I never thought I’d be sitting here, sharing a third pregnancy announcement. But I am, and Jon and I are really happy, even though the upcoming months require a ton of thought and adjustments But first, the happy stuff!
About 3 weeks ago, each of the kids had the stomach flu. Luke caught it first, and was recovered by time I was heading up to Los Olivos to visit Zaca Mesa Winery. The next day, Aubrey woke up sick and we spent another 3 days with the flu. One of the other moms from church warned me that she and her husband caught it a bit longer than her kids did from each other. Almost a week to the day Luke caught it, I was very sick. I stayed home from work just laying in bed most the day. The next day, I felt somewhat better, but could barely get out of bed. Jon grabbed an old expired Zofran pill to try and help me so I could make it to work.
I told my coworker how I was feeling so awful, still, and she joked with me Are you sure you’re not pregnant? I laughed. Then I went home. And thought, might as well take a test just to get that out of the way. It was instantly positive. I walked out and was stunned. I told my mom and then told her I needed a minute and went back in my room. I laid on my bed absolutely bewildered how this was happening. I didn’t want to tell Jon on the phone. I wanted to do something cute, something fun. Aubrey’s positive test came after months and months of trying and I practically threw it at him when it was positive. With Luke’s, I took it after a day of tailgating and tried waking him up from his nap. That didn’t go well. I shared with him later when he woke up and we were both just stunned.
So with baby #3, I figured I should try something creative. Except he called me, concerned husband that he is, to check in on me. I kept trying to dodge his questions but eventually he just flat out asked me and I started laughing hysterically and he just knew. Turns out after we hung up the phone, he needed a moment too and stepped outside his office for a bit.
That night was a mixture of happy tears, and ohmygoshwhatonearthdowedonow discussions. We decided (well, I said I wanted it, and he obliged) to be Team Green. That means, we won’t find out what we’re having until the day I give birth. And while I have been adamant I will never own a minivan, I’m quickly realizing we just don’t have the space in my car for 3 carseats and at times, 3 adults, plus gear. Not sure what we’ll do, but going to hold off as long as possible with that.
I’m due towards the end of November. I was late with Aubrey, and early with Luke. Who knows when this one will come. If the baby’s birthday is November 14th, I will find God’s sense of humor extremely funny since that will mark the one year of us moving into our forever home – the home He guided us to, and aligned everything perfectly for us with the entire process.
The first few weeks have been completely awful. I know I had bad “morning” sickness with both Luke and Aubrey, but I swear I’m feeling it 1000 times worst this time. It hits me most in the late afternoons & evenings and most nights I just want to curl up in a ball on the bed. I just keep thinking it’ll be over soon, I just don’t know when. lol
Ironically enough, we also will be finding ourselves starting over with most baby gear. We donated/sold/gave away most of our baby items. But I’m excited because it gives me a chance to try out new brands and see what has changed since the pregnancies with Luke and Aubrey.
So that’s all! We’re happy to welcome a new Farmer Dell into our lives this fall!