35 Weeks

posted on: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The reality that my little adventurer #2 is almost here is blowing my mind. 5 more weeks (if I'm not overdue). 5 weeks!? Seasoned moms always say it goes by so much faster after you have had your first. It's definitely been that way with this pregnancy. I have to say, I've experienced so many more bold emotions of love with this little boy earlier on, as he ripens away in my tummy, than I did with Kael. With Forest boy, I didn't know what it was to be a momma. I learned what a mother's love is with him, this time I know. I didn't fully understand what exactly I was looking forward to with Kael. With this new little boy, I'm expecting the known goodness of new love from a place of having experienced it. I can't wait to explore the world together as a family of 4. The whole family of 4 thing of course is unknown and uncharted territory for me. (There's a little bit of an "eek!" in my soul, not gonna pretend to be fully confident in all that yet.)  

I'm carrying this little boy so much differently, in so many ways. (20 lbs lighter than pregnancy #1...maybe it's the no milkshake rule that I've given myself this go round. haha.) I just can't wait to hold him, kiss his face, to look into his wondering little eyes, peaking into his new, wee soul. Gah, my world is about to be blasted with a new wonderful chapter of love. I'm not just about to have another little love, I'm giving Kael his best friend. *tears*  Will I really have two little stinkers running around in my living room next year!?  Hello to my world of boys! Yay! 

The necklace I'm wearing is a Mala, a type of prayer beads from Tiny Devotions! I LOVE them and I love their company! I wear them everyday and plan on wearing them during labor. This one is the Amazonite mala that encourages love, without fear or anxiety. As I wear them, I'm reminded to let the stresses of the day take their priority at the bottom of my heart. 
Mala from Tiny Devotions


Free People skirt
Minnetonka Moccasins 

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  1. Congrats on being near the end mama. I am 37 weeks this week, and although I have no idea if it is a boy or a girl, I can totally relate to the feeling of knowing a mama's love. It has made bonding with my future babe a lot easier.

    Blessings and prayers for an easy and smooth delivery!

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    1. Ah! How exciting to have a surprise baby! Thank you! And lots of love and peace to you guys as you welcome your little sweetness!!!

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  2. I CANT BELIEVE YOU'RE 35 WEEKS ALREADY!

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  3. This is the first time I pass by here and I'm delighted! Beautiful pictures, words and ideas! I'll keep reading you, you are a discovery!

    P. S. The belly and the outfit - excellent!
    xx

    Leticia

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  4. good golly could you be any more glowing'ly gorgeous!! The end is in sight = a whole new beginning! Sending warm thoughts and prayers for strength, health and bliss during your birth!
    Mel ;o)
    needle and nest design

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    1. Um....thank you!!!! You sweet thing!

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  5. two boys are SO much fun. you're going to love it! :)

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  6. lovely! pregnancy and motherhood look good on you!

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  7. You look gorgeous!! Love your outfit :)

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  8. You look amazing! Praying for you guys as you transition over the next month or so!

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  9. i can't believe you're 35 weeks already! the time has flown. you're looking gorgeous, as usual.

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  10. You're so beautiful! Can't wait to "meet" your new little love. Blessings on the rest of your pregnancy, dear.

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  11. Found your blog recently from a friend and have really enjoyed reading it. So beautifully written....love the photos! :)

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  12. You are so unconditionally beautiful & glowing inside and out! I am so grateful I found your blog sometime last year when I was carrying my first child, a son, and whimsy about motherhood. Time has flown that is for sure. Your perspective is so refreshing and you are without a doubt a phenomenal mama... I so look forward to catching your adventures with lil' #2! (And gaining some tips along the way for when that time comes!) Lots of love from one mama to the next!

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    1. You are so encouraging and sweet! Thank you do so much!!!!

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  13. you are glowing! i can't wait to hear of the arrival of your newest family member, but in the meantime, thinking of you and sending you positive birthing thoughts :)

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  14. you're glowing! can't wait to hear about your newest "adventurer" :)

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    1. eee! thank you! i can't wait to share!!

