Thursday, June 30, 2016

Maternity leave for the last time and our baby's name :)

Since this is our last baby, this will of course be my last time being on maternity leave ever. You guys, I have always wondered if I will ever feel like we were done having kids and I must say I am absolutely and unequivocally sure that our family is complete and this is our last baby. My hubby is super happy about that of course :).

Yesterday was the first day of my maternity leave and it felt good not having to wake up early and rush anywhere. I am taking 20 weeks off this time around to stay at home with the baby, I don't go back to work until the end of November, woop woop. I figured this is our last baby so I should make the most of it all and I am thankful for a job that allows me to do just that.

I am keeping the boys at home with me until the baby comes. Yesterday was chill, chill and more chill. Don't you just love the sound of that. Hubby will take 3 to 4 weeks once the baby comes and spend some time at home with us while we adjust to life with 4 kids. Gosh, we are going to be a family of 6 very soon.

When hubby goes back to work after his paternity leave, the big boys will go back to Summer camp and I will stay at home with Bean and the baby. When you have 4 kids, only having to care for 2 is clearly a piece of cake :).

Anyway, our baby has a name and we are so in love with it. We are naming our daughter after both my grandmothers and hubby's aunt. I ordered a few personalized items for her, I know, I can't even help myself.

Her very own personalized onesie and hat with her name on it :), first outfit what up
And her blanket :) :) :)
I also got my hair done since I will be out of commission for a while there. My bangs have grown and so has the rest of my hair and I am totally loving it. I know I will lose it all in a few months but for now, it feels good to have hair :)
The first day of maternity leave was super nice. We woke up and lounged around for hours before we actually got out of bed :). We enjoyed a nice late breakfast while watching Paw Patrol and the boys definitely enjoyed that.
Tman went to Summer camp, they had a nice outing scheduled and I didn't want him to miss out. I stayed at home with Jbird and bean. After breakfast, I took the boys out on the deck for some water play, my kids will play in the water for hours so this is always a sure hit.

Two hours in and they were still super excited. I just put my feet up and watched them do their thing. Baby girl's bump was there too :)
When Jbird was done, he came and chilled with me on the glider. Bean just kept going and going like the energizer bunny :). I love this happy picture of me and my Jbird, such a happy kid
After water play, I made the boys lunch, a naked lunch it was because they refused to put clothes on until after their bath :). My boys are hilarious I tell you
After our late lunch, we all got cleaned up and I got the boys ready for a nap. Momma wanted a nap too so we had to make this work. I clearly wore them out with all the water play because they both passed out once they were in chilled mode

Both boys passed out, now that's what I am talking about. I was able to catch up on emails, clean up and take a nap too. It was glorious.
Before we knew it, hubby and Tman were home. The first day of maternity leave was perfect and so relaxing.

Today my brothers came over to hang out with us and brought my niece along for the ride. We also kept Tman at home and he definitely enjoyed hanging out with his brothers and cousin. We pulled the hose out for water play and it was a complete hit
My brother J was in charge of the hose and he definitely delivered. Hours of entertainment was had by all
After water play, shower and lunch, we got 3 of the 4 kids to take a nap at the same time :). Tman was not interested but it was definitely a nice quiet afternoon for the grown up
Maternity leave is going really well so far and I am so happy that all I have to worry about everyday until this little lady comes is take care of my babies. We'll probably just have this schedule on repeat everyday :).

37 weeks with baby #4, I was so happy when we hit full term, by far the best milestone in pregnancy because the baby can come anytime and be perfectly healthy

38 weeks with baby #4, she is moving around so much now that my belly is always lopsided
Look how low the belly is,  she has totally dropped
We are a few days away from 39 weeks and 10 days away from our due date, wowza. My body is aching like crazy, we are having braxton hicks constantly and I feel like every single body part is failing right now. But I relish in the fact that in a few days I will go from 3 to 4 kids when we welcome our baby girl and that is a total dream come true. For now I enjoy these 3 boys of mine and day dream about holding a new baby very soon. I love these boys of mine.
We are going to make the most of the days leading to our 4th baby's arrival. I plan to enjoy these few days of calm before the storm. So now I put my feet up and chill with my boys while we wait for baby girl to make an appearance. We are ready for you little one, you can come whenever you want and please don't take too much of your time :). Maybe the next baby update will actually have some new baby pictures.


  1. Yay, 20 weeks maternity leave is so awesome! I love her name so much. It's so classic and beautiful.

    Looks like you're enjoying your time with the boys. Loving all the water and outside fun!

    Have a great weekend. Can't wait to read what you guys get into this weekend :)

    P.S. You look fabulous! I can't believe how much baby girl has dropped!

  2. Woot woot!!! She's almost here! I am so excited for you! I love that you are making the most of the time. It is awesome! Enjoy your maternity leave and looking forward to seeing pictures of baby girl. Emilia is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful name!

  3. Beautiful name for her. Wishing you a safe delivery. You are certainly ready for baby girl with that drop. Have agreat weekend.