The Family of Four Hikers is Growing to FIVE!

9.5 weeks - Hiking pregnant mamá
One of the questions I get asked the most is "What age is a good time to start hiking with you children?"  My answer is always the same: "Since in the womb!"

I've been holding in a secret and I wanted to share that I've been heading outdoors with another little future hiker in my tummy for a couple of months now. We are expecting our newest little adventurer in March 2015 and are very excited to welcome our precious little gift from God.

Our #3 has already been hiking, biking and camping in the few weeks it's life.  My other two kids don't care that I'm pregnant so I don't have the luxury relax on the couch like I want to, so we are still heading outdoors for the family's sanity!!  The third time around means my abdominal muscles are non-existent so even though I'm just bloated in the picture above, it's nice to have a little bump again.  And yes I'm hiking in jeans....don't kill me, I know I broke my own rule!

But here is my precious little one's heart...

The List of Baby Questions

I know the drill about the barrage of questions people ask in my prior pregnancies so I'll answer them upfront:

Was this a planned pregnancy?
Yes, you are talking about a former accountant and an electrical engineer.

How do you feel?
Overall, I feel exhausted and terribly hungry.  Like I said earlier, my other two kids don't care I'm pregnant, so I'm lucky if I can get a 15 minute nap.  My hunger goes through the roof when we head out hiking or biking, so I need to drink and eat even more when outdoors!

Are you still going to be active in the outdoors?
ABSOLUTELY!! I'm going to continue hiking, biking, walking, running, camping as much as I can.  Of course taking in consideration my exhaustion levels and other pregnancy aches and pains.  I have to keep up my activity level up or else my "weird exercise allergy" will be worse once I'm done being pregnant.

Are you going for a natural drug-free birth?
NO. I love not feeling pain, especially down there.  I'm might be a little hippie and granola but I love modern medicine so bring on the pain relief.

Is this your last one?

What are you looking most forward to and also not forward to?
I'm looking forward to seeing my two toddlers enjoy having a baby in the house.  I'm especially looking forward to seeing another little child enjoy the outdoors! I'm terrified of the level of not sleeping that will be going on in this house for a long time and learning how to backpack with THREE children.  I think I might want to buy llama for our backpacking adventures!

6 Weeks Pregnant - Biking with all my babies!
I'm truly excited with "Bebe numero 3" and looking forward (not really because pregnancy sucks, for me) to the next 30 weeks.  Until then, I will give thanks to God who created the majestic mountains and oceans that my family enjoys so much, as He continues forming my new little one in my womb...

For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made
Psalm 139:13-14

¡Mas Aventura Viene! ~ More Adventures to come!

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