Baby #3

September 15th, 2010 in About Me

While hurrying to pack for our Panama trip I did a last minute run to get some things at the local store and picked up a pregnancy test because I probably take one every other month even if I there is no way I could be pregnant.  I guess that is what having past issues with infertility will do to you.  I became very addicted to pregnancy tests.

I found out that I was, in fact, pregnant on the day before leaving on our trip.  I am still not sure how I feel. Some days I would be baby hungry and others not.  The girls had been telling me for months and months that they had a little brother named Jack. Then, a few weeks before I found out, Tyler mentioned to me if we decided to have another child he would love for it to be a boy named Jack.  Put those thoughts together and add going to the Jack Johnson concert the night I found out I was pregnant… how awesome would that be to, in fact, have a baby Jack?

Or, equally, a baby Mary.

Either way, a new baby is coming into our home.

This time around sweets taste gross to me.  Chocolate has such an odd and disgusting taste.

This baby LOVES watermelon.

This baby makes me extremely tired (although just finishing up the first trimester, having CFS and extremely low iron while pregnant, it’s probably not the baby’s fault).

This baby was very, very still in the ultrasound, but had a very strong heartbeat.

This pregnancy has me agitated, very on edge, and includes a lot of apologizing to everyone in my path.

This baby has a *very* excited oldest sister and a kind of freaked out other older sister.

This baby will be 3 1/2 years younger that his next sibling.

During this first trimester (that only has one more week until it is over!) I have not LOST 10-15 lbs like I did when I was pregnant with each girl, but I have gained 7 lbs.

This baby gives me morning sickness but NOTHING compared to when I was pregnant with the girls.  But the fatigue is quite severe.

This baby is due in APRIL! Honestly, I will most likely have my baby ON my birthday or I will be recovering in the hospital on my birthday. My birthday wishes include…a baby that likes to snuggle, girls that deal well with the transition, lots of help, yummy meals AND a papa who will clean the diapers.

What do you think? Will my wishes be granted?  I think so.

I am nervous, I am scared, I was caught off guard a bit.  Guys, I just love my babies to pieces.  I go into hiding and spend the day at home not putting them down. But being pregnant? It’s not my cup of tea.  Giving birth? It’s my ultimate fear on this earth.  So please wish me luck.

Baby Mary or Jack, taken Monday morning:


25 Responses to “Baby #3”

  • Kristina P.
    September 15th, 2010 at 12:45 am

    There is clearly something in the Sassy water. But I think you will be great!

  • Jill Holyoak
    September 15th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Roman was sooooo almost a Jack. Congrats!

  • Angie
    September 15th, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I think you’ll be amazing!! Congratulations!! Best of luck through these next few months!!!

    My girls are just over 3 years apart and I think it was perfect gap. My oldest was excited to be a helper and old enough to entertain and do many things herself!

  • evonne
    September 15th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I am proud to say that I put something in that Sassy water! ;)

    So excited for you, and your cute family.

    I didn’t ever put down my baby…now he is five months, and Paul says that I should have some sort of fanny pack to put him in…because he won’t let me put him down!!

  • evonne
    September 15th, 2010 at 1:10 am

    BUT I wouldn’t have it any other way…just to clarify!

  • Jamie M.
    September 15th, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Congratulations!! How exciting for you and your little family, GOOD LUCK!!

  • Emily H.
    September 15th, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Yay! Congrats! If you don’t have a Baby Jack, I may need to. ;)

  • terri
    September 15th, 2010 at 2:39 am

    I like the name Jack but I think if ever we named our baby “Jack Horner” he’s bound to get teased thanks to the nursery rhyme! So happy for you guys! Congrats!!!

  • Rose
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:35 am

    congratulations Vanessa!!!!! I am so very very excited for you, and maybe just a teensy bit jealous, lol! ;D

  • Stephanie
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:38 am

    The secret is out! I am SO HAPPY for you.

    I empathize about the morning sickness…and the not liking being pregnant part. I can *never* understand when people say they “loved” being pregnant or that they “miss” it. Not me. Not a bit.

    Do I love my babies? Yes! Deep down in my soul.
    Do I love being pregnant? No way. Not my cup of tea, either. ;)

    Here’s to a smooth pregnancy and a wonderful birth that exceeds all of your dreams and expectations.

  • Connie
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I heard it announced on Studio 5 today! Hope you get over the fatigue and icky feeling soon! Congrats!

  • Heather
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Congratulations!! That is wonderful news. Wishing you a healthy, happy pregnancy :)

  • Kami
    September 15th, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Yay! Congrats Vanessa!

  • Maura
    September 15th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    See, and you were just saying how you had to adjust to motherhood outside of having little ones. Well you can still enjoy another little bundle of joy. :) Congrats!!!

  • Dee Asay
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats! With 3 kids you can still keep up on everything!

  • Nisha
    September 15th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Congratulations! Even if you don’t get all your wishes (although, I bet you will), you’ll still get it all done. You’re amazing!

    A pregnancy that makes chocolate icky?! WEIRD :) Kind of a blessing, I guess.

  • Rebecca
    September 16th, 2010 at 2:25 am

    That baby is going to be cute…I can tell.

  • Quinn
    September 16th, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Eeeeeek!!!! I am still so excited for you guys that I can hardly stand it! As for yummy meals at the end: I’m on it! Here’s to wishing you a MUCH smoother end of the pregnancy than I’ve had & am still having *wink*. You’re such a fabulous mommy!! This is one LUCKY baby! Love you! xoxo

  • Steph
    September 16th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I am soooooo happy for you. And lets be honest I am happy for me. I will have a baby to play with about 5 minutes from me. booya!

  • Linda
    September 17th, 2010 at 2:18 am

    He is so cute in the ultra sound. Can’t wait to meet him. Keep smiling.

  • Kalli
    September 17th, 2010 at 4:41 am


  • Camille
    September 17th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again – I’m so excited for you guys!!!

  • Kathy
    September 17th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Congrats! I’m due in January and was so sick at Casual Blogger that it was hard to focus!

  • Michelle
    September 18th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I am so excited for you! I hope the sick and tired escape you in the next couple weeks! As for the agitation, I am suffering from that too and hoping it will take a leave once this baby is here. Good luck with patience. ;)

  • Leslie
    September 18th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Congrats!!! I remember some previous posts about wanting to have another baby, so I am really happy for you and your family.

    P.S. I have also had addictions to taking pregnancy tests. What an emotional roller coaster!

    P.P.S. I have a 4 year old, Jack. He is as sweet as can be, and loves recognizing his name all over the place (restaurants, nursery tales, auto-body shops, etc. :)

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