The Littlest Funk blog: 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Third Trimester | Twins Bumpdate

Twins Bumpdate: It's baby time!


How far along?
Currently 37 weeks!  I obviously haven't blogged in almost two months and with good reason.  I've been exhausted, we moved out of state, I was put on partial bed rest and I have two toddlers at home to take care of.  The last few months have flown by and to be completely honest, I haven't been motivated to blog.  I know I will regret this, so here I am with what will be my last #bumpdate!

Babies are the size of?
Ummm....they are huge!  At least for twins.  My OB has been so impressed with their growth and they are both measuring the same. (17in each; 6lbs each)

Total weight gain/loss?
20lbs - I know this probably doesn't seem like a lot in my situation, but I was around 15lbs overweight when I got pregnant due to the miscarriage I had last Summer.


Are you showing?
I finally had to ask my husband to help me put my socks and shoes on.  I can barely put on pants by myself anymore.  I bump into everything.

Cravings?
For the first time this pregnancy, I am waking up so hungry in the middle of the night.  I am basically eating anything and everything and still have a pretty bad sweet tooth.

Sleeping?
I get decent sleep maybe once every two to three nights.  The other nights I am up every two hours and it takes me at least 45 minutes to fall back asleep.

Symptoms?
Where do I start.  My feet are still very swollen, I've started having some crazy, painful contractions, heartburn, I'm waddling, stretch marks like you wouldn't believe and back pain.  Seriously, all the pregnancy symptoms.
 
Genders?
TWINS GIRLS!  If you haven't seen our gender reveal, you can watch the video here and read my blog post here.

Movement?
My stomach looks like a scene from an alien movie.  It's crazy how much they are both moving.  Baby B moves way more than Baby A.

Mood this month?
Anxious! We are so ready for our twins to be here.

Best moments of July and August?
I don't know where to start!  I turned 31.  We bought our home in Indiana.  I finally met my new OB which was a huge relief.   I had a mommy daughter date with my oldest. We enjoyed Kentucky and the girls swam pretty much every day.  We were finally reunited with my husband who was finishing up work in Florida.  My MIL moved in with us to help with my girls since I was put on partial bed rest.  At 33 weeks I was already dilated 3cm and we prepared ourselves for a stay in NICU.  I became a contributor for Gugu Guru, an online parenting resource!  I've had several OB appointments and each time, the twins are doing great.  I did end up in triage for false labor once and another time to check out a possible blood clot.  I finally had a date night with my husband (probably our last one before the babies come).  We celebrated my husband's birthday and have basically just been enjoying being in our park yard since I'm limited on what I can do.

We are thrilled to finally meet our girls next week when I'll be induced at 38 weeks!

 





A fun campaign I did with Dominos and Gugu Guru!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

27 + 28 Weeks | Twins Bumpdate

Twins Bumpdate: 27 + 28 weeks


How far along?
27/28 weeks!  (Hello 3rd Trimester)

Babies are the size of?
Butternut Squash (14in each; 3lbs each)

Total weight gain/loss?
13lbs+

Are you showing?
Yes! Some days I feel huge and clearly look like I'm having twins and some days people are shocked when I tell them.

Cravings?
Fruit and vegetables.  I think it's helped that I've been at my in-laws and they try to eat pretty healthy.

Sleeping?
It's still a hit or miss situation.  Some nights it's decent and some nights I'm up at 3am and can't go back to sleep.

Symptoms?
Just tired.  I can't seem to get enough sleep.  Swelling isn't terrible, but it's definitely still there.
 
Genders?
TWINS GIRLS!  If you haven't seen our gender reveal, you can watch the video here and read my blog post here.

Movement?
My stomach looks like a scene from an alien movie.  It's crazy how much they are both moving.  Baby B moves way more than Baby A.

Mood this week?
A little stressed. 

Best moment this week?
We have officially been in Kentucky for a few weeks now.  I got to do a little house hunting in Indiana while the girls stayed with my in-laws.  My husband flew up and met me and we put an offer in on a house and it was accepted!  We are anxious to close on our new home and make it our own.  I turned 31 this week, but didn't really do a lot of celebrating.  I mean, my husband bought us a new home, so that was a pretty big deal.  We missed fireworks, but had a little glow party in the living room instead.  Oh, and I spent a few hours in triage because my Braxton Hicks were so bad that I couldn't tell if they were actual contractions or not.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

25 + 26 Weeks | Twins Bumpdate

Twins Bumpdate: 25 + 26 weeks


How far along?
25/26 weeks!  

Babies are the size of?
Eggplants (10in each; 2lbs each)

Total weight gain/loss?
11lbs+

Are you showing?
Yes! I was actually asked twice this week if I was due any day now! Haha!

Cravings?
I'm still craving Shrimp and Grits...any seafood really.

Sleeping?
It's still a hit or miss situation.  Some nights it's decent and some nights I'm up at 3am and can't go back to sleep.

Symptoms?
Swelling hasn't gone away and I've really bad acid indigestion and heartburn lately.  I get the occasional headache, but that could just be from having toddlers.
 
Genders?
TWINS GIRLS!  If you haven't seen our gender reveal, you can watch the video here and read my blog post here.

Movement?
My stomach looks like a scene from an alien movie.  It's crazy how much they are both moving.  Baby B moves way more than Baby A.

Mood this week?
It's been a bittersweet week for all of us.

