aaaaand…. deep breath.

I’ve had a set of t-shirts shoved in my bottom dresser drawer since early June, just waiting to be used. I was days away from dressing the girls up and taking a picture of them proudly wearing them, but of course, plans changed.

I expected that they’d remain in that drawer for a while, but… well…!

two big sisters

Baby Lyker The Third is due to arrive around April 7, 2013. He or she had a strong heartbeat and fantastic growth a few weeks ago at my ultrasound, and judging by how sick I’ve been lately (OH MY GAWD YOU GUYS), the doctors and I agree, this one is a keeper.

I debated keeping this quiet for a just a few more weeks (I’m 10 weeks now & go back to the doctor in two weeks for a heartbeat check) but honestly I just can’t keep it in anymore. I’m so excited to share! And also so sick and getting a belly already (!) and it’s getting harder and harder to hide. So you know- practicality and terrible secret keeping skills. heh.

(You guys. WHAT IF IT’S A BOY? What if it’s ANOTHER GIRL??? OMG!)

If you need me, I’ll be moaning on the couch and nibbling on goldfish crackers in between hot flashes. Yay babies!


  1. Cari

    September 10, 2012 3:18 pm

    If it helps (?) at all, I was SICK AS A DOG with both of my boys. ;)

    But that doesn’t necessarily mean a damn thing. I’m really bad at pregnancy.

    Congratuations x one meeelion!

  2. Kelly

    September 10, 2012 3:20 pm

    Love that photo! Congratulations again…. ;) so happy for you guys!

  3. Jayna @ Yankee Drawl

    September 10, 2012 3:20 pm

    Aaaahhh! Yay! Congratulations!!

    Three has already been so fun and both your girls will be wonderful big sisters!

  4. PinkieBling

    September 10, 2012 3:20 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so exciting!!

  5. hello haha narf

    September 10, 2012 3:20 pm

    so happy for you and your family. praying for the health of you and your baby. CONGRATS!!!

  6. Melissa

    September 10, 2012 3:21 pm

    I’m so, so happy this one stuck around… he/she is lucky to be part of your lovely family. :)

  7. Gina

    September 10, 2012 3:21 pm

    OMG – congratulations!!!!!

  8. Tracy

    September 10, 2012 3:23 pm

    I am predicting a boy. (mostly for Dan and his gun collections sake) lol

    CONGRATS! Welcome to the family of 5 club. It is a small club because only crazys are welcome ;)

    Cannot wait to see your bump!!

  9. TwinMamaTeb

    September 10, 2012 3:24 pm

    YAY!!! Congrats!

  10. Hillary

    September 10, 2012 3:26 pm

    So excited for you! Congratulations!

  11. Jesabes

    September 10, 2012 3:27 pm

    So exciting!! YAY! (Makes me want to run out and order those shirts then get pregnant.)

  12. Megan @ Mama Bub

    September 10, 2012 3:29 pm

    Congratulations! It seems like all of the internet is having third babies these days!

  13. Shelly

    September 10, 2012 3:29 pm

    Am thrilled for you all!!

  14. Angela

    September 10, 2012 3:32 pm


  15. Janet

    September 10, 2012 3:33 pm


    Lots of love to you all! xoxoxo

  16. Erica

    September 10, 2012 3:42 pm

    Wow! Congratulations!

  17. tehamy

    September 10, 2012 3:46 pm


  18. Diane

    September 10, 2012 3:46 pm

    Congratulations! Those t-shirts are adorable! Happiness abounds!

  19. Chelsea

    September 10, 2012 3:47 pm

    yay! Congratulations!!!!

  20. ris

    September 10, 2012 3:58 pm

    Squeeee! Congratulations!!

  21. Madhuri

    September 10, 2012 4:00 pm

    Congrats!!! Soo happy for you.

  22. Miranda

    September 10, 2012 4:01 pm

    YAY!!!! Sending you all my best wishes- on the baby and to end the morning sickness! Can’t wait to see the little guy. (That’s right, I’m getting my guess in now. ;) )

  23. Mel

    September 10, 2012 4:11 pm

    I’m so excited for you!! We are waiting on our own news at the moment, so this is making me super impatient anxious, lol! :)

  24. Julie

    September 10, 2012 4:44 pm

    Oh yay! I am so incredibly happy for you. Your girls are going to be such an awesome big sister team. Congratulations!

  25. Linnea

    September 10, 2012 4:47 pm


    April 7th is an EXCELLENT day for babies (so says Eleanor, and she’s happy to share her birthday should this baby come “on-time”)

    So very, very, very excited for you! We will keep you in our prayers! Keep us posted!!

  26. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks

    September 10, 2012 4:55 pm

    What an adorable photo! Congrats!

