Update: Our Home Renovation + Third Trimester with Baby #3

So in true #thirdbaby fashion, the regularly scheduled pregnancy updates have fallen short this time around. I have most definitely been keeping the bump out and about on IG, but as you know aside from being pregnant with my third baby boy – we’ve been pretty busy in our new home!

We bought our new home last May with plans to immediately renovate the kitchen. We had our miscarriage shortly following our move and then became pregnant with our rainbow baby almost immediately after my D&C. It’s been a whirlwind of a year – and I’ve been pregnant for the past 9 months, plus 3 months before that – so basically pregnant for the past 12 months, which is crazy to think about!

Add in a kitchen, mudroom + living room renovation and you can see why my head is always spinning.

We’ve been working on this renovation project since the Fall, but getting everything organized, selected and ready to roll takes time, as you can imagine. The demolition for this project started officially in January.

Fun Fact: The Kitchen is due to be complete the SAME WEEK the baby is due.

I’m just over here, no kitchen, no laundry room, 34 weeks pregnant – it’s all good. But in reality, it’s all crazy. Giving up control of everything that’s happening on the main floor of the house has allowed me to re-direct my attention and focus on organizing the upstairs bedrooms, attic and nursery – which isn’t a bad way to spend all that nesting third trimester energy.

For baby BOY #3 we have decided to go with a Llama Spirit Animal. If you’ve been a OG blog reader for a while, you know I’m super into a spirit animal for each kiddo. Brooks’ was an Elephant and Graham’s was a Lion. It’s sort of the base of my nursery decoration + theme. Working on finalizing the nursery in the next week or two, which I will most definitely share with you, but here’s a little look at where I am going.

No idea why, but I’m currently super drawn to these llamas, and I love it!

For a little bump comparison if you want to check out #1 vs #2 and #3:

8 Months with Brooks / 8 Months with Graham

And if you want to check out my previous pregnancy journeys – announcements, weekly photos, maternity shoots + birth stories:

Bump #1 / Bump #2

It’s always fun to take a stroll down memory lane!

So with my pregnancies with Brooks + Graham I did little weekly or monthly updates on the same questions to see what is different with each, and I wanted to bring that back for todays post!

Here we go!

How Far Along Am I: It’s crazy to say that I’m 34 going on 35 weeks pregnant. About to officially start month #9 which is insane to me. It’s been a hell of a year and this pregnancy has gone by so fast and so slow at the same time.

How I’m Feeling: There isn’t enough sleep in the world and this pregnancy has been harder than the previous two, from what I can remember. I feel like my first pregnancy was textbook – and the fact that at that point I didn’t have another kiddo to worry about – that makes the biggest difference! Being pregnant with Graham when Brooks was only a year old was insanity, I don’t remember most of it, which could be a good thing because for the most part, I wasn’t feeling great. This time, I’m grateful for B + G being a little older – able to do more on their own, so when I need to rest or take a minute, it’s ok {for the most part}. But this pregnancy I feel so much more pressure than before – not sure if its because my body has done this for the third time now or what, but it’s a different experience and I can only imagine it all getting more intense during these final few weeks.

Total Weight Gain: So this is a tricky one because I wasn’t tracking my weight like I was in previous pregnancies AND because I was 3 months pregnant, then had a miscarriage, then got pregnant again right away, the weight is a little wonky. I haven’t actually gained much this time around and I lost weight in the beginning {like when we were in Iceland} Eating has been rough this pregnancy as I’ve had debilitating heart burn – like I get it from water. It’s awful. Baby just pushes everything up and it’s crazy uncomfortable.

How Big is Baby: Little man is as big as a Lion Cub as per my Pregnancy+ app, which freaks me out because that seems so big. I have an ultrasound next week which should give a better idea of his size. I’m secretly crossing my fingers he will be born at 7 lbs. 11 oz. just like Brooks, Graham AND Charles {dad} – which is crazy!

Maternity Clothes: Because of the weight gain being a little on the smaller side, I’ve been able to make a ton of my non-maternity clothes work for so much longer this time. It also doesn’t hurt that I am super into loose and flowy tops – which always fit. For the most part I enjoy my full panel maternity jeans, but I do wear my non-maternity sweats, leggings and other pants from time to time.

Stretch Marks: On my belly. Yup.

Belly Button: Completely flat, ha.

On Sleep: My sleep currently sucks. I go to bed early enough because I’m exhausted but wake up a bunch to pee and then have the hardest time going back to bed. It’s the worst. And I am not a napper, so I can never get caught up during the day. Not to mention my house is a current construction zone so even if I wanted to nap, I couldn’t. The struggle is real.

Baby Movement: I get tons of kicks and punches and movements all day long. He gets the most active whenever I lay down with my feet up, and it’s so crazy and fun to watch. At every appointment and for every scan he’s been super active, so I’ve mentally prepared for another wild & crazy little one, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Food Cravings: With having no kitchen and my crazy heartburn, I am still very hungry, I just don’t always get to eat what I want – and when I do, I’m up + uncomfortable alllllll night. I am NOT an ice cream person, but this pregnancy I’m randomly into milkshakes – maybe because the cold sort of soothes my heartburn for a moment, before causing more of it shortly there after.

Food Aversions: Plain chicken. No other real aversions – but food has been tough in general this time around.

What I Miss: Freedom of movement. Getting up and down out of a chair or bed is not easy. Bending over to pick anything up only makes my heartburn worse. Fingers crossed this goes away as soon as my little guy comes out – like it did with my other two babes, even though with them it was never this bad. Life without heartburn from anything and everything, I definitely miss that.

Best Moment: All the bumps, kicks, flips. Seeing how excited his bothers are to meet him and getting everything organized in the nursery!

What I’m Looking Forward To: I get {and have to because I don’t have any other help} to take both the boys to my next ultrasound appointment next week and I’m pretty pumped about it. It might be a little crazy but I’m excited to see the boys see their brother. Fingers crossed everyone behaves.

Milestone: Picking a name! Brooks’ name wasn’t finalized until he was 2 days old and Graham we finalized in the hospital as well. I’ve ordered a name + letter thing or two and it’s been nice to have that locked down and done – I feel like I can think of him with his name and it’s really nice.

Going to soak up the next few weeks and I’ll be sure to keep you updated on everything going on! Please let me know if you have any questions for me about the renovation, third pregnancy or anything else – I’ll be sure to include it in my next update!

Thanks so much for following along! <3

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