15 Weeks {Baby Dorey #3}

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Size of Baby: I'm currently 15 weeks and baby weighs about 2.5 oz + is measuring about 4", or the size of an apple/avocado. 

Total Weight Gain: I really don't know how much I have gained, but I definitely have gained. I started this pregnancy heavier than I was with Wyatt or Stella and I've probably gained around 7-10 pounds (or at least that's how I feel). I gained exactly 40 pounds in both of my previous pregnancies so I'm curious to see what happens this time around. 

Symptoms: I've been feeling pretty good lately. I still get pretty tired around lunch/afternoon, but some days I can fight through it if I just take some quiet time. I sleep better at night if I don't nap, so I try not to. I've been getting headaches about once a week that are pretty rough--usually make me throw-up. 

Food Cravings/Aversions: Eating is still kind of hard because nothing (at home) sounds good. Unfortunately I'd rather eat burgers and McChicken sandwiches. I've been trying to throw in some salads to my diet. When nothing sounds good it's so hard to cook dinner but it's getting better. 

Movement: I have felt a few little flutters. It's usually right after Wyatt and Stella go to bed and I sit or lie down.

Purchases: I've made several purchases since the beginning of this pregnancy, but all for myself. I started wearing maternity pants much earlier this time around (although they're  a little big, other pants just don't fit in the hips). I've bought some jeans, shorts, leggings, and one dress. My mom brought me a couple tops this weekend from Old Navy and I love them. And I had a friend give me some dresses but I can only really wear one right now. 

Best Moment of the Week: We had the best weekend celebrating Wyatt's 4th birthday and Stella's first dance recital! I'm also enjoying some extra quiet time this week because Wyatt is with his grandparents.

Looking Forward To: A three day weekend and a very bittersweet going-away party for our dear friends. 

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Stella's First Dance Recital

Monday, May 22, 2017

Our sweet girl had her first big recital over the weekend! She finally got to show off all of her dances that she's learned the past 8 months and she did not disappoint! 

It was so special to have all Wyatt and Stella's grandparent together for the special events of the weekend. It was the first time they were all in the same place, at the same time. So very special!

Stella was showered with love by all of her family after her performances. Watching Wyatt walk up to the stage to give her flowers totally melted my heart. As if I hadn't already cried enough just watching her.

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Wyatt's 4th Birthday Party

Sunday, May 21, 2017

We finally had Wyatt's 4th birthday party on Saturday, his Minion party! We had lots of family in town, and some special friends over to play. The chances of rain were strong but thankfully held off until it was time for cake.

The playhouse and bubbles were a huge hit for the kids of all ages!

And, of course, it's not a party until something needs to be fixed. 


Our sweet boy had blast and was worn out afterwards! And the celebration is continuing for him this week, he gets to spend the week with Grandpa & Nana and his aunt and uncle! I may be missing him just a little.

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FAQ: Baby Dorey #3

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thank you so much for all of the sweet comments and love you've shown our family over this announcement! We could not be more excited to welcome a new little wild one to our crew in November. Although, we think Stella may be the most excited! 

We've received plenty of questions regarding Baby Dorey #3 so I thought I'd try and answer them all in once place. 

Were you trying to conceive? Absolutely! I quit taking birth control in October and thus began our journey.

When did you find out?/How far along are you? We found out we were expecting on March 2nd. I was about 3.5 weeks pregnant but my apps were urging me to test. So of course I had to listen. I got a very faint positive on the test that I had, so while the kids were at school I took a digital test. I actually took the test in Wal-Mart. That puts me at 14 weeks today!

How did I tell Sean? I told Sean when he came home from work that evening. I had the letter board and pregnancy test on the table for him.

Do Wyatt and Stella know?/How did you tell them? Wyatt and Stella do know. We didn't really do anything cute to tell them. I just kind of started talking about there being a baby in my tummy. Stella picked up on it pretty quick and was immediately excited. Wyatt took a bit longer to warm up to the idea--not that he was mad/upset, just wasn't sure about it. This past week has been the first time he's shown excitement on his own.

How are you feeling? Starting to feel better--morning sickness and exhaustion have had me down for the better part of 10 weeks. I'm looking forward to this second trimester and feeling better. 

Has this pregnancy been similar to your other two? Umm, no. It's been a lot more difficult in pretty much all aspects. More exhaustion, more morning sickness, more food aversions, and more aches/pains. This was the first pregnancy where I had bad morning sickness--mainly nausea but I did get sick a couple of times. I was asked by multiple family members pretty early on if it was twins, just because it's been so different. 

How many check-ups have you had? We have been to our OB twice. We went once at 9.5 weeks and had an ultrasound. He/she was measuring right on track for November 13. Our second appointment was at 13.5 weeks and we were able to hear the heartbeat for the first time--so reassuring! 

Will you find out the gender? YES! I absolutely can not wait until our appointment in July when we will find out! I have suspicions that it's a boy, just based on my cravings (they're very similar to what I had with Wyatt).

Thank you all again for sharing in our excitement about this pregnancy! I'm hoping to do some weekly updates but definitely can't promise one every week. And it feels so good to have this out and the open, it's so hard keeping a secret like this and be real!

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A Very Special Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Mother's Day is extra special since we're celebrating three babies that I get to call mine! We're so excited to welcome a new baby into our family in November. 

I should be back with all of the details sometime this week! But please don't hold me to it! ;)

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Wyatt is Four

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our sweet boy turned FOUR on Wednesday and we basically celebrated all week!

We started celebrating on Sunday with lunch and cupcakes at All Aboard in Little Rock. We met my parents, Wyatt, & Stella there after our weekend getaway. To say Wyatt was excited would be an understatement; he couldn't get enough of the trains!

On Tuesday Wyatt took cupcakes for his class. I didn't snag any pictures but he was so surprised and excited to share with his friends!

Wednesday we celebrated his big day with cinnamon rolls, Sissy's dance class, outside time (before some major storms), and pizza & cake for dinner. 

And we rounded out the week at the doctor for his 4 year check-up. He is off the charts in height, at 3'10''; and weighs 47 pounds. He handled his shots like a champ, especially since a shake from Sonic was promised.

So far being 4 is off to a pretty great start, and he's already talking about being 5. Let's try and slow down just a bit there buddy!

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