Saturday, July 25, 2009

April 11 weeks pregnant with #3

I took pictures each week or every other with the twins so I must carry on the tradition although a little late. Better late than never. We we my belly grow!

11 weeks baby#3

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ultrasound Pic 10 weeks 3 days

Here is the 10 week 3 days U/S we had done on Monday. Today I am 11 weeks!!! I am also super excited because tonight I am going to see the band ColdPlay at Verizon aka Riverport with Jeff's brother's girlfriend, Amanda. We're going to have so much fun!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

4th of July, Grants Farm, and pregnancy updates!

Hello everyone! We celebrated our third July as a family with kids in tow. We celebrated with friends from our twin playgroup. Even though it rained, the girls still had fun and we had a great time! Good food, good conversation, and good friends make for a fabulous celebration! We then ventured to watch the fireworks at the Civic Center and warned the girls it would be loud but there would be pretty colors in the sky. We thought it might be a toss up between cries of terror and excitement filled cheers. We were fortunate it was the latter. Cameryn would say, "That's a big one!" They both said their oooohs and ahhhs as they heard from others around us. They enjoyed naming the colors as they saw them. It was a late night but worth it!
We also got some great news about my mom. Her cancer is officially in remission. She will get scans every 3 months and possibly get what they call preventative brain radiation. The only problem with that that it can cause paranoia and loss of brain function and memory which from her brain surgeries in the past she already lost quite a big of brain function and memory. It is her decision, so we will have to wait to see what she decides.
I am 10 weeks and 3 days pregnant today and saw my ob today and got to see the baby growing on the u/s machine. A heart rate of 160 was so nice to hear. I still have a very strong feeling it's a boy. I am feeling pretty good, although fatigued and experiencing some nausea but nothing compared to when I was pregnant with the twins. I am definitely showing already, which is crazy to me. My ob said it's totally normal with a second pregnancy and also since having twins essentially destroyed my stomach muscles. I have two hospitals who have okay ed my waterbirth and still waiting on a third hospital. I am in the process of interviewing doulas right now, which I think is going to be a tough decision. Jeff and I are in debate over circumcision (if we have a boy). I am totally against it and Jeff has not made up his mind about it. Our pediatrician is 100% against it because there are no real medical benefits to having it done and says that only 59% of boys are having it done in this region so peer teasing should not be a problem. I think it's brutal and it's genital mutilation. We would never do this do a girl because other girls have it done and so we should not do this to boys. Would you chop off a finger because everyone else is? I have also researched that while boys don't remember it later in life but the pain is actually greater than having it done as a child/teen/adult because their central nervous systems are not fully developed yet. I have also read that after the procedure when they "sleep" they are actually in shock and shut down. Jeff and I watched one done on a video and the baby's scream was like no other that I heard. It was heart wrenching and made me sick to my stomach. And lastly, I don't feel like I should be making that decision for someone else. If he wants it done later in life, it's his decision. To me, God made every single detail of our bodies for a reason and a purpose and who I am to change what God made perfect. I know this may be against what you believe to be true, but I wanted to make my official statement on this. It is my hope that if you are pregnant you will research any procedure and educate yourself on all aspects and make an informed decision. Now...on to the pictures! There are many since this is nearing the end of July. Enjoy!
Grant's Farm looking at the horses. Cameryn and Jeff
Llama Llama red pajama! The girls enjoyed feeding the llama
Jeff's favorite...the American Eagle

The girls and I at Grant's Farm
Cameryn and Jeff feeding the baby goats.

Jeff and Maddison feeding the baby goats.
The start of a great adventure to Gran'ts Farm. A very busy and beautiful Saturday!

The girls love to play in the water with their ears in.
Jeff and I at a wedding 2 Saturday's ago.
Maddison with pig tails...she kept them in for a whole hour! Progress!
Camerooni-rooni being her silly self

Las Fuente's for Amanda's 30th bday celebration
Jason, Amanda, Lorraine, Kimberly
CHEESE! Jeff, Maddison and Cameryn. Opposite: Jason, Isabel, and Amanda's mom and step dad.

4th of July..playing inside while it rained.
Rain let's time to play. Maddison above.
Cameryn cheesin' it up!

Hurry up and take the picture, we have things to do & kids to play with Mommy! Happy4th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Month Of June and a third bloom!

Well, I sincerely apologize for my absence on blogger. Things have been busy and I haven't much time to write or post pics. I have learned this month that we will be expecting a third child. YAY! There is only one this time confirmed by an ultra sound. I am just about 8 weeks along and my official due date is February 13, 2010. We are so excited and thrilled. It happened all-natur-elle! I did not have to seek fertility treatments this time which was fabulous! I did do some natural things such as guided imagery and meditation, acupuncture (which was done after the fact but could be credited to helping with implantation). I am so excited that this pregnancy will be different and the labor and delivery will be different. I have found an OB who will deliver via waterbirth with no medication. I plan to have the help with a doula (which I had last time and was very helpful) I have lots of rules of things I wish to do and do not want to be done. I will get into them on later blogs. I plan to labor mostly at home and then go to the hospital later. I am reading lots of good books that are helping me prepare for an unmedicated natural birth and will be attending some kind of bradley method or hypnobirthing/hynobabies classes. We are also planning to do the baby's room in a Dr. Seuss theme. This will be great since Jeff and I are planning on waiting until the birth to find out what we are having. I do have some feeling it's a boy though. We shall see! I am ready for the morning sickness (rather evening sickness) to be gone. It came sooner than with the girls. I am hoping it will be gone in a few weeks. More to come. Enjoy the pics and have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Cousin Isabel and the girls jumping

Aunt Irene and the girls

Cameryn's first hair cut (her bangs)

at the zoo

Fun at the zoo