I am very late on writing this post. I took a short, much needed break, but now I am ready to jump back in!
We are so excited to be having another baby! Yup, baby Eriksson number 3 is cooking right now! I am currently 16 weeks 5 days, and our little soybean is due to arrive October 16th, give or take a few days (or weeks!). We decided not to find out the gender this time. I am excited but anxious, which isn’t the best feeling since I still have quite a bit of time until baby arrives! But we have one of each so far, we are set on all our baby products, I am going to do my best to just enjoy the process. It is a LOT for me being pregnant with two toddlers; especially two extremelyyy busy bodies like ours! Extremely worth it though! My daughter understands what’s going on a lot more this time around, so it’s been so fun having my little “midwife” helping me. I felt this little one so early! They were not consistent, but definitely noticed those flutters. Now they are a lot stronger and a lot more often.
I didn’t really do anything cute or special for my husband to tell him I was pregnant. I just took it in the morning and left it on the counter for him to see. We weren’t necessarily trying, but we also knew the odds were high. We hugged each other tight, told each other congratulations and good job, I cried a bit (I’m sure that is a total shocker lol!), and went on with our day. We are very excited, and we just feel so blessed that God has given us this amazing, wonderful little humans to borrow while we are here on Earth.
We waited until after the first ultrasound to tell our families. The office wasn’t far from my husband’s parents, so we stopped by after and showed them the photos. Then we shared them with our siblings. I guess when it’s your third it’s not as much of a surprise anymore lol!
Little babe #3’s big debut!
Aren’t these images kind of crazy? They are so realistic, it is amazing what technology can do!
I had morning sickness start much earlier, at 4 1/2 weeks! It was brutal and it lasted until 14 1/2 weeks. I am SO thankful it has passed! I was always starving, even when I felt so sick I could hardly eat. It was such a weird feeling!
I am currently still nursing my son, I am not sure how much longer that will last. I am not really looking to tandem nurse them, but I also don’t want to cut him short if he still wants/needs it. I am just planning to play it by ear and see how it goes. But omg the sore nipples!! It has subsided somewhat, but the beginning was so hard I almost just ended it cold turkey!
I thought of how I wanted to “announce” it. I had envisioned three chairs with balloons hanging from each of them- 1,2,3- somewhere in the middle of a forest. But it was so windy, I had no idea where a forest was in our area, and the kids were super grumpy, so we did what we could and ran with it. I still love the way they turned out, even if they weren’t exactly what I wanted.
They both look so unhappy here hahaha! He has no idea what is going on, but rest assured she is extremely happy to be a big sister again!
His adorable little hat didn’t last long!
It was so bright out haha, I felt a little bad for them. But only a little.
The next few are real life photos with a cranky toddler!
I love how he is just looking at her like “sissy what is your problem? Stop freaking out.”
Fun little fact- we actually took these pictures on the side of the road, on a freeway entrance. We worked really fast so we could get in and get out! Also because it was definitely not the safest choice (no one got harmed in the making of these photos).
Thank you so much for following along on this ride with us! I will do better about posting some pregnancy updates throughout the next few months!
By grace through faith,