha, and Darci.


Linking up with Amy and Karli.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday..4-12 Week Updates

Happy Thursday Lovies! I meant to post this earlier this week but work has been down right crazy lately. Sorry this is going to be a very long post. I hope everyone is having a great week!



how far along: 4 weeks! 
 
size of the baby: A seed! I so desperately want to hold one in my hand.
 
total weight gain: I started this journey with about 15 extra pounds I've been annoyed with for the past 1.5 years. Oh well! 
 
gender: No clue! I don't care. I just want a happy healthy baby.
 
maternity clothes: Definitely thinking about them. I've already ordered some stuff from Target and A Pea in the Pod. Hey.. A Pea in the Pod had some some clearance going on! But all normal clothes for now and I hope it continues for a bit.
stretch marks: Nope.
 
movement: Only if you count the butterflies I get when I think about being pregnant.
 
sleep: Lately I haven't been sleeping well at all. It started about a week before we found out. I sleep well until about 3am-5am. I wake up to pee and toss and turn until time to get up. 
 
missing: Nothing yet.
have you told friends/family: Nope. Sooo hard to screaming it to the world! 
 
cravings/aversions: I haven't really had any cravings. I'd had aversions to bananas (I usually eat one a day), anything that smells strong, and sweets (If you know me.. this is bizarre because I love some sweets!). 
 
symptoms: Lots of cramping and twitching. It makes me nervous but I keep reading it's normal. Other than that.. nope. 
 
cries: A lot. Well this has been a journey for us so my hormones have been a damn mess! I cry at random things though.. the news.. tv..sigh is what it is..

labor signs: No

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On.
 
the hubs is: Still trying to wrap his head around it. I keep saying the baby and he looks at me like I'm crazy. I think once we have an ultrasound and get to 10-12 weeks when we can tell people he will be good. He's been really sweet but trying to hold me back from buying everything under the sun already!
 
baby is: a tiny ball of cells and is busy settling into his/her new home (my uterus), prepping for all the crucial development s/he will be doing over the next six weeks!
 
looking forward to: Our first appointment. Since we had to use a fertility practice to get pregnant we'll be monitored from now until 8 weeks with the fertility clinic and then with my regular ob-gyn. I'm ready to see the baby on the ultrasound. Also.. telling people. It's so hard to keep this quiet. I want to tell the entire world! Hopefully by Easter everything will be checking out good and we can tell both sides of our families!
 
best moments: Finding out we're expecting! I'm still in shock! After a year and half of trying, shots, drugs, appointments, acupuncture.. I felt a little different but chalked it up not using acupuncture this month. I was cramping the morning I took my test and was in shock when I saw that little blue line. I immediately took a digital test because I wasn't trusting that line. Ha!
5 Week Update!
how far along: 5 weeks! 
 
size of the baby: A sesame seed. 
 
total weight gain: None yet. 
 
gender: No clue! I don't care. I just want a happy healthy baby.
 
maternity clothes: I bought some pants this weekend. I'm really bloated. My doctor says it's normal and that it will go down. I hope so or I'm going to be showing before we're ready to tell people! :)
stretch marks: Nope.
 
movement: Only if you count the butterflies I get when I think about being pregnant.
 
sleep: Thank goodness my little insomnia spell is over! Sleeping well. I wake up at least 2 times a night to pee already but I go right back to sleep thank goodness!
 
missing: I missed a little wine this week when my Hubs made spaghetti. Luckily I had some non alcoholic. One glass of the non alcoholic and I was good. 
have you told friends/family: Nope. Sooo hard to screaming it to the world! 
 
cravings/aversions: I haven't really had any cravings. I'd had aversions to bananas (I usually eat one a day), anything that smells strong, and sweets (If you know me.. this is bizarre because I love some sweets!). 
 
symptoms: Lots of cramping and twitching. It makes me nervous but I keep reading it's normal. Other than that.. nope. 
 
cries: None really this week. I had a few teary moments but no cries.

labor signs: No

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On.
 
the hubs is: Holding me back from buying baby things. We actually had a disagreement in a store at the beach. They had white satin shoes for boys or girls. He flat out refused to let me buy them. I told him he was no fun! 
 
baby is: growing his/her little brain, heart and circulatory system. 
 
