It Goes so Fast
Wow – I can’t believe we are now on “baby watch.” We found out that we were expecting Baby #3 around Halloween and now we’re so close to meeting our baby! The third pregnancy goes so fast. It must be because having two older kids occupies your time/thoughts. Sometimes I had to think really hard how many weeks I was, etc., because there is so much to focus on rather than the pregnancy itself.
Harder on Your Body
I’m not sure if it’s because my body has already done it twice or that I’m older than the first two times, but the third pregnancy has been much harder on my body. When I was pregnant with Henry, my OB told me that you start to feel everything sooner with each pregnancy and she was right!
You Don’t Worry about Loving the Next Child as Much
When I only had one baby that I was crazy about, I wondered how I could possibly love the next as much. I worried about it constantly while I was pregnant with Henry! After Henry was born, I realized it’s comes naturally to love the next one just as much as your first. And, this pregnancy I haven’t thought once if I could love our next one as much. I just know the way I feel about William and Henry will be multiplied by three!
Pregnancy is Still Just as Much of a Miracle
I may not have known what was developing at every exact moment in time, like when I was pregnant with my first, but I am fully aware that pregnancy is still just as much of a miracle as the first time. I’ve learned to appreciate my changing body, that each week baby has been growing and developing and just what an amazing a miracle and blessing it is.
Give Yourself Grace
With two toddlers to take care of, I’ve learned that you have to be willing to give yourself grace. Being pregnant is hard work and then having two little ones to care for on top of it means that some things get put on the back burner. My babies are always my top priority, along with my husband. Everything else gets done when it gets done!
Hoping that this is helpful for any of you contemplating having a third. We are so excited to be family of five!