Celebrating Week 17!


Happy 17th, Little One!

Hey there, Little One.

What a week of ups and downs this has been! But, I’m so thankful we’ve had another week. Another ultrasound and another 7 days to love you, hold you, kiss you (sorta!), sing to you, read to you, and marvel in God’s handiwork.

You are truly the most precious thing to all 4 of us. We think about you all day and talk about you – and to you! – often. Most likely you can’t hear us at all, and you might not ever if these silly chromosomes have affected your ears. But we’re hoping you can. And we like to sing. So we’ll keep doing it.

Your sisters are gonna meet you, hopefully, this week. They are so excited! (Like, dancing around the floors in never-ending circles excited.) “Only three more mornings!” Chloe said tonight before bed.

We love you – and we always will.



Kami had fun taking a hay ride with you. I’m hoping she will take many more with you this fall!

How far along? 17 weeks, 4 days. (although baby’s size is measuring at only 13 wks 6 days)
Total weight gain/loss: + 7 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Not many. But maybe they can start coming out in a few weeks. I might even give in and buy a pair of maternity jeans this week. We’ll see.
Sleep: Really really good. I’m so thankful.
Best moment this week: The girls kissing baby goodnight almost every night this week. They are so in love.
Movement: not yet – but we love watching him/her move on the ultrasound!
Food cravings: cold watermelon
Anything making you queasy or sick: yes – for some reason, I’m getting nauseous again – but only at night.
Have you started to show yet: Yep.

Gender Predictions: still guessing a boy…

Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? ON – Back on the “right” left hand though. That might change back and forth though with the weather these days.
Happy or Moody most of the time: It was a pretty good week. A few down days – but more good than bad.
Weekly Wisdom: Sometimes the hardest thing about trials is not knowing how long they’ll last. Perhaps endurance is as big of a need as peace?
Milestones: Baby is around as big as a lemon. I’m really hoping to feel it move a bit soon.

Exercise: Not yet, but I’m hoping to get the all clear this week. I really wanna get out on the road again.

Honestly, this girl is probably your biggest fan!


About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

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  1. I’m doing a happy dance 🙂 This makes me so happy! Go ahead and give in and get the maternity jeans…you know how comfy they are, and you’ll eventually admit how bad you want them lol. It sounds the power of prayer is helping this little miracle along. All 5 of you are constantly in our prayers. We can’t wait to meet this little miracle. Love you all.

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