For all of those who don’t follow me on social media we are excited to announce that YES we are expecting baby #4 on or around April 6, 2016! Yes, I said NUMBER FOUR and yup I have finally figured out how babies are made. 😉
There is a certain level of crazy that you must possess when choosing to have a fourth baby just like there is a huge amount of crazy you must possess to own your own business. I figure we are both sorts of crazy so it’s all just perfect.
The debate for baby #4 has been a long one but we decided that with the age gap between the older two and Gavin we really wanted Gavin to have a younger playmate. Obviously, the older two adore their little brother but all kids grow up and we just didn’t want any of our kids to feel left out. So we will have two older and two younger and they can all fight and beat each other up to their hearts content! Haha! Anyways, we decided to give it 6 months and if it didn’t happen then it was going to be time to close the “baby” chapter. The universe had different plans because it took one shot and I nearly died from shock when I found out. Never ever expected it to happen so fast but it was perfect timing. It really was just meant to be.
Everything is going well and I feel really good after some minor adjustments to my coffee consumption after it caused some morning sickness. That has been difficult but now I just enjoy a glass in the afternoon some days. This pregnancy is mirroring very closely to my pregnancy with Gavin in that the biggest first trimester symptom I’ve had is major, major fatigue. I mean I was exhausted before pregnancy but this is that “you fall asleep in weird places” type of fatigue. So far I’ve fallen into a slumber at the kitchen table, at my desk, on the couch and on the nursery floor. Yup, I’m secretly a zombie!!
We were practically forced to announce this pregnancy early because my belly already pops out like I’m 9 months along. It’s mostly bloat but this uterus definitely knows what it’s doing and decided not to enter in gracefully. Nah….guess we are just over all that. So maternity clothes will be in order soon since nothing in my closet currently fits even a little bit. Ready for some fall temps so I can break out the leggings….I mean leggings were invented for pregnant women.
Thanks for all the well wishes and support. We are beyond thrilled. This WILL BE our last and so I am trying to soak up every single moment of being pregnant….bad stuff and all. I really will miss this! For pregnancy updates and pics be sure to follow us on instagram @aleciaharris88.
It takes a village to raise kids so thanks for being part of our village!!