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On TTC Baby #3

Is it weird to tell people you are trying to conceive?  I’m not sure, but then again, natural acts like baby-making and breastfeeding are not topics that embarrass me.  Justin and I decided we would have two children.  Two was our number.  Then, Bryson was born and I realized how much I love being a mom.  I cried during my pregnancy with Bella, because I knew it could possibly be my last.  We’ve decided to try for a third child now.  We won’t totally close the door on more children down the road, but we both think that three is our number.

Our Family Halloween 2012

We were praying for a November baby.  Bryson’s birthday is in December and Bella’s is in January.  It looks like we are out this month though, so no November baby for us.  Bryson and Bella were both conceived on the first try which I know is completely unusual, but I had high hopes that it would happen quickly again.  It did not and while I’m definitely disappointed, I am praying God’s will and asking for peace with His timing.

Justin pointed out last night that we are already so blessed with Bryson and Bella.  I want to make sure I keep that in mind as we TTC baby #3 so I don’t get so wrapped up in the process that I forget to be content and thankful for our two biggest blessings.  Even if baby #3 never happens, Justin is absolutely right that we are beyond blessed with two healthy, beautiful, amazing children.

Family 2 Logo

Bryson and Bella are so excited about adding a new baby to our family.  Bryson tells us that he will even share his LEGOs and help the baby pick up toys.  LOL  Bella isn’t sure about weaning or having to share her “booby” for the baby to breastfeed.  We’ve received a few baby items for review recently and both Bryson and Bella talk about the products being for the new baby.  Bryson was only 25 months old when Bella was born, so this time is much different and I can already tell it is going to be fun.  I love hearing him talk about how he thinks the baby will get here (it just pops out of your belly, if you were wondering) and all the things he is going to do for the baby.  He also has a gender preference- he wants a brother, of course.  We plan to stay team green though, so he’ll have to wait it out with us.

I made this mistake of looking at the birth boards on Baby Center.  Yeah, it just made my impatience that much worse as I waited to test.  I’m vowing not to go back until I get a BFP (big fat positive) in hopes of keeping my sanity.  It looks like the next few months will be the perfect opportunity to work on my patience.

Anyone else TTC or pregnant?  If so, I’d love to pray for you!  Feel free to comment, e-mail me, or post on my Facebook wall.


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  • I am so excited for y’all! I will certainly pray with you about this. You are a fabulous mama, so I hope it happens really soon for you. I suppose you could say my husband and I are TTW…”trying to whatever”. LOL! We don’t prevent, but it’s been 8 years since we had our son (and it took us 4 years to get pregnant with him), so I don’t know that it will ever happen, but like you mentioned, we know how blessed we are to have him and so we are ok with the outcome either way. Fingers crossed for you!

  • With my first pregnancy I got pregnant right away, but my second took several months. It’ll happen when the time is right for your family. God knows when the time is right and will bless your family at that time. I know how hard it is to wait but definitely avoid Baby Center – that place is evil when TTC. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to