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Life Update: Pregnancy (week 14), Hawaiian fun, Seussical

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.

14 weeks — and officially into the second trimester!! (This isn’t the best pregnancy photo, but this is the only one I got this week so it will have to do. Jesse took it so I could post the amazing $10.95 deal on these shirts — the deal ends tonight!)

HIGHLIGHTS

The baby seemed to have a big growth spurt over the past 6 days. And we’ve officially hit the no more flat stomach in the morning stage.

(Also, I cannot BELIEVE how much my stomach pops by the end of the day most days!! It’s like I grow by 5 inches! Okay, I haven’t actually measured, but that’s sure what it feels like!)

NOTABLE

I actually had a lot more energy than I’ve had in *weeks* the past few days!! And I’ve actually been craving salads and healthy food again.

It feels SO good to be back to much more normal eating again. I was really, really sick to my stomach two mornings this past week, but it went away after a few hours and I am so grateful.

CRAVINGS

Cheese, sour cream, whipped, yogurt, milk, ice cream… notice a theme here? It’s a good thing I don’t have any dairy allergies!!

WEIGHT GAIN: 6 pounds

We have another doctor’s appointment in a few days, which I’m excited about. (I think pregnancy is probably one of the few times when you look forward to going to the doctor!)

Our youth group hosted a Fall Festival for our church kids and the community. Each youth group small group chose a theme and dressed up, planned a game, and decorated our room for that theme. Can you guess what theme our group chose??

Around 200 kids came to the event and we were busy all night helping the kids play our game and passing out candy. It was such a fun night!

These girls are just amazing and I’m so honored to get to be one of their small group leaders!

One of the best parts of youth group is getting to co-lead our group with one of my best friends!

If you need a laugh, go read this.

Silas had his last baseball games of the fall season this past week. I loved how his coach spoke words of life over each boy at the end of the last game. Silas has been so blessed to have so many great coaches over the past few years who are so committed to pouring into young boys’ lives.

Almost all of my girls from my youth group small group were performing in Seussical Jr. so of course I had to go cheer them on!

Kaitlynn came with me to the show and we had so much fun together. I am always looking for opportunities to have one-on-one time with each of the kids.

What I’m…

Reading right now: Come Matter Here

Watching right now: Figure skating!

Listening to right now: I’ve been listening to Josh Groban and some Christmas music the past few days.

Loving right now: The cooler fall temperatures — which means we can actually legitimately wear sweaters and boots!

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