One More Makes Four!
Yes, you read that right… we’re expecting baby #4!
We are completely thrilled that our family will be growing once again in the fall.
I’m currently 18 weeks and feeling pretty good, just a little more tired than usual. I’m past the first trimester exhaustion and nausea, and I think I look way more pregnant than 18 weeks. When it’s your fourth, the belly just pops right out! This next photo was just taken yesterday.
How do the kids feel about adding a new little one to our family?
Hannah (our 2 year old), as much as she can understand, is really excited about the baby. She asks to give the baby a kiss almost every night, and promises that she’s going to be my helper with the new baby. 🙂
Julia (8) and William (5) are also excited, but usually too busy doing their own thing to say much about their brother- or sister-to-be. They do want to know if it’s a boy or a girl, though! Julia thinks it’s a girl and William thinks it’s a boy. Of course.
Will we find out the gender? We’re not sure yet! The planner in me wants to know, but I also think it would be fun to be surprised for this last baby since we found out for all of the other kids.
When we first found out we were really having a fourth we had some moments of panic. Three kids is not easy, so adding one more to the mix seemed overwhelming at times. Now I’m just excited and confident that this really is the best thing for our family. I’m full of gratitude for this little one growing in my belly and feel so blessed that our kids get to grow up as part of a big family.
While I have the time and energy, I’m working on getting organized and getting my kids more involved in helping out around the house. I’ll be sharing more about what’s working for us in terms of organization, meal planning, and food prep soon!
Congratulations, Kristine! I absolutely LOVE these pictures of your gorgeous family. So excited for you all and I can’t wait to see pictures of your new bundle of joy!
Thank you, Gayle! He/she will be here before we know it with the way time flies these days!
Congrats to you and your family Kristine! These photos are so fun and absolutely adorable! I was never able to wait to find out the gender unfortunately but it would sure make it extra exciting. I’m glad you’re feeling good and you look wonderful!
Thank you, Marcie! We just need to make up our minds about the gender decision! 😉
congrats Kristine! We love being a family of 6. You will love it too!
Thank you, Karrie! We are really excited! You’ll have to give me some pointers when I next see you. 🙂
Congratulations! I have 4 children so I just want to share, it was harder getting adjusted to 3 than 4! It is a blessing having a baby no matter what number it is. I didn’t find out what gender any of my children were before delivery, I liked the surprise. Wishing you all the best. Also, I will be watching out for your organization, planning and food prep that works for you.
Thank you, Regina! It’s nice to hear from another mom of 4. 🙂 We found out the gender with the first 3 so it might be nice to be surprised this time. It’s also good to hear that you’d enjoy seeing some organization-type posts!
Congratulations!! How exciting! As a mom of 4 myself, I can understand the panic! But I will say, once you have three, you can have 10. LOL You’re already outnumbered!
Good luck and feel great!
Thank you, Norma! It’s nice to hear from another mom of 4. Ha! I sure hope that will be the case! 🙂
What a blessing no matter what number of children. Just take good care of yourself and have the children help.
My 4th great grandson is due in 4 days and I’m so excited.
God’s blessings to you and yours.
Thank you, Lois! Congratulations on your great grandson! What a blessing!
Congrats! So happy for you and family.
Congratulations, Kristine!!! You look amazing and I’m so glad the nausea is over with! I always thought I wouldn’t find out the gender beforehand but I just couldn’t have the ultrasound tech knowing something I didn’t know, haha! I’m so excited for you and your family!
Thank you, Izzy! We’ve decided to wait until the baby’s born to find out the gender. It’s SO hard to wait, but I’m excited to experience that surprise with the birth. 🙂