Four Month Bumpdate

Friday, October 9, 2020




How far along: 4 months (19 weeks)
Weight gain: nothing yet
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Occasional insomnia and getting up to pee like 3-4 times!
Best moment this month: Finding out the gender! So excited for baby girl #3!
Worst moment this month: Definitely my bladder episodes. I feel like I have a bladder infection at all times (I don’t, its just from pressure) and landed in the ER for urine retention. I had another episode with it last Friday and Brian had to leave work to help me with the catheter. It’s been a rough time.
Miss anything: Just peeing without having a panic attack really.
Movement: Some random kicks but nothing consistent at all. I think she likes to hide!
Cravings: chocolate pudding, kettle corn, and breakfast foods (especially egg and cheese burritos)
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope! I finally got my heartburn/indigestion under control thanks to Prevacid and the morning sickness is long gone!
Looking forward to: My anatomy scan is on the 21st and I can’t wait to see how big baby girl has gotten!



Three Month Bumpdate

Tuesday, September 8, 2020




How far along: 3 months (14 weeks 4 days)
Weight gain: Still no weight gain yet, I’ve lost a few pounds from my starting weight
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Occasional insomnia, but when I sleep through the night, I sleep great!
Best moment this month: Seeing our little nugget at an ultrasound finally looking like a baby! He/she was sucking their little thumb and it was the sweetest thing! 
Worst moment this month: At two separate ultrasounds, baby would not get into position so that the techs could get the measurements they needed to complete my NT scan so now I have inconclusive results. 
Miss anything: Honestly not really, I feel like the third time around you know how fast it really goes. The sushi and alcohol will come haha
Movement: A few flutters this week, but nothing super consistent
Cravings: Costco pumpkin pie (which doesn’t exist for a couple of weeks apparently), apple juice, oatmeal, and sausage egg and cheddar sandwiches from Starbucks.
Anything make you queasy or sick: The nausea was BAD from like 8-13 weeks but it’s way better now. This baby is not a big fan of anything super sweet though, and my heartburn/indigestion is out of control.
Looking forward to: Hopefully finding out the gender soon! I can’t wait to know what this baby is, and I can’t believe I ever got it in my head that I wanted to wait until birth to find out. Ha. 

Natalie At 2 1/2!

Monday, August 10, 2020

 


My Natalie Louise turned 2.5 yesterday, so I figured it was time to do a little update on her! This little chick is one smart cookie, and she’s honestly a joy to have around. She, of course, drives me crazy, As 2-year-olds will do, but she has a very sweet disposition most of the time and is so much fun!

 Here are her latest stats:



Age: 2 1/2
    
Weight: 26.5 lbs

Height: 34 inches

Clothing size: 2T

Teeth: Everything but her 2-year molars! So far one has cut but we are waiting on the other 3.

Favorite foods: She eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich almost every day! She’s obsessed. She also loves cereal, fruit, steak, and broccoli.

Words: This girl is an amazing talker, and I’m so proud of her. She can already keep up with her sister in pretend games, and loves to chit chat with me about her toys and favorite things. She can count to 10 unassisted, 20 assisted, and sings her own little version of the ABC’s. She’s very polite and uses her manners so well for her age. She’s quick to apologize and always says “Thank you” and “no thank you”.

Favorite activities: playing outside (doesn’t matter what she just loves being outside), coloring, reading books, and playing in the play room. 

Least favorite activities: She doesn’t like being told she can’t do something that she wants to do, but she gets over her fits super fast. She’s definitely not a prolonged crier/tantrum thrower so it’s nice. When she’s mad she can be easily distracted by something else.

Favorite toys: Little people, stuffed animals, baby dolls, and the play kitchen. 

Signature moves: Insisting on saying goodnight to everyone in the house a second time to avoid bed. Rejecting her food when I put it in front of her, but if I leave it there for a while, she will eat everything on the plate. Telling Baylee “You my best fwen.”

I can’t believe in 6 short months we will be celebrating this girl’s 3rd birthday and then she will be become a big sister shortly after that! It’s going to be the best! 

Happy half birthday my Natty Lou! Mommy loves you more than I could ever explain!


Baby Tibbetts #3!

Thursday, July 30, 2020


It’s still hard to believe, but Baby #3 is officially on the way! If you follow along on my Instagram, you know that I was truly struggling with the decision of what to do next after our miscarriage in March. We have two beautiful girls, so of course I knew I would be happy no matter what, but there was a part of me that just didn’t feel like our family was complete. God gave me a lot of time to mull it over, because two months past my miscarriage, I still hadn’t got my period back. I decided to see my fertility doctor, and he asked if my goal was to do another cycle. I told him I was still at the “wait and see” point, so he gave me medication to help bring my cycle back and I promised myself that no matter what I was going to make the decision for me. Not for Brian, not for the kids, just me. 

