Wednesday, July 15, 2015

More baby belly pics







We are still pregnant over here. Baby Kate seems to be comfy where she is. Sigh. Maybe she will want to come meet us soon. At my last appointment I was dilated to a 2-3 and 50% effaced. My next appointment is Friday so we will see how she's doing then. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Maternity pics and late birthday pics of the big girls

Since Avery was born we've been having pictures taken by TClaire Photography. I've known Tiffany practically forever. We both are from the same town in OK and went to the same church growing up. I say growing up but since we are 11 years apart, she was always little to me. I remember working in VBS and having her as a 3, 4, and 5 year old. :) Anyways, God led our paths back together after we  both moved to Texas. There is a lot more to the story, too much for here. When Avery was born, we wanted newborn pictures taken. Tiffany was getting interested in photography and we asked if she wanted to try us out. She did and took some adorable shots of Avery and our family. Since then she's been our go to photographer for the girls and family pictures. 

So now that we are counting down the days to Kate's arrival, I asked Tiffany to take some maternity pictures for me. And some updated ones of the big girls. Here are my favorites:


















Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Belly pictures









Claire's interview




All about Claire, age 3.5, 6/2/15

WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child's age.  

1. What is something mom always says to you? God loves you most

2. What makes mom happy? Give me a hug.

3. What makes mom sad? If you are sad, I give you a hug.

4. How does your mom make you laugh? Tickling.

5. What was your mom like as a child? Like me.

6. How old is your mom? 4

7. How tall is your mom? very tall!

8. What is her favorite thing to do? make banners

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? clean up

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Being happy.

11. What is your mom really good at? Talking nicely.

12. What is your mom not very good at? Talking mean.

13. What does your mom do for a job? Cleaning up with us.

14.What is your mom's favorite food? Carrots and guacamole and tea

15.What makes you proud of your mom? Being nice

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? A bunny.

17. What do you and your mom do together? Go swimming.

18. How are you and your mom the same? We are tall.

19. How are you and your mom different? In the movie.

20. How do you know your mom loves you? because I love you.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad? He hugs you.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Chilis

23. How old was your Mom when you were born? Um, I don't know.

Avery's Interview

All about Avery - Age 5, 6/2/15
 
WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child's age.

1. What is something mom always says to you? Listen and obey.

2. What makes mom happy? Cleaning up

3. What makes mom sad? I don't know.

4. How does your mom make you laugh? Tickling

5. What was your mom like as a child? A little girl

6. How old is your mom? 15

7. How tall is your mom? Like about that tall (spreads hands about 8")

8. What is her favorite thing to do?  make crafts

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?  Go on a date

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? her makeup

11. What is your mom really good at? sewing things

12. What is your mom not very good at?  cleaning up

13. What does your mom do for a job? Clean up the kitchen

14.What is your mom's favorite food?  Eggs

15.What makes you proud of your mom? When we do crafts together

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? Strawberry Shortcake or a Princess

17. What do you and your mom do together? make crafts

18. How are you and your mom the same?  We have brown hair and eyes

19. How are you and your mom different? our belly buttons

20. How do you know your mom loves you? She hugs me.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad? When he plays with us.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? iHop (this is Avery's favorite place to go!)

23. How old was your Mom when you were born? 4

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pictures so far for Baby #3

Had to document this because I didn't believe my eyes. :)

Our first look at #3

Big sisters sharing our news. 





From our sonogram at 19.5 weeks. We found out she is a girl!







Monday, April 6, 2015

Baby #3 update

Lots has happened since February. Well it seems like it anyways. :) We found out at the end of February that #3 is a GIRL!! That's right, we are having another little girl.  Randy was sure it was another girl, but I wasn't convinced. So many things had been different this time around. Headaches, the queasiness, the tiredness, just differences in lots of things. We went into the sonogram with split opinions. The sonographer checked several times though and she seemed sure it was a girl. :)

We are excited yes. We know girls. We have girl clothes of all sizes and seasons. The girls are thrilled! Claire has insisted from the beginning that she was getting a little sister. We tried and tried to prepare her just in case it was a boy. She wouldn't have it. Avery just said "we have to wait and see what God gives us." But she is excited too.

Some dear friends threw us a Reveal Party after our sono. I decided to let me and Randy find out at the sonogram the gender and us use the party to tell the girls and our families and friends. I am not one for public surprises. The party was at the Segler's home and Brenda had filled a big barrel with the appropriate color balloons. We all opened it with the girls help and they were so excited to see pink.  Randy's reaction was priceless. We both already knew but the way he acted you would have thought he was genuinely surprised. It was such a fun time with our family and friends. 

I am using the UNT Midwives this time around for prenatal care due to our insurance. While I do miss Lisa, my midwife with Claire, having midwives again has been nice. They do a program called Centering for prenatal visits. Basically a group of ladies all due the same month you are meet together once a month to discuss certain topics and get our prenatal check ups. The appointments are a lot longer but more info is discussed and you get to know others due at the same time you are. 

My last appointment was at 24 weeks. The midwife measured me and I was measuring 29 cm. You are supposed to measure 1 cm for each week. Give or take 1-2 weeks. 29 - 24 = 5 weeks difference! �� the midwife thinks it might just be a growth spurt or increase of amniotic fluid. We are planning to recheck at my next appointment and see if it levels out. I'm hoping it doesn't mean a big baby. But we shall see!