34 Weeks With My Love.

Monday, July 29, 2013



We're just a little over two weeks away from our son being full term !! 

I looked at Cam the other night and told him, "I'm terrified to have children...  just so you know!" and we burst out laughing. There's a bit of a healthy fear in both of us but nothing outweighs how utterly thankful and excited we are that it's almost time to meet our son. It's palpable in the air at our house.

 His Size: Our baby boy is anywhere from 16.5 - 18.5 inches long and 4.5 - 6 lbs at this point! The way my tailbone and back feel all day, I would guess he's on the heavier end of that... which is why I think I'm usually holding the bottom of my belly now, like I can help my back out with the weight! He's been head-down and in position for birth for a couple weeks now. Good baby boy. He also enjoys kicking his cute booty and feet into my ribs, especially when his daddy puts his hands on him or there's music on.

Cravings: Still red meat. Cam hopes this will carry on after birth and forever amen.

Contractions: I've been having Braxton-Hicks contractions a few times a day. It's absolutely amazing that the body practices for birth. I'm in constant awe of how the Lord designed us.

Favorite Moment of the Week: Having Cam tell me straight-faced as he put the car seat together, "What? I'm nesting too." My carpenter husband has already built quite a few projects in preparation for our little boy. He's almost done building the cradle for our moses basket ~ can't wait to show you soon! 

Sleep: Not happening much anymore unfortunately. But crazy, crazy, hormonal dreams? Every time I fall asleep!

Pregnancy Brain: Oh my, it's in full force. I can't remember a time that I've ever been so scatter-brained, so please forgive me when I forget to write back to an email, or write back twice to the same one, or accidentally take a sip from a cup of dirty water that isn't mine at a coffee shop. Yep, that happened. Stace and Kenz I can hear you laughing all over again.

Verses I've Been Thinking On: "The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their HOPE in His unfailing love." Psalm 147:11  
"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!" Luke 1:45

65 comments:

  1. You two make such a stunning couple! Sending wishes for an enjoyable last few weeks of pregnancy!

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  2. Ah! Amanda you look so so so beautiful! I can't believe that you'll be meeting your little one so soon! This pictures are absolutely amazing... you two lovebirds... ;)

    xxx
    Jenna

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    1. I can't believe it either. The time has flown! Pretty soon it'll be time for you and Jurg to be makin some babies! (:

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  3. Absolutely stunning photos. Your love for each other shines straight through!

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  4. wow!! love these pictures they are so pretty! You look great too!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://psblogbook.blogspot.com/

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  5. Good luck with the next 2 plus (maybe less) weeks!
    Sooooo exciting and cant wait to see all the pics of all the projects... and especially of your precious baby boy :)
    Pregnancy really does agree with you, these pics are stunning!
    Wishing you and Cam (and baby boy) everything of the best, good health and LOTS of happiness!
    Much love, Robyn from SA :)

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    1. Robyn, thank you so much!

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  6. Um, YES. I'd say you got some good ones :) Gorgeous, gorgeous! And I still feel nauseous thinking about that water cup. Love you!

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    1. Sick. Me too.

      Love you!

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  7. I've never seen anyone more glowing than you - pregnancy looks so natural on you. You & Cam are just the most adorable!

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    1. Awww thank you, Holly!!!

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  8. You look absolutely stunning friend! :) LOVE those pictures!! SO precious! I love Psalm 147:11- such a perfect verse for this season!! Praying for y'all and these final weeks before you meet your son! May our God bless you abundantly with peace, strength, rest, health, and happiness.
    Hugs,
    Rebecca :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the prayers, Rebecca !!

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  9. Lovely! That last picture is AMAZING!

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    1. Cam took it ! I'll tell him you said so!

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  10. Lovely photos, you look so beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful pictures!! Luke 1:45 is so good. It's been one of my favorites these past two weeks!

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  12. I got chills looking at these. The way Cam looks at you? Gosh. Makes my heart leap out of my chest! It's so refreshing to see another couple with a God-centered relationship. He is SO GOOD, isn't He? ;) Also, you're STUNNING. Pregnancy looks lovely on you. As does that gorg green dress!

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    1. He is SO good. Thank you for the sweet words my friend!!

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  13. You look AMAZING! And I'm totally freaked out too........I think everyone is before their first!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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    1. Haha, yeah, it's kind of a big deal (:

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  14. These are gorgeous. That picture where he's holding your face and you're smiling at him...wow.

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    1. I think that's the one going in our babe's nursery (:
      Thank you, Betsy!

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  15. You are such a beautiful couple!! the love you have for each other, and the way you love the Lord with all your strength- guarantees you'll be amazing parents!! (:

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    1. We hope so!! Thank you, Bianca!!

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  16. Such a sweet, gorgeous couple :) So, so excited for you guys to meet your little tyke!

