Saturday, January 12, 2013

15 weeks 4 days

I finally have a few minutes to check in :) The old B's started back to school last week, Riley went back to work and Ben went back on Tuesday. I spent the week picking up things I didn't get to over holiday break, catching up on laundry, shopping and really over doing it, lol. On Monday I had an appointment with my thyroid specialist and all my labs looked great. The only thing he wants me to do is add an extra Synthyroid on Sundays. That way I don't lack from what the babies take from me as I get further along. Everything seems to be going along nicely! Other than some pretty bad migraines (that end up with me vomiting a few times) that's really my only complaint (I hate to even use the word complaint). I still feel like they are weather related though because it always seems when I get one of these headaches we are expecting rain or a cold front to push through.

I'm so happy to have made it 15 weeks! Once a week we use the doppler my friend mailed me to check their heartbeats. Every time (at home and the doctor) they've been consistent in the 150's. It really gives us peace of mind between appointments! Only 17 more days until we find out what these little ones are! I am CRAWLING the walls and so excited!! I have absolutely no idea what I'm carrying. Friends have asked if I have any inkling but I really don't.  Lots of dreams about a little girl but I think that's just because I will have a disappointed little girl if she doesn't get a sister. We have also started gathering a few things. On one hand it seems a little soon because I'm still really early in this pregnancy but not wanting to live in fear we are trying to enjoy every moment. Which means planning and gathering things. So far we have picked up a double Baby Trend snap & go stroller. The price was too good to pass up. Found it on clearance at Target for $50 (reg. $99). Since I'm not doing a nursery I splurged on the diaper bag I wanted from  Vera Bradley in plum crazy. We've also started stocking newborn size diapers (and will prob. start on 1's) in the closet. I plan to cloth diaper (like I did Ben) once I have tandem nursing down. I bought Thirsties duo covers and 6 dozen pre-folds plus I still have all of Ben's Bum Genius. Lastly, I bought a Double Blessings double breast feeding pillow (in Mocha). Also, because I'm a planner I started a hospital list and started gathering a few things for my bag like Mother's Milk Tea, CJ Butter in Pink Sugar (diaper rash ointment and it smells so good!!), and Mother Love Nipple Cream. My thought was if I ended up in the hospital early, hopefully I don't, but if I do at least my husband or MIL could come pack for me. An old friend mail me a "mommy" pampering gift and it had this awesome belly oil in it from Mother Love! I LOVE it!! It smells good, not to strong and soaks in fast!

Well, I'm off. I promised my three B's I would watch a My Little Pony show with them. Riley just got back from the store with icecream because we also promised them huge ice cream sundaes later for doing good at school! Yum!!!!


  1. Yay for things going so well! I don't get a lot of migraines but I've been getting a ton lately which I thought was weather related. Of course, all of your extra hormone changes add to the list of headache causes. Krt and I purchased baby stuff early on when we were pregnant especially with Christian. It helped me feel better prepared especially if I went early, hospital stays, etc. you and I are planners! Have fun with the planning and preparing as its a wonderful time in your life.

  2. I think it's wonderful that you are embracing this pregnancy and collecting things already. Maybe you don't really have an intuition regarding their genders because there is one of each ?!? That would be so fun :-).

    I've been meaning to comment for a few weeks, but haven't gotten to it. Thank you for following my journey, even though it has certainly taken an unexpected turn :(. I read your story of how you came to be a Mom to your three B's and it was amazing! Just absolutely blew me away! Oh, and we have two B's and were planning on naming the baby we just lost with a B as well! Are you sticking with the B thing for the twins?