And then I thought “What’s one more?”

And that phrase is how I wound up expecting my third baby. That may not be exactly how it went, but you get the idea. My two sons are my favorite people in the world and the idea of another little person is very appealing.


^^A baby! And 50 million layers of clothing.^^

So, to answer all the burning questions that I know you must have…

(But really to record these things for posterity.)

How far along? 20 weeks.
Due date? November 13th.
Boy or girl? We’re not finding out until delivery! And no, I have no preference, nor did I go into this venture trying to haveΒ one orΒ the other.
Any intuition? Nope. If it matters at all, this pregnancy is very similar to my first, but not nearly as pleasant as my second. I’m pretty sure it’s human…
Cravings? I’m not much of a craving person, more a food aversion person, but salad. Lots and lots of salad. With grilled chicken, please.
Weight gain? 6 pounds.
Baby names? Not a clue!
Morning sickness? Tons.
What am I most excited about? The baby + not being pregnant anymore. Some people love it, I love how it ends. I’m willing to put in my 38+ weeks, but am very much looking forward to having my body back.
Will I start talking about baby stuff more? Probably not, this is more just a random life update (and why things have been a little (extra) quiet around here – zero energy and all of that).

Now, if I get a little applause for camping up the coast of California and Oregon with two small children and a husband in tow (while nearly five months pregnant), I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.

(I always worry that sarcasm doesn’t translate online, and that’s practically my second language…)

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  • Kate

    So exciting. K xx

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • Bonnie

    Aww, congratulations!! I thought you’d been more absent than not lately. πŸ™‚

    • Rory O’Connor

      I’m still mostly reading, blogging is just falling by the wayside in favor of naps.

  • Laura Frey

    Congrats Rory! The thought of a third alternately fascinates and terrifies me. I will live vicariously through you.

    • Rory O’Connor

      Me too. I keep telling myself it’ll all be fine when it’s here.

  • girlxoxo

    Congratulations!!!!! And yup – props to you for taking on that camping trip … and surviving πŸ™‚

    Tanya Patrice

    • Rory O’Connor

      I made it all the way through the week and didn’t even yell!

  • Shannon @ River City Reading

    Oh, yayyy! A big giant congratulations to you and the fam πŸ™‚

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • Naomi

    Yay! Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • Katie McD @ Bookish Tendencies

    Congrats lady! Hopefully the second half will fly by and before you know it, you’ll have a new, sweet little babe. And yes, kudos for camping… there’s NO WAY I would have done that 20 weeks preggo, but I also don’t already have two darling faces staring at me, begging to go… I’m sure that’s how it went down πŸ™‚

    • Rory O’Connor

      It was one of those things we planned before we found out – and then there was no taking it back. I think everyone (else) had fun!

  • Lauren @ Malcolm Avenue Review

    Fantastic! Congratulations. <—–That's for the camping. What has been your favorite spot? Love that section of my state and beyond. Also, yay for little number 3! Very exciting.

    • Rory O’Connor

      Gold Bluffs Beach in the Prairie Creek Redwoods was by far our favorite and probably the one we had the most fun at (the worst was near Crater Lake, Oregon).

      • Rory O’Connor

        And thank you!

      • Lauren @ Malcolm Avenue Review

        I’m not familiar with that spot, will have to add it to the list. Bummer about Crater Lake. They aren’t very dog friendly there, so the last time I went we drove to Diamond Lake, which was fabulous.

  • Catherine

    Congratulations, Rory, how exciting! And I love your sarcasm. *applause*

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    Congrats!!!!! So happy for you!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • StephTheBookworm

    So very exciting! Congratulations!

    • Rory O’Connor

      We are super excited. Thank you!

  • Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves)

    Congratulations!!! And your sarcasm translates (and is appreciated) – at least to me! Bonus points for the camping!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you! I am glad sarcasm has a receptive audience (I’d hate to think how I’d sound otherwise!).

  • Christine @ BookishlyB

    Congrats! Very exciting for your family. And yes, you should get a prize for road-tripping pregnant.

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you! I really did get to enjoy being the one dictating all the meals, as I felt (selfishly) that at least one concession had to be made to me in light of my discomfort.

  • Kailana


    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • Kathy

    I love your sarcasm and congratulations! Camping with two little ones and the hubby while going through the pangs of pregnancy? Tell her what she’s won, Johnny! Seriously, that’s a feat in itself. πŸ™‚

    • Rory O’Connor

      And I didn’t even lose my temper (and kept the whining at a minimal)!

  • Jenny @ Reading the End

    So much congratulations! That’s amazing news!! So exciting for you and your family!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Jennine G.

    Awe! So exciting! I always figured it gets fun when you’re outnumbered right? Haha! I do hope you’ll post updates as you go along!

    And kudos on the camping, period. Small children along makes you a saint and five months pregnant may make you a goddess! Ha!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thanks, you’re the best (I like goddess)! I think it’ll be fun, my older ones are old enough to be mostly sufficient, so that’s makes it slightly less frightening (though I am not even thinking about the sleep aspect yet).

  • ebookclassics

    Congratulations! You’re making me think of all the conversations I’ve had about whether to have a third child. I’m so excited for you and wish you a smooth and easy pregnancy all the way through.

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

      We were in the same place – yes, no, maybe… And I (hopefully) tell myself that no one regrets having another children, but I might regret it if I don’t (or always wonder).

  • Lianne @

    Congratulations Rory! =D

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • Lynn @ Smoke & Mirrors

    YAY for sarcasm! I LOVE it! Yes, definitely kudos to you for camping! I’m into hotels/motels in my old age! πŸ™‚ How exciting to have a third little one coming along! I have three children. My thoughts on pregnancy? The best part…is labor, ’cause I know delivery (and the end of the pregnancy) are right around the corner, coming soon! Very soon!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you! I definitely prefer them. I think one of the marks of adulthood is not having to camp/use hostels anymore, though I enjoy it…to a point. Not enough to do it again soon!

  • Alice

    Congratulations! This is awesome news πŸ˜€

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • mariahelena

    Congratulations again!

  • Marisa @The Daily Dosage

    Yay!! Congrats..again. I was wondering how long it would be until you posted something w/o me having to bug you for more info. First off you are amazing. I don’t think I could have done the camping thing AT ALL while pregnant. I didn’t find out ahead of time for both kids and it was awesome. Looking forward to more photos and updates. I love them!!

  • Andi

    ALL THE APPLAUSE! Congrats to you lovely. This update made me laugh and smile, and I’m super happy for you.

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