i don't claim to know it all. i don't claim to be perfect. i just claim to love jesus.

Monday, April 12, 2010


truly. WOW!!

i am so amazed at the turnout to the giveaways last week...and best of all...if you missed entering any of them they all close tonight. and to be fair to my 'west coast readers' i've decided to keep the giveaways open til midnight YOUR time tonight. so the giveaways will close at 2 AM the 13th central time. confused? me too. :0) lol.

i've really got not much to say today. so i thought because shaun took a pregnancy picture last night...i'd just post a 'update' post on that. and then get back to the swing of things again tomorrow. we had a busy weekend so i'm using today to undwind and relax...and do wash. so ANYWAYS. on with the 'update'...

How far along? as of today 26 weeks 3 days (already?!)

Total weight gain/loss: honestly? i'm not sure. i forgot to ask what i was last week at my appointment. i'm up that's all i know!

Maternity clothes? absolutely! except my belly is bigger or different, or something on me is different because a lot of my clothes aren't fitting me!

Stretch marks? still no new ones. but i've got a belly (back, legs etc) full of old ones!

Best moment this week? the rolly polly baby girl in my belly rolling and moving around. she's started being more scheduled with her awake times too. so much fun!

Movement: well of course! it's my most favorite part. i love being able to place  my hand on my belly and just have her move under it.

Food cravings: anything sweet at about 1030 at night. seriously i'm starving then. and it has to be sweets. my birthday cake is gone. but there's still some fudge popsicles in the freezer. and i've been craving some soft serve ice cream too. i haven't had that yet though.

Gender: a girl.

Labor Signs: none. but that's just fine with me!

Belly Button in or out? it's almost all out now instead of half out!

What I miss: i truly love being pregnant. but i realize how much we take bending over while sitting for granted. lol. i guess i miss being able to bend over while sitting. but i can handle it!

What I am looking forward to: the rest of the pregnancy going by slowly. i want to enjoy every possible second as much as i can especially *if* this is the last baby. i have decided that even if baby e completes our family i am not going to think of this as my last pregnancy. caitlyn was our 'last pregnancy' and i suffered an emotional rollercoaster because i was so depressed about it. i do not want to go through that again. ((and it was all for nothing...because she CLEARLY was not our last pregnancy!))

Weekly Wisdom: this will remain the same as the past few only because it really just speaks my heart. enjoy it. every single second. as much as you can. ((i've not had to endure weeks/months of throwing up and i'm sure it can be hard to enjoy that)) so enjoy the time that you're not feeling sick and not throwing up. and enjoy the non-headache moments...because all too soon they baby is here in your arms and not your belly. and remember no matter HOW miserable you feel...there are women out there who'd give ANYTHING to be in your place!

Milestones: according to the bump.com -Baby's now the size of an eggplant! Baby's lungs are going through some major developments these days, which (combined with the opening of previously plugged nostrils) means he's now able to practice inhaling and exhaling. The lack of air in your womb means every "breath" is filled with amniotic fluid, but hey -- it's progress.

and i wanted to see how i have 'grown' side by side so i made this little thing too:
15 weeks                 22 weeks                     26 weeks

it was only after i did this how i realize my face is getting 'fuller'. with amelya i was literally a ballon. like huge all over. i gained 45 pounds with her. maybe that's why she was over nine pounds at birth. :0) i've kept it around 30 pounds with the rest. and truthfully...it's not that huge of a deal to me. i just try to not go overboard. and i figure i can lose it after the baby...eventually right?

my  hair is also a different color in each picture. lol. the one in the middle is a 'box dye' gone wrong at home and i truly didn't like it at all. so i was glad to get it fixed at the salon, the results in the third picture. but it's hard to see it all because it's half pulled back. either way...it's MUCH better than it was. ;0)

and because i haven't had a picture with my husband in...well i don't even know how long...i took this one of the two of us...
that isn't his 'normal' smile. but i like it because it doesn't look 'fake'. and speaking of hair in my pictures...he really needs a haircut too. but i love his curly hair. he always gets it cut short. so until he begs me to cut it...i think i'm liking the curls. even if they're a bit out of control! lol.

so because i have my wash to do. and fold yet from friday...i am going to quit rambling. and remind you ONE more time...go and enter the giveaways if you haven't already.

18 loving words from you.:

{Kimber} said...

pregnant bellies are so cute...on someone else :)

Kristin said...

I love reading your posts :) I love the beautiful belly pic too! I think I never entered the last giveaway.....I'll have to go see. I've been so busy, I lost track! I know what you mean about getting depressed in thinking it might be your last. I loved pregnancy too and felt that way when I was pregnant with Lily. I'm not sure we will be able to have any more, or even want to at this point, but it does make me sad to think I'll never be pregnant again :( I live vicariously through all my blog friends. ha! :D

-stephanie- said...

I love eggplant! Keep growing little one. You look bigger in picture than in real life. :o)

Beccalynn said...

You are too cute! I love the picture with you and your hubby!

He & Me + 3 said...

Look at your belly...so cute. I think that you look smaller at 26 then you did at 22...hmmm. Either way you look great.
Love the picture of you and Shaun.

Hannah said...

I love your pregnant pics--too cute! :-)

Have a great day!

agk11808 said...

love the belly pics of course, and that pic of you and shaun is really cute, and it looks real, not staged :D

Ashley said...

Love the pic of you and Shaun! Super cute! Jay's also on this kick of wanting his hair short (no curls equals sad Ashley), and its at that prime curl stage right now where I can see them and his hair is not super bushy like it can be... and... he wants me to cut it! Boo! I told him not yet! Hehe! Hope you had a great birthday weekend!

Bethany said...

I love prego belly pictures! Your belly is as big as mine got my entire pregnancy! I loved being pregnant

christy rose said...

You look great! I love that picture of you and Shaun too! You look great together! :)

{:miss v:} said...

What fun pictures! Really love the side-by-side pics!

With all you ladies out there being pregnant, it's giving me major baby fever! I think I'll wait until the fall though so that we're all moved and all!

Can't wait to see who wins the giveaways! How fun!

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 3) said...

You are too cute!

newwife said...

Yay- I finally went and entered the giveaways! I love the baby belly pics, they are adorable! I just want you to know I cried when I read your paragraph about some people would give anything. So very true, I am thankful every day and I just loved your comments about being thankful for each moment!

Mom's Place said...

Oh my goodness! Aren't you cute! Love it!!! When you said sweets were your craving, I knew girl! All my girls I craved sweets! My son, couldn't handle them at all!

Anna said...

You look awesome! I totally agree with your weekly wisdom. I'm trying not to take a single second for granted because I've known so many mamas recently who have lost their angels.

Holly said...

I great update on your pregnancy! And I totally forgot that I wanted to start doing these little things. lol

Cole said...

baby bellies are the cutest. you have such a cute blog!

Nicole visting from http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

Bets said...

You're looking great... I love pregnancy updates. :-) My husband has curly hair too, and I am a big fan of curls! *swoon*