This is it.

We’re counting down the days until we’ll no longer be rubbing a baby bump to bed, or telling our boys about their baby sister in mommy’s tummy.

In less than a month, we’ll be welcoming the last of our tribe to the world. Although I’ve loved all my pregnancies, this one has been the toughest. Yes, it was unexpected, but we’ve been able to embrace it.

Getting A Kick (Or Two) Out Of It

Our boys are excited about having a sister and we can’t wait to see their reaction when they meet her for the first time. It’s been inspiring to watch the little ones discuss what it’ll be like to have a baby sister and how much they look forward to it. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about the idea of raising a little girl. I’m already tough on the boys, I don’t know if I’ll be the same with her.

Most of the time, the last child gets babied more than the others, and I hope I won’t do so with her. I know my husband will have a weak spot for her, he already does for the boys and his nieces. I can tell by her kicks that she’s going to be an interesting character. Strong and a bit opinionated. I say opinionated because she likes to throw kicks whenever I’m correcting the boys and she’s made me very opinionated during the entire pregnancy. So much so, it’s been an issue with my husband and me — sorry, babe.

Falling In Love Again
Being able to feel her inside me has been a wonderful reminder of what it means to give life and how we’ve been able to get to this point in our lives.

It’s taken us some time to warm up to the idea of raising three under five, but I know it won’t be as tough with my husband by my side. We’ve been through tough times, but they’ve never outweighed the good. That’s what’s helped us grow stronger individually and together.

This pregnancy has also helped me appreciate my husband more, not only for what he does for our family but for who he is. I’ve always admired his persona, but sometimes it takes a moment in time to make you realize how wonderful someone is.

Whenever I look at my husband, I see someone who isn’t afraid of challenging himself and others around him. He’s a breath of fresh air to those who know him. I can’t wait for our little girl to meet him.

Every day is a blessing to wake up next to my husband. I couldn’t imagine going through these life changes without him. Looking back at everything that’s happened in the past 5+ years makes me think how much patience it’s taken to reach this point. He’s been my rock through it all and I wouldn’t trade anything about how we’ve been able to get here.

The challenges we’ve faced before finding each other are what brought us together, but the challenges we’ve been able to overcome together have brought us closer.

Delivering our last baby is just one more stepping stone in our lives. We’ve got this!

14 responses to “Our Last Baby”

  1. Awww what a total blessing and those little outfits are the cutest. I know what you mean when you say you’re nervous because it’s a girl and you have boys. But hey, before the boys, you didn’t have boys either and you just went with it. You will be just fine I know it. (I have a boy) It sounds like you have a perfect support system and beautiful family. Can’t wait to see pics of the beautiful girl.

  2. Awwww! Congrats on your upcoming bundle of baby girl! And you’re right…she’s going to have your husband WRAPPED! Sounds like she already does, haha! Wishing you an easy delivery and a lifetime of joy!

  3. This is such a touching blog post.
    Wish you the best with the delivery and great times with your entire tribe 🙂

  4. Awww what a sweet post! Sending you much love to your little ones, hope to see the new ones pictures soon.

  5. I am loving the baby outfits here. They are so cute. Enjoy your last pregnancy. I am sure you would miss the bump a tiny bit once you deliver.

  6. Congrats on your soon-to-be baby girl! Such a sweet post, and those little outfits are adorable!!

  7. How lovely. I have only one and can’t have any more, but these baby outfits are making me so broody.

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