If you read my post last week, you knew I had a surprise announcement coming up! Well, that day has finally come 🙂
We are expecting (surprise!) Baby #3 on Halloween and couldn’t be more excited! I’ll be honest, we have gone back and forth on whether or not to have a third child. Our first two are finally a bit more independent, it’s way easier to go places, I have a full-time job, and life just works. Adding a new baby to the mix is certain to stir things up, but this was clearly meant to be since our new little bundle was not planned (in fact, at the time, we had of course decided we were done having kids). Funny how life works and how God has a plan all of His own 🙂
I’m currently 12 weeks along and due on October 31. I had my first ultrasound appointment at 10 weeks where they found a hematoma, or blood clot. It’s not super serious, but I do have to be extra-monitored and am on modified bed rest. I go in for a follow-up ultrasound at 14 weeks to see what’s going on with the clot. Hopefully, it’s completely gone and I can resume normal activity.
On the bright side, extra ultrasounds mean we get to find out the gender of this little babe early 🙂 In fact, we’ll find out at our 14-week scan assuming baby cooperates. We already have two little girls, so a little boy would be fantastic. However, another girl would be equally as wonderful! I love being a girl mom and think it’d be so fun to be the mom of three daughters. We’ll see 🙂
Finances, Work and Blog
Since my husband and I both work full-time, finances won’t be an issue for now. We do need most likely need to get a different vehicle, though. We currently drive a Chevy Traverse which seats 8. You would think we could make this work! 😉 However, the third row is pretty small and all three kids will be in carseats for a time. We haven’t tried yet, but I don’t think three will fit across the second row. And we can’t really put our oldest in the third row because she’d have to climb over and buckle herself. Or, I’d have to climb over to buckle and unbuckle her, which would be even worse haha. Oh, the dilemma. Anyone else out there have three in carseats?! What kind of vehicle do you drive??
The blog won’t be changing – though I may have a few more baby-oriented posts popping up. My posts also might be a bit more sporadic depending on how I’m feeling and time. I do still want to reach $10K per month by October, but even I fall short, I’ll still call it an accomplishment since I wasn’t planning on having a baby this year.
As for my full-time job, I intend to stay working even after the baby comes. I’ll take a nice, long maternity leave and then ease back into working. My schedule is super flexible, and for that I am incredibly grateful. Since I love my job and it’s flexible, there’s no reason to leave in my opinion! (However, if the blog is making $10K/month, I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune!)
So, that’s what’s been going on around here lately! The blog has been a little quiet simply because I was SO exhausted and sick most of the first trimester. As of last week, though, my energy has resumed and I’m feeling great!
Now, don’t mind me while I head to the kitchen for my third snack of the afternoon…