While counting down to baby boy number three, we had family photos taken two weeks before his arrival to document our last days as a family of 4! With the birth of each of our kids I found it important and really special to have maternity photos taken, to both remember my baby bump and to have family memories along the way as our family has grown from just Jordan and I to now a family of 5!
Along with sharing the images from our maternity session, I thought it would be fun to share some fun facts about this pregnancy.
How I found out I was pregnant: Right after Josh turned 1 last January getting pregnant and having another baby was not really on my mind. I was actually a bit excited about putting the baby stage behind us. After-all I had just finished breastfeeding Josh when he turned 1 and I had only had a few cycles. In April while I was out with some girlfriends for girls night out I was sure my cycle was about to start. A few days had past and nothing. At first I did not think too much of it…possibly still not regular after having Josh, plus I was so busy with two kiddos that I really did not have time to think much about it or even realize how late I actually was. Then suddenly I just had that feeling and instantly knew I was pregnant. Charlie was off of school for spring break and Jordan was out of town on a business trip. I was going to wait it out until the next day to take a pregnancy test but I just knew, and decided to take a test that evening. For some reason the boys and I had a day of doubles…everything we did in the morning we also did again in the afternoon after Josh’s nap (i.e – went to the park twice, had to make two trips to the post office, etc…). So of course I was going to get not one but two pink lines on the pregnancy test! I’m just relieved that the day of doubles did not mean that I was pregnant with twins.
How I told Jordan: When I found out that I was pregnant with Charlie Jordan was just returning home from a business trip that evening. I got a card for him and had the card waiting for him along a drink when he got home. Charlie and I made a handmade card for him when I found out I was pregnant with Josh and again had a drink waiting for him. So it was only fitting that when I found out that I was pregnant with Sam that the boys and I made him a card and had a drink waiting for him.
Best part of the first trimester: Hearing his little heartbeat for the first time. Telling our families. They were shocked! And finding out we were having a third boy!!!
Worst part of the first trimester: Nausea and being SO tired.
First trimester cravings: BAGELS! All day every day.
Best part of the second trimester: The growing baby bump, finally being able to share the news with friends and starting to feel kicks.
Worst part of the second trimester: Being SO tired still. I did not feel energetic again until well into the second trimester this time around.
Second trimster cravings: Fish, movie theater popcorn, and bagels still.
Best part of the third trimester: Feeling Sam’s kicks and movements.
Worst part of the third trimester: Being tired and high blood pressure.
Third trimster cravings: Peanut butter , movie theater popcorn, and you guessed it still craved bagels too.
How this pregnancy differed from my other two: With Charlie I craved a lot of red meat (steak, corned beef, etc…). With Josh I craved chocolate shakes and turkey sandwiches. I gained the same amount of weight with all three. With Charlie and especially with Josh I broke out a lot during pregnancy with them. With Sam I had very few and very minor break outs and finally felt like I had that pregnant glow.
What Charlie wanted to name his new baby brother: Blueberry Pizza.
We are beyond blessed to have a third healthy baby boy, and I can’t wait to finally share his newborn photos with you all!
Photos by Erin Woolsey