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still growing

The baby bump pictures are back!
Although it is more than a baby bump now.

Six months–26 weeks to be exact.
I had another appointment today.
My doctor told me that next week I would be in the third trimester.
Three months until we get to meet this little one.
My appointment today was good.
Uneventful, which we are always thankful for.

I am gaining PLENTY of weight–probably too much.
Although my doctor hasn’t said anything about that yet,
so I think I will just keep eating…
because pregnant ladies can do that right??
And we got to hear that sweet baby heart beat again.
I love that sound.
I will go in for another sonogram at 28 weeks.
Otherwise, so far so good.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our family and Baby Mac!
  • Kristi REDISKE - You look great-doesn’t look like you are gaining to much to me! I am so excited that things are going well for you-we in the computer world are anxious to hear whether its a boy or girl. We are praying for you all daily and never forgetting you little cora and the blessing she has been to so many with so little time on this earth.ReplyCancel

  • Marla Taviano - Praise the Lord! You look so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • TRICIA @ The Zoo - So exciting! I wish that I had done something like this with my girls.
    You look beyond radiant!!

    Sending you all love and prayers,

  • Launa - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - You look wonderful! I am praying constantly for you!

    And yes…keep on eating!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Tsquared417 - I wish I would have done that with my 3 kids!! What a great idea. You look beautiful. I’m glad everything was ok.ReplyCancel

  • The McIntyre Family - You look GREAT and I am glad things are going smoothly…praying for you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • E @ Oh! Apostrophe - You look gorgeous! I say eat all you want πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Amy - You look SO CUTE!ReplyCancel

  • Whimsical Creations - You look beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - You are doing wonderful Jess! Hope you feel as good as you can right now. Still praying…ReplyCancel

  • jen christians - Your beautiful!!!! I loved reading about today. I am so glad you got to hear that sweet baby heart beat. It reminds us all of the blessings God planned for you and Joel. My continued prayers daily…
    AND by ALL means.. enjoy the sweets…ReplyCancel

  • ang - You look adorable! Praying for you every step of the way.ReplyCancel

  • Staci - I am only 2 1/2 weeks ahead of you but could probably pass for 2 months ahead of you! You look great πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jenn@the loves of jenn - You look adorable! I’m glad you had a good appointment.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Glad to hear about your appointment..Love the pictures..You do look radiant πŸ™‚ I know you are anxious to meet this new little baby..


  • Trasie Bressler - Glowing looks good on you! I am so happy for you and I hope these last few months go flying by for you.

    Many many blessings,

  • John and Elisa Seaba - Love the pictures! You look so cute! Can’t wait to “meet” little baby Mac!ReplyCancel

  • Melody - You look amazing! And the sickening part is you look even better now! How is that possible? πŸ˜‰ Must be the glow of getting to see your little one soon!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - You are so precious.
    Great baby bump photos!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - you look SO CUTE pregnant! absolutely beautiful! i’m so happy that everything is going well with the doctors πŸ™‚ praise God!ReplyCancel

  • writing4612 - Yes, you do look beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marla - You look great! I only wish I looked that cute pregnant. January will be here before you know it. God is so good :)!ReplyCancel

  • 3LittleByrds - I love your baby bump. So cute. Your glowing and it’s so deserved.ReplyCancel

  • The Boccias - I love your monthly pictures! So happy everything is going well.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy M. Harris - you are adorable. are you still wearing regular jeans?? i saw some cute maternity ones at target…ReplyCancel

  • Adam and Vel - Just wanted to share this song….you may have already heard it. Makes you long for our Heavenly Home.
    If it doesn’t work it is Steven Curtis Chapman’s new song about Heaven.ReplyCancel

  • rentz - You are looking great! Keep enjoying that food.ReplyCancel

  • Adam and Vel - The song is called “Heaven is the Face.”ReplyCancel

  • The Gardella's - Yay for baby Mac!! Your belly is so cute. Enjoy eating like a pregnant lady it is the best! I am still trying to stop and my little man is two months now!! You are still in my prayers daily!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - You look so beautiful! Glad to hear it was an uneventful check up. I think of you all often πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • anne - Love the update; so happy you had a great appointment and could hear the heartbeat; that’s such a reassuring sound! You look wonderful! So glad to hear you had a happy day.

    Best wishes,


  • Christina - You look fabulous! Babies in utero love chocolate!
    I love that you are taking these pictures…what a great idea!
    Still praying for you guys here in Dallas.ReplyCancel

  • k and c's mom - You look beautiful. So happy for you and hubby. Thinking of you and praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Miranda - Look at you! You look great! Glad to hear everything’s going well. I love how you are recording month by month with pictures.

    Definitely keep eating, it’ll go away eventually after Baby Mac is born. LoL.ReplyCancel

  • The Browns - I had my doctor’s appointment today & I’m 26 weeks also. I go back in 2 weeks for the glucose test. You look great!!!