  27. Swistle

    September 10, 2012 5:14 pm


  28. Carmen

    September 10, 2012 5:17 pm

    YAY! WOOHOOO! How exciting and congratulations. Also, I need to mention the fact that that is one adorable photo.

  29. Lacey

    September 10, 2012 5:33 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  30. the ambitious mrs

    September 10, 2012 5:56 pm

    Congratulations! 3 kids is the new 2.3 (or whatever the average used to be). Seems like everyone is doing it! (Not me though.)

  31. Crystal

    September 10, 2012 6:56 pm

    Yay baby! Congratulations!!

  32. HereWeGoAJen

    September 10, 2012 7:09 pm


    And I will be holding on really tight.

  33. Wendy

    September 10, 2012 7:14 pm

    Congratulations! Very happy for you and your family!

  34. Carrisa

    September 10, 2012 7:43 pm

    Yippee! I’m so happy for you.

  35. Ashley // Our Little Apartment

    September 10, 2012 7:56 pm

    YAY! (I’ll admit – when I saw your last blog post title, I was *hoping* it would be this post! So woohoo for baby #3!)

  36. Allison

    September 10, 2012 8:12 pm

    Congrats! So exciting!

  37. moosh in indy.

    September 10, 2012 9:07 pm

    YAY! CONGRATS! If you’re puking it means SOMETHING is going on in there. (That was always my consolation for all the vomit. I once called my OB and said “I NEED AN ULTRASOUND STAT!” when they asked “On what basis?” I replied “BECAUSE I HAVEN’T PUKED YET TODAY!” Bless my OB.)

  38. Tanis the Redneck Mommy

    September 10, 2012 9:18 pm

    Congratulations!! Here’s to a healthy happy baby and an easy pregnancy!

  39. keli hoskins

    September 10, 2012 9:33 pm

    Yippppppy skipppppyyyyy!!!! So excited for you guys!!!!

    [what if it’s a BOY!!!! we’ll be twins all over the place!! except for the fact that you chose to get pregnant again, darn you!]

    love you bunches!

  40. Stefanie

    September 10, 2012 9:36 pm

    Yay!!! Congratulations!!!

  41. Jenn

    September 10, 2012 9:38 pm

    CONGRATS! I just saw the photo on Flickr – what a cute photo opp, and what a great way to announce the great news. :)

  42. Kyley Leger

    September 10, 2012 10:08 pm

    Congrats, Jen! I’m so excited for you and wishing you a healthy pregnancy! {Audrey looks so old in this picture. GAH!}

  43. Erika

    September 10, 2012 10:50 pm

    Congrats! So exciting! : )

  44. Lea

    September 10, 2012 11:15 pm

    Congratulations!!! And you’ll be feeling good by the time the holidays arrive – a great time to be preggo! :)

  45. Sarah wells

    September 11, 2012 7:00 am

    Jen!!! This is so fantastic!
    Congratulations! I will pray pray pray for your littlest one to grow safely and fully and healthy and to emerge at term with a giant smile and a strong heart and very good sleeping habits. I hope you feel better soon!

  46. K

    September 11, 2012 9:31 am

    Woohoo for babies! I’m so happy for you.

  47. Caroline

    September 11, 2012 2:25 pm

    Yay, congratulations!! I’m soooo happy for you guys!! :D

  48. Jamie

    September 11, 2012 3:44 pm

    Hurray! So exciting. I’m expecting our third March 28…so very close. And omg- so sick as well. It’s been tough.

  49. bessie.viola

    September 11, 2012 4:08 pm

    EEEK!!! I am so so happy for you – you have the cutest girls and I cannot WAIT to see who is waiting for your family!!!

    Big love to you all… and CONGRATULATIONS!! Hope the sickness passes quickly for you.

  50. Stephine

    September 11, 2012 4:30 pm

    Yay, congrats! Hopefully I join you sometime soon! After having a miscarriage as well, I think I will be happy to be sick next time too.

  51. Kristen Ward

    September 11, 2012 5:14 pm

    3 is a magic number! Congratulations, Jen and Dan!

  52. Michelle

    September 11, 2012 8:42 pm

    Oh so very happy for you! Just so excited!

  53. red pen mama

    September 12, 2012 1:06 pm

    See what having a sick baby does? I miss all the great news!

    So, so happy for you. Lots of prayers headed your way. Also: I’m crying, but I’m going to blame that on my lack of sleep.

  54. Crissy

    September 12, 2012 2:16 pm

    Yay, so happy for you!

  55. Becky

    September 12, 2012 4:53 pm

    Congratulations, Jen!

  56. April

    September 13, 2012 7:47 pm

    So happy For you! Good luck!

  57. Sarah in Ottawa

    September 13, 2012 10:13 pm

    Hooray! Oh Jen – how awesome!

  58. Darian

    October 10, 2012 4:29 pm

    Oh, Congrats! I hope you have a boy!

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