Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Baby boy #3


Here is the story...

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been intrigued as I have noticed that my tummy has become quite round and begun to poke out...again.  At Christmas time, I was feeling pretty good and knew my tummy had trimmed down a good amount since having Griff so to be growing a belly when it seemed that nothing about my exercise or eating have changed was so strange.  Some days I just chalked it up to the fact that I’d had another baby and muscles get stretched out and I hadn’t been working very hard on my core recently...so things must have just loosened up.  Or maybe it had to do with not breastfeeding anymore? (why my milk dried up is a mystery solved! haha)

Anyway,  I just had the thought this week that I really ought to go get a pregnancy test just to make sure...since, it’s totally possible I could be pregnant.  We took the test Friday night and you should have seen the shock on Darin's face when as he watched the "+" sign appear. I feel so so blessed that I have felt just fine! NO sacroiliac joint pain to speak of so far (which was quite painful from 4 weeks on with the last pregnancy) and that has been a huge tender mercy for me that has given me the peace and strength I need to believe that I can totally do this and it was part of the big plan.

We got in to the doctor ASAP Monday (yesterday) and had an ultrasound done.  The tech looked at my belly and was guessing I was maybe 10-12 weeks along but when she got the first image she said, "woah, this baby is much older than we thought.  You are 16 weeks pregnant! And it's a boy!"  We laughed pretty hard and I was thrilled.  Of course what woman wouldn't be thrilled to find out you've only got about 5 months to go?!  But honestly the biggest relief for me was that I can have pregnancies that aren't excruciatingly painful!  I had really begun to fear a third pregnancy, sure that there was no way I could take care of two little ones with that pain.  I feel so peaceful and happy about it all and the more I think about it the more I think Heavenly Father had a plan that we couldn't foresee and it will be great for our family.  I'm sure I'll have days I just cry and wonder how I'll do it, but that's what life's about right?  I will have to lean on Him.

The due date is August 18.  This baby and Griffin will be about 12 months apart:)

3 boys under 3! here we come!

11 comments:

  1. Rachel, I'm so excited for you! And definitely impressed with you. What a great attitude, and I'm so happy you weren't experiencing hip pain...that's part of the reason I was thinking, "How did I miss this?!" And maybe you're not thinking about this yet, (I just read your post) but I had an epidural with Caleb and did it naturally with Bryce and Darcy. I had Pitocin with Darcy too, so I totally empathize. ;) They were all very different, and awesome in their own ways. Anyway, I'm so excited for you!

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! How exciting & how crazy!! My brother Levi and I are 11 months apart and I have always loved having a friend/sibling so close in age! Good luck Rachel!

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  4. Wow, how exciting! I can imagine it will be a lot of work, but so fun too! Those boys will be such buddies. Good luck with the last few months of pregnancy :)

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  5. Such exciting news!!!! So happy for you guys!

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  6. Oh Rachel!!! That is so great! I'm just thrilled for you! What lucky boys all FOUR of yours are :)

    Loving congrats to you and Darin!

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  7. Whaaaaaaaaat? That's awesome! Wow,we're proud of you guys. Three boys under the age of three! Don't know what to say. I think it'll be tough but a lot of fun still and of course very rewarding. How are you going to carry them all on a hike? How about MTB rides? Time for bike trailers :-).

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  8. WOW!! Congrats!!! I am so happy for you! If anyone can do it, I know you can!

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  9. Hey Rachel! Good luck with your 5 month pregnancy. I'm so glad you're having a smoother time this go around.

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  10. No way!! That is awesome! Congratulations!!

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