i really cannot say thank you enough for the kind comments and support this last week as we’ve shared our news about baby #3! to be honest, i sat at my computer debating hitting the “publish” button on my screen for several minutes before i shared the post on friday. for me, until i can start feeling movement from the baby, every day is like walking on egg shells when i’m pregnant, always nervous something may happen and holding my breath until i get to hear that tiny but strong heartbeat at my doctor appointments. but after sharing our news on friday, it felt so much more real. and i finally feel this big world of excitement about what is to come. i can’t thank you enough for helping me get there, and for helping me feel that. your support and love is honestly the best. i’m really thankful for this community here online.
josh and i told our families, a few close friends, and eleanor and samson our news very early on. part of me totally gets why we usually wait until we’re out of the first trimester before we share our news, but another part of me has learned i really lean on support from family and friends in times of heartache or crisis, and i’m really thankful that there are people we can depend on in those times for support and love. i’m just really thankful for the people in my life, and hope i can always be there for them, too.
the best part about all of this so far has been talking with eleanor and samson each day about the little baby in mama’s tummy. they are so inquisitive and excited. this baby is already so so loved by these two crazy toddlers that i’m really looking forward to when they all meet for the first time come december. we aren’t finding out the baby’s gender, and my pregnancy symptoms have been very different from what i felt with eleanor or samson, so i haven’t a clue what it might be. eleanor strongly believes baby is a “she” and only refers to baby as “she”, “her”, or “sister.” but be it boy or girl, she’d like the baby to be named, “can”, and has held strong with that name choice for a few weeks now. ;)
and ps. THIS photo below…. yeah. wish me luck with THREE. because yesterday i thought we could try to get a photo together for my birthday on our walk home and amidst a gigglefest and a moment where both kids just wanted to lay down and roll around on the sidewalk, josh and i caught eyes and had a little giggle attack of our own in unison. i have no idea how we’ll handle three. i know we’ll do it, and know it will all work out in the end, but tips and tricks and insight from parents who look after three or more are very very welcome. thank you in advance.