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Surprise! Baby #3 Is On The Way

If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that earlier this week, I announced we were welcoming a new addition to our family. If not, SURPRISE!

 

And that’s not all…this bun in my oven is already half baked! Baby #3 is due on August 14th and we really could not be more excited. Even J and Savi are totally in love, always giving kisses and talking to my stomach.

 

 

I feel great now, but it wasn’t always that way. The first trimester was so rough on me. When we found out, I was miserable. I was throwing up every day, especially when I smelled meat- even bacon, my favorite thing ever! I was also so unbelievably tired from trying to keep up with two very active toddlers that I hardly had time to be excited and grateful.

Around 14 weeks, I decided to switch to a doctor closer to home. Everything was going fine until the ultrasound. The machine kept shutting on and off, but the doctor told me she was sure that I had miscarried. She couldn’t see or find a heartbeat. She told me I would need to schedule a D&C if the baby didn’t pass on it’s own.

I was completely in shock. All I could keep thinking about was all the times I complained about being pregnant. All the times I said, “Oh, man now I can’t do this or that.” I had taken for granted how much I wanted and loved this baby.

I scheduled the operation and completely broke down. I tried so hard to keep it together in front of the kids and for my husband. But the whole mood of our house had shifted. I have never cried so much or felt that devastated in my entire life. I felt like it was my fault I lost the baby because I wasn’t grateful enough.

I went back to my old doctor’s office and explained I wanted a second opinion. Thankfully, within seconds the doctor assured me that baby was very much alive and well. Again, I was in shock but I don’t think I need to tell you how happy I was to hear that!

And so here we are; 20 weeks in, enjoying feeling little baby’s kicks and sending the cool dad on regular trips to get black cherry Greek yogurt, potato tacos and sour candy.
 

 

The cool dad doesn’t want to know the gender until birth. As the girl who convinced him to open our very first Christmas gifts 3 weeks earlier than the 25th, there’s no way I can wait to know! But I will be keeping my lips sealed, so no one ruins the surprise.

What do you think our little tie breaker will be? Team girl or team boy?

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  • Carmen Narcisse Pichon

    Congratulations! As someone who has distrust for doctors after my own pregnancy I’m so glad you got a second opinion and everything is ok. Always happy to hear someone is pregnant and happy!

    • Thank you! I’m sorry to hear you had bad experiences, too. It’s crazy how much room there is for mistakes and how often they are believed. My support system really helped guide me.

  • Lex

    YAY!!!! This is so exciting, congratulations! Pregnancy is amazing, and this is your third so obviously you know that! I can’t wait to follow you on this journey!

  • Karina R. Moran

    Congratulations!!! How exciting! I have 3 kids too – my youngest is 21 months today. I love how your older two are already so attached – mine were too to their little baby sister. The baby wasn’t just my baby or daddy’s baby – it was theirs too! Gosh, seeing them meet your newest little one is gonna be epic. Hope you have a smooth rest of pregnancy and I’m soooo glad your baby is alive and well! :)<3

    • Thank you 🙂 When my son met my daughter, he wasn’t too interested haha. I think it was real for him when we brought her home- he wanted to help with everything for her and I was so filled with love. It really was epic and I can’t wait to see them bond with this one!

  • Dilraz AR Kunnummal

    So amazing. Congraats.
    And i can’t even imagine what that idiot doctor put u through.
    Sending tonnes of positivity 🙂

    • Seriously! I definitely called and made a complaint. It was almost as if she was pushing me to get the procedure, as well. Thankfully I had a great support system who helped keep me positive.

  • cewtypye

    Being pregnant is such a wonderful time. My pregnancy was not necessarily fun but I look back now and miss those days.

    • <3 It's hard to appreciate it in the moment when your body is going through so much!