My Final Pregnancy Update!
Well friends, this is THE day–my due date. I am 40 weeks and I can hardly believe I’m even typing out those words. But this baby is due to make an appearance any minute. Heck, my water could break while I’m typing this post, although that’s probably not likely given my history of keeping babies in until well past the 40 week mark. I really think the due date is just a suggestion anyway, I mean this baby will come when she is darn well ready and not a second before. Either way, my hospital bag is packed and we’re all set to go. I thought it would be fun to take a few minutes to share some final thoughts and a bit of my heart before this baby girls arrives.
Since the last pregnancy update I shared, things have been pretty smooth sailing around here. Honestly, my biggest complaint would be the insane amount of heartburn I’ve been dealing with for weeks and weeks now. It’s been AWFUL, even with chugging Mylanta and popping Zantac every morning like it’s candy. Nothing seems to be slowing it down, but if that’s my biggest issue than I will count myself as blessed. This third trimester has really been a breeze compared to my first trimester and even parts of my second, which you guys know wasn’t so easy on me. But the past few months I’ve felt happy and energized most days. It’s definitely been a challenge at times, keeping up with the blog and two kiddos, but thankfully God gave me the energy and pizazz to get it all done!
Over the past week or two I’ve been a tad bit emotional, I’ll be honest with you guys. One minute I am so excited to meet this baby girl I can’t even stand it, and the next minute I’m crying because I’m struggling to wrap my mind around how things will change for my other two little chickadees once this baby comes. I LOVE my days at home with my kids. There is nothing that brings me more joy that being with them and the special little things we do together. Like how my son comes in my room first thing in the morning and curls up in bed next to me. Or how my daughter sits on my bathroom vanity every morning while I do my makeup and watches me get ready. It’s those sweet, everyday moments that I wish I could hold onto forever and ever. And the thought of those things changing or going away just makes my heart break. I am awful with change, I really am, so I worry about how and if I’ll still be able to have those same moments after baby comes. I know that sounds crazy, because of course those sweet moments will still be there, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about how they will change.
I’m also about 98.329% sure this is my last baby. I think our family will be absolutely complete with a boy and two girls, so this is it for me. It’s definitely bitter sweet and of course I have tons of different thoughts and feelings when I think about this being the end of the baby-making season of my life. I tell ya guys, I’m just a big ball of emotion right now!
And then of course I’m so excited about how much more love and joy will be brought into our lives with another baby girl running around. I never thought I would be a mom of girls, so I still can’t believe I will have two girls here very soon. I’m just so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be mama to another little one. A sweet boy and two little girls. What an amazing gift from God.
I want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown me throughout this pregnancy. So many of you have been kind enough to send me messages and emails, wishing me luck and sending prayers for a healthy baby and delivery. I can’t even begin to tell you what that means to me. And it’s a bit surreal to be honest. I never expected to make such genuine and real connections when I started my blog. I just wanted to share our home and my DIY projects. But over time this has developed into so much more and it truly touches my heart to know how many of you truly care for me and my family. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. xoxo
I love your little family and the beautiful little home you have made for your family. Good luck with the birth of your third. The reason you have heartburn so bad is because that baby girl has a head full of hair! My second baby I had terrible heartburn and he had a head full of hair! Good luck and keep us posted when you go into labor so we can keep you in our prayers!
Sarah> Mary Kaiser
Oh I know, that heartburn should mean lots of hair! I had it terrible with my son and he came out with tons of hair, so fingers crossed. Thank you for the prayers Mary!
Thinking about you Sarah and your sweet family!! I enjoy your blog so much . . . Please keep sharing your beautiful home!!
Thank you so much Joan!!
Wishing you all the best with your delivery. God gives us energy to do things we thought might be way too much for us. Thank you for your updates and keeping us abreast with your creative ideas. Your home looks so inviting and homey..all made with love!!!
Sarah> Lorri Rauscher
You’re so right Lorri, God definitely gives us the energy and strength to do what we need to do. Thank goodness for that!
Blessings to you for a safe and healthy delivery. Your family is adorable and loving and this new baby girl is a lucky angel. Happiness to all and can’t wait to meet her!!!
Love one of your blog friends,
Thank you so much Tammy, I really appreciate that! xoxo
You and your family will find a way to adapt to all the changes because God will show you the path of your sweet journey. He will go before you. When I was a young child, my Dad had severe back problems due to his crooked spine. One day after 12 inches of snow, my Mom took him to the doctor. I watched as my mother went before him pushing her feet through the snow with her legs so that Daddy could walk without picking up his feet which was too painful. He carefully walked in her deep tracks. That experience later was insight in to how God leads us. He will move obstacles before us as we trust Him. That struggle became a blessing! Thanks for the update! Our hearts are with you!
Oh my goodness Cindy, what a sweet and loving mother you have. Thank you for sharing that story–God definitely leads up and guides us in every situation, we just have to look to Him for that guidance.
