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27 weeks: Joshua in 3D

Well I’ve made it to the third trimester! I’m so glad I still have three months left with Joshua in my belly – I want it to last forever.  For now.  :)  I’m sure I’ll want every stage of his life to last forever!  I remember when my little sister was a baby, I wished she would just stay that way and never grow up.  I was already a Mom at 6 and she was my little baby I wanted to keep that way. lol

This is Dad introducing us to our little sister in the delivery room (we actually got to see the birth and took classes beforehand to prepare for it). I’m on the right, Danielle on the left.

I was totally in awe of this little baby!  This could have been the exact moment that I realized I wanted to be a Mom. By contrast, Danielle decided she would never be a Mom, and still holds to that decision. I think Mom being in labor scarred her for life-lol.

So I’m doing much better now, despite a rough weekend.  I stayed up until 5 in the morning after I got home Thursday night because I had to bake my chocolate cake twice (the first time I underbaked it).  I went to bed and two hours later, got up to get ready to take my cake to the fair.  We got showered and dressed, and when I retrieved my cake from the refrigerator, I said, “Well, I guess I’m not entering the chocolate cake contest after all.”

I’d had trouble getting the cakes out of the pan and the top one cracked a little bit so it became a weak link that couldn’t hold up to the weight of the frosting and that cracked piece just fell off while I slept.  It was so upsetting, I couldn’t even get upset.  I was in shock, and also I was grateful in a way that I could go back to sleep since I now had no reason to go to the fair so early.  So we got a couple more hours sleep and headed to Hutchinson.  Because we took the day off for the fair and we weren’t going to waste it.  Besides, we had tickets to see Kansas in concert that night! :)

I had a great, sweaty, and exhausting time at the fair, and hardly regretted my caketastrophy.  There’s always next year! :)  The concert was so, so good.  I only knew three songs they played because I’ve never been familiar with their music (I know, for shame living in KS, right?), but wow.  They are incredible musicians, and why doesn’t every band have a violinist?  It adds so much to the sound.  I put together a short video of clips from their concert, which  you can see here if you like.

The next day we got up bright and early, and completely exhausted, for our sonogram.  And got to see baby Joshua in 3D!  This made the weekend fantastic.

Here he is in 2D with his legs curled up so his feet are almost to his head!  So cute.

And here he is in 3D:

Look at that huge nose!  Remind you of anyone?

Like father like son.  Same birthday, big noses. lol  OK, maybe he’s like mama, too.

Maybe a lot like mama.  But I think most like Aunt Danielle.

Between us, the kid didn’t have a chance.  But he’ll probably grow into his nose and wear it just as well as the rest of us.  :)

I may have helped him out with a fat nose, but at least he didn’t get my skinny lips! Love those fat lips!

He slept through the sonogram and was imperturbable when the sonographer tried to jostle him awake by pushing on my belly with the wand and wiggling it around four different times.  He would just stretch or readjust and never moved more than that.  I told everyone that means he’s going to be a calm baby. :)  I really think he will be, and hopefully the same mother’s intuition that told me he was a boy will hold out for the calm baby thing as well.  I really feel he will be!  I hope I don’t have to eat my words.  lol

I had to go to work after the sonogram, and got so sick while I was there.  Another stomach bug!  I got sick Thursday but was better Friday so I thought it was the goat cheese I’d forced myself to eat (I deplore goat cheese but am trying to make myself like it).  But the sickness came back in full force on Saturday and I barely made it through the work day.  By Sunday morning, I finally figured out it wasn’t anything I ate and it was time for another potato cure.  Dennis bought me some yogurt and a few hours later, I was all better and taking pictures for you guys. :)

I’m sure you’ve noticed my environment and have been waiting for me to say something about the nursery, which I’m obviously standing/sitting in.  Well too bad! I’ll have that for you tomorrow. Pinky swear. :)

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Joshua is absolutely beautiful and I love the nose comparison!! I’m glad you got a little extra sleep, even if it came at the expense of your cake! I’m still so happy for you that I could just burst!

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  2. You can tell already that Joshua’s going to be a beautiful baby.

