Baby Albini number three.
My family is so excited to be welcoming our third baby next year! Baby boy is due March 24th, 2017. Our son Brody and daughter Brinley are thrilled to have a baby brother joining us. And I’m praising the Lord that Brinley will be our only princess for a while longer–Girlfriend is such a testy & loved little spitfire!
Oh how true it is that the more babies you have, the less you document. When I was going through my first pregnancy, I blogged everything–weekly photos, weekly updates on things like cravings, growth, highs, lows, etc. This baby is just as loved, just WAY less blogged.
This is my first post about baby number three and I am 6 months pregnant. So here’s an update to make up for the past few months!
I had a tough time past summer in my early pregnancy–mainly the dealing with mom-ing two toddlers and wife-ing while being bone tired and sick. My poor family had a lot of movie days but we all survived and now I can confidently say that I adore my children and husband again! 😉 Honestly, hormones are really no joke and the change in my body hit me hard.
As I approach my third trimester, I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness for this pregnancy and baby. Every time someone asks me how I am doing/feeling, it is easy to share the minor aches and pains but I typically end with gratitude for my health, baby’s health, and God’s goodness.
Things that I want to remember about this pregnancy:
–When I took the pregnancy test in July, it didn’t show positive. I had taken a few and all tests only had one lonely line. I was doubting if we would be able to have more children. I left my bathroom but walked back in 15 minutes later. I dug the test out of the trash and my heart skipped a beat. One line…and one very faint second line.
–Travis came home for his lunch break that afternoon and I wanted to tell him but I wanted to do something Pinterest-y and cute ha! But as he went to leave and head back to work, I just couldn’t keep it in. I asked him what he had going on in March. He looked at me confused. He asked “why March?”. I said “that’s nine months from now.” He walked across the room to me, hugged me and cried. Brody was asking us what was going on but Travis told him through tears that mommy & daddy are crying happy tears. I’ll always remember that.
–I love the way both kids lift my shirt up, revealing my belly, to kiss baby brother whenever we talk about him. If one kid does it, the other has to have their turn kissing brother.
–Brody talks about how baby brother can hear his voice and how he will want to learn how to play with Legos from him.
–This baby boy has made me throw up the most. The last time I threw up was at 22 weeks but I am nauseous and gagging every morning until I can eat some breakfast. Again–no complaining here as I have multiple friends who would say gagging only in the morning would be a good day!
–I have had similar cravings all pregnancies. They start out with very simple things like bean and cheese burritos, pb&j sandwiches, crackers, etc. Then I crave salads and I tend to eat A LOT of fruit. It is very convenient having my hubby working in our neighborhood because he is so kind to drop off my cravings late in the night–from skittles to apples to flaming hot Cheetos. :-p
— Brody wants baby brother’s name to be Zack. We have no idea where this came from. We just tell him “oh, that’s a good name.” We don’t have the heart to tell him that it won’t be Zack. He’s quite opinionated on the name options for brother and shoots down ones that we throw out there.
I cannot describe the joy it brings me to feel my son kicking and moving. It is a privilege to put my hand on my belly and thank God for his life.
I love knowing that I will get to meet his face and hold his body perfect little body in 3 months. Can hardly wait to meet this baby boy!