Pregnant with Number Four!

Maternity jumper - Seraphine, Jeans - Mamalicious, Scarf - Matalan, Boots - Joules

Well hello there, my faithful blog readers who haven't completely abandoned hope in me ever posting again! It has been several months since the last update but I think I have a pretty good excuse. In case you didn't already know from YouTube, Instagram or anywhere else it may be floating around the internet...I am pregnant again! I'm four months along and we found out in early December (which funnily enough is exactly the same time I stopped posting!). The first trimester was pretty brutal. I was very sick from about a week after we found out until around the three month mark. As a result of that Christmas & New Year's weren't the most enjoyable and I basically just spent that time hibernating in a constant blur of nausea/fatigue. This past month has been better although I was still feeling exhausted (probably quite normal with three little ones to chase after!) but now I am finally starting to feel like myself again. Woo hoo! I've even started to organise my house which is something I had totally let slip recently and that horrible uncomfortable full feeling I would often get after eating is gone. 

So how do I feel about being pregnant with number four?! Aside from the initial shock of getting pregnant so soon after Alessia (she was 8 months whereas Emilia was 10 months when I found out about Eduardo!) and the inevitable feelings of "oh my God...are we actually doing this?!?!" we were ecstatic. We always knew we either wanted two or four children. So when Alessia came along I knew for a fact that she wouldn't be my last. I also sort of made the decision early on that I wanted a small gap similar to Emilia & Eduardo's 18 month one because as much as the beginning is hard (when isn't it?!) I found the recovery, breastfeeding and adjusting to a new baby so much easier with a small gap rather than a bigger one. Having Alessia three years after Eduardo almost felt like having my first all over again. I breastfeed my babies until they're a year old so until that first year is up I'm pretty tied to them which I do love and would not change for the world...however it can be demanding and it means you don't have the freedom that you once did. But when you're already in that zone of breastfeeding, changing nappies and haven't even reached potty training stage yet, it's just part of your everyday life and you almost forget that there's light at the end of the tunnel. When Eduardo hit about two, I felt like I got my life back. All of a sudden I wasn't carrying a changing bag around with me anymore, both my children were walking and I didn't need a double stroller. It was kind of amazing! Then I got used to having that freedom and it all hit me like a tonne of bricks when Alessia came. Even in the space of three years there was a lot I had forgotten and my body did too! I found breastfeeding extremely painful just like with my first whereas my boobs never got the chance to go back to "normal" the second time round so feeding Eduardo was a dream. 

All of these things just made my mind up even more that when we had another baby, I knew it was going to be pretty soon. But when you're breastfeeding your cycle is all over the place and I only had two periods (at 6 & 7 months postpartum) which were both quite irregular so when I missed my 8 month postpartum period I wasn't 100% sure whether that was due to being pregnant or not. I am still breastfeeding Alessia and she is down to two feeds a day but thankfully as she is such an amazing eater, her reliance on my milk feeds is a lot less than Emilia's was at this stage so that part hasn't been as draining for me. I still intend to feed her until the 12 month mark and although I know there's another baby coming I am prepared for that to be emotional. As much as I know she is going to be a big sister at 16 months, I'm not completely ready for her not to be my baby anymore! 

In other exciting news we also found out that we are having a boy! I feel like this is the perfect addition to our family as Jonathan & I both agree that a little brother is exactly what Eduardo needs. He is feeling a bit lost lately, has been acting up and doing anything for attention even if that means getting in trouble. He is such a wonderful, sensitive and inherently good little boy that this is out of character and when we get him in alone time or even just with either of his sisters he is absolutely fine. But being in the middle of two girls, when they are altogether I think he feels like the odd one out and I hate the thought of one of my children feeling unhappy so when I saw his reaction to the new baby being a boy I cried. It was like he had finally got the win he was waiting for and I knew that this baby boy would complete our family.

I hope to post more regularly throughout this pregnancy though I can't promise anything as sometimes life does get in the way, especially now as it's busier than ever! But I do miss blogging as that's what originally sucked me into this whole online world in the first place so I promise not to completely disappear. Let me know what kind of posts you'd like to see while I navigate through my last (yes, really!) pregnancy and I hope you'll follow me on this new journey! 

