Monday, September 5, 2016

Maternity photos and pregnancy tidbits!

Photos by Kali Poulsen Photography
Well, it's finally the end of my pregnancy and I realized the other day that I have hardly shared any fun facts or details about this pregnancy! I figured now would be as good as time as any to share a few things I experienced the 3rd time around and answer a few questions I've gotten through IG and Snapchat!

How did I find out I was pregnant?: This is a funny one cause we weren't trying at all, but I wasn't on birth control because I HATE birth control with a passion. It makes me crazy, so for all of our sanity it is just beat to stick to old school forms of birth control haha, anyway, with that being said, there was a small malfunction in our efforts (TMI) and we immediately knew there could be potential of me getting pregnant. I honestly put it in the back of mind though thinking there was just no way it could happen that easily. When I went to Colorado for Christmas I mentioned it to my sister and mom that MAYBE I could be pregnant but not likely. For the next two weeks I didn't really talk about it, but Scott would randomly tell me he knew I was pregnant. My period due date came and passed and I was still in denial! After being about a week late, I was at dinner with my neighbor girlfriends and they asked when I was gonna have another baby. I off handedly mentioned that maybe I already was and one of my friends (who was fully pregnant at the time) offered to give me a left over pregnancy test she had at home! That night I picked up her pregnancy test and when I got home the kids were in bed and Scott was watching tv in our room. I didn't even tell him I had a pregnancy test with me, and I just took it real fast like no big deal...seriously, so much denial. After two minutes I came back to a huge fat positive. I was shocked and walked out to Scott and without saying anything he simply said "we knew you were!" Hahahaha so that was that. Nothing romantic or exciting.

What symptoms did I have this time?: Right off the bat I started losing my hair, which was weird cause pregnancy usually makes your hair grow! For me though before I even took a test I was losing clumps and clumps of hair and it really freaked me out! That eventually stopped though. I started getting sick pretty quick, like week 5, like legit the day after I took the test I was feeling nauseous. I ended up being SO sick this time that it was difficult to keep anything down. I would throw up multiple times a day, to the point that I would pee my pants! Yikes right?? luckily the sickness only lasted till about 14 weeks. This time I've also had awful heartburn! I had zero heartburn with Ava, and some heartburn with William, but nothing like this. Even water causes heartburn and I have gone through several bottles of tums this pregnancy! Other than that I've been crazy tired this time, way more than either of the other kids. I'm anemic though while I'm pregnant so it's extra draining, but seriously this time there have been days I couldn't even get out of bed. It's been a little rough!

What is his name and how did we pick it?: So we aren't revealing his name publicly until he is born, but pretty much all our friends and family know. But if you have been paying attention you might have seen the R on his bedroom wall, so there is a little hint! For his name I let Scott totally pick it! I have never had a lot of boy names I liked, so when we used William we used pretty much the only boy name I had! The name Scott picked though is a name he has wanted since we got married but I never fell in love with it. For some reason this time when he mentioned it again, I started to like it, and I agreed! Now I love the name and Scott is super stoked that he got the name he loved!

How much weight have a I gained?: Honestly, I didn't want to know my entire pregnancy. I felt like it was so depressing last time, so everytime I got on the scale this time I got on backward and told the nurse I didn't want to know. Well they accidentally let it slip last visit, so I've gained a total of 34 pounds. This is my middle amount. I gained 32 with Ava, 34 with this one, and 40 with William.

What has been the best part?: Definitely feeling the baby move, that is always my favorite part. Plus in the 2nd trimester you look adorable!

What has been the worst part?: For sure being so sick during my first trimester. I felt so awful all the time that I told Scott one day that I didn't even remember what it felt like not to be sick. That is how constant it was.

Are we planning on having more kids?: We actually don't know! I've been asked this one a lot and to be honest it is really up in the air! We have never really decided on a final number of kids we want, we just have figured we would know when we felt like our family was complete! I personally don't want more than 4 for sure, and Scott feels like 3 might be the perfect number, but we don't know! We talk about it openly and we always say "if we have another baby..." so we will see! Just depends how we feel in a couple years!:)

Cravings?: My first trimester I craved Taco Bell, which I actually never craved again! I wanted any bread, especially sour dough. I also loved fake store mini cupcakes. My 2nd trimester I craved Jimmy Johns turkey subs and pork tacos from Rumbi. My 3rd trimester has been extra cheese and sausage pizza and Wendy's frosties! My entire pregnancy I have craved both blue powerade and lemon water. :)

I am super excited to meet this little guy! It's been a fun ride, but I am for sure ready to have him here!


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