SURPRISE!!! We are thrilled to share that we are expecting baby #3 this September!
We’ve been keeping the secret for a few months and it finally feels like the right time to share. I’ve tried to think of all the questions I remember getting asked with both our girls to give an update on where things are at.
How far along?
18 weeks – almost halfway there!
When is the due date?
Mid-September, but with this one being the third baby, I imagine it will arrive sooner than that. Lucy was a week overdue and Rosie was ten days early.
Was this planned?
We both come from families with three kids and always hoped we would have that too.
How did we tell our family?
I ended up telling my parents very early on because this baby is going to be born right after the peak of flower season. My mom and I run Cloverhill Flowers together and were busy planning our 2021 workshops when I figured out I was pregnant. It meant rearranging a few things and making sure we have some backup plans if baby comes early.
My sister is also expecting TWINS(!!) this spring so I was very excited that we’ll be having our babies only a few months apart.
As soon as we had the first ultrasound and knew everything was looking good, we told Garrett’s parents. His grandmother passed away this January and it was nice to be able to tell them some happy news.
Are the girls excited?
We just told them last week and so far there have been some mixed reviews, ha! Lucy has been asking if we can have another baby for over a year, so she was very excited when we told her. Rosie on the other hand is not too sure about all this. She just turned 2.5 and hasn’t seen many people, let alone babies in the last year. It’s hard for her to understand what this actually means, but she is baby doll obsessed so I hope that turns out to be helpful when the baby arrives in a few months.
Is it a boy or a girl?
We find out soon what we’re having! We’d love to add a boy to the mix but we also know how much fun having girls is – so whatever we end up with will be awesome.
Any names picked out?
With both of our girls, we went into the hospital with our top two names as well as a backup boy name, just in case. Funny enough, none of names from our previous lists are contenders for this one. We have a few girl and boy names kicking around, but will wait until we know who’s cooking before we starting thinking about it seriously.
How I’m feeling?
The first trimester this time around was pretty rough. I was nauseous and tired all the time, especially while running around after two kids. I couldn’t eat anything even remotely sweet (not even my beloved morning cup of tea!), and only wanted really sour foods like grapefruit, green apples and salt & vinegar chips.
Once I hit about 14 weeks, the nausea eased off and my energy started to come back. I have successfully drank tea three mornings this week, ha! I still feel like my battery is completely drained by 9pm, but that is pretty normally when you are pregnant and caring for kids at the same time. I try to sneak in an afternoon nap a couple times a week if both girls go down for a nap.
How’s the bump?
With this being my third baby, the bump showed up much faster this time. I felt the baby kicking earlier this time too. I just realized when I was writing this post that I have no pictures of the baby bump yet because I’ve spent the whole winter in a sweatshirt and leggings inside or a massive winter coat outside 🙂
Thank you so much for following our family and giving us such an amazing outpouring of love and support over the years. I cannot wait to introduce you to the littlest member of our family in a few short months!
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I cannot share a pregnancy or baby post on this blog without thinking about those of you reading from a place of longing, loss or pain related to miscarriage, loss of an intensely loved little one or infertility right now. My mind and heart changed deeply after we experienced miscarriages and I know that pregnancy announcements in particular can be hard to read when you’re hurting. I hope my news doesn’t cause you pain right now but if it does, I get it. The longing for a baby and the pain of loss is horrible and unfair and heartbreaking. I’m thinking of you.
Amy F. says
Congratulations! So excited for your family Amanda!
Thank you Amy 🙂
Bev Gay says
Congrats! Of course I think you are crazy but I know you will all be pleased when the newest addition arrives. Take care of your self and of course each other! Hugs your Colorado connection.
haha thanks Bev!
Congratulations on your great news. So happy for you all.
Lee Patterson says
From way over here in (Oz) Australia, congratulations and hope it’s a boy but whatever children are always loved. Take care and thank you all the lovely stories.
Congrats. I feel you are having a boy.