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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

35 weeks with baby Layton

I am 35 weeks this week!!! Layton is still measuring a little ahead of that, so we are just anxiously waiting for him:) Some days I feel like it could be ANY day now. I want him to be completely "cooked" so I will wait as long as I need to:) Here are some updates on sweet baby brother and me:

Total weight gain/loss:Yikes. Not sure if I even want to reveal that. I haven't gained THAT much this go around, but I also wasn't in total shape from the beginning. I am SO looking forward to getting back in the gym. 

Maternity clothes? OH yeah. And I am running out of options. Most days I rock the yoga pants or sweat pants because they are most comfortable around the belly. I am also thankful I can still fit my coat as it is getting colder! Lyla was a summer baby so I have been so blessed with sweet friends letting me borrow some of their winter apparel. 

Stretch marks? Unfortunately. Lyla refers to them as mommy's bo bo's:( 

Sleep: AWFUL. If I lay on my side, my pelvic bone hurts, if I lay on my back my spine hurts. I get up and down a lot and pray a lot. It has been neat to see how the Lord will lay people on my heart and that has been a sweet time of prayer for me. 

What I miss: Bending down to pick things up (this can be VERY frustrating with a toddler), good sleep, endurance (there's so much I want to do, especially around the holidays)

What I am looking forward to: I am SO looking forward to Lyla having a sibling. I just know she is going to LOVE her brother. She talks to him all the time now. She will whisper "daddy, mommy, lyla, diggs" I think she is telling him all about us. She also tried to "pick him up" Literally...she will grab my belly and try and lift it. I told her she can be one of the first to hold him. She is such a precious child. 

Best moment this week: We got to see Layton last week and have another appointment next week. This week, I have been off the entire week and have spent it playing as much as I can with my sweet Lyla. 

Movement: YES! But he has settled down some lately. I think he is just running out of room in there. 

Belly Button in or out? innie still.

Wedding rings on or off?  I finally decided to take them off. I would hate for those things to get stuck!

Cravings: Cereal (any kind-any time of day!), fruit, salad, cheese!, apple juice, potato wedges from A and M, pancakes

Symptoms: Pelvic pain, restless leg syndrome, acne, forgetfulness (HA!), back aches from my spine, acid reflux (thank you Lord for tums)
Weekly Wisdom: Right now I am just trying to enjoy every second with Lyla. I know, soon, my time will have to be split between two children. I hope she always knows just how special she is to her daddy and me. 

Milestones: Made it another week. That's all I can ask for:) Also since I last updated, Jeff has finished painting his little room. We went with a vintage sports theme-colors are dark brown, tan and red. We are getting there:)

Here are some more of our maternity pictures/family pictures. I am not big on taking belly pictures(mainly just wanted pictures of our family), but wanted to document this time just as we did with Lyla. Layton, we are so ready for you buddy! 

**Photo creds go to Hayli Bunch. She is amazing:) 


  1. I love all of your sweet photos!!!

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