BABY #4!


thebusybudgetingmama-baby4We are so excited to announce we are expecting a baby!! Baby #4 is due in October!
Ben and I are excited and freaking out all in one breath haha.
Love these photos because they totally sum up life right now! 4 is backwards…
one balloon is deflating..haha.. a whole lot of crazy and JOY!
We told the kids and they are so excited! I can’t wait to see them experience the whole thing.
(Thanks to my friend Christine for snapping these for us!)thebusybudgetingmama4-baby4

The crazy thing about parenthood and having kids is, you are creating the people you are gonna hang out with when you are older. This is our crew. our people.
I love seeing each of their personalities and what they look like
and can’t wait to see baby #4 in the mix.
Maybe we’ll have another curly haired baby! Either way, we are so thankful and excited.
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Sophia has baby fever. Hugging and kissing my belly every time she sees me.
Letting me know daily updates on my growing belly.She really wants a boy for Micah. Sienna is still trying to figure out the whole thing and has requested a girl only. She has come up with lots of names that include princess. Micah copies sophia hugging my belly. I was snuggling with him one night before bed and told him, “say night night baby…” and he said “night night my baby.” heart officially melted. He’ll be almost 3 when baby comes…
which seems crazy to me! He is gonna be a big brother!
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Can’t wait to document my growing baby bump again! Having the photos of my growing little ones is one of my most treasured blog posts. I had horrible morning sickness with micah..but I had no idea what was coming this round! WOW. It’s crazy. Trying to offer it up and hang on because I know it won’t last forever. I will spare you the details. no fun.
I’m seeing some freezer meal posts coming soon. Only eating crackers and
banana bread isn’t working for the entire family haha.
We told our family a couple weeks after we found out. I couldn’t keep it a secret and I was having a hard time keeping it together while being so sick. First thing my mom said after screaming and hugging me was “I knew it!! I thought you looked horrible!!” haha.
thanks mom. She meant well ;)

It’s a really exciting time in my family because both my sister in laws and my sister are pregnant as well! We have a new baby coming every 2 months starting in april!
This is the first pregnancy I’ll be so close to my family!  So fun.
My sister and I are sickos together. :) a whole new batch of grand babies are on the way!
God is good! Would love some prayers for all of us and our pregnancies.

We are so excited to share this news with all of you!
Hope you’re having a great day!


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  • Katie
    February 9, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations! I will definitely say some prayers for y’all. I was so sick my entire pregnancy with my daughter. But it will get better :) Hang in there!

  • Amanda
    February 9, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Congratulations! We are 10wks with our third due in early September! New babies are such a blessing! Praying your morning sickness will ease and pass soon! My crockpot is my best friend at the moment and the only reason my family is getting dinner!

  • Katie
    February 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Congratulations! Our #4 is one month old today! : ) such a wonderful blessing!

  • Belinda
    February 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Congratulations Natalie! I’m so delighted for you and your family! I’m really looking forward to following your pregnancy journey…and then your adventures of having and loving a family of 6!

  • Karina
    February 9, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    WOW!!! Congratulations! I can’t how you’re managing 3 children and morning sickness all toghether! I admire you!
    But on the other hand yes, God is good… full of love and gifts for all of us.
    I´ve been really busy this past months so I think when I read of you last time you were getting out of the hospital… and now I read this great news! I’m so happy for you, all of you… I’ve never written before but I had to write on this post.
    Let me thank you for all that you share here.
    Blessings form Mexico.

  • Meegan
    February 9, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    So happy for you and your family. Thanks for sharing such a special time in your life.

  • Dulce
    February 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Im soo happy for you and your family!! Sending you lots of love and good thoughts!! Xoxo

  • Lisa
    February 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Congrats! Such exciting news!

  • Imperfectly Wonderful
    February 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    What wonderful and exciting news! I am so excited for your family. Aren’t babies the most wonderful blessing? We are expecting number 4 at the end of April…we will have 4 four and under for 6 months! We have 2 girls (4 & 3) and a boy (18m). Our girls are hoping for a sister while our son is looking to balance out the numbers…time will tell! Hope you start feeling more normal soon! Here’s to a healthy, relaxed, and happy pregnancy. God is good!

  • Jennifer
    February 10, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Isnt’ funny how when you look at pictures with kids now, you think, “yep – that’s life! crazy, fun, silly, and never a dull moment!” That’s how it was when we did our announcement pictures http://asplashoflifeblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/time-to-be-butterfly.html
    Congrats!! 4 scares me… but then again, so did 3 and I’m loving my 3 girls right now! BUT, we know #4 would be a girl, so we’re not even going there…lol!

  • Laura
    February 10, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you and your growing family!! I stumbled upon your blog a couple weeks ago… And it has been an ABSOLUTE JOY getting to know you :) I am also a graphic designer and party planning fanatic (although, with no kiddos of my own yet, I plan them for friends instead), plus an amateur chef, cupcake decorator, flea market flipper, and all around craft time lover! You’ve inspired me to explore my talents and start sharing the things I love with the world. Thank you! I look forward to reading all about your adventures with baby number 4 :)

  • Amy
    February 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family you have!

  • Delia James
    February 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Congrats!! 4 kids is sooooo much fun (I have 5 kids- that’s fun too lol). Even more fun than actually having a large family is all the amusing things you hear from random strangers. I’m in Charlotte too and it seems like 2 kids is the norm, 3 is borderline acceptable, and 4 makes people look at you like you’ve lost your mind! I always tell them it’s a great kind of crazy to have! Hope the morning sickness subsides for you quickly.

  • Kimberlee
    February 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Ah! Congratulations! You make such cute babies, I was hoping you’d have another. ;)

  • Lorena
    February 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!! I’ve been following your blog for quite some time, it is such a joy to see your family grow. You are an inspiration to mommyhood, thank you for sharing such delightful news. Many blessings to you and all your family including all other expecting mommies. HUGS!!!!!
    I so love your personality, the pictures of your family crack me up :-)

  • Ashley
    February 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    O M G! My jaw seriously dropped open when I saw this post! CONGRATS! I have been pregnant right after you with all 3 kids… and I’ve been getting baby fever with my time hop! I did a bump picture like you did with Micah with my 3rd but I had my girls also do one – so fun to watch them grow in a weekly profile (or however they would stand) picture while my belly also grew. I’m so excited to see your belly (and family) grow! You (and your family) are so awesome!

  • Pamela Soluri
    February 12, 2015 at 12:21 am

    amazing pics, you have a very gorgeous family

  • Iryna
    February 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    This is the first time I comment on your blog, but couldn’t be more happier for all of you. Congratulations. Such a beautiful family. God bless you. You’re definitely one busy momma ;)

  • Melissa
    February 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Congratulations! So very exciting. I’m currently pregnant & due in July :)

  • Reelika
    February 18, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Awesome news, congrats to you and your family! You are very blessed :) I love these pics :)

  • Laura @ Cowboy Boots
    February 22, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I AM TOTALLY EXCITED FOR Y’ALL! Once you get 4…5 and 6 are a breeze! (wink)

  • Dnae
    February 23, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Congrats! I am due at the end of October with #2! My daughter will be almost 3 and a half when the baby is born.

  • lexi @ glitterinc.com
    February 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, how cute! Congratulations!!
    xx Lexi @glitterinclexi | Glitter, Inc.