We’re Expecting! – Pregnant with Baby #4
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we’re expecting again! I’ve been keeping this little secret from you guys for about a month, and I’m so excited to fill you all in!
Today I am ten weeks pregnant with baby number 4, and the boys are just thrilled. In fact, one of the reasons I’m sharing so early is because my five year old likes to tell people, and it’s getting harder and harder to keep it a secret! I’ve mentioned before that Mike and I wanted to try one more time for another child, and I feel so thankful that God has blessed us yet again.
We don’t take this precious life for granted, and I’d so appreciate your prayers for this pregnancy and all that comes with it. Our baby is due August 13th, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we had a July baby. Our oldest boys were both born on their due dates, but our third was twelve days early! We’ll see what happens with this one. 🙂
Pregnant with Baby #4 – How are you feeling?
I will say, this first trimester has been my easiest first trimester yet. I was very sick with all three of my boys and threw up several times throughout those first weeks of pregnancy. With this baby, I haven’t thrown up once, and I’m counting my blessings.
I do feel sick on occasion, and usually as long as I eat something the nausea goes away. When I found out I was pregnant, I prayed so hard that God would help me through the sickness. I get pretty emotional thinking about how good He has been to me thus far.
For what I lack in nausea, I make up for in sheer exhaustion. My motivation has been at about a zero, and it seems like all I want to do lately is get cozy and take a nap. It takes everything in me to push forward and get things done around here, and I’m pretty much doing the bare minimum.
I have noticed that when I eat eat high protein meals with healthy fats, my energy levels are much higher and I am able to get more accomplished. I have really been trying to avoid sugar in the mornings so that I don’t get that afternoon slump. Is it awful that I am so jealous of my two year old when I lay him down for his nap? Hahahaha
Are you hoping it’s a girl this time?
Obviously I would be thrilled to have a girl, but I’ll go ahead and give you the classic answer. A healthy baby is what we are praying for, and this time around I don’t think I want to find out if it’s a girl or a boy.
A few of my friends waited until birth to find out the gender of their babies, and they say it’s the sweetest surprise ever. I’ve always wanted to experience that feeling and if I can resist the temptation, I think I might hold off this time around! We’ll see. 🙂
Now that you’re expecting again, will you continue to blog?
My plan is to continue blogging and creating video for you guys, but one of the main reasons I’m sharing my pregnancy so early is because I want you all to understand in case there are weeks you don’t hear from me.
Like I said, my goal is to stay present here and continue to create. But I also want to show myself grace if there are difficult days ahead. Until I can get over this very tiring stage of pregnancy, my posts will probably be a little simple (don’t expect any major room makeovers anytime soon haha).
I think this is the earliest that I have ever shared a pregnancy, and really it’s just been harder and harder to hide. My boys are older and they like to tell people, and this might sound crazy but I feel like I might already be showing! I don’t know, maybe all those holiday treats just got the best of me, ha! Either way, it feels good to finally let everyone know.
My husband has been amazing as usual, helping out so much around the house. I really don’t know what I would do without him.
I so appreciate all of your love and support, as always. Thank you guys for taking the time to read my blog posts and leave the sweetest comments. You all mean the world to me!
I am SO excited for you, Andrea! God is SO good! I’m actually pregnant with my first (a little over 12 weeks along now 🤗)! And my due date is July 30th. Praying for healthy babies for the both of us. 🥰
Anna that is wonderful too!
Congratulations to all of you! A new baby for the new year, what a blessing! My husband and I celebrate 37 years of marriage on August 12, we wouldn’t mind sharing that special day!
Prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy and baby.
Aw! How special, thank you for sharing that with me! Congratulations! Thank you for your prayers as well!
Congratulations! What a beautiful new chapter for your family. Gods grace and peace be with you.
Congratulations Andrea and family! Yes, God is so good! I’m very excited for you and be sure to take care of you and your little one first! Wishing you many blessings!
Thank you so so much!
Congratulations! Your love for one another and your boys shines through the pictures. ❤️
Wait, if you can, to find out if it is a boy or girl. It’s such a precious moment.
