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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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What?? No Name post???
Yeah. . . I know.  I kinda. . . er, forgot.  Heheh.

So, I decided to share an update instead!
Yep.  While my blogging schedule has not happened as I desired (there's not enough TIME in the day to do what I want/need to do!!), and lifey things always seem to get in the way (excuses, excuses), it's quite obvious I'm still working on the managing-my-time thing.  ;D

Aaaaaannnnnddd, I realized last week that I've posted absolutely NOTHING about myself and the baby.  I mean, other than announcing that I'm now a mama-to-be (Wow!), I've not shared a thing about my journey so far.  

And to be honest, I wasn't sure how you, my dear readers, would take it.  Would you even WANT to know?  Even though you possibly aren't even close to thinking of a family of your own and it's all you can do to focus on school?  Seriously, I'd love to know what you think.

For now, I'll move on with my update.  :]


We have reached the halfway mark at 20 weeks!! 
WOW.  It doesn't seem like that much time has passed, but then again, it does seem to have gone by rather quickly.  

According to an app on my phone, Baby is approximately the size of a Belgian Endive.  (Yeah, I totally had to look that one up too. . .)

He/she is about ten inches long now, weighing in at 10.5 ounces.  And is extremely active!  I cannot tell you the joy it is to feel the little "flutters," as it is called, of tiny kicks in my tummy.  :]  

This coming Sunday, we are having a gender reveal party, and I can HARDLY wait!!! My hubby already knows---and won't tell me a SINGLE thing---as he broke down at the ultrasound visit and HAD TO KNOW once he saw the tiny hands and feet and then the beautiful profile. *points below*  I elected to wait, despite the fact I'm DYING TO KNOW.  I will definitely try to post pics next week!!

So precious!

In all honesty, I feel awkward sharing such things.  But this is my life now!  I've always hoped this little blog could serve as encouragement and inspiration for other young (and even much younger) ladies.  If I can share a small glimpse of what your futures could look like and give first-hand stories of my experiences, then that's what I'd love to do!  But really, I would wish to do so only if there's an honest interest.

So honestly:
Are you apt to read such posts?  Or would you be one to click the link, skim the words and photos, and move on?  (Absolutely nothing wrong with that at all, please don't misunderstand me!)

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Thanks for dancing by, y'all.  I hope you have a marvelous week!
Welcome, glorious Spring weather!!!


  1. Ahhh, what an exciting time for you!!! I love the updates, by the way. I don't know how you managed to not give in and find out the baby's gender! I would be so curious! XD

    (As a total aside, I love your floral shirt in the picture!)

  2. Oh, Sarah, I looove your lifely updates. I want to know all the things about the baby!!! :D This excited me so very much. I can't wait to find out the gender. I can only imagine how curious you are!

    Your tiny little baby bump is the cutuest. I'm so thrilled for you all! <333

    I definitely vote for baby/life update posts! :D

  3. I would love to read these types of posts. This is an exciting time in your life and one that should be filled with celebration! I'm only 18, but I honestly loved this type of post. I read through the whole thing, no skimming. XD

    I'm very excited for you! <3

    Ivie Writes
    Ivie Brooks, Author

  4. I'm so, so down to read updates on your experiences as a mother-to-be!!

  5. Yes I would definitely love to see updates like these! This is a blog about you and your life, and I can't get enough of little cute babies :)

  6. Tracey: I know! But just a few more days left! I suppose you could say I'm practicing my self control... ;D Aww, thanks! I love anything floral! (and not just because it's a fad now... heheh)

    Christine: Awwww, you are so sweet. *^ - ^* (Do I say that too much?? Eh, it's totally true!) Thanks, dearie! I'll definitely post some photos!

    Ivie: I'm so happy to hear all of you sweet ladies' input! I LOVE blogging when I can, and I'll gladly share more of such things in the future. I know I enjoy reading more of my bloggy friends' lives and everyday happenings also. :] Thanks, girlie! (P.S. 18 is a lovely age! Gosh, I feel old now. I just realized there's a seven-year difference between us... O__O Haha! Wow)

    Lauren: Marvelous! I love all of this feedback. I will certainly try to be more diligent in sharing the lifey things. Thank you, Lauren! <3

    Jomylan: Aww, thanks! You all are so encouraging!! I'll most certainly be sharing photos of a cute baby when he/she arrives later this Summer!

    Thank you kindly, my dears! Your encouraging comments have made my day! <3 <3 <3

  7. Ahhhhhhh!! I've been waiting for this post!!

    I'm SO EXCITED to see the pictures, and Baby looks very beautiful *squeals* You MUST tell us if it's a he or a she, cause now I'm DYING to know!!!!


  8. Awwww, thank you so much, m'dear! I will most CERTAINLY share with you all the gender as soon as possible!! :D <3

  9. Oooh, how exciting! :D Baby is adorable!

    I enjoy reading life updates, so I'd totally read them. :)

  10. Thanks for your input, Jameson! <3 I know I enjoy reading other bloggers' everyday happenings as well. And thank you! We find out the gender in TWO days!!!


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