Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bean #3...

I haven't talked too much about our 3rd pregnancy and I'm gunna devote this entire post to the bun in the oven! I'll just do a random list of facts about our baby H #3..

*We are due November 14th. This is weird for me because usually we birth babies in the spring and have daddy home for 3 months to help with the transition. That's cuz we planned being knocked up that way. Um, yeah, this baby wasn't so much "planned"... not planned but SUPER loved!  But it's always fun to have a little pregnant surprise, right? Shake things up a bit.  Please remind me of this when I pop out a baby at the end of football season and Darin's home for like 2 days and has to go back to school. =/

* I haven't really been craving anything in particular.. but I do make sure there are chocolate chips in the freezer at all times, Amen.  And Aldi's version of baked Lay's.  But I'm pretty sure I crave those when not PG as well. 

* When you ask Adie what she thinks mommy's baby is she says "boy" every time. When you ask Joya what the baby in mommy's belly is she says "2!" Um, very funny little girl.  ONE heart beat has been detected!

* If you are friends with me on Facebook you know that we've had a hard time making the decision on whether or not we are going to have an ultrasound and find out what the baby's sex is.  Lil' bit of history for ya.. we didn't find out with Adie and it was awesome. We found out with Joya on Christmas Day and it was awesome. So yeah, having amazing experiences with both babies made it hard to figure out what we wanted to do.  We are now 18.5 weeks so we gotta make up our minds here soon. Adie is pretty determined that the bebe is a boy so if it's not we may need 20 weeks to talk her into a baby sister instead. 

* Speaking of.. I think we're having a boy and Darin isn't sure but is hoping for another girl.  Seriously. =)  He LOVES our girls so much and to quote him, "I can't imagine not having a 3rd girl to protect!"  I know, sweet isn't it? Not sure we can fund 3 girls' tampons, mascara and 3 weddings. =/  The other day he asked if we would try for a 4th girl if we had a boy next.. um, NO!  Four babies and our crazy schedules is just plain nuts!!  I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around having 3!

*Let's get honest.. I'm a little scared about having 3 kids. Some days 2 kids kicks my butt.  I've been warned that 3 kids have "done in" some of my friends so I'm trying to prepare myself. A friend once described having 2 kids is like running a man-to-man defense in basketball.. having 3 kids you have to switch to zone and that can get dangerous. Yeah, I don't do basketball lingo much but I get what he's saying and it freaks me out!

*Will we share names if we do find out?  Nope!  I've talked to some close friends about name options but we'll probably keep them to ourselves if we do find out.  =)  Sorry!  

*Rooming arrangements.. Joya and Adie will share a room and the nursery will be devoted to the bebe.  I'm thinking about changing up the nursery cuz it's been the same for 4 years.  And I ran out of rooms to redecorate so I get a new project.. not sure Darin knows this yet. =)

* I am going to try my darndest to take a 3 month maternity leave with my photography. I tried to take February off and ended up with like 10 sessions for the month so yeah, you heard me here!  Going to try to take a maternity leave and devote my time to my family. =)  I'll still do my baby package babies, of course. =) 

*And I left this last on purpose.. I'm 99% sure we're going to find out what the baby's sex is. =) I've had a ton of people ask and yeah, I think we are going to go ahead and find out.  Unless we chicken out at the last minute and want to be surprised!  So in about 3 weeks I'll let you know!

9 comments:

Carly Thomas said...

Darcy-Do not freak out...being a mommy of three is awesome! I love it and so will you :) The only "changes" I made when we had Cayden is I prepare things the night before...diaper bag, cups, outfits, etc. if we need to be on the move first thing in the morning! Other than that its not much different...just more love! Enjoy this time...and enjoy your summer!

Aabell said...

I know you Darcy, and you'll do great with 3 kids! It is overwhelming at first... but I didn't find it that much more challenging that going from one to two kids. And this is coming from a person who had all 3 kids, by myself for 3 months, when Elliot was only seven weeks old. It's possible! It's all about your attitude and taking little moments everyday to rise above the craziness and be thankful for healthy little people.

Erin said...

Don't be fearful of having three. It's not bad at all. The biggest change for me in going from 2 to 3 is that I'm not scrapbooking as much - it's been almost 6 weeks since I've sat at my table, and I'm going to bed earlier. I'm just more tired so instead of staying up until midnight or 1 scrapbooking I'm in bed by 11. But those are no big deal. It's wonderful having three. I love it. I can't imagine not having all three. It's amazing. The girls love him, they're great big sisters. It's just awesome. :)

Erin said...

Oh, one more thing - now we have to get a table of five instead of four when going out to eat. And that instantly results in a longer wait. We were reminded of this after church on Sunday at Bob Evans when people after us were seated before us because we needed the fifth spot. Darn baby. ;)

Jo Pratt said...

I'm a lurker and love your blog, so thought I would finally comment on one of your posts. We have 3 girls, 7, 9, & 11, and I honestly found having a third baby no big deal. She (and I) adjusted no problem and she was my easiest baby by far. I found she just adapted (and still does) to whatever is thrown at her. I helped coordinate a 100 lady scrapbooking weekend that was held 3 weeks after she was born and she slept waking to only eat the entire weekend, not a single peep out of her. So don't stress about having a third, you won't be able to imagine your life without her/him about 2 minutes after he/she is born! Congratulations and good luck!! :)

Dina said...

You are so cute! You are going to to a fabulous job with three kiddos. You are seriously like super momma. I'm hoping I get to see you soon because I really miss you (and I still have the girls' bday present to give them). Your summer looks full of fun and family time. Don't get too busy to ENJOY things. Love you!!!!

Shannon said...

I love this post :) And I am uber excited that you are going to find out!!!! Woohoo!!!

Jennifer said...

Also a lurker who rarely comments but I have 3 kids, the oldest is a boy and the younger 2 are girls. All 3 are NOW teenagers and I'm still standing! Truly some days are hard but they are the greatest blessings and the good moments far outweigh the bad ones. You'll be great!

Kat said...

so excited for you! i'm sure you'll do great! i've actually heard that, after 2, 3 is no prob. especially since joya is getting older and is probably starting to play with adie. and good for you for taking a maternity break, you need it and deserve it!