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Thursday, September 24, 2015

BB3.0 What?!

I can't believe the last time I blogged was February 5!  A lot has happened in the past 8ish months.  For one thing, right before Craft's first birthday we discovered that we were expecting a third little bundle of joy (Surprise!  For all involved!  Seriously.).  Sorry, Baby Boy, that I did not announce your pregnancy on the blog, but it honestly took me almost the entire 9 months of pregnancy to wrap my head around the fact that you were going to be joining our family (but boy are we glad you did, I promise!).

In an effort to make it up to the baby that I did not blog weekly or even monthly pregnancy updates (oops), here is what pregnancy with number three looked like:

4ish weeks

8ish weeks

12ish weeks



15ish weeks

19ish weeks
21ish weeks

25ish weeks
26ish weeks
30ish weeks

32ish weeks and first NST
35 weeks and all cheeks!

35 weeks
35ish weeks...HOLY BELLY!!!

36ish weeks and mama's last workout before Ward's arrival

37 weeks on the dot..."Labor Day!"

We found out in May that BB3.0 was a BOY!  Big sister Lillian really wanted a baby sister, but quickly got used to the idea that she was going to have a brother.  She dubbed him "Hootie," (pronounced Hoo-Tay).  Sorry in advance, buddy, if that one sticks...

As with my two previous pregnancies, I had some pregnancy-induced hypertension that snuck up on us around the 32-week mark (see above for a pic of the first of what felt like a million NSTs to check in on baby).  I was very lucky in that I was able to avoid bed rest, but I pretty much lived at the doctor's office with twice (sometimes three times!)-a-week visits, ultrasounds, NSTs, etc.  Baby boy was measuring ahead, per the usual, and so the decision was made to induce at 37 weeks.

More on his birth story later (hopefully), but after a long couple of days filled with a LOT of (im)patient waiting, we welcomed Edward David Baum ("Ward") to our sweet family on Friday, September 11, 2015.  Ward was born at 3:52 pm, weighing 8 lbs 9 oz and measuring 21.25 inches long.  Big Sister Lilly and Big Brother Craft were (and continue to be) so sweet and so proud, and we are all so in love.

Sweet Ward

Big sister Lillian loving on her new Baby Brother

Big Brother Craft and "My Baby," as he calls Ward

Baum Squad, Party of 5
Welcome to the world, my sweet boy.  Life as we know it is going to be a wild, crazy ride, but I promise you that it will be so much fun and filled with so much love.   I also promise to try to blog at least twice this year so you don't feel TOO left out on the Baum Squad blog.  :-)  

Ward, I am so, SO blessed that I was chosen to be your mama.

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