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!