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  1. Hoping you'll see this!! Love you with my whole heart Anna, youre my biggest inspiration in life ��

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  2. Yaaay glad you are back Anna πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  3. Congratulations Anna, I was so happy to hear you were given he gift of another baby boy and you’re so right, your family will be complete ❤️ Lots of love xx

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  4. Lovely ppost to read and congratulations on baby nimber four! Xx

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  5. Congratulations!!! I agree, a smaller gap is so much easier in the long run.

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  6. I'm so happy your back to blogging Anna! :)

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  7. You look amazing Anna! Really missed your blog posts ♥♥♥

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  8. Congrats! Keep blogging your posts are so interesting xx☺️

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  9. I'm not crying reading this at all...NOPE NOT CRYING.
    Congrats Anna and Jonathan! You both are amazing parents. I cried all the way through the baby reveal - I cried at Eduardo's reaction to his new brother and cried and laughed with Emilia. You've brought up amazing, polite and just the cutest children I've ever seen.

    I wish you the healthiest pregnancy and delivery to your baby boy! Love seeing you back on the blog!

    Sophie x
    PS: Yu look stunning

    www.trafotoz.com

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    1. Lol!!! Aww thank you so much for your lovely comment <3 Eduardo's reaction was so heartwarming, especially knowing how much he wanted it to be a boy. xxx

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  10. Sending you well wishes as you move towards the next chapter of your life. You're gorgeous inside and out and you have a gorgeous family that we are grateful that you share with us... The fans. I really appreciate your openness and honesty when it comes to talking about your mental health,it makes all of us that go through same/similar things to feel less alone. You are one of my inspirations. Thanks x

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  11. So happy you're blogging again Anna πŸ’–πŸŽ‰

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  12. Love it, but I would like to hear if you find somethings hard and how you deal with it and if your stressed out finding things hard like that I find it refreshing when I hear that other people deal with these fellings to, honesty I hope you understand what I'm trying to say I'm not very good at explaining things xo

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  13. So happy about this blog post! I still love these post the most.

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  14. Sending you well wishes as you move towards the next chapter of your life. You're gorgeous inside and out and you have a beautiful family that we (the fans) are grateful that you share with us. We appreciate your openness and honesty when it comes to mental health as it makes us... The people that have been through the same/similar things feel less alone. You're one of my inspirations.
    Thanks x

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  15. Id love to see a birth story for Alessia, updates for emelia and eduardo

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    1. I'm not going to lie, a birth story for Alessia would be a verrrry lengthy post and something I'm probably not able to commit to at this point! But you can watch the video on that if you like, I have made one and it's on my channel! And I will definitely try to do more updates on Emilia & Eduardo on my blog :)

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  16. Hey Anna,

    thank you so much for sharing! I'm glad to hear all of you are so happy! I'm so happy for Eduardo, he is such an angel and he definetly deserves a brother in his team :D I wish you all the very best of luck, I'm very excited to get to know Baby No. 4! :)

    Love!

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  17. Oh I like your writing a lot, Anna. Blogging Anna is awesome, lovely to read your thoughts. I truly hope you make the most out of this pregnancy and I'm super excited for Eduardo to have a brother. All the love xx

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  18. Congratulations on your fourth pregnancy! How neat is it that you’ve had girl, boy, girl and now another boy! Such an adorable, perfect little (or should I say big) family! May your pregnancy go smoothly x

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  19. Hi Anna .Wow congratulations on your pregnancy how exciting a baby boy . So happy for you all .You are a wonderful lady and such a good role model to other women of all ages . You are a realist and you are sincere and your genuine humble and kind nature shines through.Love to you all xx

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  20. Congratulations! How perfect for you guys to have 2 girls and 2 boys!! I’m very happy for you all, especially Eduardo!

    I’m just beginning my mama journey. My baby girl turned 6 months this week. I’ve always wanted 3 or 4 kids growing up because I loved how my friends had so many siblings! I would love to read about any mom advice. Like teaching how to self soothe for naps, schedules, weaning, and caring for 3+ littles!

    You know what I’d really love to know, since you live in the north and I’ve just moved from LA to WA, I can’t get used to the drastic changes in the time the sunsets.... I’m worried that when it’s light out and sunset isn’t until after 10:00...how do you keep bedtime feeling like bedtime? It’s a challenge for myself to go to bed before the sunset. At this time she seems so dependent on light patterns.

