32 Weeks

So here we are … mid 32 weeks … I thought I should try to get a photo as it has been a few weeks – I rarely feel “photo ready” right now so while doing my chores may be a good perspective of daily life while pregnant.



The baby is growing and kicking, moving lots and is head down (Praise the Lord for that!). While there are the typical aches and pains of late pregnancy going on, I am still grateful in my heart for the blessing of this little one, who has already captured our hearts even without being born physically.


I have been able to stay on top of my “plan” to do some deep cleaning and organizing before baby is born, which also coincides with Christmas {perhaps, a mixed blessing!}.  Daily, there have been some major tasks crossed off on the to-do list, which is very encouraging – ie, cleaned out the pantry, prepared and cleaned out gardens for winter, cleaned out my closet, cleaned linen/baby closet, cleaned school room hutches, organized and cleaned laundry room … there’s much to do still, but most of the projects require my husband (like prepping chicken coop for winter and getting the barn ready for the goats to have their first winter with us).   It feels GREAT to get some projects out of the way {even if I pay for it with annoying Braxton Hicks contractions as a result}.


Our midwife care has been fantastic – I highly recommend visiting a midwife if you are expecting. The care is very different and very natural. I am so grateful for the wonderful doctor in my life that encouraged me to try a VBAC nine years ago, which then resulted in many successful deliveries – AND I am so grateful for my sweet midwife who has been with me for the past three babies.


We have not settled on any names yet – eek! We have our standby boy name that we have never been able to use, but still have not chosen a girl name.
We might be choosing a name after baby is born.  I suppose that is okay, right?

November 12, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Samantha Erin You look so beautiful Gillian…and that beautiful golden light is so yummy. I love the name Laurel. I did a photoshoot with a girl Laurel and it really struck me as such a lovely name and very unique.

November 11, 2015 - 2:11 am

Lauren Looking good, Gillian! 32 weeks already, I can’t believe it…… Soon you’ll be holding your baby girl (heeeheeee) :):):) I thought of some girl names, Lulu, Lily, Lauren 😉 have a blessed evening!

November 10, 2015 - 11:09 am

Liz Totally fine to pick a name after! We were set on this baby being aria… When she was born, she was definitely not an aria! 😉
You look beautiful, so happy for you all!

November 8, 2015 - 7:35 pm

Brenda (Gigi’s Mom) GORGEOUS!!! Love this picture Gillian! You should frame this one. Did Lacey take it? Can’t wait to see and hold the new “baby”, no matter what the name or sex. xoxo

November 8, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Heather You look amazing 🙂
Just catching up on your blog because it’s been a few months! Love it all.
I had a name all set for my third daughter and changed it the next day in the hospital. I had struggled with the commonness of the name but I just couldn’t imagine anything other than Emily in the end.
Can’t wait to meet the newest little one!

November 7, 2015 - 1:44 am

Tawnia I was thinking of you today! 🙂 While trying to decide on our “girl” name (we too have a boy one already but its so hard with each girl to find a new “love” girl name) 🙂 I came across the name Lisbeth and it made me think of you 🙂

November 6, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Cassy Hey Gillian congratulations and good luck I miss you guys I hope all the other girls are good

November 6, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Erin Lynn Choosing a name after baby is born is perfectly fine! No worries. Just call him/her “baby” which is what everyone does for the first month anyway. Beautiful pics of a sweet expectant mama. You might inspire us all to have more. Of course, I’m trying to talk my husband into “just one more” anyway.

November 6, 2015 - 11:24 am

Sarah You look so lovely! These picture are so beautiful with the lighting and the old-fashioned clothes basket. : )

November 5, 2015 - 1:14 pm

admin Thank you, ladies, for your sweet words. 🙂

P.S. Teresa, would you mind emailing me your phone number? I have a favor to ask you and my email is not working right now (to send, I can receive, but not send)….? 🙂 Thank you!

November 5, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Teresa You look amazing… I see a little Laura as a perfect girls name as you now have your own little house on the prairie..ummm hills ! God is good!!!

November 4, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Julianne My husband and I are expecting our first this Christmas (I’m just one week ahead of you :)), and we were blown away by the difference in care that we experienced when we switched from an OB to a midwife! Our midwife team has truly been an answer to prayer and we feel so relaxed going into this birth! (at least at this point!)

We are the same as you – still fishing for a name. Although we know we have a son on the way. If we had a daughter coming we would be all set to go!

November 4, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Kristina Wow, 32 weeks already! You look beautiful!