*Personal*, Alisa

Third Trimester Bumpdate

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We’re in the home stretch!! In just a little over two months (or maybe less!) we’ll be meeting our little boy! To say I am excited would be a gross understatement. I wanted to do a little pregnancy post because I don’t know if I’ll get around to doing it right before little baby boy is born. We’re moving again right before he is born and he is due three days after Christmas and then winter semester starts 8 days after his due date – and if he is anything like his sister he won’t be showing up until then. It’s going to be a very crazy, busy, and wonderful holiday season with his debut definitely being the highlight!

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This pregnancy has been super different from my pregnancy with Ella. Besides being so soo tired (but what do you expect with chasing a busy toddler around?) it has been a lot easier. When I found out I was expecting I expected everything to go exactly as it did last time and every time something was different I thought something was wrong. Once I got into the safe zone of the second trimester, though, my nerves calmed down quite a bit and I’ve been able to enjoy this pregnancy much more than I did with Ella’s. I’m getting to the point where I’m not enjoying it quite as much, but I just keep reminding myself that it’s way better than last time and our little buddy will be here before we know it.

It’s funny for me to think about how much I prepared for labor and delivery with Ella, and I didn’t really think much about what came after. With this baby it’s the opposite. Labor and delivery is still a big deal, but it’s only one day, after that I’m going to be a mom to a toddler and a newborn and that is going to last forever. I just keep wondering how Ella is going to do with adjusting to being a big sister and how I’m going to adjust to it not just being me and Ella all the time, and I wonder about what kind of newborn our little buddy is going to be, and I wonder how I’m going to handle to postpartum challenges this time around, and I wonder how the heck I’m going to go to school right after baby is born, and I wonder how having two kids is going to affect my relationship with Brandon, and I wonder how long it’s going to take for us to find our new normal.

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All this wondering (or should I say worrying? haha) still doesn’t change the fact that I am so excited to finally meet this little guy and to have him in our family. I have learned and grown more than I thought possible┬ásince having Ella, and I know that it was all aided by my loving husband and a loving Heavenly Father. I just need to remember to have faith that everything is possible through the Lord and he trusted me with these kids for a reason. It’s going to be tough to have two kids, I’m sure, but I am positive that it’s going to be more than worth it!

Now… Can I just sleep for the next two months? That’d be great.

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