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    1. I will definitely try to do that! And congratulations on your baby girl! <3

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    2. Thank you Anna!!❤️ Congrats again to you!

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  22. So happy for you, thanks for sharing with us! You are an inspirational, gorgeous mama!!

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  23. The birth of my 3 month old baby girl was quite dramatic. So a smaller gap seems scary to me and wonder should i wait the recommended 12 - 18 months or is that really just a lot of bull? Would like to have them together in a way...

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  24. Oh my god now I’m crying about the last bit about Eduardo. I’m so so pleased for him, even more so now you’ve said how much you think it will be so great for him.
    I’m so excited for you all and wish happiness and the healthiest delivery of your little one and sending my love ❤️

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  25. Thankyou for sharing so much with us. I’m so pleased for Eduardo, even more so now you’ve explained how much it will truly mean to him.
    I’m so excited for you all and Im wishing you all happiness and a health delivery of your little one and send my love ❤️

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  26. Congratulations Anna! You look stunning <3

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  27. So happy for you!!! Baby number four! I can not believe it and I’m so glad you are taking us along for this ride not only on YouTube but also here! Best wishes ��

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  28. So lovely to see a blog post Anna, I've always enjoyed them a lot, and congrats - what a perfect way to complete your gorgeous family! My little girl turns two next week (sob) and we're currently waiting on "little brother" coming, so it's very comforting to read your experience with having Emilia and Eduardo so close together. I've been watching the vlogs since just after Emilia was born, and though I unfortunately don't have much time to watch all them all now, it's great to catch up when I can.
    xx

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  29. Dear Anna,
    I've never written a comment and english is not my natvive language so please bear with me if i make any mistakes. (and feel free to correct me :) )
    I just wanted to tell you that i absolutely love your blog as well as your youtube videos. I follow you vlog channel for almost 5 years now and seeing you pregnant with baby number 4 is just so exciting!
    I first started watching your videos when i wanted to improve my english and i really did! Although it's far from perfect :)
    Thank you for sharing your life journey with us and all the best for your pregnancy!
    Greetings from Austria!
    Love Eli

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  30. I’m so happy to see a blog post. Congratulations on baby number four, I hope when I start my very own family, my family is half as strong and connected as yours. (I know there’s ups and downs but what family doesn’t have them, eh?) When I watched the gender reveal video I screamed when I found out it was a boy, and my partner looked at me like I had lost a few screws lol! Your family will really be complete. A big thank you to you and Jonathon for letting us in on a little bit of your life and for making our life that little bit more happier for 15 minutes a day xx

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  31. So happy for your family wishing you a healthy pregnancy and I loved eduardos reaction and I'm sure emilia will love him too. Xxx

    Ps: You are an amazing woman and such an inspiration to many people. ( I’m one of them)


    Lots of love Liberty Xoxo

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  32. Hi Anna. Love to hear such gud news. I watch your you tube videos regularly. You have such adorable kids. I have 3 daughters too last one z 10 months old n I am already 4 months pregnant. I wana ask you if you are thinking about doing tube ligation at any point. As m 31 year old and considering it to b my last baby. I really want a friendly opinion. Loads of blessings for your family

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  33. Congratulations Anna! Another beautiful addition to your already beautiful family! x

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  34. Congratulations Anna! Another beautiful addition to your already beautiful family! x

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  35. Hey Anna. I'm so happy for you congratulations (although I already guessed it from the YouTube videos before the announcement). You are a huge inspiration to me and thanks to you, I started blogging. Ilysm. Baby 4! What will you name it? Xx

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  36. I'm so glad you're back!! Loved reading this catch up (even though I have watched all the vlogs!). Missed you here! <3

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  37. So happy for you guys on the 4th baby! �� i love following your family on youtube aswell as i love Reading your blogposts😘

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  38. Och thank you ! You give me hope ! I’m in 9 week and I’m so sick that I can’t take care of my dother :( I dream about next month that I will feel better , and your post just give me hope that I will back to myself ❤️Thank you !

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  39. Anna,

    Although I love the vlogs and instagram stories, I have to say, I also really love your blog. You are such a genuine woman, and it really comes through in your writing! Congratulations on #4! I have 3 and they are all very close together, now young adults, 20, 21 and 22 years old. So having the privilege of watching you navigate motherhood is like looking back on my own experiences, very very cool! I know I don't know you in person, but just wanted to say that I'm very proud of you, and you are doing a great job! Take care!

