We are having baby #3!!! And we are so so so so excited! So many fun and exciting things coming up for us, our home build should be done beginning of November (which is where we shot these in case you couldn’t tell) and then a new baby in February!! We found out we were pregnant when we were in Tahiti which made the trip that much more special! I will share a pic of the day we found out on my insta stories – so head on over there if you want to see. We decided that it felt right to start trying since at that point we would have the baby in the new house and we would have time to be settled. So when we started trying I bought this 100 pack of pregnancy tests from Amazon for like $20 because I knew I was going to be so excited I would want to take a test every day. Okay maybe twice a day haha. But when you have a 100 pack.. I mean why not. So I brought some to Tahiti and it was so special to find out there! It has been so fun to be pregnant again, it feels like it has been forever and its been so fun checking my app each morning to read a new update. Would definitely be lying if I said I don’t skip forward to the next day because I get so excited to see 😉 This pregnancy has been and will be a little different though so keep reading if you want to hear how!
Atticus and Rosie are honestly THRILLED about a new baby! They gave the secret away a few times because they would start kissing my belly and saying “hiiiii babbbby!” and of course whoever we were with would be like.. “okay spill” haha. They love to come lay next to my stomach and “snuggle with baby” or give kisses or show baby their cool toys. They always ask to see my pregnancy app because they think hearing the size of the baby in reference to fruit is hilarious and they love to see the pictures of what babies look like at this stage. They “awwwww” at every tiny little body part. Atticus always says when I pick him up or when he sits on my lap “mama I don’t want to hurt the baby!” and today he kept insisting that David drive (as we were headed to take these photos) and we asked why and he said because mama has baby! Little things like that he is always thinking of baby and I love it! And Rosie has already declared that baby’s favorite color is pink.
A few things have been really different about this pregnancy. For one I totally have the pregnancy blues which I have never had before. I feel like I am not myself and kind of emotionless like I don’t have interest in things anymore. I normally love to go to the gym and now it takes literally all of my brain power to mentally get myself there and to power through a good work out. I am proud that I have still been going about 5 days a week though! I stopped eating anything with added sugar this week in hopes that a change in my diet will help me feel a little happier and less mopey. Also it doesn’t help that I am SO tired.. like chronic exhaustion where I just want to sleep all day. Luckily David has been so sweet and quietly leaves the room in the morning with the kids and lets me sleep in (sleeping in for us is like 7am because our kids have been waking up with the sun at like 6am ah). It is also different because so many things make me so naseous and I have also never had this before! The smell of certain things make me feel the need to leave the room and I can’t eat big meals because after like 5 bites whatever I was eating makes me feel sick. Even if I was craving it alllll day.
The other reason this pregnancy is different is because we are waiting to find out the gender until we have the baby!!!! Which I am so excited to do. I would love to have a boy or girl and truly have no preference so we figure it is the perfect time to do it. I feel like it will be so special and I can’t wait! I have been set on doing this pretty much since I knew I was having a girl second so I am totally in the mindset to be ready to wait. I never thought I would be able to because I am such an impatient person when it comes to surprises like this but I am so prepped – I got this!
I am excited to share this news with you because I feel like I have been MIA and in large part because of my pregnancy blues and also just because I have been hiding this bump! I sure do get bumps quick and my bumps get rather large .. which I actually love because nothing is cuter than a pregnant woman with a huge bump! I hope I can see myself like that because I love seeing other women pregnant, so beautiful. Also I love a good bump pic so buckle up because my pregnancy might seem 12 months long with how many bump pics I will be sharing 😉