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!