Friday, February 27, 2015

Alright baby, time to come out and play!

I'm full term.

My house cleaner is currently here doing a deep scrub.

All laundry is washed and folded AND put away. This happens approximately, never ever. 

It's cold out, so not much fun to do out anyway so being stuck in a hospital for a few days will seem like a vacation compared to getting kids in and out of car seats in 5 degrees. 

The bassinet is put together. Hopefully Drew will get the swing up and get the car seat installed this weekend. If not, well those can all be done after baby is born anyway (difference number 1 between first time and third time mom.) 

My maternity clothes no longer fit.

And we are just so SO ready to meet this little man!

Operation: Bouncy ball and spicy food is on tonight! Oh and House of Cards of course. 

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  1. Part 1 of 2
    Hi there,
    Sorry this may be long, but I think you will enjoy reading!
    I just wanted to share my story because I am a young momma like you, and I have a GREAT story. I actually stumbled across this website, and it is just terrific! Congrats your third baby! I know you are anxious to meet him! Will be a follower from now on…Wanted to give my details, just for kicks (no pun intended!) Well, we have two sets of boy twins, another sweet boy, and I am due in a month with another boy! That’s right, we will have SIX boys….But wait, it gets better! My twin boys are exactly 9.5 months apart!!! Yep, you read correctly!!! My obgyn declared me a super fertile mama because I had my first set at 22, and my second set as well at 22! A little background on me...I married my high school sweetheart right out of college. We honeymooned in romantic Paris. During the trip, we were not one percent careful...I mean who ever is? We knew we wanted a family, but when? After 12 glorious days, we came home, and I just knew I was pregnant. A trip to the pharmacy confirmed my suspicions, and a few days later my doctor confirmed twins. I had such a great pregnancy and gave birth on my due date. We thought we were in the clear birth control wise (Honestly, it had not occurred to me to start up the pill, since I had never taken it. My husband and I use the withdrawal method, and I was breastfeeding! Since I felt great after the birth, the doctor gave us the go ahead for sex…If I am being honest, we were very eager…it obviously started right when I got home from the hospital!) I was breast feeding, and we just were really enjoying our time with the newborns, but something seemed off. I had swollen breasts, was very nauseous, and my hormones were raging, you know the drill…I had what I thought was a menstrual period; so, I thought things were just moving along attributed my sickness to breastfeeding. Crazy, I know! Eventually I had a doctor´s appointment, and I mentioned how sick I had been feeling. He immediately sent me to get a pregnancy test. BOOM, it confimed I was expecting, and it just so happened to be twins again! In fact, when I went to the doctor, my babies were four months old, and I was three and a half months along. Very,very rare, but it happens! Apparently, you are very fertile after birth...who knew?We were shocked to say the least but also delighted. The second set of twins came along, and we knew we wanted more; so, we decided to throw caution to the wind, and I got pregnant immediately. I will tell you this time, I did consult my doctor, and he declared it possible if it is something we wanted. I was breastfeeding, and we got the green light again for sex. We all know what can happen with it unprotected, and it did, like right away. Now my boys are 11 times 2, 10 times 2, and my other sweet son is 9. He was born 11 months to the day after the last set of twins. A small kind of a surprise, but as I mentioned we were also planning it! Yes, we have our hands full, but we would not have it any other way. My husband was in med school for many of the young years, but we made it work! For years, I thought we were totally in the clear as we had perfected the withdrawal method, but guess what? Three late periods is not early menopause…I am due 25 March with another baby boy. I guess I should have figured it out. I was so sick the first month, and my breasts got huge. When I went to the doctor, he did not have much explanation for me, only our choice of contraception is not 100 percent. This was such a shock to us because we have been able to have sex at any time of the month (and we do!), and this pregnancy seemed to conceive just a day or two before my period was to start. Oh my! I am so excited. Morning sickness has been terrible, and my hormones have been crazy, but ready to start life as a family of 8.

  2. Part 2 of 2
    Sorry to ramble on, but I thought you would enjoy my story. If you are wondering, my doctor is amazed. He said my fertility is way crazy, and my cycles can not be predicted. Duh…my husband is also a doctor, but he is an orthopedic surgeon. After this baby, my husband stated we will be buying condoms by the truckload!!! Apparently we need to double protect, as I think this is it us. This is a wild ride, but I am young and happy! Thankfully I have never minded being pregnant. I do get very bad morning sickness, but it eventually passes. I hope you don’t mind me saying this (don't think you will by your blog ton), but I think you will understand. We love the intimacy of sex and what comes from it. I love having babies and love how I feel pregnant. It is magical, right? There I said it. I am sure many women feel this way. We always wanted a big family. People tend to ask me if I know how I got this way? ! What a comment…yes, I do, and that will not stop.

    1. Wow congratulations! That's a lot of boys :) What a blessing they all are I'm sure!!

  3. I've been following your blog and I have to say I can't wait to find out your little one's name! Jasper and Tindra have great names and maybe your third will also have a Swedish name?

    1. Thank you! This one is still un named- husband and I can't agree! But yes I would LOVE another Swedish name :)