Pregnancy #4 update – 23 weeks

I’ve kind of left this blog hanging since announcing our new baby on the way, and that was gosh a long time ago. Excuses excuses, we haven’t had a working computer in 4 or 5 months, but now we do so I will try again! Pregnancy wise, we are at 23 weeks now with this one, more than half way so its certainly time for an update for posterity sake!

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Now that all of them have made official announcements I can also add here that to build on the excitement of our baby due August 16, my sister Emma (the one who had  a son exactly one week before our Hugh was born) is due with her second on August 17! AND my sister Anne is expecting her first on August 30! Its the summer of #tripletcousins!
And there are even more babies arriving on my husbands side of the family, my sister-in-law had her second at the end of March, and another sister-in-law is expecting her first in June! Babies everywhere!

We are once again waiting til birth to find out if its a boy or girl (so are my 2 sisters – so much suspense!!) but we’ve had a few ultrasounds and gotten to see mostly the baby’s spine… since he or she decided to be very un-cooperative and not turn over, but either way, things are looking good. Baby is growing and moving and making their presence known, both visually and through the evening ritual of lovely heartburn and hunger.

I feel relatively well. Lets be honest, it’s pregnancy and a winter of eternal colds and sickness for the 1.5, 3 and 4.5 year old so its been  unbearably pretty tiring, but there are no major complaints so of course I am really thankful for that. And now lent is over so I can motivate myself to get through the day with jelly beans like I am a toddler, but hey, do what works!

I haven’t needed to go back to the chiropractor (yet) which I sort of miss (except the price tag and the unbearable hip pain – I really love the lady I was seeing!) I have started to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist to counteract the effects of 4 pregnancies in 5 years and as awkward as that can be, I think its worth it and I hope I can do the exercise and improve my posture and hopefully fend off any serious damage. it definitely IS awkward, but not nearly as bad as I was dreading, if its something you’ve ever thought “hay maybe I should look into….” but stopped yourself because, AHH!! I say do it.

I am thinking of planning a few different elements for the babies arrival this time around; a doula/birth photographer friend of mine to capture the event, and maybe even venturing into the world of a birth pool/water birth, which I have never tried before, so we will see how plans continue to evolve. I think my subconscious wants to change it up to make it a little more of something to look forward to, as much as that is possible.

Of course I am excited to meet and get to know this little person, but the reality (of 3, let alone 4)  is still way overwhelming and as much as people keep telling me “three is the hardest!” its a little hard to imagine how that is possible while corralling 3 and it is a bit bewildering to attempt to work out how a forth will add to that without leveling up the difficulty, so we will have to wait and see! And keep myself busy with planning and mental nesting since the energy to actually do any physical nesting is nowhere to be seen.

Until we meet again!

 

 

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About Amy

Married the man of my dreams, enjoying life with a 4.5 year old daughter, 3 year old son, 18 month old baby girl and waiting for baby 4 to arrive in August. Figuring out this stay at home thing, learning how to be a better mother to my children and more loving wife to the one I love.
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9 Responses to Pregnancy #4 update – 23 weeks

  1. Oh my gosh, that’s so fun having babies with your sisters! I have several friends who’ve done water births and they swear it makes such a difference. Glad to hear an update from you! 😁

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  2. Hannah S. says:

    So excited for you! I love your little Easter table runner too. Did you make that?
    How fun to have so many babies coming into your family at the same time! You’re an inspiration. Can’t wait to see who the new little one is!

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    • Amy says:

      Yeah that table runner I made last year for Easter, my one quilting project I have actually finished… I love it and looking at it makes me want to sew more!

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      • Hannah S. says:

        It’s really beautiful! I think you should totally sew more! I need to get a good Easter season decoration going for our little prayer space. We have the crown of thorns for lent but I don’t have anything for the joyous season and that makes me feel like a very bad catholic. Haha

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  3. Hannah Gokie says:

    I’ve missed your blogging so much! Wow, 23 weeks already. Time flies! 🙂 And that will be so FUN with all those baby cousins, holy fun!

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  4. Carissa says:

    Hi Amy! My last baby Gianna was born at home in my bath and it was lovely! Are you having a midwife deliver?

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