We found out late last week that our three babies are three boys! It was the last thing I was expecting. I had assumed there would be a mix, and if not, they would all be girls. Needless to say, we’re overjoyed. Now I’m able to refer to the group as “the boys.” And they definitely feel like active little boys, especially at 4 AM. There haven't been many true “kicks” quite yet, at least that Chuck would be able to feel, but I love that I can tell when they’re rolling and fluttering around.
The 20-week ultrasound was surprisingly in-depth. It took the technician close to 4 hours to get all of the measurements she needed (and even then, they were still too active to get everything we wanted, but are growing and healthy overall). She measured everything—nasal bones, waist sizes, hearts, heads, everything! Strangely enough, I was most affected by their legs and feet. Everything looks so clear and perfectly formed, it’s amazing.
The genders were revealed in the middle of gathering measurements for each baby, rather than right in a row, so there was anticipation for each one. But by the time we got through Baby B, I had a strong feeling that we were dealing with 3 boys. There was a lot of laughter.
I’m still pretty tired and unmotivated. My maternity clothes are starting to get a little tighter (I’ve gained close to 25 pounds, and my doctor advised that I aim for 50). I continue to be nervous about what I’m going to put on my body by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. I might be investing in muumuus.
Overall though, I’m really enjoying this phase of my pregnancy. The weather has been my idea of perfect (cool and frequently rainy with the occasional bursts of sunshine). We’re starting to make plans for some projects at home, including the nursery, and I’ve had several days where I’ve felt such intense grace and gratitude and love for my husband, home, and our little family. And (!) my hair has finally stopped falling out (you would think that all that testosterone would cause a spike in hair growth, instead of the other way around)!
I wish I made more time for stitching, but am still having a hard time doing anything once I get home from work (besides eat!). I’ve made a tiny bit of progress on a couple projects, but nothing substantial.
I’m hoping to finally make an addition to the tapestree over the upcoming three-day weekend.
I’m still obsessing over the ‘For the Birds’ series by Blackbird Designs, but it looks like it will be a while before I’m able to splurge for new patterns. Luckily, I can live vicariously through the tons of stitchers on Instagram. I’m so grateful for this community!