WE’RE EXPECTING BABY #3!

Will and I are so thrilled to share the news that we are expecting baby #3! Teddy and Peter are the greatest blessings and it will be a dream come true to see both of them as big brothers to this new little one. I am due in September and have been practically bursting at the seams to share the news with you all!

pregnancy announcement design darling

Daphne Wilde dress c/o (also available on Tuke Bazaar)  //  Soludos espadrilles

Peter’s shirt  //  Peter’s pants  //  Teddy’s shirt  //  Teddy’s pants

Will’s shirt  //  living room details here

This pregnancy has been more like my first than my second which has meant lots of nausea/vomiting combined of course with the exhaustion of running around after a 2 1/2 year old and 11 month old! Hopefully this will explain my inconsistency with daily posting these past few months. Now that I’m in my second trimester, I hope I’ll be feeling a little more like myself soon!

daphne wilde design darling

We’re so grateful to be able to have our children close in age and are both excited and just a teensy bit overwhelmed at the thought of a third little one joining our crew come fall. And I’m most grateful to have been able to share the news with Grandy before she passed away last month. We found out the baby’s sex a few weeks back and I plan to share here and on Instagram next week!

I’d love to hear from any of you who are expecting as well as anyone who’s survived three under three (or three three and under, etc.!). And I feel like I’ve covered so much pregnancy/baby/motherhood-wise over the past three years but if there is anything in particular you’d like me to share, let me know in the comments. I’m excited to usher in this newest chapter with all of you!

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  1. Yay congratulations y’all!! I had 3 in 3 years too and it has been the most awesome (sometimes wild) ride! We have had the best experiences and I wouldnt change a single thing. Y’all will have full hearts and full days and you will thrive. Congrats and can’t wait to see your sweet family grow!

  2. Huge huge congratulations to you Mackenzie! And thank you so much to all the kind, thoughtful women commenting with their perspectives; as a fellow mom of two young ones, it is so encouraging! I agree with what you said on IG, Mackenzie, that this type of “advice” can sometimes feel a bit backhanded. I often feel that motherhood alleged “solidarity” can turn into a subtle competition for who has it hardest. “Oh you think you’re tired now? You don’t know tired.” Etc. I once had a mother suggest that basically my parenting wasn’t “real” yet because my kids are still in cribs. Like nothing starts before the toddler bed? LOL. This comment thread is quite the opposite and so uplifting. I am so excited for you!!! You now have such expertise with baby care. You must have hit the 10,000 hour mark at some point. I imagine that will mean a lot of basking in the babyness of your new little one is in your future. 🙂

  3. What wonderful news! Congratulations on your beautiful growing family and I look forward to your maternity posts!

  4. Congrats on your growing family!! I think the third of anything is the easiest to learn. Two points is a line, but three is a pattern, mathematically. Or something.

    Number one you’re freaking out and not sure what’s going on. Number two, everything is compared to number one. “Oh, teddy did this too, I’m a pro!” Or “What?! Teddy never did this/did it so much earlier/etc.” Number three you have a better sense of what’s normal, what’s predictable, what’s not, etc.

    Number one is a shock because you go from no kids to being a parent. Number two is a shock because you go from all your focus on one kid to having to juggle and prioritize tasks and that kind of thing. Number three, the only shock is you’re no longer at a 1:1 adult ratio as a family, but I’m sure you already get solid 1:2 time with the boys.

    You’re going to do great!

  5. The best advice I received when I brought home my third was from a mother of three (grown) children. She simply said “You have to accept that by necessity your standards will go low – like VERY low – for several years. Those standards start to come back bit by bit, and throughout it all you’ll have more fun that you can imagine. And perhaps you will see the standards you set never HAD to be that high in the first place.” I found this advice invaluable and freeing and 100% accurate!

  6. My 3 under 3 are in college now! I had twin boys when my daughter had just turned 2. You can do it! Pros – efficient, know what to expect at ages as you just did it, same equipment, clothes hand-me downs, in school together, vacation appropriateness for ages is easier (aka Disney, kids clubs), teach independence as too busy to hover, etc. Cons – can be crazy hectic but don’t sweat the small stuff, ask for help, have to divide & conquer more for their events & sports…but what a blessing & fun!!!!

