Thank you very much to all of you that have called, emailed, facebooked and wished us congratulations. We truly appreciate it.
I have to tell you.... it was killing Jay not to say anything. I made him wait 4 weeks and it was all he could do not to yell it from the roof top. I am so grateful that I am married to such a wonderful dad and husband. He is sooooo excited.
I needed the time to make sure all was okay. As some of you might know. we had a hard time getting pregnant in the past so, when it happened so easily this time, I was pretty scared that it might be a fluke or not real. I mean - boom - we decide to not prevent and well, 6 weeks later a positive preg, test. I was pretty dumbfounded. Ecstatic and so excited but totally caught off guard.
Many of you have asked how I am doing. I am doing well. I got to see the newest little one last week and let me tell you....just because it is the third time and probably the 40th or so ultrasound I have ever had.... it was amazing. Amazing to see a little heart beating (150 BPM) and a tiny baby. I cried. He/She is beautiful.
Many of you have asked if we were going for a girl. Honestly, not really. A girl would be wonderful but I feel really comfortable as a mom to boys and that would be wonderful too.
Other than being exhausted all the time and the 3-4 bouts with nausea per day, I feel pretty good. I am freaking out as my pants are already tight. My doc told me this is not in my head and that by the third baby, the muscles are just happy to relax. I know for a fact that my muscles are happy to relax. In fact, I think they have been relaxing since I had Carson. Thank you C-sections!!!
Brushing my teeth is a major task. Smells are killing me. I am not kidding when I say that changing a poppy diaper makes me vomit. I literally run to the sink and dry heave until my eyes are watering. So, the nausea is not really all day or in the morning...just certain things that trigger it. I had the same thing with Fin (all 37 weeks) so, I am sort of use to it. With Carson, I never once felt sick at all.
As mentioned the exhaustion is hard to deal with. It was especially hard on our vacation. I have moments where I feel like I am just going to fall asleep standing up. As most moms know, this is really hard when you have two other little ones that need you.
Other than all that, we are good. I am NOT complaining. This is all a blessing and I will take whatever is given to me with joy. We will be finding out the sex of the baby (if possible, they don't always cooperate) the first week of June.
We do have some names but have decided not to settle on one or the other until we meet the wee one. I remember right after Griffin was born the nurse asked me what his name was and up until that moment we did not have a 100% decision. It was between Griffin and Maxim. When they told me he was a peanut at 6.1 lbs. I knew that Maxim was not a good fit.
If you have any good name suggestions, let us know. We would love to hear them. Maybe we will have a vote too.
Those of you that asked - yes, this was the best Valentines gift I ever got. Jay and I are not really into Valentintes day anymore. It really is no biggie to me. We love eachother every day and try to steal time together whenever we can.
The boys were in bed and Jay picked up some test when he ran to the store that night. I took one and immediatly it was positive but I did not tell Jay until the full 10 minutes were up. Once they were, I told him and he thought I was joking. I took another test the next morning just to be safe. We will always remember Valentines day for this speical reason.
Love you all and thank you so much for caring.