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! 🙂
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 🙂
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!
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 🙂 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.