Some Big News…

Hi gals!  I have a little secret I have been keeping for the last few months… baby Lipkin number three is coming at the end of this Summer!

This is one of those posts that took so much to publish.  I’m not sure why, because it is happy, exciting news, but once I tell people it makes it all so much more real.  I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday which made me feel more confident in sharing this news with you all, since I can be a little superstitious.

Having this blog is a great way to connect with so many people who have so much great advice and document everything from a pregnancy, for which I am so grateful.  If you aren’t into this at all, feel free to skip it!

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How We Found Out

Do you remember the line from Christmas Vacation when Clark reacts to Eddie showing up at his house by saying “I couldn’t be more surprised if I woke up with my head stapled to the carpet,” well that is how I felt about this news at first.  It took a solid four weeks for it to all really set in, despite the intense symptoms I felt from the beginning.

Right before the holidays I started to feel pretty terrible.  I was eating a ton of crappy food, indulging in wine and cocktails, missing out on sleep and stressed.  I figured that this was due to the time of the year and everything would go away in the New Year.  Cue New Year’s Day and a drive home from Virginia with uncontrollable nausea that seemed to only be soothed with gallons of ginger ale and a McDonald’s Fish Filet (#noshame.)  I took a pregnancy test the second we walked in the door and was completely shocked when it immediately turned into the brightest positive plus sign.

I am so glad Josh was home this day, because it was the first time we were together finding out.  I can say with 100% assurance that we were both in complete and utter shock.  We weren’t trying, and we weren’t not trying, but we certainly not expecting this (happy) news!

How I Am Feeling

Ok, so this is a big old vent for me.  People always ask “how are you feeling?” when you are pregnant, because that is just the natural thing to ask.  I am probably overly honest when I answer, but that is because I don’t like reaching out to people to complain without being asked.  If you ask me, then sure, I will go right ahead and complain 😳

It has been almost three months now of feeling pretty awful.  My first pregnancy with Avery was pretty easy and Greyson’s caused a lot of nausea and getting sick for the first couple of months, but this one is a whole other story.  I have had nausea since before the holidays.  It comes at all different times of day and every day has been different if and when it will happen.  Luckily, it seems to have finally started to subside.  Most food has been a total turn off for me, too.  Things I used to love to eat (vegetables, meats, rice, bread, basically anything) has made me want to gag.  I think this may be starting to go away as well, but it totally depends on the day.

Most days I feel like total crap.  I don’t even know how to describe it other than I can barely keep my eyes open and feel like I got run over by a truck.  I am hoping this will be coming to an end soon as I’m getting into my second trimester!

I am trying to approach this was as much positivity and gratefulness as possible, especially knowing that this is the last time I will be pregnant.  Every bout of nausea and rough day is a reminder that things are actually going ok!

The Kids

We waited until the middle of February to tell Avery and Greyson.  They were starting to get suspicious about my growing belly and never feeling well.  Avery was over the moon, considering she asked Santa for a baby sibling this year.  Greyson didn’t register what we were telling him at first and definitely was not thrilled.  He is getting there bit by bit and warming up to the idea of being a brother.  I’m really happy the baby will be born when he is in kindergarten full day so it won’t feel as much like I’m able to spend every second with him.  He’s very sensitive and I worry about him and how this will affect him.  I’m so lucky that Avery will be pushing nine when the baby comes and is so excited to help out!

Gender

Since I am considered “old” in terms of maternity age (I am not THAT old!) I had to go through a lot of extra genetic testing and was able to find out the gender through a blood test at the end of my first trimester.  We are having a.. GIRL!  I’m a little nervous because my first girl is a handful, but I am also happy that Greyson gets to maintain his place as the only boy, which I hope will help with the middle child transition for him.

I am getting bigger by the day and my stomach definitely popped by ten weeks, so there is no hiding it at this point.  I tend to gain a LOT of weight when I am pregnant, no matter what I do, so the fashion side of this blog may involve some questionable choices in the not too distant future.  😂

If you made it to the end of this, thank you so much for reading and letting me share this with you!

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Comments

  1. Awww congrats!! And you are SO not old!! LOL I’m due with #2 in June and am 37…so I get ya. I did the same testing, but we told them we didn’t want to know – EEK. I’m sorry the symptoms have really gotten to you, but it’ll all be worth it. How exciting!!! Looking forward to your blog more as you prep for baby girl!

    • Lindsay Newton says:

      They sure do love to make us feel old, right?! Thank you so much and big congratulations to YOU!

  2. Regine Karpel says:
  3. OMG stop it right now!!!! Congratulations!!! Your bump is the cutest thing ever and I am just so happy for you guys! And a girl – yay! Hoping all that nasty “morning” sickness goes away so soon!

    • Lindsay Newton says:

      Thanks lady!! Half of the gear I am buying is all based on your suggestions!! Keep it all coming!

  4. Congratulations! How exciting.

  5. YAY!!! You know how excited I am for this! So happy for you all xoxo

  6. Oh my gosh!!! I am so so excited for you girl!! What an amazing surprise! My sister has 3 kids and it’s actually the same as you girl, boy & girl!! Congratulations to you and your family!! xo, Biana

  7. Poppy Lipkin says:

    Much love to you from one over-the-top Poppy!!

  8. Wooooohooo! So exciting sweet friend!

  9. TONS of congratulations!!!! I’m so sorry that it’s been a tough first trimester and I’m hoping that things ease up for you into the 2nd tri!

  10. Woohoo!!! So excited for you and the family!!!

  11. Betsy Nulman says:

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family Lindsay, hope things settle down for you and you can enjoy the coming months with pep and energy. Avery will be the best big sister ever and your adorable Greyson will set a wonderful example as a big brother. ( their Grandma brags about them all the time )

  12. Ahhhhh SO exciting gurlie, CONGRATS!!!! Yay for another baby girl, but I’m so sorry you’ve been feeling so sick. I had the same food aversions, and welcomed that amazing second trimester with open arms. Sending lots of *hugs*, and hope you start to feel more like yourself again asap <3
    Green Fashionista

    • Lindsay Newton says:

      Thanks love! I am hoping I will be back to normal soon! I swear this just gets rougher as you get older. I shouldn’t have started so young, because I didn’t realize how much easier it is then lol!

  13. Ahhhhhhhhhhh I seriously have tears in my eyes. I am so excited for you!!!! That is the most fantastic news and I can’t wait to follow you along!!!!

  14. Yay! Yay! Yay!!!!!!!!!!! I have so many things for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the best news ever!!! And Aves is gonna be the best big sister. And G will get there!!! Woo Hoo. Now we need those visits and play dates regularly!!!!!And we still have your ergo!!

  15. Ahhhhhhh so excited for you all!!! I had this weird feeling you might be pregnant, when you commented on something, maybe here or on my blog that was like that would be good if we had a third baby and I was like third baby, I wonder if she’s pregnant! So exciting it’s another girl, and hopefully the big kids will be like having little extra babysitters around the house 🙂

    • Lindsay Newton says:

      Hahaha, you have that mom sense! I’m pretty happy about the age difference, and Avery fully thinks this is a Christmas present for her lol! When we are in PA for the holidays, you are welcome to come get a baby fix!

  16. Congratulations, girl! That is so awesome! I love how real you are with your responses. My husband is the middle child between two girls, and let me tell you, he is definitley sensitive. Haha! xx, I’m Fixin’ To

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