Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's a....boy and a boy and boy!

Well the Ennis Family is going to have to start gambling more because we seem to beat the odds with all this baby stuff. There was a less than 5% chance that all three embryos would take and a 12.5% chance of them all being the same gender, but yet here we are with our tri tri triplet boys! We are super excited to soon have three little sons running around. While it would be fun to have a mix, having the same gender will make many things easier in the long run. We also both agree that we are better suited for three boys than three girls. I'll take dirt over drama any day. We have also come to the conclusion that no one is allowed to get sick or go out of town during sports seasons because the whole team might have to forfeit since we'll be bringing the whole outfield. Anyway, back to more present matters.

All the babies looked great! We even go to see some of their organs during the scan and we found out they are all in separate placentas and sacs (tri tri or trichorionic triamniotic), which is the safest way to carry triplets. The other really cool thing is that right now they are stacked on top of one another - all their heads are on the right side and all their bottoms are on the left, which is what provided the opportunity for this really cool pic of their three heads, something we haven't been able to see all at once since they were about 10 weeks.

Below are pics of each boy, including the all important gender reveal pics!

Profile A

Baby Boy A
Arm A

Foot A

Profile B
Baby Boy B
 Legs B
Face B (aka the creepy skull picture)
 Profile C
Baby Boy C
 Foot C
Face C (aka the creepy skull and rib picture)

Now, it is time to get busy on names. We agreed to delay name talks until we knew the genders - too many what ifs and maybes, but we can delay no longer. Six darling boy names. This is going to be a lot of fun!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Week 16 Update

Bump: I think I look about 6 months pregnant (this black shirt is deceiving).

Symptoms: My fatigue is getting a lot better. I don't have to take a nap everyday, but I still try to 3-5 days a week. Wrigley has gotten super protective of me (he was clingy already, but this is a whole other level). Below is a pic of him guarding me while I'm in the bathroom. He opened the door to come in.
Activities: We moved (more pics of new house to come)! 
There was no week 15 post because work started and we moved in the same week, but there is a week 15 pic below (not the prettiest because we had gone two days without hot water. I also have to add that when I put that shirt on two weeks earlier Jay said you could hardly tell I was pregnant in it, and now it is tight). 

My mom came up and helped us unpack and decorate. We couldn't have done it without her and she left with no boxes left to unpack and all pictures hung (thank you, thank you, thank you). Whew! She also came with a huge bin of clothes from Amanda (thank you, thank you). Between these and the clothes Nicole shared, I should not have to buy anything until I am multiple pregnancy big (instead of just pregnancy big). Mom was amazed at how much I had grown in two weeks time.  We started calling it the vampire pregnancy since I seemed to be growing as fast as Bella in Twilight. Class started on Wednesday, and let's just hope I keep up the stamina to teach two classes a day on Wednesdays - not sure how I would have taught 9th grade all day if we had been pregnant with triplets back then.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Feeling Nostalgic

Feeling a little nostalgic this week as we get ready to leave the condo where our babies were “conceived” and into the house where we will bring them home. This new house will be our fifth home as a family (us and Wrigsman). Jay claims to have lived in 21 places (I hope he isn’t counting sleepovers with ex-girlfriends) in his lifetime and I have lived in 14. Needless to say, we are pretty good at packing and moving, but this move is definitely different. Number one, because I can barely lift anything and get tired after packing two boxes. Number two, because we are moving into a home where we will bring home three babies. This is both exciting and terrifying, and makes me thankful for the life and marriage that Jay and I have been able to experience together thus far.

We will really miss our condo in Downtown Greenville, where we can walk to tons of restaurants, shops, and the park. Most importantly, where Jay can walk to work. We will also really miss our baseball patio. Below is a video montage of pictures of us enjoying the patio and a recording of the announcer reading Jay’s email to him on our last night in the condo.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Week 14 Update

Bump: See below! I think I look about 5-6 months pregnant, but I’ve checked online and I seem to be on progress with other triplet moms at 14 weeks. Whoa!
Cravings: How could I have room to crave anything – I'm eating 3000 calories a day. 
Symptoms: More of the same – sinuses and sleepiness. All in all, I can’t complain.

Activities: Another busy week. I feel like I have to take advantage of every moment during my last summer without kids. We finished out the week in Maine. We even got to see Matt, Amanda, John Bryan, and Will since our trips overlapped.
[Jay] Maine??

On Tuesday, I headed to Columbia (South Carolina, not South America) to visit Elizabeth, Jeremiah, Jackson, and Celia. It was a great week of relaxing, swimming, shopping, and visiting.

On Thursday, Jay posted our pregnancy announcement to Facebook. He did an awesome job photo shopping together all the great pics our friend Trey took. Even though a lot of people already knew (especially if they have seen me in the past two weeks), it felt great for everyone to know especially friends we haven’t seen in a while.
[Jay] It should be noted that it was posted at exactly 3:33. Just saying.
On Friday, I had another ultrasound. Jay went with me and we were both amazed at how much they had grown. Our next ultrasound is at 16 weeks with maternal fetal medicine, so we are hoping we find out the sexes at that appointment.
 Baby A's Profile (Baby A always seems to be curled up in a ball while the other two are stretched out).
 Super close up of Baby A.
Baby B
Baby C Upside Down