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  40. You guys, honestly with your positive and fun videos through out my last year in high school I really would not have made it through.. sounds weird I know but I have anxiety and being able to escape and watch your videos honestly brightened up my life. Am 23 now haha I started watching your videos at the 7 month mark of your pregnancy with Emilia. Also always enjoy your time of vlogging. Not interested in nails and hair but you make it sound exciting haha. Thanks for being there even if you’re not here. (Australian by the way)

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  41. Also congrats on baby number 4 :) glad he’s a boy hope he has an Italian name.

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  42. So happy for you, love love reading your blogs , you are such inspiration to me

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  43. I have caught up enough on your vlogs that I have seen the news but - congratulations. I hope Emilia is getting a bit happier about a baby brother!

    https://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Love the outfit Anna, you look stunning :) x

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  45. I love your pregnancy updates, both blog and YouTube. Can't wait to see your journey!

    Steph x
    www.wanderlustpulse.com

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  46. A lovely blog post Anna I really enjoyed reading it :):) :):) I would like to see you do the month updates like you did with Alessia congratulations I'm so happy for Eduardo to have a brother :):) :):)

    I hope you have a healthy pregnancy I can't wait for baby number four x πŸ˜€❤️πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

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  47. Anna I want to first say I love the way you write (I know that sounds cheesy) but as someone who books can't keep her attention, I can feel the emotion when you write and I find it very easy to stay focused. Secondly, I cried like a little baby reading the blurb about Eduardo. As an outsider looking in, he is such a sweet little boy and to know that this new little baby boy will fill him with much more joy absolutely filled my heart. You are a terrific mother and Jonathan a great dad. Thank you for letting us all be a part of not only you and Jonathan's lives, but the kids as well.
    Hoping the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing!

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  48. I wanted to congratulate you with this pregnancy! I have one son, he is 14 years old now. I always wanted a big family, but after that pregnancy I miscarried four times. After that I never got pregnant again. It is wonderful to see your life and for me it feels a tiny little bit like having the big family I always wanted. Right now I am 40 and I am completely at peace with my own situation, although I still cry my eyeballs out when I see footage of your miscarriage again on youtube. I think all I want to say is thank you for letting me be part of your life. I consider you a good friend and at the same time I know you don't know me at all so it is kind of rediculous. Thanks for letting me enjoy a big family through yours.

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  49. I really enjoyed reading this as I have started to read blogs a bit more congrats on baby 4 xx

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  50. The biggest congratulations to you and Jonathan on baby number four, I can imagine Eduardo being absolutely ecstatic! Such an exciting time, and I can't wait to see this lil boy!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  51. soooo excited for you and your family! I love you all so much and I always enjoy following along your pregnancy journies :)

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  52. So excited that you are having a baby boy Eduardo will be a great big brother πŸ’™ You and Johnathon are the best parents ever you deserve the world I'd love if I could get my comment shown in a video πŸ’– Your my inspiration I couldn't get by a day with out you love you πŸ’–πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ‘‘

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  53. So excited that you are having a baby boy Eduardo will be a great big brother πŸ’™ You and Johnathon are the best parents ever you deserve the world I'd love if I could get my comment shown in a video πŸ’– Your my inspiration I couldn't get by a day with out you love you πŸ’–πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ‘‘

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  54. I'm so pleased you're pregnant again. You make such beautiful babies ! You need to re populate the world with those gorgeous smiles.
    Such an inspiration to women and young girls Anna. I can't wait to watch and read more about baby number 4 !

    What baby clothing company is your favorite?
    Love You !
    Lana xxx

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  55. We missed you Anna! I am so excited for your little boy:)

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  56. Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see how Eduardo is with him - they're going to be an unstoppable duo.

    Hope you stay feeling better!
    x

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  57. Congratulations Anna! I remember your Eduardo announcement, so joyful πŸ’• Blessings to your and your family!

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  58. hey anna i m from another country .. never comment or posted anything anywhere before but i like alessia soo muchh she is so adorable.. can you please make a separate vedio on her <3

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  59. hey anna i m from another country .. never comment or posted anything anywhere before but i like alessia soo muchh she is so adorable.. can you please make a separate vedio on her <3

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