Yes, yes, you read that test right. We are in fact pregnant with baby number three! It is very early and it may not be proper baby etiquette to share so early, but we are terrible keepers of secrets. It would seem that Poppy was actually the first to know about it though! She had drawn the above family portrait (minus the little red baby) weeks earlier and we had it hanging on the fridge. About a week before we found out, she went to the fridge with a red pen and drew the extra little body into our family. When we asked who it was she said it was the baby. Like whoa.
To be honest, we thought we were done, but if I am being really honest, I mostly just wanted to be done being pregnant. I am not sure that I ever stopped wanting a third. We even went so far as to look up the number of the local “Gentle Vasectomy Clinic” only to find that they had closed the month before due to retirement. I took it as a sign; Mike was just plain relieved.
Pregnancy and I have never been really great friends, but we tolerated each other…barely. This time I am going to speak with my Naturopath in hopes of finding a homeopathic solution for the all day nausea that has already begun to show itself and generally lasts until about 16 weeks. The bean soup I have loved for the past year is the first food aversion and Mike couldn’t be happier to see it leave our meal plan. Now, I know nausea isn’t an unusual symptom to deal with, but it knocks me into a non-productive, low grade depression, and early weight gain. So, in hopes of enjoying this final pregnancy, I will attempt to nip it in the bud early. Please feel free to share your own nausea-busting methods with me!
Well, don’t I just sound all matter of fact! We are giddy and excited to add to our little family, but it feels so different from our first and even our second. We feel a bit wiser, we know what it means with regards to sleep, and siblings, and outings. I also know not to worry about my heart being big enough for all this love because I have felt it happen before. We also know this will teach us things only three children could teach us. We have no doubt that it will be both insane and, ultimately, wonderful!
Well, there you have it folks! News as it happens, and I am so happy to share the happy news with everyone.
go gently + be wonderful