Wishing you a safe and quick delivery! After my second child I just didn’t feel like I was done…..I knew I was supposed to have one more. After my third son was born I was just as positive that my family was complete. Your family dynamic will change, but for the better! Blessings to you and your family!
That’s how I feel too Mary! It will change but I know it will be even better than it is now. xoxo
Beautiful post. I remember so many of your same thoughts and emotions. I really struggled with my last baby knowing he would be my last. I grieved a little over the fact that I would never again feel the movement of life inside my womb again. But after 7 babies and hitting the big 4-Oh, I knew it was time to close that chapter. God has blessed me greatly but even when we know the last is coming, I think it’s natural to feel as you described. And yes, there are days when motherhood seems overwhelming and days where I feel a sense of mommy guilt for not being able to give to my children the attention they seek in that very moment because another’s demands pull me away but I also see how it bonds my children as one assists the other when mommy’s hands are full. Somehow, the Lord provides and it all works out! Love being apart of your journey with this new little one arriving soon and to have watched and been able to share in your joy, excitement and preparations. Best to you when the time comes to meet your sweet new daughter and can’t wait to hear all about her!
Wow Jana, you are super woman with 7 babies. That is just so amazing! It’s so good to hear you had those same emotions with your last pregnancy. It’s definitely a surreal feeling that I don’t think I can even fully appreciate right now. Thank you for all your support!!
So excited to see your new little one! Enjoy the moments you have before she gets here and rest as much as you can!
God Bless you all! ????
thank you Mary!
This is such a sweet post, Sarah! I prayed for you and and your delivery first thing this morning (not realizing that today was THE day). I had the same concerns with my 3rd, but God’s sweet grace gives us enough love and precious time with each. Wishing you all the best! Keep us posted.
Sarah> Heather Olinde
I have to tell you Heather, I read your comment yesterday morning and it made me cry. I was feeling so anxious about everything and to know you had prayed for me that morning, before even knowing it was THE day, just touched my heart so deeply. Thank you so very much!
Sarah..thank you for sharing your life with us…baby LVN could not be born into a sweeter family! Lots of prayers coming your way for healthy baby and mommy!
Aw thank you Jana, I really appreciate that!!
I have only been a part of your blog for a short time but I feel like I know you all the way in Georgia! I love all of your decorating ideas. I am very excited for the birth of this precious little girl! Praying for a good delivery and healthy baby! If you haven’t totally decided on a name— a double name is a great southern thing!
You are so kind Sherry, thank you!! And I agree about the double name thing, I LOVE those names!
So, so excited for you! Praying for a healthy (and easy!!) delivery. There is nothing quite like having a sister, so your girls will be so blessed to walk through life with each other! <3
So very happy for you, Sarah! And a girl!! I didn’t realize you were having a girl! Such a gift. In my prayers for a quick & safe delivery. Much love to you. Kim xx
Yes another little girl!! Thank you for the prayers Kim, I really appreciate it!
Blessings, darling…you are SUCH the real deal and genuine, and I appreciate that in a world of bloggers. You keep being you and may God grant you an easy delivery and so much joy from this child to come! May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace!
Aw Lisa! You are too sweet, thank you for saying that–all I ever want is to be myself and be real, even if that means I sound a little crazy at times! ha! And thank you so much for all support, I know God will guide me through this delivery!
Sarah, this was such a sweet and heartfelt post. God indeed has blessed you and your family. I will continue to pray that all goes well and you have an easy delivery. I look forward to your posts every day. Take care of yourself and we can’t wait to hear about the new arrival!!
Sarah> Judy Wright
You’re so right Judy. God has really blessed me with so much, more than I ever deserved, and I am very grateful. Still waiting on this baby to come but hopefully it’s very soon now!
Sending prayers your way, Sarah, for you and your whole family!
Thank you Barbara!!
Sarah! I will be praying for a easy delivery and healthy baby girl! I feel as if we are already friends because you’ve shared your blog and I like everything you’ve said! Ha! 3 kiddos is such a blessing and I hope I can pull off a third also someday! (I’ve got 2 girls) Children are a gift from God. ????
Aw Jessica, you are so sweet! Thanks girl, I really appreciate all your support!
Sending prayers for a healthy baby and momma. I am sure you and your family will adapt just fine. You are so sweet and caring with a heart full of love….I am so happy for you to be a mommy of three ????
Thank you Nikki!, that means so much to me I know things will change so much, but I have a feeling it will be better than I ever imagined!
As an “older” reader of your blog, I know these busy times can seem overwhelming but cherish them because all too soon they pass and then you wonder where the time has gone. It will take a little time but you will soon have a new routine and a new normal established and your family life will be as it should be as you share love and laughter and the love you have for each other through your faith in God. Wishing you continued happiness!
Those are such wise words Connie. The days are long, but the years are short! Time goes way too fast and I have to really put effort into savoring these days before they’re long gone. Thank you for all your support, it means so much!