    Bon πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • KK - You look precious πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - You are looking gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - What a beautiful baby belly! Continued prayers for Baby Mac! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Alicia W. - What a great idea! You look amazing and I’m so happy for you. HUGS!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - Yay….so happy to hear all is well. You look so pretty and that glow is unmistakenable. Heck yah, keep on eating! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - You are absolutely GLOWING! You look amazing, and I’m so glad that everything went well at your appointment.ReplyCancel

  • The Jones' - You look awesome!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Our Curly Girls - Jess,

    I mostly lurk, but please know your Cora has had a profound impact on my life…and your faith has been so encouraging to me as Christian woman.

    I pray for your family all the time. Sometimes I am driven to pray for you in the midst of the day…I just feel Him nudging me to lift you. You are so wrapped in prayers from everywhere. We all love you!

    I first learned about you from kellyskornerblog when sweet Cora was so sick. God is good and His almighty, sovereign plan is beyond beautiful. I will continue to lift you. You look so wonderful, Jess. Love you from afar!

    Shannon in PAReplyCancel

  • Robin in Benton - You look terrific – and other than your tummy – you don’t look like you’re gaining anything to me. Love and prayers for all of you – can’t wait to see more sonogram pictures of sweet Baby Mac!ReplyCancel

  • Cameron's Mommy - Congrats for the great appt! You look ADORABLE! Eat!!!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - I’ve never commented before, but have followed your blog for a while. I am right ahead of you (28 weeks) and wish you the best of luck! And keep eating, I indulge in ice cream everyday. It has calcium, right, that’s good for the baby.ReplyCancel

  • Misty Rice - I love how you did the pictures like this. Makes me wish I did it. You look beautiful. Stop by and say hello sometime.ReplyCancel

  • Lexie Loo & Dylan Too - You look beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You’re pictures are SO CUTE!
    You look great!

  • Courtney - You look super cute! Always in our prayers.
    Courtney MayfieldReplyCancel

  • Falling Around - You are SO adorable!! Can’t wait to see pics of Baby Mac.

    I enjoyed all the pictures from Cora’s Playground dedication. I’m sure it was one of those times where everyone could sense the presence of God right in that moment.

    I’m determined to see Cora’s Playground in person one day.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - you look BEAUTIFUL! and i love the new blog buttons πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Alison - Such a blessing! You are just a few weeks further along than I am. Praying for you all!ReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - Jess, I LOVE the new blog layout! Adorable.

    (not all the buttons are working correctly on the left side…) πŸ™‚


  • Micah - Jess, you look awesome – you are so cute! And I just love this idea! i’m going to do this next time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Love the new layout..You amaze me.You inspire me..You keep me coming back..everyday thinking and praying…Thank you


  • Andrea - You look beautiful! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Mommy - Congratulations!! Can’t wait to meet baby Mac! God is GOOD ALL THE TIME! I admire your courage, strength and endurance. You are so inspiring. Your pregnancy photos are super cute and so are you! Many blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - I love your pictures showing each month in pregnancy. You look beautiful! I read that you were a city girl before getting married. What city did you grow up in? I love the changes you have made to your blog. God bless your family.ReplyCancel

  • onlymehere - I love the series of pictures you’re doing! The fact that you’re wearing the same clothes makes it so adorable. I’m so happy things are going well! CindyReplyCancel

  • Lauren Kelly - Awww, your baby bump is soooo cute. Glad everything is going well!!!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Karina - You don’t just look beautiful, you are beautiful. Thank you for continuing to share with us.

    I cried when I was catching up here. Congratulations on finishing the temporary job before going back to the one you love and do so well. And for a good appointment. And for reaching the next trimester.

    Keep on eating, it looks GREAT on you. (And it WILL come off…eventually…I’ve had three kids and always gained a TON when pregnant.)ReplyCancel

  • Christina - By the way, your new blog look is so great!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Jess,

    I don’t know if you accept awards or not, but I wanted to give you one. You are such an inspiration to many parents. we are still praying for you and Joel and of course baby Mac. I have enjoyed all the videos and TV news stories. I am right there with you.I think its great you were able to talk about God on national tv.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Such a beautiful pregnant lady πŸ™‚ Love the baby bump pictures! Glad all is going well..praying for you all!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace - Beautiful pictures…praying for you and the little one…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You are looking great! Continued prayers for you and your family. Cora has touched so many of us…

    God Bless You!

    Evelyn in Newport News, VAReplyCancel

  • Chelsa - You look GREAT! I’m 19 weeks today and I am always hungry! I’m hoping it is the baby gaining weight and not me! haha, wishful thinking!ReplyCancel

  • Vincent Family - You look GREAT!!! I am glad that you had a good appointment.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - You’re looking great!! Enjoy the last bit, can’t wait to ‘meet’ the new addition. I’m sure he/she is going to be just perfect!!

    Sue xReplyCancel

  • Jerri - Love the series of pics…you look adorable and so happy that all is well! {Prayers}ReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - Praying for you today.ReplyCancel