looking forward to: Our first ultrasound next week. Praying this baby has a strong heart beat. 
 
best moments: Having a relaxing, low key birthday with my husband!
how far along: 6 weeks! 
 
size of the baby: sweet pea.
 
total weight gain: None yet. 
 
gender: No clue! I don't care. I just want a happy healthy baby.
 
maternity clothes: Pants yes or belly bands but everything else I'm ok right now. 
stretch marks: Nope.
 
movement: Only if you count the butterflies I get when I think about being pregnant.
 
sleep: waking up 2-3 times a night to pee but otherwise good.
 
missing: Nothing really.
have you told friends/family: Yes.. after our appointment and finding out some big news we have started to tell.
 
cravings/aversions: I haven't really had any cravings. I'd had aversions to bananas (I usually eat one a day), anything that smells strong, and sweets (If you know me.. this is bizarre because I love some sweets!). 
 
symptoms: Lots of cramping and twitching. It makes me nervous but I keep reading it's normal. Other than that.. nope. 
 
cries: Bawled my freakin eyes out at the doctor this week!

labor signs: No

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On.
 
the hubs is: in shock. He keeps telling me it will be ok. 
 
babies are: growing his/her kidney, liver, and lungs. Hearts are now beating at 80 times per minute. 
 
looking forward to: I guess finding out what these BABIES.. YES BABIES are.. 2.. fraternal twins!
 
best moments: Freaking out moment when the doctor saw two healthy heartbeats on our ultrasound.. I started crying immediately.. 2? I was worried how we were going to afford one and you're telling me two??!! 


7 Week Update!
how far along: 7 weeks
 
size of the baby: Babies are the size of blueberries!
 
total weight gain: Still haven't officially weighed. 
 
gender: At least 10 more weeks until we will find out. I'm DYING to know. I would love to have a boy and a girl but we'll see what God give us. Healthy babies please!
 
maternity clothes: belly bands and maternity pants. I can wear everything else as normal.
stretch marks: Noticed a couple on my hips this week.. BOO!!
 
movement: Nope.
 
sleep: Pretty good. I ordered a pregnancy pillow this week. My Hubs was NOT happy! Hahahaha
 
missing: Some energy but otherwise nothing.
have you told friends/family: We've told my parents. We're trying to schedule telling my inlaws this weekend. We wanted to tell them last weekend but they were out of town and busy. Trying to coordinate 3 sets of parents is hectic! Still a little early to be telling but I'm starting to show so might as well. 
 
cravings/aversions: No real cravings. Definitely aversions and they seem to change daily. Overall definitely can't handle sweets.. bleck!
 
symptoms: Constant bathroom breaks and aversions. I'm soo blessed!
 
cries: None this week. Last week was enough for awhile.

labor signs: No

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On.
 
the hubs is: Excited to tell his family. His Mom is stressing him out with her busy schedule and him dying to tell her. I think he's still overwhelmed or in disbelief we're having two babies!
 
babies are: Forming their mouths and tongue. Arms and leg buds are sprouting and their little kidneys are getting to do their job. 
 
looking forward to: Seeing the look on my inlaw's faces!
 
best moments: Having my last ultrasound at Carolina Conceptions, getting the ok that these babies are healthy, and scheduling appointments with my regular OB. 

8 Week Update!
how far along:8 Weeks 
 
size of the babies: raspberries
 
total weight gain: Finally was weighted this week and shockingly haven't gain any lbs but boy are things shifting. I definitely have a little bump!
 
gender: No clue.. dying to know!
 
maternity clothes: Pants yes and belly bands. All regular shirts for now.
stretch marks: Just the few on my hips. 
 
movement: None yet.
 
sleep: Sinus infection and allergies have been kicking my butt so not really sleeping all that well. 
 
missing: Deli meat for some odd reason. I never really cared that much for it before but now I can't have it, it's all I've wanted. 
have you told friends/family: Parents, siblings, step siblings, and boss. Hoping to hold out until Easter for everyone else. 
 
cravings/aversions: Nothing really this week. My allergies and congestion having me not being able to taste anything.
 
symptoms: Bloated and boobs hurt. 
 
cries: A few tears when I was really sick but otherwise, good.

labor signs: None

belly button in or out: In 

wedding rings on or off:  On
 
the hubs is: Trying to get his mind wrapped around 2 babies. He was so excited to tell his family this weekend. 
 
baby is: having a heartbeat at a rate of 150 times per minute, making spontaneous movements as they are twitching tiny trunk and limb buds. 
 
looking forward to: Having another ultrasound to check on the monkeys next week.
 
best moments: Seeing the look on family members faces as we announced our big news!

