Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby #4!!

We wanted to let you all know I am pregnant with baby #4. This has been fun news to share with many people over the last few weeks. All of our children have slightly different stories. With this baby we felt spiritually guided to have another. For me that has been a great blessing so far. We started trying last summer and having had those spiritual experiences instead of feeling sad as the months passed, I always felt more hopeful that the baby would come sometime. And honestly in the past I haven't loved being pregnant...often I feel more stressed and worried about myself and the baby. But again I have felt more calm and peace.

We told our kids in March before I went on a skiing trip where I wasn't going to ski. It was really fun hearing and seeing their reactions as we told them there was actually a baby in me right then. They have all been good about praying for me and the baby and understanding that I need more rest and food and water. Seth is excited to now be a big brother too - and the baby will come close to his birthday - due on October 24. We did tell the kids then that it was still early and this was an exciting special family secret to keep until the baby was a little bigger.

I had another appointment on April 2. Everything still looked good, so they got the go ahead to tell all their friends and teachers. We know great people and it has been so nice to get many happy wishes from family and friends at work, school, and church.

So here I am at about 13 weeks...

And here is baby #4...


PS - This time around I have felt more generally nauseous. Combine that with already taking HUGE prenatal vitamins for 9 months and I couldn't take it any more. I was gagging them down every morning. Then I said, "I wish they made gummy prenatal vitamins like they make gummy ones for kids" and soon Steve had found that Walgreens and others do sell them. They don't taste great, but are an okay fruity flavor - and I don't have to swallow the huge things any more!

5 comments:

Tiana said...

Congrats!

I am totally with you on the gummy vitamins. I could never swallow the big prenatals when feeling sick.

Chandra said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I'm glad you are doing well and feeling peace, since I remember you saying how hard pregnancy had been on you in the past. What a blessing.

Meagan said...

That's such fantastic news! Congratulations to you and your whole family!

merathon said...

congratulations! that is so exciting for you guys, although i must say i was quite surprised to read this since i remember you telling me after seth that you guys KNEW that three was it for you! :)

Rachelle said...

Steph, congratulations! I'm thrilled for you and your family. Seth will be such a cute big brother, too!