Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Baby Butler # 3: 15 Weeks

We got a positive test on June 7th, so we’ve known for a while now that we were expecting this sweet little blessing! I’m so excited to finally start blogging about it & documenting all the fun.

Mondays are my “rollover days.”


{pictured: 13 weeks}

Growth:  Baby should be weighing around a half of a pound by now…around the size of a an orange. (Looks more like a small melon in my belly!)

My Symptoms: I feel really great! I am so thankful to be blessed with pretty easy pregnancies, and honestly if it weren’t for the “bump” and the feeling the movement, I’d probably forget I was pregnant. I haven’t really been sick at all (other than two times when we were traveling and my eating schedule was off). My skin is AWFUL though. Not sure if it’s all hormones or if it’s that I’m so tired by the time I go to bed I haven’t really been washing my face, (probably a combo) but me + concealer = BFF right now. So much for the gorgeous pregnancy glow! I’m also a little bit moody, but I’m workin on it. In that past, that seems to go away second trimester and I start feeling more like myself…thankfully…because I’m normally a very calm & patient person and I like it that way.

Round ligament pain like whoa! I can feel all kinds of crazy stretching going on and sometimes it’s painful if I sit up too quickly.

I’ve got a cold this week, but I’m just going to suck it up and let it run its course because I’m pretty hard core about not taking anything other than my vitamins. (Actually, looking back on my week 15 blog post with the other boys, I had a cold/sinus infection with BOTH of them at this same time. Maybe week 15 is just my week to get sick? If not, funny coincidence.)

Weight/Baby Bump: Whew! Okay, so my belly button is already out and I’ve got quite the little torpedo starting to come back with a vengeance. Everyone started calling me out & asking if I was pregnant at like 9-10 weeks. Ha! What is even going on right now? I know the belly pops faster since I’ve already had two and since it hasn’t been that long since I was pregnant (Kade and the new baby will be 20 months apart), but y’all…I look like I am 6 months pregnant!

Whatever, just rollin with it. I think I’m up about 5 lbs from pre-preg weight. But check this bad boy out…(Don’t worry, I won’t do any more raw belly shots, but I just had to show y’all this.)


Gender: I had a feeling from the get-go this was going to be a boy. The pregnancy has been almost identical to the other two so far. And honestly, I wanted another boy! I’m not sure if that was God preparing my heart, but I just felt such an overwhelming feeling that we should have another boy & that’s what my heart was longing for. Jonathan and both of our dads really want us to have a girl, so maybe next time…but for now, another Butler BOY to add to the mix! I am over the moon excited about another sweet fella to love on and for the boys to have another brother. Brothers are the sweetest, and I LOOOOOVE being a boy mom! Boys are so much fun!!

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing regular clothes, but it probably won’t be for much longer.

Sleep: Not sure what’s going on, but I’m not sleeping as well as I normally do. I’ve been waking up very early (for me), so I need to go to bed earlier. I think that might be an answered prayer though because I’ve prayed specifically about waking up earlier.

Movement: I can totally feel this baby already! He is on the right side of my belly. I felt him for the first time during week 13. I know that seems early, but I’m certain.

Appointments: I’ve been to the doctor 3 times and the specialist once (for some testing- since I’m adopted and don’t know all of my medical history- praise the Lord it all came back normal!). That bloodwork is how we found out the gender so early. I’ve actually had an ultrasound at each appointment too so hopefully I won’t have any more for a while. Heartbeat at the first appointment was 188. They were able to find the sweet babe at my 5 week appointment from the outside of my belly. (I don’t think I have a lot of skin/tissue between my uterus/tummy. Normally they have to do a vaginal ultrasound that early.) Next appointment the heartbeat was 167. This last time it was 158. (or something close to that anyway) They couldn’t find the heartbeat using the doppler at the last appointment which is why I had to have another ultrasound. Everyone seemed to breathe a sigh of relief when I walked out of the ultrasound room, but I wasn’t worried. I should have probably told her where that little orange is! Everything else has been going smooth. My next checkup is the first week of September.


Accomplishments: I’m still nursing Kade in the morning and evening. I don’t really see a reason to stop, but I don’t plan on tandem nursing.

I’ve survived another first trimester without throat punching anybody! #winning

Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: I love when Jase talks about the baby, having another brother, and kisses my belly. It is the sweetest!! And I was so excited to finally share the news with everyone!! I am seriously in awe at how supportive, encouraging, and congratulatory everyone has been. Our little family is beyond blessed with the BEST of the BEST! So thankful to be surrounded by folks who appreciate what a sweet blessing children are from the Lord.

Work Outs: I’m getting back into it. I know it seems crazy we can be too busy to work out since we both work from home, but we have been swamped! We are getting ready to put our house on the market & we’ve been traveling a good bit. I haven’t been to  classes much over the last month. It’s game on now though – I’m ready to get back at it. I feel SO MUCH BETTER when I work out! It helps my mood, my energy, my sleep, and my confidence. I plan to stay consistent with body pump and yoga and will mix it up for cardio. I still feel pretty strong though. Yoga is my absolute FAVE during pregnancy and makes such a difference for things like back aches, hip pain, etc. I also love practicing the breathing.

Goals: Drink more water! I’m always the first during the first trimester, and that affects my digestion. I also want to start juicing again.

Thoughts: Anybody have name ideas? I am kinda sad we used Andrew for Kade’s first name because I LOVE the name Andrew (& Drew). Jonathan really likes the name Tripp & said it’s perfect since he’s the third boy, but we probably won’t use that. I also like Beau, Nash, Knox, & Beckham/Beckett (call him Beck). We like short (single syllable), strong sounding names. Lots of people suggested Luke or Lane (to keep in like with J-K-L), but unfortunately teaching can ruin some names for ya. Jonathan’s dad likes Wyatt, and several people suggested James (which is my dad, brother, and nephew’s first name).


Jase (15 weeks)- IMG_2041

Kade (15 weeks)- photo 2 (9)


Anonymous said...

How exciting! We have 3 boys, ages 5, 2, and 5 months. They're names are Ridge, Beau, and Hayes. We love short, masculine names too!

Anonymous said...

Jase, Kade, and Myles (or Miles) sounds cute together ! Also loveeeeee Nash

bnfunky said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Do you like your maiden name? We named our firstborn my maiden name, "Fenwick," and we call him "Fen" for short! Just a suggestion! My favorite is Tripp, though!

christi said...

You are superwoman! Putting your house on the market with 2 young boys and pregnant with the 3rd? I don't know how you do it!

I really wanted to name Benson Beau but Jason wasn't a fan so maybe the next one :)! I also really liked Wyatt. I LOVE the suggestion Ridge!!

A few more suggestions: Rhett, Blake, Blaine and Briggs. (I have a thing for "B" names.)

Brittany Harris said...

So happy for you and your family of 5! Will pray for a healthy momma/baby boy and VBAC!!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

James Wyatt Butler, nice strong name! Reed, Brock, and Grant for a few other suggestions! Congrats on another boy! :)

Lynae said...

Daniel or Matthew! My 3 boys names are William James, Andrew Timothy and Daniel Matthew. They are 19, 17 and 15 now and all pure joy!

Haleigh Collins said...

Congrats! :) would love to read about what you are looking for in a new home!

Reily W said...

We love one syllable, masculine names too! Our sons are named Jace and Dirk! #3 will be Rhett or Kade 😀😀 Love reading your blog in Kansas!