Oh Baby #3

September 2, 2016

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Surprise! Did you catch our little announcement on Instagram yesterday? Our little crazy crew is adding one more to the bunch in March!

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We were SO surprised. And are excited, scared, happy, nervous, over-the-moon. You name it and we've felt it. 

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We've gotten lots of questions and I LOVE that you are all so excited to share in the journey with us. I found out on my birthday, July 14th, that baby #3 was on it's way! I thought I had the flu or something because I was feeling so tired and crummy. And then I realized that my period was a few days late. I mentioned it to my husband and he started getting really nervous, ha! We went to dinner for my birthday and then straight to Target to pick up a pregnancy test. And sure enough it was positive. I took another just to be sure. We were SO shocked! We had talked about maybe one day having another baby but didn't realize it would be so soon! I'm still breastfeeding Sadie after all! And we had to "try" to get pregnant with our first two, so this was just a double surprise. 

Surprise or not, we are super excited. I might have had a small panic attack (just being honest!) because I was overwhelmed at the thought of having a third baby before Sadie even turns two years old. And Jon totally took it in stride when I was panicking and helped calm me down. And then he started worrying about things like do we need to get a van and how we need to save for another kid's college tuition! This baby is due March 12 and Sadie will be two on June 10th. Holy cow. 


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You can tell Sadie is super excited to be a big sister. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I noticed a drop in my milk supply. And Sadie noticed it too.....and responded by being more vigorous in her efforts to get milk. Which meant some sore boobs for me! I thought for sure she would wean but girlfriend was having NOTHING to do with it. My milk re-adjusted a week later and I have been cutting down on feedings. When I weaned Hudson it was SO easy and natural, but with this girl it has been hard. She will drink cow's milk out of a sippy cup at meals but wants nothing to do with it (or a bottle, for that matter) at nap time and bedtime. She wants mama. And she will slap me, cry, and pull my shirt down until she gets what she wants. We've gotten down to 1-2 feedings a day but she's not super happy about it. I feel incredibly guilty about trying to wean her before she's ready. But my body is being overworked and I'm tired! My midwife (more on that below) said my milk will taste different and she'll probably self-wean soon. Hear's hoping.  

I've felt super sick this pregnancy. Two kids + growing a baby + breastfeeding + working from home is exhausting. I've felt very nauseous every day (just like my pregnancy with Sadie) and had some really bad headaches and been really tired (just like my pregnancy with Hudson). So who knows if this is a boy or girl! Not knowing the gender with Sadie was so fun...and I'd love to not find out again this time around. However, Jon really wants to know. He says he can find out and keep it a secret but I totally don't believe him. So we are still negotiating about what to do! I'll keep you all updated. 

In other news, I switched from the doctor who delivered Sadie to a midwife this time around, even though I had a great VBAC experience with my doctor. My doctor practices with about 12 other doctors and they recently changed their on-call policy...previously if you had your baby during business hours your doctor would deliver you, but they switched to only having the on-call doctor deliver, regardless of the time. With 12 doctors in the practice chances were slim I'd have my doctor. And I'm sure it would have been fine, but having a VBAC was so much more personal than a c-section, and I really didn't want a stranger delivering my baby. So I am at a new practice that's one doctor and two midwives. My mom knows the doctor really well and loves him (and I actually used to see his wife for care before I started having babies!). I'll see both of the midwives thought my pregnancy and one of them will be with me the entire pushing/delivery process...unless something goes wrong with my 2nd VBAC and I need a c-section, then the doctor will step in. So far I've been very happy with my midwife experience and will share how it goes after I have this baby!

Thanks for all of your sweet comments! Now you know why I've been so quiet on this blog lately! If you have any other questions drop them in the comments...I'll be sure to answer!


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33 Responses to “Oh Baby #3 ”

  1. Congrats Julie! I'm so happy for you guys!! What a blessing! Can't wait to follow along on the journey. :)

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  2. These third babies like to throw mommy and daddy for a loop, it seems! Lol! I am so excited for you guys, Julie, and can't wait to follow along. I know Sadie and the new baby won't be too far apart in age, but it will bbe just fine and Sadie will love that sweet baby so much! I have to keep Vivian from smothering Teddy with kisses. She just wants to love on him all day long:) Congrats again, sweet friend! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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  3. So many third baby surprises lately! The tiredness is no joke. With my first I don't recall being so tired but also no kids. This time around I'm falling asleep standing. Zzz. Congratulations again on 3!

