wow I am finally writing this post...and I am almost 18 weeks, isn't that pathetic? oh well at least I'm documenting SOME of it, my life...I honestly am struggling so hard to keep up, i'm telling myself I am not lazy, I can keep it all together and that it is harder because I am pregnant, right!? lol. Well baby #3 let me tell you...we are excited for this little babes, I really struggled for about a year deciding if we wanted a third of not, 2 kids, ya a heck easier, fit into car better, cheaper for trips, I have the million dollar family they say, one boy, one girl. Why on earth would I want one more? well..... I just didn't feel our family was totally complete...neither did Andrew, he kept saying if we only wanted two then we wouldn't be sad about our decision for being done, and we wouldn't keep complicating it by saying yes one day saying no. I agreed, I did say though honestly I am not going through months of trying, I kinda made it clear if we try for a month or two I am going with "it's not meant to be" because I am not doing the stress of trying to get pregnant, and well right away bam I was pregnant. The news came to me a few days before my Uncle and Grandpas funeral, I really felt it was meant to be, such a sad hard time for my entire family, it felt like in the middle of a tragedy I was getting a huge blessing, a little spirit that is coming at the perfect time for us, to love, to care for, and to add to our special family.
My first trimester has actually been pretty good, I definitely had nauseous days and succumbed to getting diclectin, just taking one at night to make it through the morning and the biggest thing I found for me, and this still continues is I have to ALWAYS be eating, if I have an empty stomach I will feel gross and awful, this might be a great strategy to avoid sickness...probably not a great strategy for less weight gain hahah but you do what you gotta do! I mean i've had bad days but I don't wanna complain too much its been a ton better than my pregnancy with Autumn, I was barfing almost everyday till 25 weeks with her so maybe its a gender thing...does that mean this is a boy!? LOL who knows, I don't believe in the gender prediction myths, their always wrong for me, but I will know forsure on October 10th what my darling bee will be! I know whatever gender it is, is the gender god thinks will be best for me, Andrew and the kids for a sibling, I know it's meant to be. and true to form, 3rd baby making me pop faster, but honestly I've had a lot of people say wow showing already, seriously? it's my THIRD pregnancy, and lets face it, I am SO short and short waisted I don't have a hope in the world for a small tummy, I don't have a long torso, there is no where for babes to go but out! So be it. So cravings wise, they change everyday, a few that are staying is hot chocolate, seriously I loveee me some hot chocolate, that's probably my number one, and pineapple and bacon...random I know. Anyways I haven't taken many bump pictures but I will as i get further along, and the kids are ecstatic Lincoln is extremely affectionate about the baby and with my belly and Autumn just loves babies in general so I can't wait to see their relationship with their little sibling!!
So I didn't tell Andrew in any cute way about being pregnant, I just don't do that, i can't keep secrets from him, so I took a test one morning it was a weekend morning cause he was there, and I looked down saw the two lines and just very quickly said...crap I'm pregnant, and ran off, he of course came after me in our bedroom hugged me and said this is fantastic news while of course I'm like wow that was fast, now I have to go through a pregnancy and c section again is all my terrified mind was thinking haha! None of my kids have sweet stories about me finding out, their all the same, me being like omg! Andrew, i'm scared haha. That day we found out, Andrew popped out for a bit then came back with a bunch of adorable presents and it made me get excited for our baby, some cute gender neutral things, an adorable fuzzy bunny robe, picture frame and swaddle blanket, what a thoughtful guy! :)