Thursday, March 9, 2017

15 Weeks (Bump #3)

Firstly, hugs all around for the sweet comments on my last post!  I loved being able to share my honest thoughts from my heart and have them be so well received.  And a big shout out to all my fellow boy mamas!  I love what a little community we are, raising up good men together.  I only received one negative response, and I'll admit, it did crush me.  I do not have thick skin, but I have moved on.  I think she may have missed the memo that, "hey, we're really damn excited about this baby boy!"

So here we are at 15 weeks, and I'm just now getting a bump shot and post together.  I know I won't document this pregnancy as closely as my last two.  But since photography is such an important part of my life now, it will at least be heavily photographed if nothing else.  So here's a little bumpdate on this babe:

Total Weight Gain:  Roughly 4 lbs.  Yes, I keep track.  No, I promise I'm not vain.  I like comparing my pregnancies.  I like seeing when the big growth spurts happen.  Plus, I'm particularly curious to see how my weight goes with this pregnancy not being as active as my previous ones.

Morning Sickness?  It has greatly improved since about 10 weeks, but I'm still not feeling 100%.  I go to bed super early, especially since evenings are always the roughest.  I currently have a horrible head cold, but I'm hoping when it's gone that I will be in that second trimester sweet spot.  My morning sickness with Finn let up around 16 weeks, so I'm hoping for the same again.

Symptoms:  Already having some hip pain which has just shocked me!  But it is my third pregnancy, and I have heard that everything is just more intense and happens sooner the more babies you have.

Still Breastfeeding?  No, Finn weaned early last week.  It went really smoothly for us both!  Still, it's always bittersweet, but I'm happy that my body can focus solely on this new growing baby.  I may blog about it soon, as I like looking back at my journey with Liam and how we ended.

Food Cravings/Aversions?  I still don't have much of an appetite, but it's getting better.  I can always eat fruit, with grapefruit being a current favorite.  Breakfast is always my jam while pregnant, so bring on all the pastries, bacon, & eggs!  No huge aversions, although meat is never a favorite.

Movement:  I started feeling flutters a couple weeks ago!  Each day they seem to get a tad more frequent and surprisingly intense for how early it is.  This baby is constantly moving whenever we peek at him during an ultrasound, so really this is no surprise.

Name?  We have been talking about this lots.  Most likely we will use another Irish name, and keep it short so that it flows well with Liam & Finn.  We're leaning towards one, but aren't quite ready to pull the trigger yet.  Have any favorite Irish boy names?

Liam's Thoughts:  He loves to snuggle my belly and tell me how much he loves the baby.  Every so often he will mention that he wishes it was a sister baby, but that he still loves this new brother.  He's watched some home birth videos with me and is so excited that I will be staying home this time.  He even told us at dinner the other night that he wants to be a midwife when he grows up.  I nearly cried!  So so sweet!

Finn's Thoughts:  He would rub, kiss, or talk to my belly all day long if he could.  He is constantly pulling up my shirt and gets quite frustrated when I wear a dress.  Lots of "hi baby!" out of his mouth!

My bump is already massive; hello, third baby!  And I love it!  Looking forward to family being here next week and getting to share this pregnancy with them all a bit!  


  1. my son's name is Milo and i think it would fit well with Liam and Finn though it's not Irish (we picked it because it's Greek-ish and we honeymooned in Greece). or Miles which shortens to Milo!

  2. I've been following your blog since you gave birth to Finn and I just love how you keep it 100% real! You're so humble, gracious and inspirational! For boy names (especially Irish ones) I love Rylan, Declan, Nolan, and Kellan!-- which I just realized all end with AN! I love following your journey and I'm excited to support you as it continues!

  3. No name ideas, but how sweet are Liam and Finn! They're just the sweetest boys, Laura and I can't wait to see them with this new little one!

  4. Oh my goodness, I missed your news, too! This is so exciting. Congratulations to you and your family. You look beautiful and another darling little boy is definitely exciting! XOXO

  5. You look so cute!! I love that last picture of him touching your bump-so sweet.

  6. You look adorable! So excited for the third brother Keenan!

  7. Could Liam be any sweeter! I was just thinking about your third boy name the other day - can't wait to hear what you guys choose!

  8. Best mama ever! Can't wait to see the little man he grows up to be!!

  9. Ohh I can't wait to hear what name you choose! I've always liked Conor, but that probably wouldn't work for you guys, haha. That's so exciting that you're feeling the fluttering! Hope you continue to get your appetite back and thinking of you!

  10. You look great! I love that bump. Honestly, I kind of like the whole showing faster thing because it's nice to actually look pregnant instead of the whole..."is she just eating way too much lately?" sort of look.

  11. I love Cian, Jason and Holden. But they are not in the line for our picks if we have a boy because Kyle doesn't like them as much as another name we've picked. I've been feeling flutters too, I swear last night the baby was kicking me in the bladder.

  12. I love Irish names! I personally like Aidan and Jamie, but you really can't go wrong in my opinion :)

  13. Your bump, seriously so damn adorable.
    I've got fingers and toes crossed that the morning sickness kicks rocks soon.
    And the flutters! Gosh, I miss those something fierce.
    Irish boy names: Rory, Ronan, Sean, Quinn... Just tossing ideas into the mix.

  14. Movement!! I think feeling the baby move has got to be one of the most crazy-awesome feelings EVER, such an amazing little miracle. Can't wait to hear his name!! (My SIL has 3 boys, Irish names - Declan, Gannon, Ronan.)

  15. I miss having a bump! These pictures of you in the woods are so beautiful. My favorite part of this post is learning how excited (and curious) your boys are about the pregnancy and their little brother. How sweet that Liam wants to be a midwife--you do know how to raise little gentlemen. I hope you feel great for your family's visit. (P.S. I love the Irish names suggested to you from your readers..I can't wait to learn what name you choose.)


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