So I guess this is what happens when you don’t blog for months on end…
All the sudden you look up and you’re announcing a pregnancy! Yes, that’s right. If you didn’t catch it on Twitter or IG… We are expecting baby number THREE in May!
I promised to blog the details so here goes…
How far along?
Almost 16 weeks! This baby is due May 20th-25th (my original sono said the 25th and my most recent said the 20th) - just days before Knox’s birthday.
Was it planned?
NO!! So incredibly not planned. I mean - I never really felt like I was done having kids, but I certainly wasn’t ready to pull the trigger on a 3rd. In fact a week before we found I was bragging to someone about how much I loved the fact that my kids weren’t in diapers, feed themselves, and sleep through night - and how at that point I was totally content with my 2 “big” kids. Oh man… God sure does have a sense of humor!
I didn’t find out until later (for me) on this one - 8 weeks. I bought a test just to “rule it out” and I didn’t even take it until several days later because I figured it wasn’t a remote possibility. Well, imagine my surprise when that big fat + showed up! I had no clue how I was going to tell James, he ended up finding the test in a bathroom drawer that night, HA!
It has taken a while to really sink in - still hasn’t actually. I had my first doctors appointment around 9 weeks, and I can’t locate that sonogram pic at the moment. (Poor third child…)
I’ve actually been trying to keep up with the weekly pregnancy update thing. I have weeks 9-15 in a saved post that I will get up soon. But overall I just feel like I was in a coma the 1st trimester. I was so tired and unmotivated. Seems like that 2nd trimester energy burst has finally kicked in this week, so now I trying to put my house back together. It has been severely neglected these past few months!
Seems like I had more nausea with this pregnancy than my others, although thankfully it’s pretty much subsided. Right now I’m feeling pretty good, just ready to be past that awkward “is she pregnant or did she just eat too much” phase!
Spilling the beans…
Since I’d be 15 weeks right around Thanksgiving, we knew we wanted to announce it to our families when we traveled back to Memphis for the holiday. We told the kids a few days before we left. I had a great sonogram at 14 weeks as part of my genetic screening, which we got a copy of on DVD. So we sat them down in the den, told them we had a surprise, and played the DVD. It took them a little while (and some prompting) to figure out what it was. When they did - Knox was SO excited. He is so fascinated by all of this. He asked a lot of [in-depth] questions and he loves watching the DVD. “Can we watch X-ray Baby?!?”
Hadley was kind of a different story… She let us know that SHE is the baby, and she threw a fit until she went to bed that night. Lord help us! She’s warming up to the idea little by little, but I’m a little concerned about what’s going to go down when the baby is actually here.
(And I am such an awful mother for not getting any pictures of this!)
[How cute is that little profile?!?]
[Precious little feet and what looks like a smile!]
We had no super creative way to tell our family - we just let H announce that she was “going to be a big sister!” and share the sonogram pic. Of course everyone is really excited!
Boy or Girl?
We have a pretty good idea but my lips are sealed until we confirm at our 18 week ultrasound :)
But basically I’m in a really great spot with this - I already feel like I have the best of both worlds! On one hand - it feels like It’s been so long since I’ve done the baby boy thing, so that would be so fun. And on the other hand - I’d take another girl any day of the week. I mean the thought of matching dresses and bows… Yes please!
So either way - it will be so fun to find out and announce whether it will be more bishops or John Johns around here!
So now you know the scoop! Like I said I’m feeling pretty good right now. If anything I keep almost forgetting I’m pregnant. I feel like I don’t even have time to think about it, we are so busy these days. I can hardly believe it’s already been 16 weeks!
I’m going to try so hard to stay on top of pregnancy updates, as well as blogging in general!