Being Brickner : First Trimester: Baby Three

Monday, February 26, 2018

First Trimester: Baby Three

Well, I am officially thirteen weeks pregnant and out of the first trimester!  In some ways these last couple of months have felt like a couple hundred, and in others it's flown by.  Either way, I'm heading into trimester two still feeling pretty nauseous and exhausted, but mainly so incredibly thankful to be growing a healthy baby.  I won't be doing weekly updates this time around, I just don't have the time, but it's still important to me to document this pregnancy.  I love looking back on the updates from each of the girls, and they (especially Waverly, now that she is older) LOVE to hear about and look at pictures of memories from when they were in my belly.  I want this sweet baby of ours to know that he or she is just as loved as our first two, things miiiight just be a little more chaotic now. ;)

This first trimester has probably been my hardest one yet.  All three times, I've felt pretty much exactly the same -- completely nauseous all day long, exhausted out of my mind, and starving but with tons of food aversions -- but this time around it's just felt way more brutal, maybe because I'm older, maybe because we've also had a lot going on with the house, or probably mostly, I also have two other kids to run after.  I just hate not having the energy that I normally do, especially when it comes to the girls, but I keep reminding myself that the beginning part is short-lived and SO WORTH IT.  My husband is a saint, the girls have been so sweet & understanding (my favorite part, getting their doctor's kit out to help all the time!), and I made it a conscience decision to really give myself some grace which made everything so much easier.  I really love being pregnant and both other times started to feel 100% better at this point, I am already turning a corner and definitely can't wait to really get there soon!

We have had three ultrasounds so far, I am actually a high risk pregnancy because of my age, I will be 35 TWO DAYS before my due date and apparently that's the cut-off.  So crazy, I definitely don't feel old enough to be considered "advanced age" but love the extra appointments and getting to see the baby more.  This most recent one, the baby was moving around like crazy, the side profile was beyond precious and reminded me so much of both Waverly & Avalon.  It's crazy, this may be our third baby but seeing that sweet little face and hearing the heartbeat is every bit as magical as the first time, maybe even more now that we know how much we have to look forward to!

From the beginning, most people we have told about this pregnancy have said two things.  First, "congrats!!!", and second, "are you hoping for a boy?".   Which honestly, after a while, can drive you CRAZY!!!  We would love to experience a boy, I've heard all the things about the special mother & son bond, have been hoarding boy clothes ideas for years, and also think the girls would be so sweet & adorable with a little brother.  With that being said, we happen to ADORE having little girls, adding another would be just as amazing and the idea of raising three little ladies gets me all sorts of excited.  Really, we are over the moon either way and just cannot wait to find out!!!  I took the blood test last week so we should know very soon and can't wait to share the news.

Thank you again for all your sweet comments, it means so much to us. I'm super excited to share our journey as we prepare to become a family of FIVE!!!!!!!!!!!  XO


  1. I've been following along for many years now, and couldn't be more excited for your new family of 5! Can't wait to find out the gender! XO!

  2. Your belly is so stinkin' cute! I'm so with you on the boy comments. We have two girls, also, and people ask us all the time if we're going to try for a third so "we can get a boy." I happen to kind of adore being a girl mom, though. :) Glad you're coming out of the first trimester feeling better!

  3. Ah I'm so jealous you got to take the blood test! SO super exciting! I can't wait to hear the news :) :) I can't remember, do you guys keep the baby name a secret until they're born?

    You look wonderful!

  4. You look so beautiful! I can't wait to hear what you're having!

  5. I turn 35 16 days before my due date and also was kind of laughing that I am of "advanced maternal age". I mean who made that rule up anyways!? I hear ya on the boy comments. Since we didn't find out the amount of people telling me "no way it's a boy" has gotten to the point of annoying. Not that I wouldn't love a little boy but how they heck do they know what I am having? So ready for those comments to end!