We recently found out that I am pregnant! Harris baby number 3, aka Sweetums:) It's not what "we" planned as far as timing but it is wonderful and exciting blessing!
I don't really want to announce by due date but we are due right before Thanksgiving. We have a lot to do before then. I have to rearrange some things so we can have room for a new baby. We can't wait to start shopping for some things that baby needs. I am also excited to share our journey along the way...
A few of things I've already decided:
1. Of course I'm going to cloth diaper again. I already have some diapers for 10+ lbs but because they are OS (onesize) they tend to be a bit bulky. Now the search is on for itty butty fluff that will take us from newborn to about 15lbs! I will be looking at prefolds and even some that fold down for the umbilical cord. I love the little things, like itty bitty fluff...hehehe!
2. I AM, I AM, I AM going to breastfeed. I will need LOTS of support on this. I have failed with the first two and I so badly want to triumph in this area. I tried with baby #1 and he lost weight and the doctors told me that I had to bottle feed:(, and then baby #2 was hardly ever with me after I had her (the nurses would whisk her away and forget to bring her back) and I believe that they fed her bottles even though they knew that I was trying to breast feed.I did try to pump but my milk dried up and the doctor told me that was normal. SO with this one I will have to be firm about my decision and I plan on going to classes.
3. I already have a boy and a girl so we will let this baby be a SURPRISE!!! We have decided not to find out until the day of arrival:) I think this will be hard some days but I also think that the day when my son gets to walk out and announce to a room of family and friends, "IT'S A ______!" It will be a huge honor for him and he will be thrilled!
4. I know that most people that know me will think that this one is crazy because I'm not good when it comes to pain, but I am thinking about a natural childbirth as well. I may not have the help that I need after baby #3 decides to come and I have heard that you feel better and move better after a natural childbirth. I am thinking about it....my mind on this could change and I will accept that but at the moment I am doing my research:)
I ask that you pray for us a smooth and wonderful pregnancy! Thank you so very much!