Wishing my sweet Brooklyn the happiest of birthdays. He’s made me so happy. I love his spirit!
- I am now wearing maternity
- My Saturdays are BUSY! 1. baseball game 3. Soccer games and 6! PB&J’s
I got the opportunity to say the prayer in Sacrament on the busiest Sunday of the year. I still can’t believe I said yes. I usually always say no bc I have stage freight, but I did it. I need to get over this fear stat! I came up with the perfect solution. Instead of walking up the congragation (bc we always sit in the very back) I decided to exit, walk around through the halls and enter stage right. Like a thief in the night while everyones eyes were closed I snuck up on stage and exited fast 🙂
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Hi friends! First of all I want to say thank you for all your sweet messages and prayers they were felt and greatly appreciated. Its been a very crazy 48 hrs. Since the moment we landed from Orlando its been a roller coaster of emotion. We went from being excited to see the baby, to not seeing the baby, to going to MFM in the hospital with a scare of a ectopic pregnancy, which ended us up testing HCG for the next 48 hrs.
April 15: hcg 600
April 17: hcg 2400!
My number was supposed to double (1200) but it QUADRUPLED!!!
Dr called and said I just caught the baby super early and that my numbers are beautiful and super high!
I still don’t have a due date, all I know is that I am relieved! And so happy I get to be carrying another sweet baby.
What I’ve been googling about high number (see below)
******The body does not produce HCG; rather, it comes purely from the developing baby. Each developing baby secretes a normal amount of HCG, which is double the normal amount in cases of twins compared to single pregnancy. These hormones work collectively.
When expecting a twin, the HCG level increases dramatically during the first three months of pregnancy compared to single pregnancy, making it faster to detect HCG in blood and urine test. It doubles every 48 to 72 hours.
*I have no idea what to think, but that would be super interesting and mega hard! but super fun too ( I do love even numbers and I have a feeling this will most defiantly be my last! pregnancy. )
*More susceptable to having twins if you have them on moms side thats a BIG yes on my side, my mom and sisters all had twin pregnancies. If you’re over the age 30, tall, dairy in your diet (I mostly eat ice cream), the more pregnancies you have the higher the chance, sooooo……
All speculation but it’s sure a fun guessing game, you should see my husbands face as I type this lol It could very well be one and in that case 5 is going to sound so easy compared to 6. Ill keep you posted 🙂
Welcome to the longest pregnancy ever! I usually don’t announce this early, but hey you’re also talking about the girl who announced a miscarriage back when social media was new and I got murdered for it. So-o glad social media has changed in that regard and its now ok to talk about real life events, even if its not picture perfect.
I wanted to talk about why I thought I had been pregnant for so long, when really I am just at the very early stages of this pregnancy.
January- I stop breastfeeding Brooklyn so I can go on a trip with my husband. As soon as I get back I start back up breastfeeding.
February- I don’t get a period ( is this because I am still breastfeeding, or am I pregnant) I test at the end of February and get a negative – sigh of relief because my life has been crazy (if you know you know)
March-I decide to test again at the end of the month wondering why my period still hasn’t shown up. My husband says it’s bc I have started back at the gym on top of breastfeeding so when we see a faint “evaporation line” on the test we waive it off as that.
**Puppy-We came “this” close to getting a dog (the only other time I bought a dog was when I was pregnant with Holland and I didn’t know I was pregnant at the time of purchase) So I kinda think anytime I am that close, I must be pregnant and something is telling me our family is getting bigger in a sense.
**Migrains-I specifically remember being on the phone with my mom and telling her I may believe in organic now. That when I had Aunt Jamima syrup on my french toast (my kids would make that every morning if we had the time) instead of using organic pure maple I used the cheap stuff and I got severe migrains. Like I do when I have syrup when I am pregnant. I had to lay in bed with my lights off and my left arm went numb. This happened twice in one week. So I stopped eating syrup.
April- I start feeling sleepy. I am normally a hyper person, think “yorkie puppy”. And usually traveling doesn’t bother me. We take an overnight flight to Orlando and I am wiped out! My husband let me sleep until 5pm!!!! Chalking it up as I am getting too old for red eye flights.
Bloated- I am in the best shape of my life, but at night time it looks like I had just eaten a HUGE buffet, when really I had been walking 9-12 miles across Disney World only eating popcorn, soda, and Ice cream. Its hard to explain, but I feel like I know my body. I kept thinking maybe I am going to start my “monthly”.
Emotional- the second I walked into Disney I had a lump in my throat and the silliest things would set me off. I was a mess during the parades and fireworks telling Dallin I was feeling the “Disney Spirit so strong on this trip” and maybe because it was the last time I would have a “baby” here with us? Unexplainable tears.
We are so busy going a hundred miles an hr, we literally walked 45 miles on our trip for those guessing.
On the second week of our trip when we changed hotels. I was unpacking and saw the pregnancy test I had packed. I took in the morning and the line appeared so fast. There was no questioning! Which is why I shared with you all and I was certain this was the “real deal”!
I knew what risk there were in sharing this information. Been there, done that!!!
I know I still could be counting chickens before they hatch, as there is still no ultrasound or due date. But I just wanted to clear somethings up that weren’t fully explained and that I know I am being super vulnerable by sharing this with you at this stage.
With Brooklyn I shared my pregnancy with you at 24 weeks and hid some special milestones and moments and kept those private. I still remember being shocked when my family threw me a surprise baby shower and everyone knew the gender because I had only told maybe 4 people the news. I was EXTREMELY sick with Brooklyn so I didn’t show until about week 24. I had lost a whole bunch of weight in the beginning. And had my niece come back out to cheer me up in the fall because it was so hard on my body and emotionally to not feel my best for so long.
I don’t know if this is a bad or good sign but I feel great so far (I know I am only a few weeks) and if I feel like this for the rest of this pregnancy I will be one happy mother. I have so many children to care for that although this pregnancy was announced early I have a feeling it is going to fly by, at least for me.
Thanks again for the support.