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  15. You're beautiful (your curls are perfection!) & so are your words.
    Very excited for you & your family!
    Congrats,
    Lisa ~ Twintage

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  16. You are such a beautiful mama! and so tiny!!! It's hard to believe we are meeting our boys soon... yep boy #4 for me ;). HA! I'm due in 2 weeks... but so ready!

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    1. sooooooo exciting!!!!!!! wow!! 4 boys! what a love explosion! i want to say that someday soon! :)

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  17. You are so beautiful. love what you are wearing!

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  18. you are beautiful. so excited for you! (and little kael to have a buddy!)

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  19. cute bump! perfectly formed. can't believe that there are only 5 more weeks to go!

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  20. WOW!Looking so beautiful! Can't wait to see the new little man. :)

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  21. You look absolutely stunning. In many ways, I look forward to my second pregnancy for exactly the reasons you mention...

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  22. hey gorgeous mama :)
    I hope it will goes well with both of you. Warm, sunny greetings!

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  23. So where did you purchase your tank?

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    1. i found it at a resale shop called buffalo exchange...kinda like plato's closet! super cheap, like $12 i think

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  24. Jess, I was just lost in love while browsing through some of your old posts. I watched your wedding and proposal video's on youtube and let me tell you, you are one beautiful, special woman. I love following your blog, and want you to know that as a woman of God, I really look up to you. I can't wait to see pictures of your new baby boy when he arrives! Peace. -Corinne <3

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    1. oh my heart, you are so encouraging and so kind! thank you for taking the time to write this to me. <3 truly. <3 <3 <3 i'm so happy you are/were inspired in any wonderful way! humbles my heart. <3 looking forward to connecting more with ya!

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  25. you are so beautiful! baby boy has no idea yet how much love he is about to come into, and what an amazing mama he has :)

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    1. i.love.you!!!!! you are so amazing charis!

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  26. Gorgeous photos and thoughts.

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  27. You are freakin' beautiful! And I've been eyeing those boots for months. Praying for the arrival of your brand new bundle of joy <3

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    1. thanks!!! i cherish your prayers! these boots are my total fav!

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  28. Simply lovely motherhood the second time around. Sending good vibes from here for the little ones. Got my eye on your blog now.

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  29. Gorgeous. You truly are giving your sons the greatest gift of all-a sibling. I hope one day I manage to do the same for my little gal.

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  30. You look so lovely. :) And I love those moccasins. I like that style of shoe but I'm just not sure if I can pull it off as well as you.

    - Chalayn
    http://chalayn.blogspot.com/

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    1. oh girl, these moccasins...i've lived in them for the 4 years i've had them, rain or shine, cold or hot! you should try them!

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  31. OH my you look fantastic!!! Love your blog! New follower!!! xxoo

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    1. well thank you girl!!! aw, so sweet of you to take the time to say so! i'm excited to connect with ya!

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  32. you really look stunning! I love the hippy outfit

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    1. thank you!!! when i found that top/dress i was pretty excited!

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  33. So cute! I'm a brand new momma-to-be, and I'm trying to figure out how all this baby-bump dressing is going to go. Love your style and will be following along. :)

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    1. thanks girl! i'm still trying to figure all that out too! haha

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  34. you look great for 35 weeks! enjoy the five more weeks of three-time!

    www.mamajulesbrussels.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow you are definitely one of the most beautiful mamas-to-be I have ever seen! Excited to meet the little guy!

    lots of love, Noémie
    no-et-mie.blogspot.com

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    1. goodness gracious, you are always the most sweet encouraging heart! <3 thank you!

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  36. Wow ! Wow! Wow ! You're so beautiful! :)

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  37. you are so stunning! you make pregnancy look amazing! ♥
    i love this blog, and you look like your completely glowing! not to be cliche, but its so true!

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