Baby number four: thoughts, feelings, & my pregnancy so far…Β 

So I “announced” it on social media last week, but we’re expecting baby number four!! I am so excited and so thankful for another sweet baby to join our crew! 

After I had Bear I said I wanted to wait until he was about 2 to get pregnant again. The transition to 3 kids was my hardest yet, and I just kind of wanted a break from pregnancy and/or breastfeeding! I did the math… Bear weaned in June making this the first summer I wasn’t pregnant or breastfeeding in 5 years!! But after some thought, prayer, and baby fever that struck both of us we decided to go for number 4. Maddox praying every night for a baby girl didn’t help my baby fever either 😍 Our plan is that this will be our last… But like I said above, we also planned on waiting another year before getting pregnant again 😜 Ultimately we’re taking things one kid at a time and following God’s lead for our family. To answer the question on everyone’s minds, yes we’re finding out the gender, yes we would love a girl, and yes we trust God with whatever he gives us! I would defintely be lying if I said I didn’t want a daughter… I would love to experience parenting both sons and daughters. However, I do trust in God’s plan for our family and know that His plans are greater than mine. All that to say we find out in a few more weeks what we’re having! 

I am 14 weeks and although I’m overall feeling better, I don’t feel like I’m completely out of the first trimester woods yet! I still have some pretty nauseas moments and am still really tired… I’m ready for some energy to return!! We are so thankful and excited though about the newest addition to our family! Can’t wait to meet you little one! Here are a few photos of the pregnancy thus far.. β€‹β€‹ β€‹

Potty trainingΒ 

Hatcher is potty trained!!!! After over a year, we now only have ONE kid in diapers πŸ™ŒπŸ»  He actually has had it for a few months now, but I’m just getting around to documenting it. He is so different than Maddox I was honesty a little nervous about training him. Maddox  was super easy… A few days at home in underwear and he completely had it. Hatcher did take a little longer, but overall was really easy too! We had to take a break after a few days due to a stomach bug, but after the weekend back in diapers he was back in underwear Monday morning. That Monday was his worst day… I think it had more to do with  my expectations though.. He had already had 2 days in underwear and was making some progress so I kind of assumed he would pick back up where he left off.. He didn’t, but after a few accidents that day he was back on track and he’s only had an accident or two since then! I am so proud of Hatcher and also can’t really believe I have two kids old enough to use a toilet!!! β€‹β€‹


Bear turns one!

This year flew by… Adding Barrett to our family has been so much fun and such a blessing! He is so adorable and cracks us up acting like he’s one of the big boys! He’s seriously trying to keep up with Hatcher and Maddox. Some days I just feel like I can’t get enough of him ☺️ You’ve seen Katelin’s photos on here before, and once again, she did not disappoint! They turned out SO WELL!!! Stick around… Take a look-ie!

I mean seriously some of my fav pictures ever with the best one year old! I love you Bear! 

And just for my sake.. One year stats: 

21.4lbs and 29 inches tall 😍

Columbus trip!

Justin loves golf, and I love Ashtyn (and Matt and Reese too of course ☺️) so when Ash called to see if we wanted to come to Columbus for Justin to play in a golf tournament with Matt it was a no brainer! We had such a fun long weekend with them and I have the photos to prove it! 

We love you, Prieloznys!

Family time!Β 

In June I got some really good time with my side of the family! I love my siblings, and parents, and the cousin dynamic is so unbeatable! My kids always say that their cousins are their best friends and pray/thank God for multiple cousins in nighttime prayers. Bruners have been #1 on Hatcher’s list the last few days, Sarah… Especially “aunt Truett” πŸ˜‚ We are such a large group its unfortunately pretty rare for us to get time all together. It didn’t happen this summer, but we made the best of it… Here are some photos!

Are you there?Β 

I haven’t posted in forever! This summer was so much fun though and deserves some documentation! We took a few trips, Bear turned one, it was Maddox’s last summer before SCHOOL, and my kids got even cooler! I think I’m going to do a few posts to avoid one novel level post, so stay tuned.. And I’ll leave you with this…. 

One of my fav series of pictures from the entire summer/life! 

Railroad track.. Ahhh!

I can’t remember if it was Justin or Maddox that started it (I’m gonna go wth Justin), but one time we went over a railroad track and yelled “railroad track ahhhhh!” And everyone held their hands up. The boys loved it. Laughed their heads off. Thought it was the best thing ever. It was months ago and we literally haven’t been over a single railroad track since without doing it. If Bear is sleeping we whisper it. If it sneaks up on us, we say it really fast. It’s one of my fav things… Gosh, I love these boys. Being their mom, while it is exhausting, is SO fun πŸ’™
Also, Maddox says “robo track” every time which, if you ask me, makes this story like 15x better πŸ˜‚