Our Prayer for Layton

*35 Weeks*

35 weeks
*36 Weeks*

36 weeks

*37 Weeks*
37 weeks

The countdown is officially in days…17 to be exact!

We got to meet our nephew Tommy and I’m so in love!!!!! His mama did such a good job being in labor for over 40 hours!


We spent a week at my parent’s lake house and our brave little girl rode the tube and swam like a fish.

Raelynn lake 1 Raelynn lake 2 Raelynn Lake 3

As of the 36 week mark I am 3 cm dilated and 70% thinned out already, which of course is when the time starts creeping because you feel like it could happen at any minute.

I actually did have a day last week where I thought “This is it!” I was having contractions about 5 minutes apart for over an hour. When I finally was able to lay down they slowed down which is when I knew we’d still be playing the waiting game. Why is the end of pregnancy the longest and hardest part?

We FINALLY got the nursery (almost all) set up! At least he has a place to sleep! Jerrub just has to build the changing table and hang a few pictures and it’s ready to go. It’s also Raelynn’s new favorite place in the house to play.

My nesting face has kicked in full force. So much that I’ve even tackled projects like white washing my fire place and have started redecorating rooms in the house.


Dear Lord,

Thank you! Thank you for allowing me to have a healthy and easy pregnancy once again. Thank you for blessing us with a baby boy, a great life to bring him into, and tons of family and friends to love on him. Please continue to be with me the remainder of the pregnancy and be present in the delivery room. I pray over the doctor and nurses that will be with us, I pray for a great delivery, and I pray for a healthy baby boy to enter this world when the day comes. Please be with us as parents to help raise him the way you want us to. Please give us patience and endurance through hard times and send extra patience and love when we need it most. I pray that Layton knows and loves you more than me or his Dad ever have. I pray that he will be a strong and kind boy. That he will accept others, look out for others, not worry about what people think, stay true to what he believes in, enjoy life, and make a difference in this world one day. Thank you for entrusting us with your son and help us to be the parents you intended for us to be and a good example for our little boy. We love you Lord.



28, 29, & 30 Weeks

28 weeks

*28 Weeks* This pregnancy is just so funny to me because I haven’t even looked at my “What’s to Expect When You’re Expecting” app.  I didn’t even realize I was in the 3rd trimester until my doctor told me and most of my weekly pics are selfies taken in my gym clothes or pictures I find […]

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26 & 27 Weeks

Rae J 1

*26 Weeks* *27 Weeks* Total Weight Gain: About 15 pounds. It feels good to be in the gym this pregnancy. I hope I can keep it up for 3 more months and I hope it helps in the long run. Maternity Clothes: It’s a mix at this point. Any pants and shorts I wear are […]

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Weeks 24 & 25

24 weeks

*24 Weeks* *25 Weeks* 103 Days until the due date 1 Road trip to Memphis 2 Baby Showers (one for Layton and one for his cousin Tommy) 1 Trip to the Zoo 1 Road trip to Arkansas to visit Mamaw and Papaw 5 Family and Friend get-to-gethers 7 Sweaty Workouts 3 Nights woken up with a […]

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Weeks 22 & 23…My Letter to Layton

22 weeks

Hey little man, This pregnancy is flying by and I am getting more and more excited to meet you! I already wonder so many things like will you be hyper and have curly hair like your sister? Or will you be my chill blonde bomber? I can’t wait to see what yours and Raelynn’s relationship is like! […]

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Weeks 20 and 21

20 Weeks

20 Weeks 21 Weeks Random Thoughts of my pregnancy at this point: I was reading back on my blog when I was pregnant with Raelynn around this time and I have most of the same symptoms… tailbone pain, itchy belly, tossing and turning a lot at night, charlie horses, and heartburn. It’s nice to have […]

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19 Weeks

19 week ultrasound

Well as most of you know, we are having a baby BOY!!!! His name is Layton Decker Hammrich. We have loved the name Layton for a boy since before we even got married… and now we are pumped we get to use it! Cause lets be honest, we were secretly rooting for a boy. We know […]

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18 Weeks

18 weeks

*18 Weeks* How far along? 18 weeks… some days it feels like this pregnancy is flying by and some days it seems long already. Weight Gain: According to my scale, about 5 pounds so far. I’ll know for sure when I go to the doctor next week for our checkup! Maternity Clothes: The loose ones […]

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