Bumpdate: {20 Weeks}

I am officially halfway through this pregnancy – woohoo! 

We took this photo about five minutes ago and I just realized Ruby was in it - ha! Dress from Savoir-Faire - post coming Monday.

Weight Loss/Gain?  I am back up to pre-pregnancy weight! It may have taken me 20 weeks to do it, but I did it. Morning sickness (i.e. all day sickness) is the worst and it really took a toll on my body. I am elated to be back to my normal weight and actually (albeit slowly) feeling the sensation of hunger again. 

Cravings:  I’ll take a cold salad over a hot plate of food any day of the week. I think this has more to do with the weather getting hotter than the baby, though. I’m eating a lot of fruit for snacks – mostly watermelon and strawberries. And I’m all about meat! Steak, chicken, whatever.

Favorite Moment this Week: Reaching the halfway point! We also know the (tentative) date that Caroline will be officially making her arrival, since I am having a C-section, (due to my heart history.) Pretty neat to be able to know her (maybe) official birthday this far in advance!

Funniest Moment this Week: Having a lady start doling out baby advice to me. I asked her how many kids she’d had, (I was tired of listening to her “pearls of wisdom” and thought I'd see just how "experienced" she really was.) She answered, “Oh, none yet. I just read a lot.”

Bless her heart.

Sleeping: I sleep pretty well until around 4:00 a.m. each morning, then I’m fully awake…and fully in pain. It’s the darn round ligament pain rearing its vicious head.  

Clothes: Regular clothes, but I love how they look a bit different on a pregnant body. I’m carrying a bit lower than at first, so it may take a little longer for the bump to really pop. I’m sure at that point I’ll invest in some maternity pants.

Most looking forward to: Buying lots more outfits like this sweet smocked dress and britches that Caroline’s Nanna and Poppa (my mom and dad) bought for her. In other news, her Nanna and Poppa are just a tad excited to welcome their first grandbaby : )

Stephen wanted me to let y'all know that HE bought that matching cardigan, though. 

Her Aunt Sarah also ordered her some bloomers and a bow. I got a sneak peek of the bow in a text pic yesterday. And subsequently, fainted from cuteness:

I think the good Lord knew that I needed a baby girl due to my love of shopping and clothing ; ) 
Stephen also thinks this is the reason the same good Lord gave him a promotion back in April, haha!


  1. I'm a long time lurker, but this is my first time commenting - I just had to say you are the cutest pregnant girl I've ever seen! I wish nothing but good things for you with the rest of your pregnancy!

  2. Good grief, you are ADORABLE! I love your updates... I can't wait until little Caroline is born, and we get to see pictures of her in her adorable little outfits! Also, tell Stephen the cardigan is super cute. :)

  3. You look so darling! I'm much furyther along than you are, but have always ben carrying low also. It's a blessing, trust me! I thank God for my long torso everyday... not having to deal with the baby in my ribs or shortness of breath is heavensent I tell ya :)

  4. I guarantee that is why he got a promotion! :)

    So happy for y'all. You are precious in that dress.

  5. wow, what a cute belly you have there. You are gorgeous pregnant!!!!!! have a great weekend

  6. I was the opposite. I could not handle meat! The smell the taste, everything. My baby is now 11 months old and I am finally getting over it. It's amazing how everybody reacts so differently.

    I love that dress! You look fabulous

  7. Ah! So exciting! And love that dress!



  8. Hope your budget can handle this little one!! Little girls are so much fun!

  9. I love hearing Stephen's little qualms and pearls of wisdom! You guys are the cutest!

    You look so pretty in that lacy dress with that teeny tiny bump! :)


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