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27 Weeks and Counting

Happy 100th blog post to me! Just had to say that. That's all. 

Alright so I am pretty excited because I am actually doing this blog post on the actual day. 

So here it goes:

I know this picture was in my last blog post but it's my only current belly shot. 
How Far Along: 27 weeks. According to some sources this is the start of my 3rd trimester. Weird.
Size of the Baby: Head of Cauliflower
Weight gain/loss: Next week I'll know where I stand with this. Just trying to eat healthy and make sure our weekend activities are filled with lots of walking.
Sleep: Even talking about this just make me sad. Oh well. Two night ago I hit a new record. I woke 11 times to go to the bathroom and the 9th time kept me up for an hour afterwards. Couldn't fall back asleep. 
Best Moment of the Week: Today. Truly. Today I found out I got a promotion at work. I am so thrilled. With this lovely promotion comes a pay raise and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I feel so blessed. With a new addition to our family any extra money is a great thing. Now we can save more and prepare better for our little girl.
Movement: The best part about her movement is the special times she decides to move. She is always loving church. Kicks like crazy there. Also, when Derek and I were praying for her the other night she kicked as soon as we said her name and asked for her to be safe. Just one kick and just during that part of the prayer. It was so sweet. We are truly loving her so much.
Symptoms: Back pain. Lack of sleep. Extreme thirst. Bone pain. Swelling. I think that about covers it.
Food Cravings: This should be renamed liquid cravings. Seriously. Jamba Juice. Water. Milk. Orange Juice. Ok but this is new. Sweet chewy things and chocolate. I haven't been giving in but I am just saying...I could really use a laffy taffy right about now. Maybe some red vines? 
Gender: Female. Sometimes I worry she'll trick us and come out boy. You never know!
Belly Button - In or Out?: Shallow and stretched. That's how I can describe it best. 
Anything making you queasy or sick?: The chili we made last night. So tasty but the smell of it was killing me.
Labor Signs: Nope. 
Wedding ring on or off: Lets just say it'll be off until after birth unless the cold winter shrinks me back up.
What I Miss: Not looking so exhausted everyday. 
What I am looking forward to: Holding her little baby fingers. Seeing what she looks like. This weekend Derek and I found some of my baby/toddler pictures. I had quite a bit of red hair at the beginning and I feel like I was pretty cute kid. ha After looking at those pictures I just felt like I could imagine her being real. 
Emotions: A little out of control. More crying these past couple of weeks. Weird. 
Stupid things I have done: I guess some would say not taking the time to prepare for the child/giving birth. Other than that I was spilling a lot of things yesterday. In all fairness I was cooking with goggles on because Derek was cutting an onion. My vision was impaired. Not a true test I say.

All in all it has been a crazy week. I feel blessed with my promotion. There have been a lot of things happening at work and it's been keeping me busy so this is just truly a blessing. I am not looking forward to getting tested for gestational diabetes. At this point I am just nervous I'll get it. No sense in worrying about it I guess. 

Looking forward to a fun filled weekend with Derek and this beautiful weather. Friday can't come soon enough.


  1. You look great! Congrats on your promotion :) Oh and LOVE the story about her kicking when you were praying. adorable.

  2. That is a super good picture of you! Seriously. You look so great. You look like you've lost weight. Also, how special those times are when she moves, in church! How adorable. I can't wait to meet her :) See you this weekend!

  3. Also, I would have been the first comment on this post, but while I was typing someone else snagged it.

  4. Friday is here! Robyn that is funny... haha I love you Laura! You are so pretty and your baby will be adorable :)

  5. Congratulations! What wonderful news. And hope you start getting more sleep :(


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