Number Three.

So, we have some news....

We're SO EXCITED - yes, even Leighton! - to welcome Baby Oakley #3 into our family this August! Excited, and maybe a little crazy. Life with THREE is bound to be an adventure, that's for sure!

Gracyn is thrilled and we made the honest mistake of telling her right away. For some reason I had it set in my mind that the first people to "know" about the baby should be the girls so we sat them down and explained what was happening. It's now the very first thing she tells people, including strangers at the store - "there's a baby in my mom's tummy!" She even spilled the beans to my mom and dad THE SECOND they walked in the door to celebrate Christmas with us! Surprise ruined but oh well! #thirdchildproblems

She asks to "see" the baby every day. I have The Bump app on my phone that has a little 3D interactive tool that shows what the baby looks like every week. She's obsessed with that thing.

Leighton will point to my tummy when we ask where the baby is. That's about as far as her reasoning goes, I think!

biggest/middle/littlest shirts

I found out the day before Leighton's 2nd birthday (December 16th) and am now 11 weeks along. We had an appointment on Monday and got to hear the babe's quick little heartbeat. 

Best sound ever. I wish I could listen to it all day, every day.

I know a lot of people wait until the magic 12-week mark to announce (we're almost there!) but I can no longer hide the baby belly...

Third pregnancies be like....


There it is. Ain't no denying that one.

The stick turned pink and literally the next day my body was all, "heyyyyy! here's your baby." Aside from being sick on Christmas day, which was actual sickness and not baby related, I've been feeling pretty good so far. I was feeling super bloated and extra frumpy early on and the only things I want to eat are either bags of candy (damn you, holiday goodies. and leftover birthday treats. and Valentine's day themed gummy sweet tarts...) or apples. 

It's all about balance, really. ;)

I'm tired - always - and if I sit down on the couch to rest for a minute I find myself not moving for, like, 3 hours. I can also no longer stand the smell of pretzels, broccoli and/or cauliflower and I can detect Justin's toothpaste, deodorant and Red Bull Vodkas from across the room. Pregnancy heightened sense of smell is no joke. I'm constantly walking around the house yelling, "what STINKS in here?!" while my family just stares at me...

Come summer, I'll be a hot, sweaty beast begging for a cold beer but it'll all be worth it. I'm already wondering who this little person inside me is and whether its a boy or girl. I'm betting on another girl only because I was convinced the other two were boys and this pregnancy has been basically identical to the others so far. We opted not to do the early testing at 10 weeks so we'll find out at the normal anatomy scan as long as everything continues to go as planned!

We can't wait to add another baby to the bunch and are praying he/she continues to grow nice and strong!

We filmed telling the girls, G didn't really get it at first and Leighton-badger don't care... Gracyn was adamant about the baby being a girl named "Lucy" but has since changed her tune. She now wants a brother named "Prince"... 

Fast forward to 1:20 to see it finally click!

Baby Number Three from Mackenzie Oakley on Vimeo.


  1. Love that video!! So happy for you and congrats to your whole family! Excited to follow along on your prego journey!

  2. YEAH!!!!!!! This makes me so happy! It sure is freaking crazy but it's so fun! And you're going to be the best Mom to all 3 of these adorable kiddos!!!

  3. Ok these pics and that video are my favorite thing. The thought process of a 4yr old!! The BEST. I couldn't stop laughing..and then I totally teared up when G finally got it!! So cute! Yay!! So happy for you and glad you aren't feeling too horrid! The beginning is always so hard...and the SMELLS so bad. I would curse lance every morning for making coffee because it would instantly make me gag.

  4. This seriously made me smile so big yesterday!!! Eeeeeeek!!! And the video is amazing...Gracyn with the sticker on her mouth as she's putting it al together, bahahaha. So so happy for you!

  5. Needless to say, we are excited for all of you and us! Looking forward to loving another little grand-baby! Both girls are going to be very loving sisters! Now, try to get some rest!

  6. Aw, congrats!! Love the video. Can't wait to see your family continue to grow! :)

  7. So fun congratulations! I am due with baby #2 in June. Can't wait to hold my little guy!