30 weeks pregnant

I know that I published an update only 2 weeks ago, but I feel as if I have to celebrate this newest milestone in my pregnancy. Our weekly countdown has entered SINGLE DIGITS!!! Woooooooo!!!

Since my last post, baby has started to put on more white fat. She has gone up 1 inch and has gained 1 lb! All in 2 weeks! Her brain is also changing, her lanugo is disappearing, and her bone marrow is now making red blood cells. My darling.

Finally, I had a peek back at my 30 week post the last time that I was pregnant. In it, I compared my first pregnancy with my third (given that my second ended in a miscarriage). I love how I said that at first I only wanted one child, but upon giving birth that number changed to three. That still rings true today, and Geoffrey and I are pretty sure that this third child will be our last natural one- although, we are open to one day fostering children. Anyway, you can have a look back as well.

My due date is officially in 9 weeks and 6 days. Here we go!

Emory

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17 weeks/4 months pregnant

I am now 17 weeks pregnant!

Baby is as big as a large onion and is around 5″ long. His/her heartbeat is around twice as fast as mine, and fingertips will be formed within the next week or so.

My energy is coming back though it hasn’t returned quite all of the way. I am still throwing up but it isn’t as often. I don’t remember being sick for so long with any of my pregnancies before this- so I’m hoping that it’s just a really, really strong and healthy baby.

I’m still so blessed to be carrying him/her for this long. In two weeks, we will find out the gender for the first time ever! We are very excited.

Emory

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nursery diy : hanging ultrasound frame

DIYSonogramFrameI love having an ultrasound done. Sure, it can be nerve-wracking, but that moment when the screen is flipped towards you and you are finally able to see your little one’s first movements and beautiful features, well, I honestly feel my heart muscles expanding. Baby’s first pictures are quite amazing as well. I think that we are so blessed to be able to see inside our bodies, and to be able to have a photograph of that growing life is something that I will always cherish. So I decided to turn my sonogram pictures into a woodsy and whimsical frame, very reminiscent of the type of nursery that I envision for our newest family member.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 1Supplies:

Ultrasound photos
Photo frames
Burlap fabric
Wood glue
Thread/twine
Needle
Scissors

DIY Sonogram Frame - 3Steps:

1. The first step is to draw and cut a template out for one flag. Determine how many flags will be needed by placing it onto the frame itself. Cut out the rest of the flags.

2. Next, measure the width of the frame with the thread. Add an extra few inches so that it will hang loosely, and can tie around the back of the frame. Cut and set aside.

3. Now you can thread the flags. Begin at the back of the flag, pull it across the front, and thread it through the back again in an over and under motion.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 24. Then glue the bottom of your top frame to the top of your bottom frame. Let set.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 45. Once the frames are dry, place the flags onto the front of the frame, letting it hang loosely. Tie it around the back and glue into place. Let dry once again.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 76. The last step is to add your pictures to the DIY. Easy!

DIY Sonogram Frame - 5I was initially only anticipating the two photographs. However, now that I will be needing at least one more ultrasound, adding a third frame will be fairly straightforward. I will simply have to repeat the craft one more time, which is OK with me. :-)

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Emory

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to four (two on earth, one in heaven, and growing another). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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