9 Week Update!
how far along: 9 Weeks
 
size of the babies: green olives
 
total weight gain: 
 
gender: No clue but I had a kinda sort nightmare that they were two really mean little boys. 
 
maternity clothes: Definitely maternity pants or belly bands. Everything else regular for now.

stretch marks: Still a little on my hips. I've been using Palmer's coco butter and coconut oil.  
 
movement: None yet
 
sleep: I haven't been sleeping all that great thanks to a cough but when I can I could sleep forever. Always tired these days.
 
missing: Having my old energy level and getting things done at home, work, and errands.
have you told friends/family: Parents and siblings know. We are holding out to tell extended family and friends until Easter.
 
cravings/aversions: Anything spicy, garlicky, strong smells. I had a craving for a peanut butter cookie yesterday.. first time I've really wanted anything sweet. 
 
symptoms: Just super tired and picky eating.
 
cries: No actual breakdowns but I swear I tear up at the slightest thing these days.

labor signs: Nope.

belly button in or out: In. 

wedding rings on or off:  On.
 
the hubs is: The cook, the cleaner, and everything in between these days. I haven't felt like doing anything!
 
babies are: developing tiny muscles
 
looking forward to: Seeing these little monkeys on the ultrasound again later this week.
 
best moments: My aunt asking if I had lost weight this week and told me I looked good. As bad as I felt, it made me feel good. Little does she know I'm preggo. We are still keeping that from them right now!

10 Week Update!
how far along: 10 weeks!
 
size of the babies: Babies are the size of prunes (1.5 inch long).
 
total weight gain: 2 lbs per my last appointment. I'm kinda banking on 1lb since I had boots on. A girl can dream!
 
gender: No clue.. excited to find out!
 
maternity clothes: Pants yes! Everything else regular for now. 

stretch marks: Nothing new but using lotions and oils. 
 
movement: None yet.
 
sleep: Ok. I've had an annoying cough that has bugged me more than anything else.
 
missing: Everything I'm not supposed to eat! Figures..

have you told friends/family: Immediate family yes. Waiting for Easter and 12 weeks to tell extended family and friends.
 
cravings/aversions: The smells of food. I can't cook at all these days. I can but then I can't eat any of it. Hoping this will go away soon.
 
symptoms: Sore boobs, little bump out there, picky eater. 
 
cries: Nope.

labor signs: Nope 

belly button in or out: In. 

wedding rings on or off: On.
 
the hubs is: Counting down the days to tell our extended family and friends. Also counting down until we can find out what these two little monkeys are!
 
babies are: forming tiny buds of baby teeth under their gums. Their stomach and kidneys are kicking into gear, producing digestive juices and urine, and if any or both are boys- his testes are making testosterone.  
 
looking forward to: Finally telling everyone. 
 
best moments: Seeing our monkeys on the ultrasound screen last week. They are growing!! So crazy!


11 Week Update!
how far along: 11 Weeks!
 
size of the babies: Babies are the size of limes! 
 
total weight gain: I haven't weighed but I'm guessing around 2-3lbs.
 
gender: No clue but dying to know!
 
maternity clothes: Pants yes but normal shirts. 
stretch marks: Nothing new to report but using coco butter lotion, vitamin E, and coconut oil. 
 
movement: Nothing yet.
 
sleep: I sleep pretty well. I wake up a couple of times to pee but usually go right back to sleep.
 
missing: Energy. I start off pretty good but by 3:30-4pm I'm ready to crash for the day. 

have you told friends/family: Immediate family yes. Very close friends, yes. We plan to tell all our extended family this coming weekend! Then as we see other friends we will share the good news!
 
cravings/aversions: Still really picky about meat especially chicken. 
 
symptoms: Nothing really to mention.
 
cries: Totally cried reading Natalie's thankful 35 birthday post. Such a sap!

labor signs: Nope and pray it stays that way for the long haul.