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  17. You look absolutely gorgeous and make such a beautiful couple! :)

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  18. I LOVE the photos!!! You and Cam are such a stunning couple!! I remember in one of our first email conversations you told me that "it makes Cam and I want to raise some boys so we can teach them to be real men of integrity who know how to love and treat a woman!" and here you are just a few weeks away from starting that journey.

    What an exciting, scary and blessed time in your lives. I am praying that this last part of your pregnancy will be filled with peace, filled with love and harmony and that God will still your fears and that He will give you courage and strength.

    I am praying for you, Cam and your baby boy!!

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    1. I remember saying that, that we need more good men in this world (:
      Thanks for the reminder, Lisa and most especially for your prayers! Means so much to us.

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  19. Oh my I am SO very excited for you two!! You both are going to be amazing parents and raise this child in such a loving home. You look FANTASTIC as well. :)

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  20. you look absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!! im so excited to meet your little babe! sending love and your prayers your way! xox

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    1. Thank you friend. Praying for you too - it's allllmost time for you!!

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  21. You look stunning!! I hope I'm half that pretty when i'm pregnant! haha!

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    1. haha... just wear flowy dresses that cover everything (;
      THANK YOU!

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  22. You are positively radiant!!! What a beautiful couple you two are :)

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  23. You two both look radiant and stunning and happy and all those other words! Such gorgeousness all around and great photos to look back on.

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  24. these pictures are so great! love them.
    and jelly of your husbands handiness! we tried to make a frame for our map and MY OH MY. what a mess! haha :)

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    1. Haha, I'm sorry !! I hope it comes out - if it had been up to me it would have been a total mess too!

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  25. I would assume most people are terrified! (: Why do you think I'm 30 with no kids yet? lol You guys are going to be great parents! For one you have your priorities straight. God is #1!!!

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    1. Amen sista! And you made me laugh outloud.

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  26. What gorgeous photos - you two look amazing! Hope the rest of the experience is filled with happiness.

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  27. You look beautiful!! Glad to hear you guys are doing so well! p.s. we are heading to Thailand and Cambodia in a couple of months, if you have any recs I would love them!

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    1. Yay!! We loved Thailand - and yes I definitely have recs, though only on Koh Samui - let me know if you want those! We didn't go to Cambodia though and have no plans to.

      Thank you!!

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    2. Oh yes we ARE doing Koh Samui! I saw your blog post about it - but I couldn't find the name of your hotel you liked so much!

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  28. Wow. I don't even know you (beyond your blog!) and I teared up at that first photo. You are such a BEAUTIFUL couple, with the sort of beauty that comes from within. I love how transparently you are walking your faith. Best wishes for a smooth and joyous last few days/weeks!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Olivia.

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  29. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I have been debating whether or not I want to do maternity photos and you have sold me on the idea. How special to have such gorgeous photos of your family of 3.

    Have you looked into any support belts or support tanks for your belly to help with the weight? I am only 27 weeks but I am thinking of investing in a couple. Here are some that might be helpful!

    Banqui belly support tank: http://2shop.blanqi.com/collections/all
    Belly Bandit upsie belly: http://www.bellybandit.com/store/p-96-upsie-belly.aspx

    I am sure there are other cheaper options out there too.

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    1. I haven't, so thank you very much for these great recs, Megan!

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  30. You two are such a beautiful couple. So excited for you to meet your son, I know he'll be a great person...and a cutie!

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  31. These pictures are so sweet and absolutely beautiful! You look wonderful! So happy for yall!

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  32. sweetest EVER!!!!

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  33. Beautiful photos! How exciting to be 2 weeks from seeing your little angel! Congrats!

    Elena

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  34. You are positively GLOWING with pregnancy. It has done you well; you are stunning. You two make a beautiful couple, and the new addition will be just as lovely! I'm so thankful my husband and I had a little boy first. They're such joys! And having a baby on this island made an already remarkable experience even more wonderful! Enjoy your time alone, and I anticipate the wonderful posts and pictures of that sweet boy!

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  35. You are gorgeous! Having kids is a bit scary, especially right before your life is about to change in a crazy way. But it's mostly awesome. You won't believe how much you will love that little baby, and the first time he smiles at you your heart will melt and you'll totally forgive him for all the sleepless nights! :)

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  36. that third pic is AWESOME.

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  37. so beautiful!!! love all of these but espeically the one of cam holding your face... so precious!

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  38. These pictures are so gorgeous! Did you have them professionally taken?

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    1. Thanks, Maureen! No, we took them ourselves to save money (:

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  39. This is such an exciting post, Amanda! You are just so lovely and Cam is so handsome, these are fantastic photos! Can't wait to see your little one's sweet little face!

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  40. You two are seriously the cutest couple and you are just glowing!!

    ~ Bev

    http://bevedlybev.blogspot.com/

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  41. you look amazing! enjoy these last few weeks!

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