Three weeks ago I shared this photograph on Instagram and Facebook, and earlier this week I thought I should make it “blog official”. My husband and I decided our pregnancy announcement should focus on a favorite pastime of our two sons which is playing video games. For our gamer pregnancy announcement I ordered the shirts off of Amazon and designed the graphic myself. I used iron-on transfers which worked great, but after a few washes they’re pretty much done, I honestly wish I had one of those vinyl machines like a Cricut instead… but the shirts served they’re purpose and I think the announcement turned out super cute!
We’ve wrapped our brains around the fact that our third baby is on it’s way. My husband and I had talked about trying for a third for years but never really decided. God certainly did for us!
My boys are excited and I am savoring this pregnancy in ways I don’t think I did with my last two. This pregnancy has been uniquely different because I’ve basically had all day “morning sickness” every day for the last 6 weeks or so. Otherwise I feel great and this last week the nausea is tapering off. I’m hoping this is a sign it will eventually dissipate. I appreciate the nausea and dry heaving I really do, because I know it’s a sign everything is working. Being of “advanced maternal age” (I’m over 35) I was really concerned this go round so having this “sign” that all is well though exhausting and not ideal has been very comforting.
I’m presently twelve weeks and feeling a bit overwhelmed by how many cool new products are out there from baby carriers, to bottles, and strollers.
The making of the nursery will be put on hold because we’ll be moving back to the States either before or after this baby comes which has taken a ton of the prepping for baby pressure off. Though moving from a foreign country (Italy) back to America will be a big enough challenge for me either significantly pregnant or with a newborn. It’s going to be fun to share this journey here. I hope you’ll join me.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!