Saturday, December 5, 2009

One Proud Dad

Most of you know that Jeremy and I are expecting our 3rd child (and if you don' know, sorry I have not been that great sharing info this year). I am 5 months and doing great. It has been a really weird pregnancy but overall I have been pretty blessed.

On Wednesday we had our ultrasound and I couldn't have had a more happy husband at that moment. We are having a 3rd boy! More testosterone around here is just what I was wanting for Christmas! I would be lying if I told you that I was not secretly hoping for a girl but overall I really am happy for a healthy baby no matter the gender. So after a tear or two was lost over no pink, or hair bows, or the frilly things I would love to buy... I looked at my two beautiful, fun, lively little boys and can't help but be overcome with excitement of another! I was raised with 5 brothers, I know boys and maybe would have no clue what to do with a girl but I was willing to try and if we dare attempt at another (heaven help me), I will be secretly crossing my fingers.


Jeremy has 2 brothers, he is in the middle of them and they are best friends. I feel they are a large part of the reason we moved here to Oregon. If my boys could be even half as close as Jeremy and his brothers, I would be one happy mom. So, the
Thelin legacy lives on of 3 boys in a row and the Barlow legacy lives on of 3 boys in a row (but my mom did get my sister in there before her 3) and also the dominant gender families the Barlow's seem to have.

I am due this April. This is my first pregnancy where my last trimester will be in the cold. It is wonderful. I am trying to stay in shape and not give into my fast food craving that come on so strong when I am
prego. My body is starting to change, the baby is moving around like crazy and it has recently become a little more real to me.

I just wanted to share our exciting news. There has been lots of celebrating going on with
Jer, Max and Ike. So bring on the swords, trucks, legos, ninja turtles, wrestling, fighting, jumping off all the furniture... because we are prepared and well seasoned! We will keep you posted. Love you all....

22 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh Kris! I'm sorry because I know how much you wanted a girl but I'm proud of you for being such a great sport about it! It will be so much fun for your boys and I'm sure they will be super close just like the Thelin boys. Guess this means you'll just have to have another :). It was so great seeing you and your cute family the other week!

p.s.--I have fast food cravings when I'm prego too!

Cooper Family said...

We will probably be following in your footsteps with three boys when our time comes to have the third.

Emma Crowther said...

I know the feeling of being disappointed for a few mins and then getting over it and loving the idea of another boy. I was too hoping for a girl at first so I could have two girls and two boys. But now I am so glad he is a boy and I am happy having three boys in a row. Congrats!

Kristie said...

i love your attitude! I would have probably shed a tear or two in your position as well (and I may be on my way to that--one boy so far, two more to go?) But I'm glad you are able to have joy with the results and I can't wait to see what your third baby boy looks like! After all, you guys churn out some good looking boys in that family :) love you and I hope you are feeling good despite all the fun things that come with pregnancy! (and you will LOVE having an april baby, i know I did!!)

Troy and Mindi said...

Yea! Congrats Kris- that is so exciting! 3 boys will be so fun! Seriously- I craved Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich like NO other, and I indulged too:) I am excited for you. Post some pics of your cute belly when you get one:) love you!

Jerai Moulton said...

I'm glad to hear that your pregnancy has been pretty good. Can you believe your half way there? I can't! It probably goes by much fast for me because we don't get to see you very often! We were are so excited to come for Christmas and to have our "boys" play. And yes, I do include Phil and Jeremy in that thought. =) See you in just a few weeks! Can't wait!

Lindsey said...

Congrats!!! Boys are so much fun. I grew-up in a house full of them! April is an awesome time for a baby. I had Will in April. Hope you guys are doing great. When are you coming down here to South America for a little visit?

Barlow Fam said...

I am so happy for you!!!! I can't believe another boy, but you are so good at raising them!! We are so happy for you and can't wait to see him. We love you guys and hope to see you guys soon!!!

Clement Family said...

Kris having two of the cutest boys is great so adding to that is awesome. Trust me when I say I wouldn't mind having a boy. Little girls are a ton of fun, but also come with a lot of hormones from the day they come out.

Gardners Glad Tidings said...

Many congrats! You guys make dang cute boys. Can't wait to meet baby #3!

Jason Barlow said...

SKOAL!! Thelin's for having 3 boy!

That's part of the Vikings fight song but I think it apply's here. Love you guys and congrats.

Jason, Laura, Cam, and Chase

Stephanie said...

Yay for boys!!! I want a boy...wanna switch out for one of my girls? Kidding of course...I am happy for you all and can't wait till April!

Keli'i and Megan said...

Congratulations you guys! Three boys, wow, you have your hands' full, but that's so much fun. I actually didn't want a girl; I wanted a tribe of boys. You and me, both raised with FIVE brothers...that's not too common! Love you, Kristen.

Chiara said...

I cried at all three of my ultrasounds with my boys!! :) I was SURE they were all girls! Maybe your fourth will be a little "accident" like us and it'll be a girl. (but then you'll feel like you have to have another one so she can have a sister....and you DON'T want that....so maybe you're better off without one!! ;)- CONGRATS! We are very happy for you guys!

Ashley said...

Someday your princess will come...

Tiffany said...

Congratulations you guys!!!

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Chiara said...

I think about having #5 in hopes that Marley will get a sister.....but for now I say I'm done. And if #5 ends up being a boy, then what?!?!

Bill likes to remind me that I love babies...but is sure to also remind me that they do eventually grow up! ;)-

So who knows?!?! My gut says we are done at 4....but my gut likes to change on me too!

annie said...

Kris, This is great news!!! I just busted a little tear or two for you because I am so happy! You lucky girl. I'd call but it's late. Call me sometime when you can. xoxo annie

annie said...

Amen, on what Aimee said! Oh my gosh!

Jill said...

Kris ... crazy to find you!!! I was looking at Lindseys blog and I was so excited to see your name. Your boys are SO CUTE!!! I have THREE girls. Weird how everyone seems to be having all the same sex children lately! ;) ANyway so glad to find you and congrats on baby boy #3!

Jay and Dana said...

Hi, Interesting blog. Glad to hear you will have 3 boys. Our son James and his wife Karen living currently in Provo will have their 3rd girl in April. So, is that not an interesting development? ...The Thelin's -- one girl family and one boy family. Of course the 4th one would most certainly be the opposite gender I expect, just out of percentages...
Jay and Dana Thelin in China