Saturday, June 21, 2014

Baby #4 - 34 Weeks

34 Weeks!!  Crazy.  I had my 34 week check up a few days ago and the Dr. tells me everything still looks awesome (minus the fact that baby boy is still breech).  I'm really hoping he flips in the next couple weeks!!  

Last week I went down to the local Farmer's Market - just me and the babies.  Curtis stayed home for a little break.  It wasn't extremely hot outside so I thought it would be the perfect little outing.  My babies love being outside and they get to taste all the free samples of different kinds of fruit.  It was fun.  I loaded them back into the car and then full on tripped and fell flat on my side.  People were already starring at me since I am prego with triplets.  Oh man.  I was so embarrassed and a little shocked that I just fell haha…  I can't remember the last time I've done that.  But most of all I was worried for the baby.  I didn't even brace myself with my hands, just fell straight down on my hip/side and scrapped my ankles.  I wish I had it on camera.  I made sure baby was moving and all was well.  I didn't have any belly pain so I figured he was fine.  It was still nice to have a Dr.'s appointment a couple days later to reassure me that all was well.  Too funny.
Back Pain:  My back pain comes and goes, but overall it's not too bad.  I went to the chiropractor again and that seemed to help.  It's getting harder to load the babies in and out of the car.  Not so much because of back pain, just a big belly in the way.    
Acne:  Same ol' thing.  It's pretty stable.  I am getting a little discoloration - like pregnancy mask - or whatever.  But it's not too bad. 
Weight Gain:  16 lbs.
Stretch Marks:  None yet.
Belly Button:  In.  If I'm wearing a tight shirt it kind of looks like it is sticking out, but it's just the spot where I had it pierced before. 
Cravings:  I seem to eat a lot of cereal.  It's convenient and cold. 
Sleep:  The bathroom trips are putting a damper on my sleep.  I also get hot and uncomfortable so I have to sleep with no blankets and a pillow between my legs.  :)
Movement:  Baby boy had hiccups a couple nights ago.  It was the cutest thing.  Curtis got to feel him too.  I can tell he's head up because I feel all these little kicks down low.
Labor Pains:  Just the usual Braxton Hicks every now and then, no pain.  I've been kind of spotting this last week, so my Dr. checked me and says there's no signs of progression and my cervix is closed.  I'm really hoping to make it to at least 38 weeks.  We'll see how that goes.  :) 
Exercise:  I still go to the gym everyday - just a little elliptical and light weights.  Tuesdays and Thursdays I go to a power pump class, but I totally have to modify a lot of the movements and I'm slower then the people around me.  It's a great workout though. 
Best Moment:  His little spell of hiccups was pretty dang cute.  I'm glad he's still cooking away in there.  :)
33 Weeks
34 Weeks
 My little battle wounds haha...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

May Update

The last couple months have flown by.  I can't believe it's already June.  It's starting to get really hot here in CA - triple digit weather this week.  We spend our afternoons either at the pool or somewhere with air-conditioning.  :)  

Cruz is still as happy as ever.  He's always on the move and can crawl so fast.  He doesn't seem anywhere close to walking.  He walks great along furniture and everything, but not on his own.  Cruz LOVES the pool.  He splashes and plays and loves water.  He doesn't care if the water is all over his face.  Cruz plays well with his siblings and doesn't really care when Julie steals his toys.  He'll just find something else to play with.  He'll play around, then crawl to me and want me to hold him for a minute, then go back and play again.  It's too cute. 

Kash is such a momma's boy.  He'll play around but looks back occasionally to make sure I'm still in the room.  If I try and wash dishes or make breakfast he wants to be right there with me.  It's cute, but hard at the same time.  He likes going to the pool but not as much as Cruz and Julie.  After about 45 minutes he's over it.  He wants to get out and crawl around.  As of now, Kash is my best eater.  He eats anything I give him, especially the packets of fruits and veggies.  He'll just hold it himself and suck it down.  It's awesome.  Kash seems the closest to walking.  He does great when we hold his hands and walk with him.  We'll see.

Julie is Miss Independent.  She would be the easiest singleton baby.  She'll find a toy and play on her own forever.  She's the worst at sharing.  If the boys have a toy she wants, she'll steal it.  If they try and take it back, she screams bloody murder.  She's too funny.  Julie is still obsessed with her little burp cloth/ towel thing.  She wraps it up in one hand and sucks her thumb, especially when she's tired.  It's a lifesaver in the car - she never makes a peep.  Julie is the best at copying the things we do.  She tries to copy all the sounds we make.  It's so cute.  She also talks and jabbers all day.  I LOVE it.  
Kash & Cruz
Julie & Kash
Little stinker. 
New sunglasses like mommy.
Cruz's new favorite thing!
Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3.
Mother's Day
Backyard fun.
We love Target.

Farmer's Market.

They LOVE the pool!

They LOVE going for walks.

Love this little smile. 

Best buds.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Baby #4 - 32 Weeks

I had my 32 week appointment a couple days ago and everything looks great.  I met with the Nurse Practitioner this time.  She was feeling around my belly and couldn't tell if the baby was head down or not, so she pulled out the ultrasound machine…and he's head up!  I kept feeling a bulge in my upper left side so I figured that was his head.  I sure hope he flips in the next few weeks!!  She seemed to think I still have time.  We'll see. 
Back Pain:  I still have the sciatic nerve pain every so often, but not too bad.  Now I'm starting to have the lower back pain.  I'm really stiff in the morning, but then it seems to loosen up during the day.  It got pretty painful last week so I went to the chiropractor and got an adjustment.  I might have to make that a weekly thing.  :)  It definitely helped and made me feel a little better.
Acne:  My face is stable.  A few new pimples here and there but not too bad.  I still have the scars, obviously, but at least not a ton of new pimples.  I'm still using Proactive and it seems to be helping. 
Weight Gain:  15 lbs
Stretch Marks:  None yet..
Belly Button:  In.  It is starting to look a little funny from where I had my belly button piercing (when I was 16).
Cravings:  Nothing really.  I eat a lots of pistachios, cashews, fruit, frozen yogurt, and I love my Isagenix shake every once in a while.  I found this powdered peanut butter called PB2 - it's AMAZING in an Isagenix chocolate shake.  Yum! 
Sleep:  Sleep is starting to get a little harder.  Not really from having to pee every few hours, but mostly from the lower back pain.   I can't seem to get comfortable.  I'll wake up from the achy pain, try to switch positions, and realize I have to pee.  So then I have to get up.  And the cycle repeats. 
Movement:  He moves a ton, especially at night.  You can see his movements across my belly.  It's pretty crazy. 
Labor Pains:  Nothing painful, just the usual Braxton Hicks every once in a while. 
Exercise:  I still go to the gym or do a workout video, but I have to decrease my intensity.  Sometimes I feel like going to the gym is pointless since I'm not really working out hard, but I bet it's helping keep me kind of active, and I LOVE the gym daycare.  They are great with my kids and it gives me an hour break.  So nice! 
Best Moment:  Seeing this little guy moving around on the ultrasound machine…and of course hearing his little heartbeat.  Love it! 
30 Weeks
31 Weeks
31 Weeks
32 Weeks
Waiting for mommy's appointment.  They did so good.