Patrick is in the middle of another trial so he is working long hours. Im basically on my own with the triplets all day since he isn't really getting home until 7 or 8 most nights. Hopefully he will be done soon but I'm not holding my breath. Bless his heart though he really has been trying and is super exhausted. He makes breakfast before he leaves every morning and tries to bring me home treats and cravings at the end of the day. He's such a sweetheart.
I am feeling very pregnant now. I got my energy back some but now it is getting harder to sleep and I'm starting to get all the annoying symptoms: sore back, round ligament pain, braxton hicks etc. I'm loving feeling the baby though! He/she is a crazy one and moving all the time. Patrick can feel it too and even the triplets! Well at least Evelyn I know has. She gave me the cutest surprised face when it happened.
Speaking of them, they are 16 months now and getting into everything! Its such a cute age though. They are starting to understand a bit more about the baby and say "baby" and point to my belly all the time. They are talking up a storm and picking up new words all the time. Its crazy how fast they learn! They are developing the cutest little relationships and I love just watching them play.
They are getting so big!! Where did my babies go?!
We are staring to really prepare for the baby now and are starting the nursery. Its sort of been a storage room so we need to clear it out and organize. We want to get most of it done this month because the holidays will be very busy and then i'll be very pregnant and my due date will be just around the corner! It's gone by so fast this time and we haven't really had much time to enjoy it. Im already almost 23 weeks! Since we aren't finding out the gender, we aren't going to do too much in the nursery until after the baby arrives. He/she will be in our room for a while anyways. We are painting the room yellow and grey and are mostly going to do patterns for now. Depending on the gender we may add more specific stuff to it later.
There is far less to plan for only one baby and most of the big ticket items we already have. We really are just trying to mentally prepare for it and get the triplets ready to be big siblings. We have done a bit of shopping for a few outfits but not knowing the gender prevents a lot! We aren't getting a new stroller or anything and there are only a few new things I want to try this time around. We do need to get more cloth diapers and I am slowly adding to our stash.
We have talked a lot about names and we finally have them set! (I think...) This time around we are not going to share until the birth. More waiting! But really we have a couple names for each gender and are going to decide at the birth which one fits best.