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Hi.

I'm Kristin.  I am a wife, aspiring designer, Christian and for now a SAHM.  My husband and I are parents to three kids- Dylan Archer, Kyler Jude and Noelle Rose. I created this space to document my family's adventures and lessons I've learned along the way.  The Mom Jungle is a modern interpretation of both the family newsletter and scrapbook.  

My Last EVER Pregnancy Update [Baby #3]

My Last EVER Pregnancy Update [Baby #3]

Jan 5, 2018:

Kyler turns two and after having the "flu" for two weeks, I see the word "Pregnant" on the pee stick...

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When I announced my pregnancy back in February, I had every intention of doing periodical pregnancy updates.  However; after having two babies, I didn't have anything to say that hadn't already been said.

This pregnancy has been much like my others in the sense I suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum [HG] which I describe as morning sickness on steroids.  Chasing two small children while being pregnant has certainly exacerbated my condition and it's been rough.  There's no sugarcoating it.  I've been hospitalized at times, however; I am thankful that the baby looks great even if I don't feel so great!  In addition to dealing with HG, another similarity to my earlier pregnancies is that my baby bump is measuring small, but thankfully after a wellness check ultrasound, baby is measuring on track.  Dealing with sickness takes up so much energy, I hardly have time to process how our life is going to change in just 2.5 weeks.  We feel pretty confident this is it for us, so while a part of me is a little wistful that my pregnancy journey is coming to a close, I am over-the-moon ecstatic to snuggling this little one!

The major difference is that we don't know the gender this time.  While the surprise is fun, the suspense is really getting to me!  My mama's intuition thinks boy again which I would be thrilled about, but I would have to process not having a daughter.  That won't be an issue- I'll just need to wrap my head around it as I have a mother-daughter relationship with my mom and always imagined I'd be the mom in that scenario one day.  Then again as I was shopping for my friend's little girl last week, I found myself gravitating toward the baby boy's section.  It kind of surprised me as people say dressing baby girls is more fun, but I don't think that's necessarily the case.  Dylan really wants a sister however, and a daughter would be a whole new experience for us.  Admittedly I'd find it infinitely easier to name a baby girl as we are STRUGGLING to agree upon a name for a boy... his name will probably be "Boy" haha!  

Whatever we end up having, in spite of all of the sickness and difficulties of pregnancy, we are BLESSED and so look forward to meeting you sweet babe. 

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