32 Weeks Pregnant

I can’t believe we get to meet our baby girl in less than 2 months! We’ve been having fun lately at our prepared child birth classes, all our doctor visits, and ultrasound appointments. We got to see our precious girl a few days ago and we learned she is healthy, has my nose and her Daddy’s lips (from what we can see), and is weighing in at a healthy 4 pounds and 13 ounces. Both Dan and I were 9 pound babies so we wouldn’t be surprised if our baby girl turns out to be the same! We’re getting really excited for our baby shower next weekend. Our family has been planning it for us and we are so eager to see all of our friends, family, and loved ones that have been there for us throughout our journey. Our hearts are so overjoyed and we can’t wait to share our excitement with everyone and celebrate our miracle. Daniel is getting ready to complete our baby corner renovation in our bedroom next week. He already installed a new light fixture and I can’t wait till we get to put the finishing touches on the space. I plan on heading over to my moms house soon to go through all of my old baby clothes. I was one of five girls growing up and my Momma always had us dressed so cute all the time. She has boxes full of clothes that I wore when I was baby, including some special dresses my grandma made for us. It’s going to be so fun going through it all. June 17th will be here before we know it and we can hardly wait! We had so much fun on this maternity shoot with my Daddy –Michael Kinney Photography. We are so thrilled that he could capture this special time in our lives and we absolutely love how they turned out! My mom came out too to assist. I love my family so much 😄❤️ We’re so blessed to be surrounded with so much love and support.

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23 Weeks Pregnant

I love being pregnant! The bigger my belly gets the more excited and eager I get to meet our beautiful baby girl. My pregnancy journey has not been perfect of course, but I will say that I have felt so much of God’s grace during these last 23 weeks. I’ve been fortunate to not have to go through any morning sickness or nausea at all during my pregnancy. I feel healthy, my baby is healthy, and I’ve been so happy! I have had moments in the last couple weeks where fear and uncertainty have crept in because of certain symptoms I was experiencing, but God’s peace came to the rescue every time. My baby girl belongs to Him and her life is in His hands. It’s been so fun feeling her move around so much! I’ve really felt her moving a lot more in these last couple weeks and I love it. On another note, I’ve never seen the number on a scale so high and I couldn’t be more thrilled haha! I thought that gaining weight and seeing my body change would really effect me negatively but my gratitude outweighs every thought. I just can’t help but feel so thankful. In addition, Dan has been such an amazing support to me. He’s been so caring and nurturing, he’s been at every doctor visit, he’s always making sure my needs are met, and always aware and ready to help me with normal things that have now turned into an event, like tying my shoes 😆. It’s not as easy to bend over the same way and I know it’s only going to get more interesting. He’s dealt with my constant tossing and turning in bed, adjusting to the adventure of me trying to figure out a pregnancy pillow, my food needs (not cravings 😉), and my random moments of crying for simply no reason at all. He’s been my superman for sure! I’m still feeling so much gratitude and at times still can’t believe this is real! This pregnancy has been a beautiful experience for us and I can’t thank God enough for his grace.