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I don’t think there has ever been a week where I’m like, “Oh, it’s just Friday.” I’m like WAHOO! IT’S FRIDAY, Y’ALL!

Anyway. Here are some things that make me happy this week (and my 13 week update at the bottom!):

1. I am SO excited to go have a little mini stay/vacation with this hunky man this weekend. We got a gift for Christmas to stay at a fancy, fancy inn in town and so we’re gonna dress to the nines and have a much needed date night tomorrow. I can’t wait!

2. I love my friend Emily. If you’ve read this blog before, you are no stranger to Emily. I threw her baby shower and took her maternity portraits and took her sweet family portraits all this year. So she’s been on the blog before. :) But, I’d be remiss if I didn’t formally introduce her to you guys. She has a BLOG and it’s awesome.

This woman is not only BEAUTIFUL outside (I mean, look at her!) but she is beautiful inside. She inspires me so much. She lives every single day and every single moment for the Lord and I look up to her so much.

She LIVES and loves to use the gifts that God has given her and lives it all out through her blog. Seriously. She is amazing. Also, homegirl can SING. No, but for real. She can SING. Emily has PIPES.

Enough rambling, Emily blogs about her family, her husband, her gorgeous daughter Austyn, and her life. Check her out!

[Blog | Facebook | Twitter]3. + 4. I’m going to go ahead and use pregnancy as an excuse… but the following two images of delicious treats have been my WEAKNESS this week. Icees + S’mores Pop Tarts. Yeah. Healthy, I know.

5. 13 weeks!

still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, tweed blazer, leopard flatsHere’s my current pregnancy update:

How far along: 13 weeks!
How big is baby: A peach – 3 inches.
Weight gain: Only around a pound I think. Maybe not even. It’s hard to tell since I LOST weight in the 1st trimester.
Sleeping: It’s been better the last few days, only waking up 2 or 3 times instead of like 6 or 7 (no joke). This past weekend was AWFUL, but I’ve slowly been improving. Most likely because I’m SO tired I just crash.
Food cravings: Still salty. And Jersey Mike’s. Ohhhh Jersey Mike’s. Love those subs. (Don’t worry, I microwave the deli meat)
Food aversions: Still want nothing to do with Chick-Fil-A. My sweet tooth is also declining. I don’t want chocolate at all, and beyond the occasional lollipop, sweets make me nauseous. (Except S’more’s Pop Tarts and Icees. Weird, I know.)
Symptoms: This has been a tough week – if I’m just being real. I’m not going to go into TMI details, but I developed a few other symptoms that were, let’s say, NOT FUN to deal with. I’m slowly on the mend and praying these new symptoms are gone soon. Also still sleepy.
Doctor’s appointment: My 14 week visit is next week, but I’ve been to the doctor twice this week for the other stuff. Got to hear baby’s heartbeat which always makes me happy!
Movement: None yet. But, according to the doctor, baby likes to hang out on my right side of my belly. Weird detail, I know. But I figured it’s at least worth noting.
Names: I made the joke that I wanted to name our son Dieter (pronounced “Deetah”) if it was a boy. John said OKAY as long as we can name a girl “Dixie.” We are back to square one. Not that there’s anything wrong with the name Dixie, I’m just not a fan for my own child.
Best moment of the week: Doing some more pre-planning of the nursery. We finally decided on a gender neutral theme that isn’t green and yellow! OH MAN I AM EXCITED!
What I’m looking forward to: Doctor’s appointment next week!
What I did / Got for baby: Technically my husband did the most of it, but we pretty much have all the closets cleaned out and we are almost at that stage where we could start to prep the nursery. Baby steps, y’all (no pun intended). Oh! And we went to a BABY store for the first time! :) So much fun.
What I learned this week: I mentioned last week that I am interested in doing natural labor and I’ve learned some more this week about the Bradley Method (it’s basically husband-coached birth) which I’m looking into. I’m just trying to do my research. :)
Prayer requests: Still needing energy. And, again, I hate being on the vague-train, but I just don’t feel comfortable going into details about this week, but let’s just say, pray that the medicine the doctors put me on help with some of these new symptoms and that all is well by next week! And of course, just continued prayer for the health and strength of the babe. YAY!

Happy Friday!

Linking up with Lauren and Allison.


“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” {1 Peter 4:10}

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