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Keeping up with The Maples


14 Weeks



Hello 2nd Trimester!

Baby Maples is the size of a lemon!

How far along? 14 weeks
Maternity clothes? not yet, but I am shopping for some
Stretch marks? not yet
Sleep: haven’t been sleeping well this week due to bad headaches
Best moment this week: hearing our little one’s heartbeat! heart rate of 162!
Miss anything? still missing sushi
Movement: not yet… hopefully SOON!
Food cravings: mac and cheese and baked potatoes
Food aversions: alcoholic drinks still make me gag
Gender Prediction: boy
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: bad headaches this week… no fun
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Mood: Happy!
Looking forward to: finding out the gender and feeling the baby move


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13 Weeks

13 weeks

Baby Maples is the size of a peach!

How far along? 13 Weeks
Maternity clothes? not yet, but my skinny jeans are getting uncomfortable and pjs are my new best friend!
Stretch marks? not yet
Sleep: sleeping great, in bed by 8:30pm most nights
Best moment this week: sharing our wonderful news with everyone
Miss anything? Sushi! I miss it so much!
Movement: not yet… hopefully SOON!
Food cravings: at first it was chicken nuggets, beans and salmon; now just about everything sounds good!
Food aversions: onions, any leftovers and I can’t stand the smell of alcoholic drinks
Gender Prediction: boy
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: nausea most of the day and fatigue
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Mood: Overjoyed!
Looking forward to: finding out the gender and feeling the baby move

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Our Little Valentine

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Our little family is growing by two feet and a heartbeat! We are so excited to welcome Baby Maples in August!

This is something we have been praying for, for a very long time! And God has certainly blessed us!

I found out that we were pregnant a week before Christmas and I decided to give Randy his Christmas present a little early. I presented him a box with layers of notes and a gift at the bottom.






I have had this book saved for Randy for a long time (I am embarrassed to say how long!). It is the most perfect book for my engineer-minded husband.


We shared the news with our families over Christmas. We filmed everyone’s reaction, which was the greatest idea ever! I have watched these videos over and over and have laughed and cried each time (I’m blaming the pregnancy hormones). It was so nice to share wonderful news with our families after such a difficult Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for our families’ love and support and we know that Baby Maples is going to be spoiled by us all!

Aside from a scare and some nausea, pregnancy has been delightful! I have always wanted to be a mother and this is just a dream come true for me and my husband. I hope you will follow along in our journey through parenthood. It is exciting and scary, but I know that the greatest adventure of our lives has only just begun…

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