Best moment this week?
We found out we would be leaving Florida this week because of a job my husband took in Indiana.  You can read about that here.  With that being said, we put our house on the market and planned as many activities and play dates as we could before we left.  We went to the Crayola Experience, Medieval Times and DISNEY WORLD!  We had a blast but it was exhausting.  We said goodbye and tried to see as many people as we could and love on them before our big trip to the Midwest.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Last Month with the Funk's | We've Moved!

In the beginning of the year I started "last week with the Funk's" and kept up with it until I found out I was pregnant with twins and wow!  Bring on the exhaustion.  I literally couldn't get out of bed some days and when I could, I still could barely keep my eyes open.  Needless to say, I haven't posted a weekly update on our family in months, so I thought I would start monthly updates and we'll see how that goes. ;)

What a whirlwind of a month June was for our little family.  If you've been following along on Instagram, then you know we've moved!  When we found out we were expecting twins, we immediately knew that we were going to need help and wanted to be closer to family.  My husband is from Indiana, so we started to get a feel for the area and he started to reach out about a transfer for his job.  Little did we know that it would get approved and happen as quickly as it did.  With that being said, June was full of catching up and seeing as many friends as we could and getting in some Florida activities with our girls that we had yet to do.

Our last family photo in front of our FL home.

We went to Dinosaur World, which I highly recommend if there is one near you.  Besides being almost 6 months pregnant in the Florida heat/humidity when we went, we had a blast and it is easily somewhere we would go back to.  


I got a prenatal massage which helped my sciatica pain tremendously, was showered by some of my favorite people for the twins and had a fun date night with my husband all in one weekend.  It was much needed knowing that the girls and I would be leaving soon and my husband would be staying in Florida to finish selling our home.


The girls and I went to a $1 movie to see Curious George.  If you don't already know, most theaters have Summer movie specials for kids and it's cheap and a good way to keep them entertained and beat the heat. We also attended a really fun event at ZooTampa.   


We ended our last weekend in Florida with a family trip to Orlando which included going to Crayola Experience, Medieval Times and Disney World!!  Seriously such a fun weekend and I'm working on getting those blog posts ready.  We had planned on Legoland as well, but after 12 straight hours at Disney, this pregnant mama was exhausted.  


Father's Day was low key as we did some more packing and just relaxed after a busy weekend.  My MIL flew in that next day and was able to help me do more around the house and keep the girls entertained as we prepared for our house to go on the market.

Like I said, crazy busy month that went by way too fast! We definitely didn't get to see everyone we wanted to, but I made so many wonderful friends during my last 8 years in Florida that I know we will back!


Sunday, June 17, 2018

23 + 24 Weeks | Twins Bumpdate

Twins Bumpdate: 23 + 24 weeks

 
How far along?
23/24 weeks!  

Babies are the size of?
Ears of Corn (8.5in each; 1.3lbs each as of my  last appointment)

Total weight gain/loss?
10lbs+

Are you showing?
Yes! I feel like my stomach can't stretch any more!

Cravings?
Shrimp and Grits! McDonald's cheeseburgers (which is something I never get)

Sleeping?
It's still a hit or miss situation.  Some nights it's decent and some nights I'm up at 3am and can't go back to sleep.

Symptoms?
Still swelling if I'm out doing too much.  My back pain is gone thanks to a prenatal massage.
 
Genders?
TWINS GIRLS!  We finally had our gender reveal a few weeks ago.  You can watch the video here and read my blog post here.

Movement?
So much movement!  I don't know what they are doing in there, but they are moving all the time now!

Mood this week?
Extremely grateful and happy.

Best moment this week?
Seeing our twin girls at my fetal heart appointment and knowing they are doing well and growing as they should be.  I took my other girls to Dinosaur World and they loved it.  We were also showered with so much love at our baby shower over the weekend and I got a date night with my husband.  I'm so thankful for the wonderful friendships I've made.  We also got to attend a preview event of the new Roaring Springs at ZooTampa and Emma rode her first big girl ride!


Friday, June 8, 2018

Roaring Springs at ZooTampa!

My girls and I had the chance to check out the new Roaring Springs, a three-level splashdown at ZooTampa this week and I'm excited to share all about it with you!


I was a little unsure how much fun the girls would have since they are so little, but they loved that they were able to stand in the Splash Zone!  Well, Charlotte liked the concept but didn't care for the actually splashing part.  Ha!

Roaring Springs officially opens Saturday, June 9th, 2018 and you are going to want a front row seat or a back row seat if you want to get really soaked.

I loved the country vibe, the amazing food from Joe's Diner (fish tacos? Yes, please!), the fun water ride and it's ode to Florida's native landscape and wildlife.  Overall, it exceeded my expectations and my girls didn't want to leave.  I don't blame them either!  Besides all the fun, it's a nice break from the Florida heat.


Of course,  they immediately went for the deconstructed Key Lime Pie and it was delicious!  They will even had fresh squeezed orange juice to drink...yum!  I personally liked it all and can't wait to go back to try some more of what Joe's Diner will offer.


After heading to the Splash Zone, my oldest begged me to go on the ride.  I was hesitant, but headed over thinking she wouldn't be tall enough.  To my surprise, she hit a growth spurt and was tall enough!  You have to be at least 36" to ride with an adult and 42" to ride by yourself.  Being 24 weeks pregnant with twins, I couldn't ride with her and little sis couldn't either.  Thankfully, another blogger friend was able to go with her and I was more nervous than she was!  She made it through and loved every second of it.  My super adventurous and brave 4 year old!


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Thank you to ZooTampa for inviting us to their media event!  As always, opinions are 100% honest and my own.