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Baby #4!

by Heather

Life flies by in such a whirlwind that sometimes I am shocked at where we end up, out of nowhere it seems.  Jacob and I often talk about how crazy it seems that we have 3 kids – three little kids.  It seems like Hunter was just born, and now all of a sudden we have 3 of them running around pulling our eyes and thoughts in many directions.

And the whirlwind just continues on with baby #4 on the way!


Baby #4

We are way excited to add another sweet baby into our family.  This little bundle is due March 22nd, 2018, giving a nice little space between Nova’s birthday and this one’s arrival.

I just love the age spread between our children.  It’s what I pictured I wanted with 4 kiddos (I was 1 of 4 kids and my brothers and I were even closer in age).  Hunter and Zoe are 21 months apart, Zoe and Nova are 24 months apart, and Nova and this baby will be 25 months apart.  The Englund house will be even more wild and loud, but we just love it!

What my 4th pregnancy has been like

I am definitely blessed with relatively easy pregnancies.  Once I get passed the first trimester it’s typically smooth sailing with only minor aches and discomforts.  This first trimester was for sure my hardest one – I was so incredibitley fatigued (probably because I’m chasing 3 kids around!), nauseated and just a bummer to be around (I felt).  Teaching my fitness classes exhausted me and I wondered if I would ever feel good teaching again.

Thankfully, once I got to around 12/13 weeks I returned to my normal energetic and fitness loving self!  Teaching is my favorite once again and the nausea has passed.  I’m still tired, but that’s just because I get a bit of pregnancy insomnia (currently writing this at 3:30am cause I just can’t get back to sleep) and Nova is also our forever challenging sleeper it seems.

baby #4

I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and the bump cannot be contained!  The kids love hearing what size of fruit/vegetable the baby is each week, and this week baby is already the size of an apple!

This pregnancy is already flying by and I know it will just continue on like that.  We are looking forward to finding out whether we are having a boy or a girl.  Hunter wants a brother, Zoe wants another sister, so at least one will be happy!

Thank you all for your sweet congrats on instagram.  We feel so blessed by the love that already surrounds this baby and support for our family.  Virtual hugs from me to you all!


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Arlene September 29, 2017 - 12:59 am

Congratulations! I agree with Zoe (we can use another athletic Mermaid in the family)

Heather October 2, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Thanks Arlene! Mermaids are ALWAYS welcome. Miss ya!

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