I am seriously going to try, we will see. I am also a planner so it is conflicting! Thank you so much!
Congratulations to your beautiful family!
Thank you so so much!
As a mom of 4 boys and Nana to 3 grandsons I think boys are wonderful! Will look forward to seeing if you have another boy or girl! So glad God is helping you not be so sick.God is so good!
I am looking forward to it too! We will see what God has planned! So exciting!
Exciting news, congratulations to you all! So happy for you! 💕
Congratulations! How wonderful.Children are a wonderful blessing from God! My prayer for you is you will have an easy, healthy pregnancy. What a beautiful family you are. God bless all of you!
Congratulations to you and your family on the upcoming arrival of a sweet little addition! I, for one, am glad you are waiting to see what this precious bundle is…I always think of babies as presents, and should be opened when they are given, so you can be totally surprised! Hoping for good health during the rest of the pregnancy, and when you can write , we will all be waiting to catch up on your news! 💕
So very happy for you and your family. My children are grown, but I still remember each pregnancy so well. My nausea became greater with each pregnancy. With my first I was nauseous, but never sick on my stomach. That pregnancy I was the most exhausting though. I know resting might sound impossible with three boys, but try if you can. Put them and yourself to bed early. Prayers to you for a healthy pregnancy and for a healthy baby. I didn’t know the sex of mine until birth. It was so joyful!
Yay! Congratulations! My baby #4 is due August 18th 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and enjoy every minute!
Also I have 3 girls so it will be fun to see what we are each having. Maybe we will flip with #4 🙂
Congratulations Andrea! You have such a sweet family and this new baby will be blessed to be part of it!! I have 3 sweet sons, but didn’t have a 4th. Your beautiful pictures take me back to when they were little❤️ Blessings to you as you enter this new season!!
Aw that is so special! Thank you so so much!
Congratulations!!! So excited for all of you!! Maybe you’re not nauseous because you’ve gone gluten free?? Both my girls were born on their due date and we didn’t know ahead of time and I think it was like getting a gift at the end of a 9 month wait!! Praying for a healthy baby and lots of rest for you now! Enjoy this sweet time of preparing to meet this amazing new life the Lord has blessed you with!!
I was during my last pregnancy as well, so I am really not sure. But I have had my moments. Thank you so much for the prayers though, I appreciate them so much!
Congratulations! God bless your family!
Thank you so much!
What exciting news! I remember that early pregnancy exhaustion well! I smiled while reading how you just want to curl up for a nap. Congratulations on your latest blessing!
Yes, so true! Thank you!
Congratulations Andrea, how exciting!! We have four children and it is wonderful although they are all grown up (except number 4 who is a teenager) – I now have to be patient and wait for grandkids. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy.
Aw, I am sure they will come soon. Thank you!
Oh Andrea, I have been waiting for this ever sincei discovered your blog earliest this year.
Praying for a healthy baby.
What a blessed baby this will be to have you for a mama.
Andrea, so happy for you and your family! What a blessing this baby will be! Sending prayers for a healthy and happy pregnancy.
Thank you so so much! I appreciate the prayers!
Aw, precious Momma and Daddy, I am absolutely thrilled and teary to read your good news – another sweet Baby Blessing from our Lord!
I love the family picture you shared with three joyful little boys looking excited in this shot! Just think, your youngest will become a big brother, too ☺️!!
Our daughter had their third baby three and a half months ago, a little sister joining two big brothers, ages six and three! This last time they chose to learn the gender beforehand, mainly to prepare should there be a baby girl on the way! We were all completely gobsmacked by little Samantha, Sweetie pie! All three of our Kids’ families had all boys, totaling six grandsons for us! Welcome surprise and the best part – her big brothers are smitten by her, while she adores them!!
I am so excited for you to enjoy that dynamic again with your own precious family – gender aside, your littles will dote on their new Baby bundle😍!!!
Please take good care of you during these early weeks – rest, sleep😴at any opportunity. Grateful your hubby is a willing hands on kind of guy at home – wonderful Blessing for us wives!
Btw, for our third, I was in maternity clothes at month and a half, measuring that amount of time ahead in size, until the very end, when he started measuring more closely to his expected size!