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  4. Yes!!! Congrats!!! Baby #1 on the way for me due New Year's Eve! Everyone is having babies, especially moms that already have 1 or 2 it seems. Can't wait to follow you on your new journey. I'll be 23 weeks tomorrow and STILL cannot completely get off of my morning sickness meds. I'm having a girl and for some reason she likes to make her mommy super sick all the time.

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  5. Congrats!! Loving the balloon announcement - adorbs!

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  6. Congratulations! That is so exciting!!! I am due with baby #2 in late October.

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

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  7. Congratulations again sweet friend, this is just such exciting news! This little miracle was obviously just meant to be - so happy for you! x

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  8. Yay!! Congratulations, what an exciting time for you all!!! I didn't realize you had a vbac, that gives me hope for a possible (maybe, potential, who knows) vbac for baby #3 someday!!

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  9. Loved reading more of the details!! So exciting!!

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  10. I literally squealed when I saw your announcement! So, so exciting for your family, and I love that you got a surprise! It'll be fun to follow along with your fun 2nd trimester stuff while I'm waddling along in the third! ;)

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  11. This is so exciting!! I really think surprise babies are the BEST (Stella was one)--nerve-wracking & exciting!!

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  12. Congrats!! I remember that shocked, excited, scared feeling very well. It was doubled when we found out baby #2 was #2 AND baby #3... Twins! Jumping from a family of 3 to a family of 5 is a little crazy! I had also switched from a larger practice to a group of midwives. For us it was the best decision ever. I hope you have a great experience as well!

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  14. Congrats again! I was still nursing Liam when I got pregnant with Finn. He weaned once the milk was all gone. Hopefully Sadie adjusts well. And yay for using a midwife! I love he extra personal care you get from them.

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  15. What a great surprise! 3 kids is the absolute best!!!

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  16. SO excited for that new little babe to add to your crew!!! YAY!!!!!!

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  17. How exciting!! Congratulations!

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  18. Surprise or not, I am so excited for you and your growing family! Clearly, God had plans that you didn't! You will rock the three-kid thing, no doubt about it! And yes, get a minivan!!! My third child isn't even here yet, but I already love mine. I swear, you won't regret it! Many congratulations on Baby #3 and here's hoping you start feeling better soon!

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  19. Congrats!!! So many babies in the blog world again!

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  20. How did I miss this on Insta?! Congratulations!! You guys are going to have a blast with three! And I have serious baby fever which is making me want a third!

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  21. Sooooo happy for you!!!!! xoxoxoxo

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  22. you're just absolutely amazing. congratulations!!! the idea of me having a third makes me sweat...that's not a good sign. :)

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  23. So completely happy for you, friend! That is so awesome that you've already found a new practice that you like, too. Praying for peace and health during this journey! Yay for baby #3! Can't wait to see your journey again. :)

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  24. Yay! I'm so thrilled for you! Congrats!

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  25. Such wonderful news, Julie!!! Big congratulations!

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  26. SO excited for you!!! Congratulations!!!

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  27. Sooo excited for you and your whole family! Surprise babies are fun too (exactly what you said is exactly how I felt with our second!!). We are 7 weeks into 3 kids and it's crazy but I promise it's a good crazy. So tired but heart so hapoy

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  28. Congratulations! Isn't it crazy how life throws us curve balls! I can only imagine life will be busy with 3 kids 4 and under, but it will be so amazing too!

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  29. Congratulations! I know it seems overwhelming (I would be too) but in a few years you are going to be so glad you had them all so close together! Hang in there girl! You can do it!

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  30. Congrats Julie! So exciting!! Hope you start to feel a bit better soon!

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  31. Missed this before, but I feel you. I have three and the #3 was born 21 months after #2. It was a huge shock for us too and I can't even say we were happy about it. But #3 is about to turn 4 and she is the biggest blessing.
    Also, don't be afraid to get a minivan. They are great!!

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