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A Peek Into Our Week: Pregnancy update (week 26), bathroom redo, books, & romance

Welcome to my weekly life update where I share about my pregnancy & give you a peek into our life this past week. If you want to follow a lot more behind-the-scenes and real-time updates every week, be sure to follow my stories and posts on Instagram.

26 weeks!! This past week FLEW by and I can’t believe it’s time for another pregnancy picture and update.


I’m continuing to feel so well overall. Yes, there are the normal uncomfortable parts and the fact that I have to lay down and rest/nap and move more slowly than my usual pace, but I cannot believe how well I’m doing compared to previous pregnancies!

It just goes to show that prioritizing healthy food, sleep, hydration, and exercise really can make a difference! (It may also help that every day has a lot going on so I not have a lot of time to sit around and think about how I feel!)


My belly is definitely popping out more and the baby is kicking a lot stronger and harder these days! It’s still so surreal for me… but feeling the elbows and knees protruding out make it more and more real.


My diet is pretty limited these days in order to avoid heartburn triggers, but some of my standby’s right now are cereal/milk, apples with peanut butter, and a big salad with chicken and hard boiled eggs.

This basically makes up most of my eating right now — and I’m grateful that it tastes good, is nourishing, and doesn’t make me sick. Every day that I’m not experiencing extreme acid reflux like I did in my previous pregnancies is a gift.

Weight gain: 18 pounds

Check out my honest reviews on the 5 Books I Read This Past Week (+ 1 Classic Movie We Watched).

Did you see how we spruced up our upstairs bathroom on a budget? See the before and after pictures here.

The podcast episode this week on 10 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive was one of our most-downloaded episodes in a long time. Have you listened to it yet?

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  • Charity Crawford says:

    26 weeks and you are still so tiny!

    • Aw, thank you for your kind words! Since I’ve gone up about 2-3 sizes in clothes and gained 18 lbs., I definitely don’t feel quite the definition of “tiny”, but I am so grateful that I still have energy a lot of the time and don’t feel completely huge or exhausted!

  • Patti Smith says:

    Adorable! You look wonderful and so happy:) Such an exciting time for you and your family!

  • Christine says:

    Re heartburn—supposedly pineapple and/or papaya is as effective as Prilosec for treating heartburn. I don’t know exact amounts that need to be a ten just that it’s not excessive.

    • Gratefully, I haven’t had to take any medication for heartburn this time around! Which is crazy considering that I usually am popping it like candy! The funny thing is that I can’t eat anything like pineapple or papaya right now or it will GIVE me heartburn. But so long as I stay away from my long, long list of trigger foods, I’m doing SO well!

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