We're Having Another Baby!

I am excited to announce that we are having another baby! Our little bundle of joy will be joining us next spring and we cannot wait to meet the little peanut! 

I have just entered into the second trimester and am happily finally coming out of a rough few months of morning sickness. Let's just say there has been a lot of TV watching!

It took a little while to get pregnant with our first two so we were shocked and surprised to find out getting pregnant with baby number three happened much more quickly. I suppose a continual reminder that we can try to schedule and plan all we want. But only God truly knows when the time is right! So we are grateful for that and trust in His perfect timing in growing our family.

I will admit I struggled with feeling a little depressed while I was dealing with the morning sickness and feeling lonely due to covid. I know that this is not new feelings for anyone. But I learned how quickly things change when I don't have the normal energy and ability to keep busy and positive. 

I am seeing hopefulness again as I gain a little energy and we venture back out of the house. But it was a strong reminder that things are still so hard and tricky. And that it was in simply reaching out to others, being open about my feelings, and accepting help that I was reminded I am never truly alone. Plus intentionally disconnecting from my phone has helped a lot. I have less feelings of missing out and instead could simply be more present with my family (we recently watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix and it hit home for me).

Our son is VERY excited about having another baby. He is such a sweet big brother already and I look forward to seeing him share that love and care to another sibling. And thinking how our baby girl will become a big sister gets me teary eyed. She is still our sweet baby of the family for just a little longer and I am trying to soak it all up.

Being pregnant for the third time seems so different already. I had no problem letting the TV run all day while I laid on the couch sick. I know from experience now that we will all bounce back. And that giving myself grace and rest was what allowed me to be the best mom I could in this season. We really don't need much for a third child. I am excited to put together a shared room for our older two. Which our son is also very excited about! Feeling like I have done this before is such a freeing feeling. I want to simply enjoy these sweet babies as much as I can. I have no birth plan expectations! All I want is a healthy baby.

Our blessings overflow and we are so grateful for the honor to have another tiny human join our little kid gang. Surely our hands will be very full but so will our hearts. Thank you for sharing in this joy with us!