    Sorry about the cake. I participated in a lot of fair baking and I can imagine how you felt. You took it really well – good for you.
    Lillian

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    • Well I think so, but I’m biased. :D If I hadn’t been so sleep deprived I probably would have been more upset, but as it is, it felt like it was meant to be. I’m gonna kick some butt in that competition next year though!

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  3. I love 3D ultrasound pics! Wish I had them of my kids. Better luck next time on the cake. If it makes you feel any better my mouth instantly watered at the site of it….I’m strapping on my apron now! Yum!!

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  4. I don’t know how much more room Joshua is going to take up before he comes out! Sorry about the cake – totally would be pissed too, but like you said, there is always next year – and you can take a picture of it next to Joshua! :D

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    • LOL, well he was curled up by his own preference (promise my womb wasn’t constricting him that small-lol) but he still has room to stretch out and did during the sonogram. But yeah, up until now there was a lot of space for him to grow, now it looks like he’ll be stretching the uterus as he grows as it’s almost touching him.

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  5. sorry about the cake! can’t wait for nursery pics :)

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  6. Sorry about your cake. It really looked like a winner and yummy to boot. Oh well, you needed to spend the time doing other things you love I guess.
    Loving the nursery so far. If that wall color is green then I’m really loving it. Green is the color of most of my walls. To me green is cozy and nestie and comforting.
    You look great, by the way. It’s your beautiful smile. Happy Mama

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    • Well the good thing about having a cake you can’t enter is that you get to eat it! So Den’s family all enjoyed some after the sonogram. :) The color is green indeed, I just could not abide blue after looking at gobs of baby bedding – I just got overwhelmed by how much blue they had. I needed something different. And thanks. :)

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  7. So cool Veronica to see that little life. Yes, you won’t want him to grown up but rather to stay at each stage, but the cool thing is, it keeps getting better!

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  8. Sorry about the cake issue but you ultimately had a great week!!!!!!!!

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  9. Besides the mishap with the cake, you are glowing as ever :D
    I am so excited!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. Im sorry to hear about your cake, …but your trip to the State Fair sounds great!
    I love the sonogram photos of Joshua! He looks so cute!!
    and..the photos of you and your family when you were young are so sweet!

    I hope you have a great week!

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  11. OH.MY.WORD! OH.MY.WORD! Isn’t it unbelievable you can actually see your sweet babe’s face before he’s born. Freaks me out!!! But I love it…and simply ADORE the photos of you when you were younger. Too Too cute! Such a bummer about your cake Hon…thankful it didn’t send you over the edge…especially since it was the only thing you were going to enter. : / But pretty awesome you got to enjoy it yourself eh??? teehee Can’t wait to see photos of the nursery. AND…the Kansas state fair is in Hutch? You mighta seen Tonya there! =) You are still lookin’ great!!!

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    • I know, it’s crazy. Den’s parents were there and his Dad said they didn’t even have sonograms when they were having babies, let alone 3D ones. lol! I didn’t see Tonya, I bet she went Monday b/c it’s free with your Dillons card on Monday. :)

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  12. So sweet, Veronica! 3D sonograms are amazing. You can see all of his tiny features already! And if it’s any consolation, I bet that cake still tasted darned delicious. :)

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  13. I hate when that happens but I suppose broken cake = intact cake pops and anyways, what could be sweeter than baby Joshua’s face, a man who adores you, an entire day off, music, and love. You are blessed and I’m blessed to know you, V!

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  14. I loved seeing those 3D pics on facebook! It’s really amazing how much of the baby you can really see from those sonograms!

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  15. You and Danielle are sooooo cute! You guys look the exact same :) Oh no! Sorry to hear about your caketastrophy. It still looked so purty, beautifully decorated! You seem to have a positive outlook on it though… more sleep + there’s always next year :) Awwww I love baby Joshua in 3D! I didn’t realize you could see the baby in 3D… never seen that, only the typical 2D sonograms. So cool. And I think his nose is perfecto!!

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  16. *I meant you 2 looked the same as you did back then… not the same as each other :)

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  17. Sorry about your cake, sweetie. It looked amazing, and probably tasted just as wonderful. Next year, you can make it while baby sleeps, and all will be well with the world. :)

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