Friday, June 21, 2013

Preparing to go to ZONE DEFENSE!

What?!?  Since the title of this blog post may not make a lot of sense to some...let me explain.  Jeff and I are preparing to go from the man to man defense that we have been pretty good at since Nathan was born to zone defense because Baby Francis #3 will be here in November!  We couldn't be more excited...along with a bit nervous even though we planned for this blessing.  Let's be honest, it is always nerve wracking adding another member to your family, especially with two small, crazy boys that demand a lot of attention at home.  Jeff and I both played basketball in high school and joke that we much preferred to play man to man defence over zone because you knew exactly what player on the opposing team you were in charge of guarding.  Now one of us will have two of them.  Right now, it has been determined that whoever has the two will have Tyler and the baby while the other parent stays busy with Nathan.  Ha!  He is just a busy guy!  
Regardless of how busy we will be, we are still really excited and know we will have fun. 
This was my attempt at our Baby #3 announcement.  Tyler was very proud of his chalkboard and wouldn't let go so so much for seeing his #1.  Nathan was ready for a nap when this photo was taken.  And I am pretty sure Jeff's HELP sign was accurate on this photo attempt. 
#1-September 14, 2009
#2-March 16, 2012
#3-November 2013
We have had 4 doctor appointments already and things look great!  We got to see #3 on the second appointment (10 week mark) and his/her little arms and legs were moving all around already!  I got to see him/her again at my 14 week appointment since the heart beat was muffled due to the placenta being in the way.  My doctor knows how nervous I get so he went ahead and got the ultrasound out just to make me feel better.  We are now just over 18 weeks...yes, already! 

I figured I had delayed this blog post long enough.  It hasn't been for lack of wanting to let everyone know, but really because my usually blogging time has been consumed with sleep.  Once Jeff and I get the boys to bed, I pretty much crash on the couch or directly in bed.  My energy has gotten better the farther into the second trimester we have gotten though which is encouraging.    

Baby #3 is really starting to show already and although I have been reluctant, I have come to realize that I might as well switch to maternity clothes.  The last week...or maybe even two has been consumed with trying to still fit into my regular clothes and trying the hair tie trick with buttons to make just a bit more room.  :)  

Enjoy some of our first photos of Baby #3! 
I love that we could see his/her little arms and legs moving!

He/She was sucking on her hand in this one.  The line with the + signs was to measure the little guy/gal.  Dr. Potts told us he/she was measuring days bigger...surprise, surprise!  I was 9 weeks, 6 days at the time of this appointment but the baby was measuring 10 weeks, 4 days.  We just have big babies.  As long as they are healthy, I can deal with it!
The good news is we won't have to wait until 41 weeks to meet this little one!  If I haven't gone into labor by 39 weeks we will have a scheduled c-section since I have already had two. 

Yes, we will be finding out if it is a boy or a girl in just 2 weeks!  I am so excited!  Jeff thinks it is a girl and I am guessing boy.  We will see who is right...

I will try to be better with updates!


  1. Eek Eek Eek! I'm so excited and I love the announcement pic. Praise God that you won't have to go to 41 weeks... and hopefully you can work out that whole hunting season thing!

  2. Yaaay! Cute announcement pic and i love the zone defense title, so true :)

  3. So incredibly happy for you guys!

  4. That picture is HILARIOUS & definitely captures everyone's personality!!! So happy for you guys!