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February 2017…valentines and baby names

06 March 2017

We started out February with baby girl's 20 week anatomy scan. She is looking great and is growing right on track. She was transverse and the placenta is anterior (I find it interesting that my other 3 babies stayed in the same positions from their 20 week scan until birth, and wonder if she will do the same). She had her face snuggled up next to the placenta the whole time, so it was difficult to get a good profile angle on her.
I was just looking through my phone and couldn't find a single baby bump photo from recently! I think I posted one on an instagram story but apparently those get deleted automatically... so ooops! I'm currently 24 weeks (viability)! Of course I hope she stays in much longer to grow healthy and strong, but now that she is viable, I feel like it's safe to start buying a few things for her, planning her nursery, and of course thinking about choosing a baby name! We've had a list going for a while, and are finally starting to narrow down names. I'm so indecisive though; names are hard! Lyla's name didn't even make it to our favorite names list until the end of my pregnancy! Anyways, I think it will be fun to look back on the names we liked for baby #4 so here is our list: Makayla, Makenzie, Molly, Brinley, Katelyn, Alyvia, Abbigail, Ashtyn, Josslyn, Zoey, Avalyn, Maya, Ellie, Sierra, Hazel, Marley, Juliet, Hayven, Ivy, Aspen, Grace, Blair, Emree, Briana, Oaklynn. I wonder if we will choose one of those names, or if we will ultimately add one later in the pregnancy to choose. I want to know now! haha.

Valentines Day was great! I had the kids paint these little Valentines for Jared, and a few more for teachers/friends. Jared's family has this tradition of going to Maddox for a Valentines date, so that is what we did again this year! I know we had a picture taken…but I think it's on one of my sister in-laws phones.

 It warmed up enough for us to play outside without snow gear on for a few days, but it didn't last long.

 We went to an indoor pool one weekend. It's been a while! I was surprised at how much better the twins did in the water compared to last summer when we took them swimming. They were much more brave, and even went down some slides by themselves!

 Kyler still doesn't know how to swim, and is scared to put his face in the water. I've been trying to get him in swim lessons, but they fill up so quickly it's been hard.

Lyla has had a rough past 2 weeks teething…but she finally cut through all four of her canines! Ryan still doesn't have any.

We went on a mid-week date to an escape room with Jared's coworkers. It was fun, but a lot harder than I expected! Work is going well for Jared. His office just moved to downtown Salt Lake City, right above City Creek in the world trade center building. It's a great place to meet for lunch, and there is an awesome kids play place in the foodcourt. The commute is longer now, so he has been riding the train to/from work and we have been meeting at the gym everyday after work. 

I went to Kyler's kindergarten class a few times recently. One was for a walking report card, and the other was for parent/teacher conferences. His teacher is so sweet and had so many good things to say about Kyler! He makes friends easily, obeys the rules, participates, and is funny! His testing scores (reading and math) could be better though, so we are working really hard with him at home, and hopefully we will see a significant improvement when he is retested in April.

I've been busy taking lots of pictures for Alva Baby! It's fun seeing my babies on their website/amazon but it's also stressful when the twins don't cooperate for photos. Ryan is the most easy going twin so he has been getting in more photos lately. I can't wait for baby girl to come…she will be much easier to take pics of!

 He has been doing this goofy dance lately…I'm obsessed with him. He's so happy! 

I'm hoping we're about done with the snow here…so we went to donut falls for one last day of sledding/snow ball throwing. Ryan was not a fan of the snow, Lyla loved it and kept eating it, and Kyler had fun throwing snowballs at daddy.

Welp, that's all of the updates I can think of for now.  Until next month~


  1. Your kiddos are just the cutest!! Can I ask what type of safety lock that is on your cabinets???

    1. Thank you! The one in the picture is this one we also have these other ones off amazon, and I like them better ;)

    2. Thank you! We bought the usual kind that have to be screwed into the cabinets but our cabinets must be made out of some kind of heavy duty wood and we couldn't get the screws in them. I have been trying to figure something else that might work.


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