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On. 
 
the hubs is: Excited to tell family and friends this weekend. Lecturing me on my spending because I can't decide on a diaper bag and I seriously ordered 4 last night and I hope I like one. 
 
babies are: busy growing hair follicles, fingernails, and ovaries (if one or more is a girl!). Has distinct human characteristics by now, with hands and feet in front of their bodies, with ears nearly in their final shape, open nasal passages on the top of their tiny noses, tongues and palates in their mouth, and visible nipples.
 
looking forward to: Finally telling everyone our good news!
 
best moments: Getting to see the look on everyone's faces when we tell them this weekend!
12 Week Update!
how far along: 12 Weeks!
 
size of the babies: Babies are the size of plums! 
 
total weight gain: I haven't weighed but I'm guessing around 2-3lbs.
 
gender: No clue but dying to know!
 
maternity clothes: Pants yes but normal shirts. 
stretch marks: Nothing new to report but using coco butter lotion, vitamin E, and coconut oil. 
 
movement: I MIGHT have felt something last Saturday night when I ate waayy too much dinner. It was weird. I told my neighbor who was sitting beside me that it felt like a butterfly across my stomach. She laughed and said that's how it starts. So maybe I felt my first sign of movement. Nothing else since.
 
sleep: I sleep pretty well other than my back is starting to bother me at night. I promptly scheduled a prenatal massage for Monday. I have some gift cards. :)
 
missing: Energy. I start off pretty good but by 3:30-4pm I'm ready to crash for the day. 

have you told friends/family: All of our family knows! Some friends know. I've been waiting to see them in person to tell them. I love to see people's faces. :)
 
cravings/aversions:  None really.
 
symptoms: Just really tired.
 
cries: Proud to say nope!

labor signs: No.

belly button in or out: In.

wedding rings on or off: On.
 
the hubs is: doing well. He was excited to tell family last weekend. He's starting to get excited to find out what these little monkeys are. 
 
babies are: maturing their little systems. The fetal digestive systems are beginning to practice contraction movements necessary for eating, and their bone marrow cells. Their pituitary glands have started producing the hormones that will allow them to make babies of their own in a couple decades or so. 
 
looking forward to: Seeing these little monkeys on the ultrasound again. 
 
best moments: Seeing the looks on people's faces when we say we're pregnant with TWINS. One of my aunt's had the best facial reaction. I swear I wish I had a picture or video of it!
Thoughts for Thursday
Linking up with Natalie and Annie.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Four Things

I saw this on Natalie's blog and thought it would be fun. I was going to do a weekend recap but we had a very relaxing yet blog boring weekend. We grilled out, cleaned, ran some errands. Sunday we did head to the DPAC to see Jersey Boys.
My Hubs and I have actually seen this before but his Mom had not. So we gifted her a ticket for her upcoming birthday. We had a delicious lunch at Tyler's and enjoyed the show. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! On to my Four..


Four Nicknames
Meg
Meggie
Meggie Poo- thanks to my Hubs.. I have to admit it kinda makes me cringe at times. Ha!
Pumpkin- thanks to my mother

Four Jobs I've Had
Insurance claim filer at a surgeon's office, Insurance and jack of all trades at an ob-gyn office, Disability Examiner for the state of NC, Credit Analyst for a bank.

The Help (2011) Poster

Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once
The Help
Life as we know it
Friends with Benefits
Something Borrowed

Four Things In My Purse
Keys (that I can never seem to find when needed!)
Wallet
Lip gloss
Tons of random paper


Four Books I'd Recommend
Joy for the Journey Devotional
Jesus is Calling
Sylvia Day Crossfire Series
Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me

Four Cars I've Driven
Mazda 626
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Honda Accord
Another Jeep Grand Cherokee

Four Places I've Visited
St. Maarten
St. Lucia
St. Thomas
Hawaii

Four Places on My Bucket List
Paris
London
Italy
Australia

Four of My Favorite Foods
SUSHI!
Shrimp
Fried Plantains
Chocolate!

Scandal (2012) Poster
Four Shows I Watch
Scandal
Castle
The Voice
Modern Family

Four Things I'm Looking Forward to in 2015
2015 is going to be a crazy year! Just praying that this pregnancy goes well and two healthy babies are here as they should.
Lots of showers.. everyone and their sister is pregnant! :)
Hopefully a vacay with just me and my Hubs.
A few house projects.