Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Little cuties. �� If Audrey looks tired, it's because she is! Operation paci removal isn't her favorite. ��

�� Celebrating this beauty today! You are absolutely precious @amigroves. I love your spunk, laughter and joy. ��

Seriously, what a beautiful day?! Painting nails �� and taking selfies while Chandler is playing soccer ��

Adventurous these days. He really wanted me to teach him Pooter Gilly (a nickname he made up for himself) but I convinced him to stick with the full name for now! �� #prek

Groves boys

 Audrey isn't super cuddly but you can usually get her on your lap for food or babies.

Just pretend Chandler has on a really cute fall outfit!

 You seem so big these days little one!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Baby No. 3 // Week 23

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At our recently ultrasound, Norah is measuring 1 day ahead and is weighing about 1 lb 6 oz. She is currently breech but has plenty of time to turn. We are all getting more and more excited to meet her! Audrey regularly rubs my belly and talks to Norah. :)

Pregnancy Highlights this Week:

How far along: 23 weeks
Size of the baby: The weight of a large mango.
Gender: GIRL, Norah Ruth
Movement: Yes, lots of wiggles these days. 
Cravings: Asian food, chocolate and sour gummy Lifesavers
Sleep: More really weird dreams, starting to get harder to turn from side to side! 
Looking forward to: Cody being on vacation soon! 
Symptoms: My skin has been abnormally dry over the past few weeks but I have been feeling great. The stomach virus is going around so we are praying it stays away!!

Also, here is a cute profile shot from our ultrasound this week.

�� We got to see sweet Norah Ruth today!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Baby No. 3 // 21 weeks

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This was a big week, we decided on a name! After lots of back and forth we finally decided on Norah Ruth. When we told the kids, Chandler said, "Oooh, I love it!" and Audrey said, "No, her name is Ranchie." Ranchie is a nickname for the baby that Chandler made up. 

Pregnancy Highlights this Week:

How far along: 21 weeks
Size of the baby: The length of a carrot (10.5 inches)
Gender: GIRL 
Movement: Lots of movement!!
Cravings: No new cravings to report this week. 
Sleep: I have been sleeping really well. I seem to remember my dreams more than normal when I'm pregnant. 
Looking forward to: Getting the kids rooms ready. Chandler and Audrey will soon be sharing and Norah will be in Audrey's room. Cody recently finished making a trundle bed for Audrey. We aren't going to switch her quite yet, just trying to get everything ready. We are mostly keeping the rooms the same but changing out some decor. 
Symptoms: A few headaches this week but I have felt really great!

Also, I forgot to post our ultrasound pictures from 18 weeks so here are a couple.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Baby No. 3 // Gender Reveal Party

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We had our big ultra sound the morning of October 19. It was so wonderful to get to see our baby moving all around! When it became time to look for the gender the baby's legs were completely touching and she couldn't tell. I tried to get up and move for a few minutes in hopes that the baby would move. Our ultrasound tech tried again and she said that she "thinks she could tell". She wrote down the gender and put it in an envelope for us. 

That evening we had a double Gender Reveal with our friends Kelley and David.

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Kelley and I decided that we would switch envelopes and buy Silly String, the color of the gender for each other. We also had a few snacks at the party based on what we'd been craving (fruit, chips & queso, and of course pickles) 

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Here are the predictions: 

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Here is the reveal on video if you want to watch: 



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Baby No. 3 // 19 weeks

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It was still super sunny when we had an opportunity to take our picture this week so we switched locations. Audrey kept holding the sign towards her so this was one of the only ones we were all *looking* and the signs were facing the front!

Pregnancy Highlights this Week:

How far along: 19 weeks
Size of the baby: The size of a heirloom tomato
Gender: GIRL! 
Movement: I'm feeling movement frequently these days. I think it is definitely one of the best parts about pregnancy!! 
Cravings: fruit (especially honey crisp apples) and chocolate, okay maybe I just love chocolate
Sleep: Overall, still good! 
Looking forward to: choosing a name
Symptoms: I was sick last week with either a virus or allergies. Only the girls got it at our house! Lots of congestion, coughing, runny nose but thankfully we are all feeling better now. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Baby No. 3 // 17 weeks

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We ended up skipping week 16 because by the time we had time to take our picture I was closer to 17 weeks. Just ignore the kids faces this week, obviously they weren't filling it! :) BIG news coming next week on the update! We would love for you to leave your guess in the comments.

Pregnancy Highlights this Week:

How far along: 17 weeks
Size of the baby: The size of an onion. 
Gender: We will find out this coming week!  
Movement: I think I've felt some slight movements this week! 
Cravings: Wickles, chili cheese tater tots, fruit (especially honey crisp apples)
Sleep: A few crazy dreams this week but sleep has been good. 
Looking forward to: Getting to see our baby this week and having our gender reveal party! 
Symptoms: I have had alot of stretching and cramping this week. I ended up going in to make sure everything was okay and everything seemed good. She said I might already be having contractions but she said as long as they aren't consistent it's nothing to worry about. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014