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Marking 33 Weeks and 4 Days.

I was pregnant for exactly 33 weeks and 4 days.

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Today, Olivia is 33 weeks and 4 days old.

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So many mixed emotions running through my mind today…

Olivia has been outside as long as she was safely tucked away inside my tummy. It’s crazy how quickly this much time has passed…although I can still vividly recall the feelings of fear, shock, failure, and overwhelm as we realized our sweet girl was coming so many weeks early as if it were yesterday. Her beautiful spirit and strength have changed our lives so profoundly and I am so grateful to all the family and friends that have kept her in their prayers. We are SO fortunate that she is thriving. We love you, Olivia.

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Creative Ideas for Documenting Your Pregnancy

Thanks to Pinterest, there are SO many inspiring ways of documenting your pregnancy.  James and I decided to set up a chalkboard sign, similar to these pins (HERE & HERE) to watch my belly grow!

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I just love seeing how others have chosen to capture this special moment of time.  I’m especially liking how this mom decided to type her pregnancy highlights directly on her bump pictures.

…and how this mom-to-be combined sweet letters to baby with her weekly photos.

I also enjoyed seeing how this mother creatively compared the size of her growing baby with pieces of fruit/veggies.  (How cool is her bountiful “harvest” newborn photo?)

I’m saving this idea to create a beautiful pregnancy album for round 2!

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Hello, Baby!…A Glimpse into My Pregnancy Journal

I’ve started writing letters to the Baby during this journey in a pregnancy journal. Here’s a glimpse into what I wrote about this picture of 9-week old sweetheart!

Hello Baby!

We met your new doctor today (7/13/2012). You managed to scare the heck out of us at the beginning of the appointment- the doctor couldn’t find your heartbeat on an abdominal doppler machine. You remained quite elusive even after his second attempt to find you using a different machine. The doctor and your Dad tried to calm my fears but nervous anticipation clouded the room. To double check everything, the doctor performed an ultrasound. 

You were definitely bouncing inside of me with a strong heartbeat. The doctor reassured us immediately that you were doing well. He then spent some time focusing on different angles to show us your developing spinal cord, the arteries in your head that will form your brain, the placenta, and the umbilical cord. He also printed off the most adorable picture of you! You are so precious. It’s hard to believe that you already have little arms and legs (and a gigantic head!).  

Your Grandma just about lost it when I showed her the ultrasound pic. She is beyond excited for your arrival! 

I love you,
Mom

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