20 weeks

First of all, thank you all so much for all of your kind words on my pregnancy reveal post! You guys are seriously the best. :-))) And now I’m at the mid point of my pregnancy!

So much has happened between weeks 18 and 20. For instance:

baby can now hear our voices
– it has finger and toe prints
– its legs are finally in proportion with its body
– it is covered in vernix
– it can now open its eyes
– I felt its first kicks

This is our babe at my 12 weeks ultrasound appointment. I explained on Instagram that seeing his/her movements and beating heart was just so emotional. With our second baby, I had two ultrasounds. At 6 weeks, it had a slow heartbeat. At 8 weeks, there was none. I specifically waited until I was further along to even book an appointment with this baby, just in case I lost another one. During the appointment, he/she was waving at us on the screen, so I took it as a sign that it was doing fantastic and everything would be OK!

Feel free to revisit my 20 week update with Remy.

Have a lovely weekend, all!

Emory

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38 weeks

38 Weeks PregnantNot much longer! With my now weekly doctor appointments, it seems like my whole life is already revolving around baby. I love it.

IMG_3356At my 37 week check-up, I had quite a few tests done. My doctor had also requested that I have my fourth ultrasound to confirm that Poppy’s head was down. She and another doctor had tried to feel for the positioning of the baby, but they couldn’t be certain due to the location of my placenta. In the end, all is still well.

38 Weeks - 6My 38 week check-up was much more routine. Aside from some embarrassing hiccups, the heart rate was strong and they could even feel a little foot trying to push its way out. Only 1 week and 4 days remaining!

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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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