I made the appointment for my baseline ultrasound and testing still not knowing for sure what I wanted to do. But during my ultrasound I got really good vibes and my doctor said he had never seen my uterus look so beautiful (misshapen but beautiful!) That was the sign I needed, so I decided to move forward. I got all my meds in and told a very excited Brian that we were going to give it one last shot!

It was SO hard to keep it a secret, but I knew I needed to just focus, and it ended up being a great decision. On June 17th (my  Nanny’s (grandma) birthday!) we transferred a beautiful frozen embryo, and prayed that this one wold be our Baby #3!

Sure enough, when blood test day rolled around I had an HCG level of 782! We were very elated, but knew this was only step one after having experienced two losses. We hurdled step 2 and made it farther than my loss in March with a second HCG draw in the 9,000s. I was supposed to have my first ultrasound a couple weeks later, but I started bleeding a little and freaked out. My doctor was able to get me in first thing the next morning. We found out I just have a super small hematoma, and saw our little grain of rice baby and the slightest flicker of a heartbeat!

Since then I have had a couple more ultrasounds and each one the baby has shown growth, which is wonderful! The last appointment I had, baby had a wonder heart rate of 168 and looked amazing! I have what should be my last ultrasound with my fertility doctor tomorrow, and then after that I should be free to see my O.B. and continue on as a normal pregnancy! I am so excited to be done with shots and to watch my belly grow one last time! :)

Thank you again for your support and prayers, and for following along on our journey! We love you all!



Baylee is 6!

Thursday, July 16, 2020



Yesterday my big girl turned 6 and had the best day! I had Brian take her for a drive for couple of hours and she came home to a little surprise ice cream party with some of her little girlfriends! It was so fun, and simple...the best kind of day!






It’s hard to believe that this girl is 6 already, I really don’t know how time has flown so fast! She is reading books like crazy, and is a little sponge brain. She loves to learn about animals and science, and she can remember all kinds of facts. She is becoming my little bestie more each day. She loves to cuddle and chit chat, but she has a wild side that loves to dance and put on a show. I love the little person she is becoming more than I could ever explain!

Baylee's 6th Birthday Interview 

Favorite color?: pink 
Favorite toy?: My American Girl doll “Star”
Favorite food?: bacon & eggs
Favorite TV show?: My Little Pony & Barbie
Favorite game?: Candy Land
Favorite snack?: fruit especially apples
Favorite animal?: Zebra (“because they’re really fast like me”)
Favorite song?: “Show Yourself” from Frozen 2
Favorite book?: “My Little Pony 5 Minute Snuggle Stories”
Best Friend?: Leah, Kassidy, Sophie, Chelsea, Delaney & Jocie 
Favorite Cereal?: Very Berry Cheerios
Favorite thing to do outside?: Play pirates on my swing set
Favorite drink?: Strawberry Lemonade
Favorite holiday?: Halloween 
What toy do you take to bed with you at night?: “Snow” my big bunny
Favorite movie?: “The Little Mermaid”
Favorite place to go?: Disneyland


I hope you had a wonderful birthday, my Baylee girl!
I love you so much!


Summer Bucket List

Friday, June 19, 2020

Normally, at this time, we would already be getting things ready for Baylee to start school in a little over 3 weeks. (Her school starts mid-July.) Since we won’t be going back until August or September, though, we get an extended summer with our girl! Our bucket list looks very different this year without trips to Disneyland or swim lessons. We still want to make it a magical summer, though so we made a bucket list of fun things we can do!


What is on your summer bucket list this year?



Baylee the Kinder Grad!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ever since Baylee was a baby, I have always pictured what her Kindergarten graduation would be like. It’s such a special transition from “little one“ to “big kid”. Never in a million years did I think she would be finishing Kindergarten at home in the midst of a pandemic, but here we are! We were so blessed that Baylee’s teacher this year was beyond amazing and made sure we had all the tools we needed to finish off this school year strong. It wasn’t easy, but Baylee managed to finish all her lessons, and is definitely ready for First Grade!

To celebrate her accomplishments, we had a mini graduation for her at our house complete with an i-phone “cap-and-gown” photo shoot, walking down the aisle to “Pomp & Circumstance” and a wonderful speech and diploma presentation from Baylee’s Uncle Andrew. It wasn’t the Kindergarten Graduation I had always envisioned attending, but it was perfect for us. The most important thing was that Baylee felt special and celebrated!












I am so proud of my girl, and I can’t wait to see what grade-school has in store for her! 

Congratulations Baylee!