I'm so excited it's December!!

WOO!!! DECEMBER!!! In case I haven't annoyed the crap out of you in person telling you why I love December...Let me tell you now. IT'S VIABILITY MONTH! On Dec 30 I will be 24 weeks. If I deliver anytime after 24 weeks the neonatologists will do everything they can to keep my babies alive and healthy! THAT'S A HUGE DEAL PEOPLE. Oh and Brandon's birthday is December 2nd. :) So, I turned 20 weeks on Monday, December 2nd and we got to see our sweet bundles of joy via ultrasound again (I told Brandon that was his birthday gift...) Jack was 13oz, Clara was 12oz, and Olivia was 11oz. Each of them is growing right on target with a singleton pregnancy which is wonderful.

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Triplet collage for christmas card

Here's the little Christmas Card photo I made of the triplets! I'll be putting a copy in our Christmas Cards we are sending out next week! :) Happy Sneak peaking. It's not perfect, but it's the best I could do with iphoto and picstitch. haha

The Babies are DEFINITELY MOVING ALL THE TIME now. Everyone comments about remembering how "beautiful" the little "butterflies" of movement felt....I will say it's cool to know they're moving so much but "beautiful" isn't quite the word I would use to describe it. It feels more like someone is beating me up from the inside out. And I'm pretty sure that's literally what is happening. haha And of course (like every other baby) their favorite times to be awake are in the middle of the night. Lovely.

Here's my 20 week belly shots! I added in a shot of the cream and oil I use on my tummy (or at least attempt to remember to use...sometimes...)

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The lotion is  Glowology Perfecting Creme.  I bought it at a little baby clothes boutique in downtown Southern Pines. My mom got me the Bio Oil from Costco. I use the cream in the morning and the oil at night. It's doing wonders so far! Not a stretch mark in sight!

As you can see we are pretty festively set up for Christmas already. Since those photos were taken, we have many a present wrapped and under the tree. And, thankfully, we are completely finished Christmas shopping! Woo!

Over the week of Thanksgiving Brandon and I received a package from our great friends Mike and Larissa Warzinski! HOW freaking CUTE are these blankets, burp cloths, and bibs??? The awesome part...Larissa, her mom, and her neighbor HANDMADE them for us.

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We are so grateful for all of the friends and family that have been sending us baby stuff already!

We also got an awesome package in the mail from an old irish dancing friend [competitor ;)], Ashley Teplis, FULL of hand-me-down baby girl clothes {That pretty much look brand new!}

So, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all those who are thinking of us, praying for us, and making stuff for our sweet little babies. We are forever grateful; You just have no idea.

And, last but not least, Friday night we went to the Womack Army Medical Center's 2013 Holiday Ball. (sorry the photos are kind of blurry...it was our best attempt at camera timer-ing from the mantel)

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As always Bran looks super handsome in his uniform. I was just lucky to have ordered a dress offline at www.Asos.com --I guessed what size I needed, and it fit perfectly!! Probably the only time that'll happen...ever. It was a lot of fun and I even got HALF of a slow song dance in. Baby Jack seems to really enjoy the dancing which makes me not enjoy it as much.... haha

Otherwise, I'm still working. I've gone back to 12hr shifts (which I'm SOOO happy about) so that I have more days off in between to rest. (The whole "working 8 hr days Mon-Fri like a normal working adult" thing was NOT cutting it for me.) I have another appointment December 16 and we will just take it week by week from there. I'm just happy my babies are happy and healthy!

Happy December everyone! Hope it's as wonderful, cheery, and uneventful as I'm praying ours will be!