  7. Congrats! 3 under 4..all boys! Wild and crazy but so fun and now we are in even years (4, 6, and 8!) and I want time to slow down. I never experienced babies during a pandemic so kudos to all you moms in those early year stages! Exciting!!

  8. You’ve already moved from man-to-man to zone defense when you are on your own with the two boys – now you will just be in zone all the time! Love that my kids are close together – every two years. Congrats!

  9. Congratulations!! I have loved following along. What do you do to prepare your body for pregnancy? Currently reading It Starts with the Egg but would love other ideas…sometimes the literature is a little overwhelming and I want to strike the balance with realistic. Hope you start feeling better soon and have a healthy pregnancy!

  10. Congratulations! We had twins and then a third 21 months later, so we had three under 2 for a bit. It was crazy but so fun. Baby wearing was key for us so I could have my hands free for the twins! Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy!

  11. Congratulations!! I just had my first in January but hoping for three down the line!! I’d love to hear if you nursed your kiddos or bottle fed them and any tips or advice you learned from that! I’m nursing and always curious how other moms handle cluster feeding and things like that!
    Happy for you guys!

  12. Congratulations!!! I so look forward to seeing how your journey is! I am expecting #3 in early October. I will also be in the 3 three and under too. Our daughter will be 3.5 and our son will be 2 next month!

  13. Congratulations! I’m due with our first in late September and your motherhood/pregnancy posts have been so helpful already. Excited to continue to follow along! 🙂

  14. Huge congratulations Mackenzie! I’m expecting my second in August, my daughter will be 3 in July so similar gaps between mine and Teddy & your newest arrival. I’d love to see a revisit to the newborn essentials for mums/moms like me who are coming back around to that stage. Every luck for smooth sailing – my first trimester sucked too!

  15. First, CONGRATULATIONS! Triplet mom here! The third can be hard because you don’t have enough hands, or lap space. Outsource everything you can and accept all help! I’ve let strangers on a plane hold my babies before, hired someone to fold laundry, etc. Also, invest in good (and tall) baby gates! Last piece of advice, save your sanity and get a car that can fit 3 car seats across the second row bench – I promise it makes the world of difference when carting three around!!

  16. What wonderful news, congratulations!! I hope your second trimester goes smoother and that the nausea subsides!

  17. Due with my first in early September – can’t wait to follow along! Please share JUST as much baby/motherhood content. I’ve been combing through your previous pregnancy/nursery/baby gear posts and taking notes. So helpful! Congrats!

  18. omg major props to you for going for 3 in a shorter timeframe! I had to wait four years in between baby #2 and #3 because the transition to two did me in. Congratulations! They’re going to be each other’s biggest fans. ❤️❤️❤️

  19. You’re a rockstar! Cheering you on in this new chapter. Just had my second and love all of your motherhood content. XO

      1. PS – It is so adorable how Teddy looks just like your husband and Peter looks just like you!!! Two little mini mes!

  20. Right along there with you! Baby number three (a girl after two boys) due end of August, baby numer 1 will be 3 and a half and baby number 2 just turns two at that point 🙂
    I dunno, just ignore the concept of sleep? 😀 But our number 3 is our End Goal, so that’ll mean the last baby and I’m having All The Feels.

  21. Congratulations! I’m expecting my 2nd in September! Due September 4th. Our first baby girl 💕 big brother is excited for a little sister, I think 😅

  22. Congratulations! Babies/Toddlers are challenging but looking back on those years, they were the best! They are so precious and worth the worry and lack of sleep. Happy for you.

  23. Also, due in September! Will have 4 under 5 😅. When my twins were born I had 3 under 2 for 5 months and it was hard, but manageable. You got this!!

  24. The two to three kids transition was the best and easiest for us! Unfortunately, I don’t have any advice for the three under three club 😆 Congrats!!!!

  25. What wonderful news (and we could certainly all use a bit of happy news these days)!! Sending you and your family best wishes and positive vibes — congratulations!

  26. I am also expecting my first in September!! A little boy! Have already checked out so many of your past posts and can’t wait to follow along together in real time! Congratulations!

    1. Congratulations! Transition from 2-3 was much easier than 1-2 for our family with three under three. It is simply the best! Sending you lots of love and good health! 💙