Well it’s official…. baby #3 is on the way! I can hardly believe I’m even saying that but I am. Biggest surprise of our lives to say the least! I’m still very shocked and a little scared, but I know God’s timing is always as it’s meant to be so I am embracing it and I can’t wait to meet our littlest love this August! Answering a few of the biggest questions I’ve gotten lately for all those asking!
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?
I am officially 15 weeks along! Showing so much sooner this time too!
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT?
I actually just found out just shy of 12 weeks! Crazy I know! I had been feeling really off… not sleeping well, my lower back was always sore especially at the end of the day, my jeans were getting really tight, I was very emotional and would cry very easily, I was craving carbs like crazy haha! So many things. I just thought something is wrong… either I am pregnant, or there’s something deeper going on. So I went to our local pharmacy and bought a pregnancy test. It turned the second I peed on it! I still thought something could be off considering it took us over 3 years to get pregnant the first time, and about 6 months to get pregnant the 2nd time, so I went out and bought 2 more tests and the same thing happened… they changed immediately. I told my husband that night and we were both super shocked and a little freaked out but we knew what an incredible miracle this was so we both were so grateful.
I made a doctor appointment the next day for a few days later to officially confirm and get set up with an OB. At my doctor appointment, my ultrasound confirmed I was indeed pregnant and there was a baby in there! I knew I was more than 7-8 weeks along at that point and the doctor was able to confirm that I was a few days shy of 12 weeks! We were actually pregnant before we moved to Hong Kong and I had no idea. Probably better I didn’t know actually since the move was so incredibly stressful already.
WHEN ARE YOU DUE?
We are due on August 30th!
DO YOU KNOW THE GENDER OR WILL YOU BE FINDING OUT?
No, we do not know the gender and we will not be finding out this time. We’re going to keep this little one a surprise the whole way through! Since we have a small apartment in Hong Kong the baby will be in our room for a while anyway so there is no nursery to decorate, and all our big baby items we bought neutral. I just bought a few neutral newborn items to get us started and I will be getting some new things once we know if baby is a he or she. We’re so excited to keep this secret and find out during delivery!
WILL YOU BE HAVING YOUR BABY IN HONG KONG?
Yes we will. This is our home now so we will be having the baby here. I made sure to find an English speaking OB from the UK that delivers at one of the best world renowned hospitals. I feel very confident that we will have just as safe of a delivery as if we were in the US. Fun fact…. each of our babies will be born in a different city. Olivia was born in San Francisco, London was born in San Diego and this baby will be born in Hong Kong!
HOW CLOSE IN AGE WILL YOUR KIDS BE?
Baby is due the end of August so London will be 16 months old. Olivia is 3 and will turn 4 in November. So I will have 3 kids 3 and under…. CRAZY!
IS THIS YOUR LAST BABY OR DO YOU WANT MORE?
This is for sure our last baby. My husband was good with 2. I was on the fence about wanting a 3rd so I feel like God made the decision for us. I know this baby is coming way sooner than I was really ready for since London is still a baby, but things always work out as they are meant to be and I think in the long run it will be a blessing all my babies are so close in age.