Did you happen to catch Sarah Thrift Photography's latest pregnancy announcement? Being a mom myself, I have a special place in my heart for capturing joyous moments for other families including announcements, birth photography and newborns! This time was a little bit different. Just in case you missed it...WE'RE expecting! That's right...baby number three will be making their debut this winter!
I wanted to do something a little different for our personal announcement. Having two other children (2.5 years and younger!) doesn't exactly allow much time for romantic announcements in a field full of flowers at sunset. I wanted to capture the humor of what it's really like to be expecting your third child in less than three years.
My friend and mentor Dawn of Picture this by Dawn was up for the challenge and was kind enough to capture this image for us. We shared this announcement yesterday for Father's Day (seemed like an appropriate day to make this announcement).
If anyone is trying to do the math, our oldest will turn three one month before our due date. "Three under three?!?!" you might say in horror..."That's crazy!" Well, you're right. It is CRAZY...and we love every second of it!!! I always knew from the start that I wanted all of our kids close in age. After watching the bond grow between my first two (who are sixteen months apart), I knew we had made the right decision for us. The two are inseparable and are truly best friends. We decided to add one more to the crazy bunch so it was now or never! I can't wait to see the relationship develop as they add another best friend into their club and we finally have our own version of "The Three Musketeers."
One thing I've learned so far with the third pregnancy...apparently you start showing instantly. With my first, I wasn't even wearing maternity clothes until I was seven months pregnant. With the second, I was completely in maternity clothes by ten weeks. This time? I was basically in maternity pants the day I found out I was pregnant. At this point, I believe my abdominal muscles have just given up. They know the deal by now and they are already in position and prepared, haha!
We are so excited to be adding to our circus! It's a crazy circus but a crazy circus full of love!
Here's one more announcement by Dawn if you need a laugh today: