17 Week Pregnancy Update: Baby #3!


Photography: Meagan Gerylo Photography // Blanket: Little Love Home // Romper: The Tin Robin

17 weeks pregnant with baby 3 feels so unreal. This time with the girls we were finding out that there were two sweet little girls growing inside me! We know for sure that this baby is just ONE, but we won't find out the gender until the end of August and I'm seriously itching to find out! 

I've started to feel more like myself again lately, thank God. I've struggled so much trying to manage my crazy pregnancy hormones and nasty sickness while working, owning a shop, and most importantly, mothering two wild almost two year olds. It has been the challenge of my life and I'm so grateful that Kyle has not only taken on more responsibilities but supported me and my crazy emotions. This pregnancy has been fogged with the pregnancy blues, but I'm grateful to say that I can feel it start to lift. I have more energy lately, I'm not throwing up nearly as much, and I'm starting to feel little babe wiggle and play in my tummy which is always the best of the best feeling ever! 

This time I feel like my belly is super low! I don't remember having such a hard time finding clothes to wear with the twins, even at the end when I was MASSIVE. As soon as I hit 10 weeks with this baby I've felt uncomfortable in basically all of my pants, including all my yoga pants (which I wore last time all the way through!). It's so crazy how each pregnancy is so different, this one has been night and day from the last, which makes me really think it's a boy! 

We haven't really done much to prepare for this baby yet. I think at 17 weeks last go around I was already packing my hospital bag hehe. This time I feel really confident in my roll as a mother and in my ability to bring this baby into the world. We plan on doing things differently with this baby, I'm hoping to keep them in our room in the bassinette for quite a while. I'm dreaming of waking up for night time feeds and just nursing in bed, and tucking them back into the bassinette when they're done. It was so much more complicated with the twins, so I'm really hoping to just go with the flow with this baby and enjoy the ride.

That's all I can think of for now, I'm so grateful to have these photos by my sister in law to remember this crazy journey! I'm hoping to keep posting more updates, but the next one might not be until the gender reveal!!! Can't wait! 

Growing Another Little Love: Baby Number 3!

 Photo by Meagan Gerylo Photography 

Photo by Meagan Gerylo Photography 

Little Love number 3 is on his or her way! We couldn't be more thrilled to announce our third little babe will be joining us in the early New Year. The twins don't really understand what "there's a baby in mommy's tummy" means, but they say "baby baby!" and it's the sweetest thing. We want a big family, and we're so grateful to be expecting our third little human (and YES, we double checked! There is only ONE in there!). Here's how I'm doing so far!

I'm almost 10 weeks along now, which I often say is "in the trenches". First trimester is no joke and sure isn't for the weary. I've been moody (which is the nicest term for what I have been like...), pukey, cranky, emotional (how many times a day can I cry?), and downright hormonal. The gratefulness I feel to be growing another life inside me is unlike any other, but the weight of all these emotions and this sickness has been bringing me down more often than not, and I'm starting to realize that this part of pregnancy is the hardest for me. I know that I can look forward to a long 8 more months of feeling baby wiggle and hiccup inside my tummy, and that I won't feel this low forever, but the beginning always gets me down and I've always felt shame for that. I'm slowly starting to realize that it is OKAY to feel what I'm feeling, I am ALLOWED to be grateful but at the same time be emotionally and physically exhausted from all that first trimester brings. 

Pregnancy is such a journey each and every time, as is motherhood as a whole. It is the greatest blessing to be able to carry my children and grow them from the inside out, it's something I'll never take for granted. Life has shown me lately that it is so fragile, so fleeting, and so, so precious. Creating it, creating life, is the most magical thing I have ever been lucky enough to do. There I go again with the tears, these hormones are serious business. Anyways, to say I'm happy is an understatement. We feel so blessed to have all that we have and all we want is to love another sweet little human with all of our hearts. Be sure to check back for more pregnancy updates! 

Shop Small - It's like giving someone a hug.

I don't often talk about my shop situation on this side of the website, and to be completely honest, I'm not really sure why! It is such a huge part of my life, the community of makers and shop owners has given me so much life and such a sense of belonging, and it has so much to do with how I live my Growing A Little Love life. 

I started the shop, Little Love Home, when I was expecting our twins. I knew once I had the twins that I would be so fulfilled by motherhood, but that didn't mean that I wouldn't need a creative outlet that could also help support our growing family. Growing up I always imagined having a little store, playing imaginary store every day after school, I just never thought I would be lucky enough to have one. 

Now I do, and it's SO HARD, but SO freaking amazing, and this is why it means so much when you shop small!

Shopping small supports fellow humans follow their dreams. 

When you buy from a maker, from a local boutique, or from a small online shop, you're directly supporting a person with a name, a family, and a beating heart. When you pay for a product, which typically is high quality, since it is not made in an assembly line, you know exactly where your money is going and who you're supporting, and that feels good. 

What happens when you buy from Little Love Home?

When you buy from Little Love Home, you help me, Sarah, stay home to raise these little twinnies. Having a small shop can be hard work, but it is so rewarding to be able to work from home with my kiddos on something I'm so passionate about. This is what you support when you buy from us, you support this mama's dream.