Week 26 Bumpdate

Sunday marked our 100 day countdown! 


How far along: 26 weeks!

Baby Size: Still an eggplant, but a bigger eggplant {9.2 inches, 2 pounds}!

Weight gain: We’ve hit a milestone — 20 POUNDS. Whew. I can’t believe it.

Maternity clothes: Yes for bottoms but most of my tops are still non-maternity which is great because I am getting sick of the maternity tops I have.

Stretch marks: At my moms advice, I picked up some vitamin E capsules over the weekend and am starting to use them directly on my belly in addition to my creams just to be extra safe!

Sleep: Not nearly as good as I have been. Pregnancy insomnia has begun! I consistently wake up between 3 – 4 am completely wide-eyed for about an hour. Eventually I fall back asleep but it’s definitely making my mornings a bit exhausting.


Gender: GIRL! Over the weekend my sister sent me a picture of me as a kiddo from my parents fridge. I still can’t decide if I think Caroline will be a redhead or not...

Movement: Yes, and loving it! 

Best moment this week: Making progress on our nursery! 


Looking forward to: My next prenatal massage this Saturday!

Food cravings: Nothing crazy out of the ordinary. This week I’ve been eating a lot of my favorite cereal combination – Rice Krispies mixed with granola.


Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing.


Labor Signs: Nope.


What I miss: my sleep and getting in and out of my jeans easier.


Symptoms: Insomnia, carpel tunnel (in my right hand only), lower back pain and round ligament pains, especially when Caroline is positioned awkwardly.

Nursery: First nursery post coming tomorrow!!!


Belly Button in or out? In, but it’s starting to get more shallow.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Stressed out at times with nursery projects, but overall still happy and energized.

Workouts: 3 gym workouts.

Prayer for Caroline: 


Dear Lord, As Caroline begins to open her eyes this week, I pray not only for perfect vision but also for her spiritual vision. I pray that she will grow to have sharp spiritual vision, and that she will experience Your calling on her life at an early age. Thank you for this baby and for such a great pregnancy! In Jesus’s name, amen.


“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people.” – Ephesians 1:18

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  1. "B"
    January 28, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    Yay, almost in the last trimester. It's amazing what a woman's body does to grow a baby! You look fabulous!

  2. Bliss and Blunders of a Newlywed
    January 28, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    You are adorable! So excited for you guys! 🙂

  3. the girl in the red shoes
    January 28, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    You are so cute! And I have my fingers crossed for a little redhead!

  4. whit | Black Little Button blog
    January 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    awe i can't wait to see what you have done for the nursery! :)-whit

  5. Maureen SIM
    January 28, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    I am so impressed with you. 1. beautiful prayer for sweet Caroline. 2. 3 workouts! you are better than I am and I have no bun in the oven!I would love to hear about your daily schedule and how you fit it all in!

  6. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    January 28, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    I love the progression pictures! You are just as adorable as ever!!

  7. Brianne Bracco
    January 28, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    You just glowing and gorgeous Mamma! I can't believe how fast 26 weeks has gone by for you! Can't wait to see that precious nursery you've been working on 🙂

  8. Kelly Elizabeth
    January 28, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    LOVE ALL OF THE PHOTOS! (And those outfits! so cute!) Also, I've heard the Vit. E Capsules can work wonders! 🙂

  9. melissa
    January 28, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    You look beautiful! A redhead like her momma would be awesome! I have a girlfriend due in March and we're all so excited to see if she's born with red hair like her daddy and grandpa.

  10. Becky {This Is Happiness}
    January 28, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    All your pictures are just beautiful! Adore the prayer…the sweetest 🙂

  11. Tess
    January 28, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    You look so cute – you are all bump! Cannot wait to see the nursery!

  12. Samara
    January 28, 2014 / 4:14 pm

    You are so cute pregnant and I just love your weekly prayers. So sweet! I was so opposed to maternity clothes before I was pregnant, but then I saw what adorable clothes they had (stuff I would buy–style, cut, color-wise–even if I were not pregnant) and changed my mind. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the nursery. I love that accent wall!! Cheers,Samara

  13. Stephanie
    January 28, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    So cute! Isn't amazing how fast time goes? Your little girl will be here before you know it!

  14. Mandy
    January 28, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    I say this everytime but you are just gorgeous! Can't wait to see the nursery!

  15. Joey
    January 28, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Vitamin E capsules are THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. I swear to you. I've had a few operations–and my scars are almost non existent because of Vitamin E. It just works such wonders for your skin–I hope it does the same with warding off stretch marks for you! And YAY for hitting the 100 day mark!

  16. Jo
    January 28, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    You look fab! I just posted my 24 week update last night and we have lots of the same things going on right now, for sure : ) (including the difficulty of getting in and out of jeans! oh my goodness, I'm out of breath sometimes after hiking all this elastic waisted stuff up and down!! hah)

  17. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    January 28, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    100 days to go! Goodness I feel like I just read your announcement!

  18. Katie
    January 28, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    You are definitely all baby bump!! Pregnancy looks good on you…very cute. I've heard good things about Vitamin E for stretch marks.

  19. Casey
    January 28, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    You are just adorable!! Love seeing these posts each week!

  20. Brittany Fry
    January 28, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Your almost in the final stretch, so exciting!!! You are such a cute pregnant Momma (:

  21. Kristal {The Strong Family}
    January 28, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    I love these posts…seeing you glow! I'm not pregnant, but I do have some Rice Krispies and granola in my panty, so I'm thinking I might have to give your craving a try. 🙂

  22. Rorie
    January 28, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    I remember hitting 99 days and being so excited! It felt like it was so much closer!! You look amazing!

  23. Hope @ Hope in a Blog
    January 28, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    You are seriously so cute…love your sweet bump! Cannot wait to see the nursery post. Xx.

  24. Tracy Lyons
    January 28, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    You're so precious! Love the bump!

  25. Luci Kell
    January 28, 2014 / 11:19 pm

    I love little girls with red hair!! Probably 60% of my extended family (including my mom and sister) have red hair so I definitely have a sweet spot for little girls with red pig tails, so precious!! Can't wait to see the nursery!!

  26. Chelsea
    January 29, 2014 / 1:12 am

    Yay for a nursery post tomorrow!! So amazing what God is working within you right now!

  27. Cherish
    January 29, 2014 / 1:16 am

    You look fabulous! Those 100 days are going to fly by! It seems like just yesterday you posted your adorable announcement.

  28. Francis
    January 29, 2014 / 3:33 am

    It's growing. You are almost there!

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  30. Hannah
    January 31, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    you look so cute! You have the perfect little baby bump!!

  31. Hannah
    January 31, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    you look so cute! You have the perfect little baby bump!!

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