The secret is out, and it’s official: we are expecting our third baby! When I found out I was pregnant with baby number 3, my initial emotions were a mix of excitement, anxiety, and even a touch of fear. I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences with all of you, as I believe so many mom’s (and parents) can relate to these feelings of uncertainty and the challenges that come with expanding their family.
The Unexpected Twist:
When I found out I was pregnant with baby number 3 life was working out according to my plan. Thriving marriage , (we recently celebrated 10 years) a happy almost first-grader, and a second child who keeps us on our toes (we lovingly call him our “no limit soldier”😂😂) We had given away most of our baby items, (I’m talking everything from our Doona stroller to our snoo bassinet.) Just a year earlier, an also unexpected pregnancy had sadly resulted in a miscarriage. At that point, we had firmly believed our family was complete with two children. However, during our getaway for our 10-year anniversary, a little too much fun led to the conception of our sweet baby bean.
Facing Fear and Embracing Faith:
About two weeks after we returned from our anniversary trip I noticed my period was late (which never happens… my cycles are usually like clockwork) I knew something was up! I took a test and pregnant popped up immediately! Of course at first Colton thought I was joking. He thought it was a test I saved from Ezra… but nope I was indeed pregnant.
Upon discovering the unexpected news, fear crept into my thoughts. I questioned how we would handle the demands and responsibilities of parenting three children. Parenting is a journey filled with so much joy, and it also comes with hard work and dedication. While the joys and rewards of raising children are abundant, it’s essential to acknowledge the challenges that come along with the incredible privilege of being a parent.
After the initial fear, I reminded myself that fear is not from God. I sought solace in prayer, seeking peace and understanding. I found comfort in the belief that babies are a true blessing, and my worries gradually transformed into excitement. (Which doesn’t take away from the hard work and dedication that comes to raising children, but I know that God provides us with everything we need)
Discovering the Strength Within:
This new journey has definitely taken some time to process, I am genuinely excited about this new chapter in our lives. I have come to understand that God will not give us more than we can handle, and with faith, love, and support, we will navigate the challenges of having three kids. It’s incredible how we often find strength within ourselves when faced with unexpected situations.
Thank you all for your support over the years!
Having a baby number three may not have been part of the original plan, but it’s a joyful surprise that we are embracing with open hearts. The mix of emotions we experienced—initial anxiety, fear, and ultimately, excitement—remind us of the strength and resilience we possess as parents. So let’s journey together, supporting one another, and trusting in the blessings that come our way. Remember, God will never give you more than you can handle.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28