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Kayla Anderson  Wife, mom of 3, professional room temp coffee chugger, Oregon dweller, documenting our crazy, one photo at a time.

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I keep getting comments about how crazy hard life will be with 4 kids. While I don't doubt the crazy, I also know that these two dudes have really grown during my pregnancy to be incredibly helpful. Currently, they are working alongside me, each with his own tasks, to help me get food prepared and made to fill our freezer for when this new babe comes. They have wonderful servant hearts and continually ask me how they can help their mama. I am so proud of how my big boys are growing up, despite their mom and dad's downfalls and failures (which always seem ever more obvious while trying to raise them up). πŸ’™ #lovemyboys #freezermealsforthewin

37. Thirty. Seven. It's always about this point where it really starts dawning on me how close labor is. How soon our family dynamic will once again change forever. How soon I'll be holding a baby in my arms and not my waistline. And honestly, it's also about this time that I start to dread the process of getting this child out of my body. While I love having my children, I'm not one who particularly loves being pregnant or giving birth. So it's always about this time that I start dwelling on just how precious children are. How worth it this whole process is. How I can do anything for a few hours. How the intense pain is minor in comparison to the lifetime of joy that I will have with my children. I tell myself I can do it one more time. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it. πŸ’ͺ🏻 (And if I steal your newborn to snuggle in the next few weeks, just know I'm still in need of convincing. πŸ˜‰) #fourthchild #37weeks #babiesHAVEtocomeouteventually

Had to live-action capture this sweet thing rubbing and loving on her baby. I sure love her love. πŸ’— #lovemydaughter #elleryjune #baby4

Recently came across an old stash of bandaids from the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta that I got when I was 10. Feeling reminiscent. I mean old. Feeling old. 😭 #20yearsago

This lil dumpling is always rubbing, patting and otherwise "checking on" her baby. She cannot wait to be a big sister. πŸ’— #4moreweeks #maybe5

And here we have a perfect depiction of how Asher washes his hands. πŸ˜‡ #yesiwashedmyhandsmom

Today marks the very first party I have ever thrown for a girl. It's absolutely my heart's delight to see all of this beauty, softness, pink and frills adorning our home. (Instead of the usual airplanes, Spider-Man, pirate garb, etc.) #gimmeallthepink #bringonthegirlyparty #lovemydaughter

Pretty sure this lil cupcake wasn't mad about "helping" mama frost her birthday cake for her 2ND birthday party tomorrow. #numnum #howareyoutwo 😭

(About as good as it gets from our 5 year old photographer!) Last pregnancy photo with this precious gem before she gave birth the other day! Me, 30 weeks, Jess, 39 weeks. So glad to have had another pregnancy alongside you, sweet friend. Love raising our babies together. 😘

"Hey mom, can I give you a foot massage?" Um, yes please, my darling son. #currentfavoritechild

A number of weeks ago, it dawned on me that I really hadn't taken any belly photos yet. And then it only took me 10 more weeks to actually get that accomplished... so you know... #winning. Sorry 4th child, I really really DO love you too. 😘 #28weeks #ormaybeits29? #fourthkidproblems

Tourist traps are so much more fun through the eyes of your children. πŸ™