Mary Ellen Eckels
Wishing you a wonderful, speedy, healthy, happy delivery. And everything will be great. I left a pretty big job to stay home with my little ones (now 33 and 28 😉 and never regretted it for a moment. And you will be fabulous! Thank you for sharing this time with us and for your wonderful blog. God bless.
Sarah> Mary Ellen Eckels
Oh that is so good to hear Mary Ellen–I’m sure those were precious years at home with your kiddos! These are the golden years and I sure wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Oh my that post made me cry! I absolutely get that feeling of change. When I was pregnant with my second I remember thinking “I can never have this much love for another child” but you just do! And how would I divide my time fairly but I just did! I wish you sooooo much luck Sara and so much love to you all x
Isn’t it such a surreal feeling Helen? Knowing your heart has to expand to include one more…But somehow it always does and the love only grows. Thank you for all your support, it means so much to me!
Wishing you all the best as you await the arrival of your baby girl. Hope everything goes well and can’t wait to see pictures!
Sarah> Cherri White
Thank you Cherri!
Hi, happy labor day, sweet Sarah. All my prayers and good wishes for you and your family. I have posted this before but you are truly an inspiration, both in Diy and your beautiful spirit. You are a wonderful example of womanhood, and a super role model for not only your own kids but for all the mom’s that read your blog. I’m so happy you have found Gods calling for your life, of course for you but for all of us as well. ????????????????
Oh my word Angela, I need to hug you! Thank you for such kind and encouraging words, I can’t tell you what that means to me!! xoxo
Sarah, you have such a way with words….always a joy to read your post. Sending special thoughts and blessings your way for a smooth delivery and a healthy baby girl! May God continue to bless you and your precious family.
All the best, Patty from Colorado
Patty, thank you so much! I really appreciate that and all your sweet encouragement!
God Bless you and your family! Life will be different but in a wonderful way. It’s so sweet to see the tenderness daddy and the siblings will show for the new tiny one! ???? Take time to soak it all in and recover. Thankful for all the blessings our Lord gives us each day! Love in Christ
You are definitely right Theresa, life will be different but in a wonderful way. God has it all under control!
I remember thinking how was I going to love another one, but you fall in love with that third one and so will your children…they will love helping you, and holding and loving on baby girl. Can’t wait her hear her name! A gift from God as He has knitted her together for His purpose, and has a plan for her life! Happy Labor Day! Prayers for an easy one and trouble free delivery! Blessings on the Little Vintage Nest!
Aw Faith, you are darn sweet! Thank you so much. I can’t wait to see how the other two feel about having a new little one around. My little girl is especially excited to “hold da baby”. Hopefully she is here very soon!
Aww, what nice post today. Prayers going up to the throne for you Sarah.
Praying that the delivery will go very smooth for you and that you will be full of life and energy after your little princess finaly graces you with her arrival. So very exciting for you 🙂
Sarah> Teresa O’Connor
Thank you Teresa, I really appreciate the prayers!!
Okay… if you go another week, I, personally, would like *another* pregnancy update. Just sayin’. 😉
Sarah> Julie Briones
haha, you got it Julie!!
Thank you for the update of your baby girl waiting to be born! It’s amazing how you quickly adjust to having a new little member of the family arriving! I had three children too! Now they’ve all made me a grandma and great grandma! Love babies too! Blessings and prayers to you, baby and family! You will be so wonderful so be at rest and peace! I’m new to your blog too and look forward to your emails every day too!
Sarah> Susan Hoglund
Aw that’s awesome Susan, it sounds like you have a lot of love in your life with all those sweet children and grandkids!
You’re going to do amazing! Babies are the best thing in the whole world! Can’t wait to see your little bambino, she is going to be a part of a sweet and loving family! God be with you!
Thanks so much Brenda, I can hardly wait for her to get here already. She’s definitely taking her time! 🙂
Thank you for the update of your baby girl waiting to be born! It’s amazing how you quickly adjust to having a new little member of the family arriving! I had three children too! Now they’ve all made me a grandma and great grandma! Love babies too! Blessings and prayers to you, baby and family! You will be so wonderful so be at rest and peace! I’m new to your blog too and look forward to your emails every day too! My daughter’s name is Sarah too!
You are going to do great, Sarah. I had the same feelings as my little family grew, but you will find that you can relate to each child on an individual basis as you maneuver through those early childhood years. And together, I hope there is harmony…ahem!
You are carrying your little baby high (from the pics I see) so that’s probably why you have all the heartburn. A little late in the game but a few swigs of club soda helps with no side effects. I carried my girls low and I had the backaches. How we suffer in the name of love!!!!
I wish you all the best. Have a safe labor and delivery, get your rest, enjoy your new darling and keep us posted!!! Lots of Pics!!!!
Great idea! I need to try the club soda, thanks for the tip Jane! Thankfully it is starting to lighten up, I think she’s dropped quite a bit, but I still get it occasionally. No fun! But I know the end is very near. Thanks so much for all the well wishes!!
Looking every morning to hear from you just to know you are all fine, while still wanting to give you family time. Will keep praying, I know it’s all in His hands.