Third Pregnancy

Third Pregnancy. Third Boy. Three Weeks to Go.

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I cannot believe we are only three weeks away from our newest family member arriving. It seems serial that for the first time, after being parents for over 6 years, we will have two under the same roof at one time.   We feel mostly just excited to meet the newest little dude and see all that his personality has too offer. It will be fun to see the similarities in how he looks like his brothers too. It does come with some level of nervousness. Mostly that I will be able to share myself with them, and meet there every need so they feel so very loved at the end of each day. And that I may be able to do this with grace, patients and understanding .

“Bruiser” was such an easy read during pregnancy, and it turned out his personality held true. This newest littles (also know as know name baby) has me wondering what he will be like. He doesn’t move much, and seems quite mellow. Perhaps he will be our sleeper and low-key kiddo, or perhaps he is just storing up to really rev up upon arrival (tee hee). Either way we are just ecstatic to meet him and see his sweet face for the first time. Although I know there will be an adjustment period, I am also just thrilled beyond belief to watch brothers interact as brothers. At only 16 months apart, it will be such a treat to watch them grow up side by side. Koa is still so little, that although he knows “baby,” I am certain he is not sure he really has any idea what is about to enter his life. That being said, he has been extra clinging to momma these last few weeks, as I think he can since that change is coming.

Although Wylder had the sweetest soul, his personality did not like spice either

Although Wylder had the sweetest soul, his personality did not like spice either

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In the midst of the busy-ness of Koa love, work and planning the second annual Like A Warrior Gala, I have found myself exhausted to say the least. But at the end of each day I just give thanks for all that we have and all that is happening. I am grateful Wylder continues to show us the way to help others and still he still feels like such a part of our everyday life. I am trying to just enjoy each moment I have left with Koa as the only littles under our roof. I am so grateful for his zesty personality, which brings me so much joy. And I think it is really important for me to share that I never take a day of pregnancy for granite. Not even the 115-degree, overtired, overheated, not enough rest and pregnancy side affect filled days . I know what a gift it is to be able to get pregnant, carry a child full term and deliver safely. I give thanks for the gift of motherhood every single day. I know there are many families out there that just pray in hopes to expand their families and we are blessed that we get too.  I walk with God. I don’t take any of this for granted (the good or the bad), and even/especially after enduring such loss, I KNOW what gift motherhood is. I am forever and ever thankful.

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“BEHOLD, CHILDREN ARE A HERITAGE FROM THE LORD, THE FRUIT OF THE WOMB IS A REWARD. LIKE ARROWS IN THE HAND OF A WARRIOR, SO ARE THE CHILDREN OF ONE’S YOUTH. HAPPY IS THE MAN WHO HAS HIS QUIVER FULL OF THEM; THEY SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED, BUT SHALL SPEAK WITH THEIR ENEMIES IN THE GATE”

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We will keep you posted on the baby’s arrival. The actual due date is July 23rd, Wylder passed on July 20th, so it will be a very emotional week to say the least.

If you haven’t purchased you tickets to the second annual Living Like A Warrior Gala please do so today.

https://myab.co/events/HS/

And if you have, thank you! Thank you for believing in all things Wylder.  Thank you for believing in this cause so dear to our hearts.  Thank you.   And for those of you who cannot attend, but would love to show your support from a far, the silent auction will be available online July 7th-the 11th. There are so really fun and generous items again this year. I will try and do a blog post with a link, but you can always check the auction status at https://myab.co/events/HS/

I will not be at the gala this year, it will be hard to be away, but with baby due just one week later, it is best to stick close to home sweet home.  Steven will be there after pouring his heart and soul into this.

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We love you and we miss you Wylder. Keep your brothers safe. We hope we make you so proud at this year’s gala. See you in our dreams little darling. xoxo

Comments

  1. Shannon you look beautiful. And I will hazard a guess that the newest addition will arrive July 20….Wylder’s gift to you.

  2. Cathy Johnson says:

    Shannon – you look so lovely! And Koa looks zestier and more adorable each day. We are all so looking forward to meeting Wylder and Koa’s baby brother and lavishing him with the same love we give his big brothers! I’m sure that this year’s Gala will be a huge success. WNF is doing wonderful things and we all are ready to help keep those things happening. Sending love to all of you. xoxo

  3. That picture of your belly from the top is so beautiful!!!! I’m so excited for your beautiful family. I was my just telling Conner yesterday that with every baby we have my love for my other children magically grows too! Its so special all these sweet little ones. We love you guys and miss sweet wylder with you, xoxo chelsea

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