Interesting how different each pregnancy can be, lol!
I’ve written a book now! Will close by saying you & precious baby are on my prayer list and sending many 🤗!!!
Praise the Lord! I’ve been praying that He would give you a baby girl since you mentioned in a Q&A video that you would like to try for a girl in the future. Don’t take this as negative, but I thought in your last video you looked very tired. I guessed that you might be pregnant! I will now pray for a healthy baby and that God gives you strength for each day. Congratulations to you and Mike!
Congratulations Andrea! I’m so happy for you. I’ll hope your pregnancy will be easy this time. God bless all of you ♡.
How lovely!! So excited for you both and hoping you’re blessed with an adorable little girl this time!
Congratulations Andrea!! I’m so happy for you. Prayers to you for a healthy and easy pregnancy.
Oh my goodness, thank you! I need the prayers!
Congrats friend! So, so excited for you and your family!
Congratulations Andrea! I am so happy for you, your husband, and the boys! Please get your rest, even though it may be difficult some days. I know from watching your videos you are a very organized lady so you will do very well! …..no matter what comes your way. Our Lord will give you the strength that you need each day.My prayers are being sent your way for a healthy baby. If you get an opportunity, can you share with me what type of camera (very large camera around my neck as you say in one of your videos), you use and photo equipment ? You are such a sweet dear young lady and I wish you all of the luck and good health that this world and life has to offer!. Cynthia
Congratulations!! May God keep you and your baby healthy and safe! And the rest of the family as well of course!
I hope you can resist the urge to find out. It is the most wonderful feeling to find out at the time of birth. We did it for my first baby and it was just a beautiful moment for us and the entire family! My next pregnancy we found out ahead of time because they were twins and I was high risk, so we needed to have everything ready. It was a good thing as I spend months in the hospital and had them at 27 weeks. My miracle baby girls are now 18! Just as precious glad I could pray for them by name instead. So it all worked out as God always knows what He’s doing.
Blessings to you all!
CONGRATULATIONS!! Praise God!!
So funny you feel you are showing, I have been blessed with 11 babies and I tell ya I show from the moment if conception! HA!
You are in my prayers!❤️
Aw haha that is so funny! Congratulations on all of your little blessings and thank you for your prayers!
So extremely happy for you. God bless you and your sweet family as you go through this very exciting time. Don’t worry, we’ll be here whenever you’re able to post. ❤️
Thank you so so much!
I just found you on YouTube and I’m in love!! Love your sweet spirit, beautiful smile and amazing decorating tips!!
I wanted to add that I am a mom of 4 grown children… 3 boys and a girl… in that order!! Praying for a healthy pregnancy for you!
I can’t wait to watch more videos ❤️
Oh my goodness, that is so amazing! I would be so excited if it was a girl, but I am so thankful for a healthy sweet baby either way Thank you for your prayers!
Hi Andrea, I’m praying you will all be blessed on this of growing your sweet family. Your home looks almost identical to my grandparents home. I would love to know if it is….heehee. I respect your personal space. Especially preparing for a new little so exciting!! I also live in Michigan. Won’t live anywhere else, even though I do dabble in thoughts of a brighter winter season. I am totally in love with the feeling that your home presents. A simpler, cozy uncomplicated space. Beautiful colors, textures and smart eye for the bonus touches the just invite us in. I’m struggling w decluttering, im moving soon and I need to do a Destash seriously. I love the calm peaceful uncluttered look and feel of your home. Any tips that might help me purge? I’m also a fit and repurpose type person.those two sides collide with the crafting side of me as well. Don’t tell me it’s hopeless, im beginning to enter the phase of overwhelming chaos!! Enjoy this season of life babies grow and turn into amazing people but that. Mothers heart….❤
I am not sure on purging, but I do know it is an incredible feeling! I would suggest just doing one thing at a time, I wrote a blog post on Spring Cleaning and I feel like you could apply a lot of those principals to purging if you want to look back, I hope this helps! Thank you for your sweet words!
I just found your videos and blog. Don’t go hiding now! 🙂