Baby #3!

I always joke around saying that I could raise a soccer team, but in the end, I want to be able to give all of my children a wonderful life where they are all given equal opportunities. I want to be able to make it to most of their soccer games, dance classes & important events. Having a soccer team would make that a tad bit difficult so we are just taking it one and a time and feeling it out. I have so much respect and admiration for the families with 4+ kids and would love to know how they manage to fit everything in and give their children equal opportunity and attention! Super mom & dad would be an understatement! πŸ™‚

Baby #3 popped up at the end of November. I had weaned Ellie a month prior because I have never been able to get pregnant while breastfeeding and I knew I wanted them close together. These two will be 22 months apart and the first two are 24 months apart. I also like being able to go right into the next pregnancy without getting too excited about being hormone free (not pregnant, not breastfeeding). For me, that’s just what works and it’s different for everyone, you just follow your gut πŸ™‚

This third pregnancy has definitely been the most difficult for me. With the other two, I was very nauseous and ill until about 12 weeks and then felt pretty good. This pregnancy I have been over the top nauseous with vomiting and overall feeling terrible, even now at 14 weeks+. I am sure that fact that I am keeping up after two little ones contributes to all of that but boy, it’s hard. The one thing I have found that makes me feel better is staying hydrated and these preggie drops! I will also be making a late night nursing feed about first trimester nausea this Sunday because there have been a few mamas asking!

What I’m Wearing: Floral Tee is from Mindy Mae’s Market // White leggings (absolutely amazzzzzzing)

A few people have asked me about sleep. How will I manage it with another? The answer is: I have NO idea. My current sleeping situation this past week has been awful. With Olivia up all night coughing and Ellie still waking up nightly (she only sleeps through the night like 20% of the time), I am EXHAUSTED. But, I just power through. My first is typically a great sleeper which made it easier with the second. Adding a third will certainly be challenging but I plan to do the same as what I did with the other two. Transfer into their own room around 4 months and light sleep training around 6-8 months.

& to those of you wanting the late night nursing feed back, YOU GOT IT. I will stay once a week until this babe comes and then it will be back to at least 4 nights a week πŸ™‚ Excited to be back in action. It’s honestly so refreshing to hear how many people have found comfort in the late night nursing feed and I am hoping to extend the community even farther this time around.

Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes. They mean the world.

Floral Dress // Shop it here

10 Comments

  1. Dorothy
    February 10, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I gave birth to 3 kids in 4 years. There is no “how do you manage”, you just manage! You’ll use more paper plates and probably order pizza more often than is reasonable, for a short time. You’ll be tired for years, but in such a worthwhile way. I promise, going from 2 kids to 3 is so much easier than going from 1 to 2.

    Also, please let go of the notion of going to ALL their activities. Aim for most. Because the reality is, at some point, all 3 of them will have to be in different places at the same time. You’ll do the best you can and it will be enough.

  2. Brittany
    February 10, 2017 / 11:15 am

    What is this late night nursing feed?! Would love to hear about this!

  3. February 10, 2017 / 11:23 am

    So excited to see your journey from a family of 4 to 5! You look gorgeous, mama! xo

  4. Julie Jensen
    February 10, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Girl, you are fertile myrtle!!! At least you will already be used to being exhausted with a child that doesn’t sleep through the night. Your body never got used to the 7 hours of great sleep. I cannot wait to see if it’s a boy or a girl! Congratulations to your little family!

  5. February 10, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I am due with #3 in late June and mine are close in age too – March 17, 2015, March 3, 2016 and June 27, 2017…the fact that my children sleep is the only way I can function in this world!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Brittney
    February 10, 2017 / 11:51 am

    You are freakin’ awesome momma! I’m not pregnant right now and I’m excited for the late night nursing feed to be back in action. Pregnancy looks good on you, even if it doesn’t feel so good. πŸ–•πŸ»Puking. I can’t wait to follow your journey. ❀❀❀❀

  7. February 10, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I have three currently (ages 4, 2 and 9 months) They are 22 months apart and 25 months apart. Going from no kids to 3 kids in less than four short years was amazing. My children have been blessings and there hasn’t been a hitch in our go. I adore their relationships with each other and the two oldest are girls and LOVE their baby. Both are currently begging for a 4th. We are still on the fence about it. I have been nursing non-stop for almost 5 years (come May). It’s the best decision to bring a baby into the family. Blessing to you and your family.

  8. Renee Constant
    February 10, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Can’t wait to read! Ps…what does your sleep training entail? We are having such a difficult time with ovid. Slept great until about 5 months…then up 3-4 times a night. I got into the habit of breastfeeding him to sleep, because I was exhausted and that’s the only way I could get him down. I’ve been averaging about 4 hours a night and it’s killing me with work…not to mention my patience with my 2 year old is awful, and that’s not fair to her! We’ve tried crying it out, the 2-3-4 method (he naps great!), tylenol/motrin for ?teething pain, and still nothing. Hope you feel better…totally thinking your having a boy, that was how I felt with ovid! Sea bands and ginger root tea were my best friend πŸ˜‰

    • Jeanette
      February 10, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      I bought the sleep sense program for 90$ and its the best thing I’ve EVER purchased. Ive told all my friends about it and they’ve had great success with it too. I sleep trained our second at 5 months old. If you don’t want to purchase the program she has a great blog too. πŸ™‚ good luck I wish you lots of sleep and rest.

  9. Amanda
    February 10, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I completely hear you on not taking too long of a break from breast feeding to pregnant. I weaned my daughter in August and was pregnant in September. Babes will be 21 months apart 😁 We don’t find out what we are having either. Can’t wait to hear what your inclination is! Congratulations!

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