Walking in the Lord's Grace day by day....


28 Weeks

How big is baby: Week 28 | Eggplant
How I'm feeling:  Grateful for this time of being pregnant, so grateful. Definitely had my first two big pregnant cries this last week over things that I couldn't really control. I am not usually a cryer, but definitely experienced the feeling of crying over nothing. The first one was a July Moms online board that I was posting and participating on, that thought I was a self promoting/selfish when I posted my weekly photo. The board was upset I wasn't loving on others or participating as much, but like it was in high school it's just hard to see people talking about you in a negative way when you never meant to come off that way. I barely was able to be on the boards 5-10 minutes a day with work so I couldn't keep up much or post as much as I guess others want you too. So I've decided the board is not for me. Great community and info there, that many of my friends love, but the amount I cried my face off last week after reading words about me from people I never met, just makes me realize for my heart it something I need to back away from and fill with other community. Like the amazing people at Blooma. Girls that I see each week face to face. The second thing was our crazy adventures of how we got our van. Read below in the best moment of the week look for the **.
Weight gain/loss: 32-35. Passed my GD test with flying colors, I was super excited about this!! :) Praise Jesus!
Stretch marks: None I see yet.
Sleep: Reasonable, I do get up many times a night but don't feel the "normal I don't want to wake up crabby feeling" if that makes sense? My hips hurt quite a bit so I have to flip sides a lot.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Lindt Chocolates. The blue ones. Can't stop. And this week definitely more Pink Lady apples than pears and salads and odd but Jimmy Johns Unwich.
Movement: Praise The Lord for this! I am finally feeling pretty consistent movement and it's so cool to see my belly move from the outside. It's definitely such a blessing and I think I will super miss it when he is born.
What I'm loving:  Movement (see above) and also some shower gifts from those who can't attend are arriving at the house as well as nursery items. It's just getting more real!!
Symptoms: Top of stomach ache and stretching. Bloating and stress (this week was kinda rough) I tweaked my neck pretty bad last friday (I think it had something to-do with getting my Tdap and then going to a workout class after) so I hadn't worked out for about 5 days. So excited to get a walk or two and getting back to all my normal Blooma Classes. Definitely feeling "bigger" this week, which is so crazy cause last week I felt so small. I know I sound stupid talking about this, but I want to remember the weeks as if we get blessed with another pregnancy someday, maybe my body will do the same weekly things?
What I'm looking forward to: Continuing to set up the nursery and getting the dresser built. (It was finally in stock and I got the last one!!!) Also, the weather getting warmer and going on more walks outside.
Best moment of the week: Getting a van!!! Whoop! It definitely was the best deal we had seen out there with one owner, low miles and taken care of really well.

A bit of fiasco going to get it.....here's the short version. We found the car listing on late Saturday night and called to go up 3 hours away to look at the van. So we drove up with my parents to see it. It was a great one! Low Miles, One owner and just in really great shape! It was ours and we were going to drive back up in the week to transfer title and official pick up the van. On the way home while all four of us adults were in my parents car, we ended up hitting a trailer hitch that was in the middle of the road and was unavoidable. It made a huge noise and as we pulled over realized it had punctured the gas tank and was dragging with us. As we looked underneath, gas was POURING out of the car, so we quickly got out and walked to the next rest stop. We were very lucky the sparks and the gas didn't blow up the car! So we sat in the rest stop restaurant for a couple hours as my sister and husband came to get us and then a couple hours home. It was also a blessing to have a repair shop open on a Sunday and picked up and towed the car to be fixed locally.

So we get home that night all exhausted! We gear up to go get the van a couple of days later and also pick up my dad's fixed car. I stay at my parents house about an hour north to get a head start in the am. We left the house around 6:45am after a rough night sleep for me, we set off north! We got the van, cleared the title and hit up lunch. Then proceeded to make our trip back with all three cars in tow. We got about an hour till I saw from behind that something underneath my dad's car had fallen off and was dragging. I was so freaked it was the gas tank again, I was flailing my arms, beeping my horn and trying to get his attention to pull over. Luckily it was only the muffler, but such a pain after the car had just been fixed. My dad macgyver'd it up with some wire and we kept on our journey. We continued our drive as my mother drove my car behind me all the way to our house. When we finally arrived around 4pm that day. I realized that I was missing something.........my wallet.

The last place I had it? At gas station 2 hrs back up north. I frantically google the number for the gas station and PRAISE THE LORD. Confirmed that they had it and got back in the car. BAWLING my eyes out about having to add another 4 hours in the car. ** This is where I experienced my second HUGE pregnant girl cry. I was just so upset that I had forgotten it and that it was such an extra haul to go get. But my mom, bless her heart drove most of the way, encouraged me to rest and we got it (with everything in it, again Praise) I was home by 9:30pm. 6:50am-9:30pm, pretty much in a car driving continuously. OOOFFDA. Like I said it was an CRAZY adventure to get this sweet van.

Verse that I am clinging to:  "Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved." (Psalm 55:22 ESV) & Psalms 86:15 “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”

In all the hard circumstances and stressful situations I just felt the Lord's presence as we prayed when we didn't understand why my parents car broke down or why the ladies talking about me really hurt my feelings. I just have felt such a strong amount of gratitude for blessings in our lives, even the little things like my dresser being in stock, I just thank the Lord for as He is the giver of all good things.



  1. Looking great! Do you find you gravitate towards all blue clothing now that you are having a boy? I definitely did!!

    1. Thanks girl! Navy is my favorite these days kinda always has been but yes, I just love BLUE!!! YOU LOOK AMAZING GIRL! SO amazing! Keep cooking those twinsies!!!

  2. I'm so sorry about your experience on the forum. I'm on there as well, and it's hard to not be kind of overwhelmed by how much drama and backbiting there is on there. I can't imagine how I'd feel if I were singled out and berated by that group! For what it's worth, I always loved seeing your pictures and outfits, etc. Which is why I follow your blog now! You look beautiful and I can tell you have no ill motives. Keep being awesome and don't let nasty women get to you. :)

    1. Liv!

      Thanks so much for commenting you made my day girl! I just love your blog too, and your cute pup! You look fantastic! Thank you again for your sweet words and hope you are having an amazing pregnancy!!!


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