Friday, August 30, 2013

Baby #3 - All the details

Thank you so much for all your sweet congratulatory comments on my last post about baby #3.

We've always known that we wanted 3 or 4 kids about 2 years apart. What can I say, we want lots of kids running around our house.
After Tman, I had baby fever by the time he was 9 months but we waited until he turned 1 to stop preventing. I mean this baby didn't even start sleeping through the night until he was 9 months. We luckily got pregnant right after his 1st birthday but lost that baby due to a missed miscarriage at 10 weeks. Soon after we were blessed with our Jbird and both our boys are exactly 24 months apart. Talk about God's plan.
This time around, we had the easiest baby ever "Hello Jbird". By 6 months he was sleeping through the night and of course not even a month later my baby fever kicked in. We decided to wait until after our trip to Europe in May to do anything just in case. Though Jbird would only be 9 months, we felt pretty good about our decision.

The minute we got back from our vacation in May, we threw caution to the wind. Low and behold, a month later in June, we were starring at a positive pregnancy test. AHHHHHHHHHHH. We've been blessed beyond our wildest dream in the baby making department and we thank God everyday for his grace.

I called my mom immediately and told her to come over with my brothers and grandma. We put Jbird in a "I am going to be a big brother" shirt. That same day we told our parents and our brothers and sisters. We didn't want to sleep on such good news and we figured we needed all the prayers that we could get. They were so excited, African families love babies so that was no surprise at all
We went into full photoshoot mode as you do :). The boys had no idea what was going on but Tman definitely played along.
I just love this pic with our Tman a month away from turning 3, our 10-month old Jbird, and another baby in the oven. God is good.
The fear and anxiety clouded the next 3 weeks of my life until the first appointment in July. I was a nervous wreck, just scared out of my mind. The minute the Dr put the U/S machine on, I knew all was going to be well with the world. Our little bean just showed up on the screen with the most beautiful and loud heartbeat you've ever heard as if to say "don't worry mama, I am here to stay". We cried tears of joy, relief, and happiness.
Our littlest bean, 7 weeks young, the most beautiful sight ever

We had to wait another 5 weeks until August to see the babe again. Gosh this waiting game was crazy but it was all worth it to see this not so little bean again at 12 weeks. Oh and the babe showed us the goods and we actually know the gender....So excited
This pregnancy has seriously kicked my butt. I have been utterly exhausted but then again, like my husband says, taking care of 2 rambunctious boys is a tiring job. I have also been somewhat sick, no nausea but a never ending feeling of wanting to puke but nothing happens. We've survived the first trimester, our baby is growing strong and healthy, life is good.
My bump showed up so early this time, I guess that's what happens when you are on pregnancy #4 in less than 4 years. I must say that I love it because it feels like I am pregnant much longer. By 11 weeks I couldn't hide the belly anymore. We started taking bump pics at 8 weeks (we waited until we saw the baby, call me paranoid).
8 and 9 weeks when we were on vacation in Jamaica

10 weeks - Tman is not feeling these bump pictures this time around
11 weeks - yep, I am totally showing. My Tman does not care to be in my bump pics, it's going to be interesting to get both boys in pics weekly
 12 weeks - with my sis in law at Jbird's birthday party, twin cousins are coming
 13 weeks - bye bye first trimester, I am not sorry to see you go
We are 14 weeks now and all caught up with baby #3. What a blessing, we are super happy as you can imagine. We are so looking forward to this new adventure in our lives. Glory be to God for all good things come from him.

20 comments:

  1. I just loved reading this post.

    You look fabulous as always. LOVE LOVE LOVE the green dress you wore in one of the pics. You are positively glowing.
    Congratulations again!

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    1. Thank you so much J. I do love that green dress

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  2. Aww Pegster. Congrats again momma bear. You are defo positively glowing! You are one blessed momma.

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    1. Thanks girly, we are pretty excited

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this update!! You are definitely glowing. Pregnancy looks amazing on you girl!! xoxoxo!

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  4. I'm so happy for you! like smiling from ear to ear.

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    1. Thanks Josie, we are pretty excited too

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  5. God is good! You are so blessed in the baby making department :)

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    1. Thanks Amy, oh we know and so don't take this blessing for granted.

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  6. you are glowing! and you truly have been blessed in the baby making department!

    so excited to know the gender .... praying it's a girl! ;)

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    1. Thanks Faith, God has been good to us for sure

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  7. I am so excited for you!! Wish we lived closely & I could do prenatal massage on you! Hope your second trimester is easy & has you feeling good!

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  8. SO EXCITING!!!I'm so happy for you guys. What a blessing! Can't wait to hear more about the progression. :)

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  9. This is seriously so exciting, and you look GREAT!

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  10. You're already glowing!! Rock that beautiful baby bump!

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  11. You look great! I think I know the gender of your baby, based on a little theory that my doctor follows! I can't wait for you to announce the gender!

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  12. yay, baby bump! congrats (again lol). I know what you mean about the heartbeat/ultrasound being reassuring. your family is very blessed!

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