Somehow it’s June already, and we are officially in our due date month! I am beyond thankful that this pregnancy has went by fast with having our other two little’s to chase after. We’ve been busy with the end of the school year, warm weather, outside projects and more. I was so excited to tell Carter this morning that’s it’s baby month! He asks every day how big the baby is, and how many more days we have. Even though the baby can come whenever, we go by how many days until our due date. He loves it! I definitely feel like he understands there will be another sibling in the house, more so than Payton does. She rubs my belly and talks about “mama’s baby,” but I don’t think she’ll understand until the baby makes his or her arrival. But every time we see babies while we’re out and about she LOVES to go look at them (and try to hold/touch them ha!), so I have a feeling she might be a little baby hog in our household!
I have the usual last few weeks of pregnancy pains, mainly in my hips, but overall physically I am thankful to have been feeling really well. I am still able to stay active, and keep up with my usual schedule! I can definitely tell when I overdue it a little bit at the end of the day, but for the most part everything has stayed the same other than carrying a giant basketball around in my belly while I finish things lol! Carter and Payton are at such an active age, and love to stay busy. We love our snuggle time on the couch too, but one of them is always asking to go outside! I’m super thankful for that though because it keeps me moving, and helps my body feel better too.
I have so many people ask me if I think the baby is a boy or girl! I have such a mix of answers though. My belly is shaped more like my pregnancy with Carter, but the heartbeat of baby #3 has been more like Payton’s. My cravings have been all over the place, but mostly really cold things! And I’m not sure if this matters, but this baby likes my left side better than my right side. I felt like with Payton she was always on my right side and kicking over there. But with this baby they’re all about the left! Maybe they’ll be left-handed like Grandpa, and left-footed like mommy! 😉 Now I loved finding out with Payton and Carter, and our gender reveals for them were both unforgettable. BUT having it be a surprise this time has been even better than I could have ever imagined!
I’ve tossed some things into my little suitcase for the hospital when I think of them, but I think until it’s “go-time” then I will probably frantically get the rest of what I want in there. I remember my first pregnancy with Carter, I had my two big bags packed around 30 weeks, and packed way more than I needed. I also just thought of how I’d read SO many birth stories before having Carter and even watched videos in the hopes that I would feel a little more prepared, yet our delivery was different than any of those! And I mean that in the best way. I think every pregnancy, even through our miscarriage, my faith has grown even bigger in God. And yes going through pregnancy again, I do feel more prepared having gone through it before, but at the same time I believe that God gives me that inner peace I need too.
Now I will be honest, there are days where I think to myself, HOW many more days do we have until the baby?! Yes it has flown by, but at the same time now I feel that it’s moving slower as we wind down. I think it’s a few feelings of not knowing the gender yet, having all of these ideas of how I “think” things will go but not knowing until the baby actually comes, and also a mix of butterflies every time I feel the baby move or kick. “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourself with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12, this was my daily verse today, and a good reminder for me to keep my patience, and in God’s time when he knows I am ready, he will bring our sweet little babe into our lives. Every time I see that Pampers diaper commercial of the newborn baby, I always tear up because I cannot wait to hold ours. And sniff their head 24/7 because there is nothing like that newborn smell!
Ready to bring on these last few weeks as a family of four, before we welcome our newest addition!
Lots of love & God Bless,