you read that right, a baby announcement!
my belly ‘popped’ this time around much sooner than with my last two pregnancies and so oversized sweaters and strategic posing has had to take place to keep anyone from recognizing this bump!
some answers for you …
due date – I’m 21 weeks along and due May 4th 2019.
I’ve been feeling – I have had horrible morning sickness and fainting this time around. I was sick with my previous two babies too – but this was a constant ALL DAY nausea and nothing sounded good to eat. when I hit about 16-18 weeks is when I noticed my nausea was getting better and I’ve had some really good days. I’ve just been fighting a cold for the last 3 weeks – so that’s been hard! I’ve had some cramping and some pinched nerves in my legs (causing numbness), oh and headaches lol. so I haven’t been feeling my ‘best’ but I’m grateful that this babe is healthy and that nothing more serious has been going on with my body.
cravings – I wanted mashed potatoes a lot at first, and hamburgers which are actually the two things I craved most with Navi and with Indie too. so that’s been a little bit funny. I haven’t really noticed other ‘cravings’ but I do know that goldfish crackers and peanuts would trigger me to throw up almost immediately lol so that’s a bummer.
family life – Navi is really excited about a new baby coming and she REALLY wants a brother – she tells people that she needs a brother because she ‘already’ has a sister lol and Indie has no clue that she’ll be a middle child in a few months! Nash and I are really excited. we were a bit surprised at first – we weren’t trying, but we weren’t preventing either. we knew we wanted more babies, we just didn’t know the timing. but now that we have this baby in our lives – we wouldn’t want it any other way!
gender prediction – I have been feeling all along that it MUST be a boy, how would I get to have 3 girls?! lol and though Nash and I agree that another girl would be great (we already have all the girl clothes/toys/decor/etc.) a boy would be just as loved in our family!
when did you find out? – I found out I was pregnant the day before I left for New York Fashion Week in September! and I didn’t tell anyone besides Nash! it was SO hard to know, I wanted to be excited and talk about it. I’m a cautious person though, and I wanted to wait until I was further along before I said anything. I also waited until I was close to halfway with my two girls’ pregnancies before I announced publicly. it’s been hard because I’ve been wanting to share the joyous news!
I hadn’t even told my grandparents or my sister until today!
I’m curious to see what your guesses are for what the gender will be? do you think BOY or GIRL? comment below – I’ll be announcing friday in a new blogpost! we did a gender reveal party over the weekend and it’s been so fun to know!
if you have any questions for me, I’d be happy to include them in a future blogpost – send me a direct message, email or comment and I’ll include my responses here on my blog!
thank you for sharing in our fun news! I’m so grateful for your support and love and thankful to my Heavenly Father who has blessed us with this sweet baby. spring will be a busy time for our family – but we are very excited and it’ll be here before we know it!