12/12/16. It's the morning of our annual Christmas party and 50+ guests are due to descend on our tiny home in just hours. There are two crockpots cooking chili, a 5 gallon drink dispenser full of Santa Claus-mopolitan, and the house is spotless. We wake up to a crying 2 year old, who it turns out, is covered in vomit. His 4.5 year old brother is not far behind. Their dad has them both in the bathtub when I decide it's a good time to take a pregnancy test. "How would you like to have another one of those to clean up at this time next year?" The answer is that neither of us would like anything more :) The party is canceled and the day is of course a mess of too much screen time and laying on towel-covered couches with our sickies, but we are both smiling the whole (okay, almost the whole) time regardless.
|12/12/16 (lines I swear!)|
|12/21/15 (a bit more reassuring)|
|6 weeks/virgin mojitos|
|8 weeks 2 days|
|11 weeks 2 days|
2/16/16. Let's talk about the fact that I will give birth to this baby the month after I turn 35. Welcome to Advanced Maternal Age! In addition to 10x the testing, you also get to enjoy the glucose tolerance test twice!
|I passed. I actually failed the second time for being too low. Don't ask me how since I technically had GD with my first pregnancy.|
2/18/16. Finn starts drawing me like this. I nearly die of the adorableness.
|blogger really doesn't want me to turn this photo the right way|
3/2/16. We get the results back from the NIPT blood test that says I am carrying a healthy little bambino and breathe many sighs of relief. Many times during this pregnancy I marvel/worry that it is just too good to possibly be true that I could be carrying our THIRD healthy child. We feel so very very very grateful! (And although we have checked off the boxes and signed the dotted "yes" line to finding out the gender early, there is a mix-up and that test is not done... but they promise us we can find out in 24 hours.) This happy news coincides with the very first maybe-kicks!
|15 weeks, itty bitty bump!|
3/3/16. I anxiously await the phone call that I'm sure will inform me that a third little boy is on his way. I am equal parts extremely shocked and extremely excited when I am told it's a lady baby! (I think I ask the nurse six times if she is sure she's not reading it wrong.) About four minutes pass before I make my first tiny pink shoe purchase. Facebook gives me this gem, because Facebook is creepy and awesome like that.
|you can't make this stuff up|
3/5/16. Baby #3 gets her instagram debut.
|15 weeks 3 days|
249 people like this photo on Facebook. (See baby #3, you may be less documented, but Finn got way fewer likes back in the day.)
4/1/16. Hooray for a bump that is no longer just looking like I ate a cheeseburger for lunch.
|19 weeks 2 days|
4/6/16. We celebrate the 20 week mark!
|best pregnancy tradition ever|
4/8/16. Hi baby!
|20 weeks 2 days|
|still a girl! (but doesn't it kind of look like a T-Rex?)|
4/16. 20, 21, 22 weeks. Feeling good finally and enjoying that fabulous and fleeting time in pregnancy where your bump is cute and you're not waddling yet.
4/22/16. Cormac helps me try out some pink in the nursery. Winner is Sherwin Williams Angelic.
|No Liam, they are not all exactly the same|
5/1/16. Sneak peek!
|I was actually a tiny bit sad to see the blue gone!|
5/14/16. We are settled on a name (and so far it's still a secret to most!) and the closet is filling up with pink. It is around this time that I convince myself that I have cholestasis... the sole of my right foot itches like crazy for my entire pregnancy, but so far it's just a weird thing and nothing to worry about (but I do anyways).
|25 weeks 3 days|
6/3/16. Belly comparison with pregnancies 1, 2, 3. I'm pretty underwhelmed with any gender differences. I think maybe I'm carrying a tiny bit lower and wider? But also, I'm six years older now! And I have a uterus that probably remembers how this works. So who knows!
6/10/16. Finn does some painting in the nursery.
6/17/16. A non-selfie bump picture!!
|30 weeks 2 days|
6/21/16. Did I mention how excited the boys are about this whole thing? They both said they wanted a sister, and are flat-out obsessed with kissing and talking to her daily.
|30 weeks 6 days|
6/22/16. Third trimester continues uneventfully.
7/2/16. Birthday selfie.
|32 weeks 3 days (and 35 years)|
7/11/16. Sebago lake bump picture on our annual summer trip to Maine to see my family.
|33 weeks 5 days|
And one in the ocean on our last day for good measure.
|34 weeks 3 days|
7/27/16. Getting kind of real over here... this is the point in pregnancy where I realize "OH! A baby will be here soon! OMG." (PS. A lot of the clothes I wore this pregnancy were from Le Tote's maternity subscription service... highly highly recommend!)
8/7/16. Left side of this photo is about 60 minutes out from meeting Cormac! Right side of this photo is the same day of pregnancy with #3. I was thinking I was smaller this time, but looking at these pictures I'm not so sure...belly on the left was holding an 8lb9oz baby... belly on the right- who knows- and she's still cooking!
|37 weeks 4 days with #2 and #3|
All caught up... and now we wait! We could not be more excited :)