So happy to finally share that today I am 18 weeks + 4 days pregnant with baby Mullett number three! It has been such a crazy few weeks/months/year … its taken me forever to share on social media. We told most of our family around the twelve week mark and its been fun running into people and telling them in person.
Even though I’m almost halfway through this pregnancy [holy cow HOW!?], it still has not really hit me yet that I’m pregnant with my THIRD baby! It is just so crazy, especially seeing at one point they told me I may never have a baby, then after infertility treatment aka our miracle little Levi … they told me we would still never get pregnant on our own and here we are, on baby number three! I have been wanting to share our infertility journey on here for years [literally years] but never have made the time to sit down & write it all down, because it is definitely a looooong story and I’m not sure where to even start. Unless you’re close friends or family of ours, most do not even know we struggled, its not that we were trying to be super private about it, we just naturally handled it that way and always tried to have hope that the Lord would bless us with children. I’ll never be able to fully explain HOW grateful I am for these three little blessings!
So until I sit down and share the whole journey with you [which will probably be in several ‘parts/posts’] … I thought I would start blogging again & share the exciting news on here. So many things are changing for us lately & I am so so excited for every single one! We apparently like to do everything at once, move, Matthew recently started a new job, and now baby! Just how we roll.
Levi and Clare are 17 months apart, Clare and babe number three will be 28 months apart. So its nice to have a little more of a gap, but come fall … we will still have a 3 year old, 2 year old, and a newborn. Lord help me.
So far this pregnancy is of course flying by! The exhaustion has been out of this world, I’m guessing mainly because I’m busy caring for two toddlers now too. The first trimester I did get nauseous here and there, very similar to my other two pregnancies but not complaining at all. I however would literally fall asleep sitting up almost. I attempted naps some days in hope that I would have a burst of energy at night when I usually got things/work accomplished but to my disappointment it didn’t help at all and I still wanted to go to bed at eight. Thankfully now that I’m in the second trimester, it has gotten a lot better, still not my normal night owl self but I’ll take it. I officially POPPED big time about 2 weeks ago, thankful to be out of that ‘is she pregnant or just ate 20 donuts’ stage. Although I think I might be rocking both looks lately. This dress definitely makes the bump look way bigger than it actually is but oh so cozy. I’ll be rocking moo moo’s all summer basically.
Not being able to stay up late is usually my first sign of being pregnant and what leads me to buying a test. When I go to bed before Matthew, we know something is up. Then one morning when I look and notice we’re eating the three main things I craved the last two pregnancies … my eyes got huge and that is when I decided I better go buy a test. Matthew was actually gone snowmobiling for his birthday, it was so hard waiting a day to tell him but I knew I wanted to tell him in person. I’ll never forget his shocked/excited/shocked face. And I’m sure mine was pretty awesome too. Its so fun when you prove doctors wrong, its like, BAM, GOD is in control!
Baby number three is expected to arrive November 4! So with my track record I could easily go well into November but hoping to stick more around my due date than I did with Clare 😉 who was born at almost 42 weeks and I was induced. But not worrying about that now, keep cooking little babe! We have our 20 week ultrasound scheduled in a few weeks and I am so so excited to see this little babe again but more so praying he or she is healthy! We are not going to find out the gender once again, we just love the surprise in the delivery room. It really is so so amazing.
A huge THANK YOU to my BFF Alisa from Alisa Bosch Photography for taking time out of her extremely busy schedule to document this exciting time in our lives. As always, I’ll cherish these forever. My little hams.