Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baby #4 - 25 Weeks

I had my 25 week appointment last week.  I can't believe I only have 15 weeks left.  So crazy.  I don't think I'm ready for another baby…but…here goes nothin'.  

Back Pain: I'm feeling great still.  My sciatic nerve pain is still under control.  I can feel it at times, but it is WAY better than it used to be.  I'm SO thankful that it is resolved for the time being!  It was totally debilitating.  
Acne: My acne got worse.  I went and bought Proactive and it seems to be helping a lot.  My skin is so much more oily than normal and Proactive seems to dry it out and help keep new pimples away.  I have scars on my cheeks which will hopefully go away with time.  
Weight Gain: 10 lbs
Stretch Marks: None yet!   We'll see how long that lasts.  :)
Cravings: I don't really have any cravings.  There's nothing that I HAVE to have.  Certain things sound better than others, but that's normal for my non pregnant self.  
Sleep: I still sleep well except the one or two trips to the bathroom per night.  
Movement: I feel this little guy move all the time, especially at night when I'm relaxing.  It's pretty cool.  
Labor Signs: I've been having some Braxton Hicks (or at least that's what I think it is) where my tummy tightens up then relaxes.  It doesn't hurt at all.  It happens like once a day or every other day.  My Dr. says it's totally normal.  
Best Moment: Hearing his perfect little heartbeat at my 25 week appointment.  I wish there were more ultrasounds to see him, but it's all good.  The NP says everything looks great, which is always great to hear. 
 22 Weeks
 23 Weeks
 24 Weeks
 24 weeks. Triplets vs One Baby.  I think 3 babies makes a slight difference..  :)
 25 Weeks
Brought the whole fam to my 25 week appointment.
The babies were definitely a hit with all the nurses.  They pulled the wagon around the office showing them off to everyone.  It was pretty funny.

Friday, April 18, 2014

First Year Birthday Party - Nautical Theme

Their first birthday party was absolutely perfect.  It took a couple months of planning and late nights crafting, but it was all worth it.  I decided on a nautical theme party because #1 it was gender neutral and #2 I could borrow some decorations from my sister-in-law and save tons of money.  It turned out great!!  I'm so thankful for all the people who made the trip to Hollister to be there for their special day!  
 I bought the ONE letters at JoAnns.  They come in cardboard, so I painted them white.  I added modge podge to the bottom 1/3 and sprinkled sand on it.  The sand was coming off a bit so I sprayed it with a sealer to keep it on better.  I love how they turned out. 
Over the past few months I have been keeping a folder of funny/cute/crying faces of the babies.  I zoomed in and ordered the prints in a 5x7 from Costco, then added a little birthday hat on top to finish off the banner.  I got the idea here.  It's by far my favorite part of the decorations.  Their faces are just to die for. 


I had so many cute pictures…so I had to make 3 banners.  :) 
I HAD to have real goldfish!  No one probably noticed they were there, but I did.  We dumped them in the pond across the street afterwards.  :)







 So thankful for my mom and all her time, effort, and talent in making the food.  It was all so good!
 Cute little deviled egg sailboats. So yummy!  Recipe here
Smash cakes from Nothing Bundt Cake
The real cake was also from Nothing Bundt Cake.  Delicious. 

 My sweet little family.
 Our friends Tyson, Janessa, and Penelope from Clovis came up for the celebration! 


 Cute little one year olds.

 Julie's future boyfriend Tyler.

 Cruz



 Julie
 Kash



 Penelope
  
 Kash accidentally put the bucket on his head. 
 He was a little freaked out.  

Kash
Smash cake time!!! 


 Julie



  She's hilarious. 
 Cruz



Kash

  
 Baba shares the same birthday as the triplets, so we had to sing happy birthday to her too!  Big 94!!!
 Photos with the girls…  Trisha
Stephanie (my sister)
 Janessa
 Jamie (my sister-in-law)
 Ponies from Aunt Jamie.  My kids are going to LOVE these in a few months.
Towels from Grandma Julie.  She made some for the babies at birth, but they said Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C.  Now they have some with their names!  I love them and use them at every bath!  
 Grandpa and Grandma Brown

 Aunt Elenor
 Aunt Joyce & Aunt Lisa


 My babies with their bestie Penelope. 


My friend Janessa is a Zumba instructor - so we did a little Zumba workout that night after all the food, cake, and treats we ate that day.  It was hilarious and so fun! 

K & C plus THREE!