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Elise Hurst
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3rd Pregnancy: Week 19
This week was the hardest yet. Josh went out of town for most of the week to attend a conference in Orlando, Florida. I have never felt more tired fully wearing the hat of both mommy and daddy. The one thing I missed more than anything was the 45 minutres t...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 18
At the surrogate birth I attended this week. You can see my bump if you look past the scrubs swallowing me. How far along?  18 weeks Baby is the size of a:  green bell pepper Total weight gain:  10 pounds. I finally weighed myself at my prenatal appointment...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 17
I have got to tell you about my 17th week of pregnancy. I already have low energy in the first trimester, but it hasn't been much better in my second trimester either. Every time I get the call and head to a birth, I use all the adrenaline and birthy endorp...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 16
This week was especially interesting. I knew I'd have a lot of births coming up, so of course, my body decides to shut down. I start to get the sinus congestion, cough, and eventually a sore throat and mucus overload. The day that I thought I was starting t...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 15
Today, I am officially 15 weeks, and I woke up with vivid dreams about having a breech baby. That seems like no big deal, but I am pretty stubborn. In my dream, I went against hospital policy and refused an epidural for a vaginal breech delivery, but I did ...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 14
Josh took these between Caleb's outfit changes at his senior session How far along?  14 weeks Baby is the size of a:  Large lemon! Total weight gain:  I'm not positive, but I'd say around 8-9 pounds Waist Measurement:  33 inches Maternity clothes?  I've bee...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 13
How far along?  13  weeks Baby is the size of a:  Peach Total weight gain:   8 pounds Waist Measurement:  33inches  Maternity clothes?  Yes mainly because I needed some shorts in this crazy Texan heat!  Stretch marks?  Not yet. I did finally buy some lotion...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 12
Anyone remember my scare during my pregnancy with Judah? This one . The one where I bled, cried, freaked out, and everything turned out okay? Well I experienced the EXACT same thing. I started bleeding, I cried, freaking, but I still am unsure of how this i...

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3rd Pregnancy: Week 11
Well, it is only appropriate that I start up my blog again 9 months after my last entry! I am, after all, 11 weeks pregnant, and that is when I started my weekly update with the last two pregnancies. I can already anticipate not being able to document this ...

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Judah: 12 months
I think every parent and grandparent ask the question how?  when it comes to age and birthdays. I am pretty basic in this area and am incredulously asking "HOW IS MY BABY ALREADY ONE?!" This year has whirled by. This date is significant for so many reasons ...
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