Wednesday, March 7, 2012

20 Weeks!

This is my first post about the new pregnancy!! And I'm already half way done! ya!  We announced our pregnancy at Vincent and Landen's first birthday party by giving my parents and ryan's parents a "thank you" present for all the help they did for the first year with the twins. The present was a copy of this picture :)

Vincent and Landen (1yr)  Next baby (@16 weeks in the belly)
Our new family of 5!!!
We were so excited to surprise everyone with the news! And I'm pretty sure everyone was totally surprised!!

Ryan and I struggled for so long getting pregnant the first time and we knew we wanted more kids (I've always said I wanted 4 kids) so instead of me going on birth control after the boys. We figured if it happened on its own then that would be AWESOME!! If not, then we knew what route we needed to take with specialists and medication, like what we did with my last pregnancy. And Ta-da!! It happened on its own. And yes its only one this time :)

This will be a repeat C-section. And the dr. is going to do extra stress tests on the baby after 28 weeks. She has no concerns on a possible repeat third trimester fetal demise.  But for peace of mind it will be nice to have the extra testing done.

I'm honestly having a hard time with everyone saying they hope I'm having a girl. And I realize people would say that to me regardless of whether I had Karissa or not. But to me I currently have one girl and two boys. So whatever this baby is I'm going to love it to pieces and ALL I really want is ALIVE and healthy. So...No, I'm not hoping for a girl. I really couldn't care less. I think a boy would fit just as perfectly into our family as a girl would. 

I never did one of these pregnancy surverys with the triplets. But I thought it would be fun to give it a shot!

Is this your first pregnancy?: No. Pregnancy #2
When did you find out you were pregnant?: Thanksgiving Day
Was it planned?: Not planned, but not prevented
Who was the first person you told?: Ryan...of course :)
How did your parents react?: Both of our parents were totally surprised! And we loved surprising them!
How far along are you?: 20 weeks
What was your first symptom?: In the beginning, fatigue. Now it's just that blasted heart burn!
What is your due date?: July 27th, 2012
Do you know the sex of the baby?: YES!
If so, what is it?: Keeping it a secret :) You will have to wait until the baby makes its debut!
Have you picked out names?: We are pretty sure about the name. We had names picked out before we found out the gender. So I think we are going to stick with it.
How much weight have you gained?: Ha! Not answering this one! I just know I better not gain as much as I did with the triplets!
Do you have stretch marks?: yes. ALL of them from pregnancy #1!
Have you felt the baby move?: yes. Alot more in the last week.
Have you heard the heartbeat?: yes! At this weeks ultrasound it was at 130 bpm

Here are a few pictures of this weeks ultrasound. Totally bummed that it might be the only big ultrasound we get.  We were definitely spoiled with the triplets getting them every other week! The baby was pretty chill during the ultrasound and didn't move around too much. It has a perfect heart, perfect brain, all 10 fingers and all 10 toes. Baby weighs about 12 oz.  I think the profile looks a lot like Landen's. Vincent and Karissa had similar profiles in their ultrasounds. 

Baby Profile

Baby Face and Baby Hand


  1. Congratulations to all of you! I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to see pictures of the new Holguin!!

    1. Thanks Diane!! We are super excited :)