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20 weeks

20 weeks

I finally broke down and bought 2 pair of maternity pants!
Wow… that feels better!
i thought I could get away without buying maternity tops for a little while longer… thinking that maybe some of my longer shirts would cover… but there is nothing worse than being able  to see a little sliver of that nice spandex pregnancy-panel in the top of the pants!! At the same time, I am not really warranting the big flowing tops! Chuckle… loving the in-between!
Emily hadn’t seen me for a week and was a little surprised by the growth in my belly! I did have a dr’s appointment today… we are ½ way there!! Is that possible? He did an ultra-sound and checked out all the organs and did some measurements. Appears we have a  healthy little one in there!! My dr. asked me again if I was SURE I didn’t want to know what the sex of the baby was!! (it was KILLING ME), but I reassured him that we are NOT FINDING OUT!!!
Whatever it is… we are excited!
We didn’t find out with the first 2 pregnancies…(really, at eric’s insistance!)  He loves being surprised and he thinks it’s ‘cheating’ to find out before hand…however, on my third pregnancy, I wanted a girl! And so I decided to find out! This time…I really have no preference! I’d be happy either way! Quincy of course is SURE it’s a little sister… colton  thinks it’s a girl- he claims he can tell from the ultrasound images… girl for sure!  Cory is holding on to the hope it’s a boy! 
Sooo…here is a look at our little one. this is a page i made for my pregnancy journal today.  (the scanner is not really big enough…so it cut a little off)


  • Talia

    23 March, 2006 at 11:06 pm Reply

    You look so cute, Heidi! Kay, we are like on the exact same time schedule with our pregnancies…I’m 20 weeks and I just ha my ultracound yesterday…only I think my tummy is way bigger than yours! (This is my second…my daughter is only 15 months old, so my tummy is stretching out quite a bit faster this time!!) Check out my blog and you can see my ultra-sound pic…can’t wait to meet you in Chaicago next weekend! Congrats on being half-way done!!

  • Kimberly Cole

    23 March, 2006 at 11:33 pm Reply

    Ok, I guess I missed the huge memo that you were expecting! Congratulations! I’m just a scrapper here in CA that’s been keeping up with your blog and your scrap news.

  • chanel

    23 March, 2006 at 11:46 pm Reply

    I love your page … its great. Hope you continue enjoying your pregnancy its such an incredible stage of life.

  • Kim Archer

    23 March, 2006 at 11:53 pm Reply

    Page looks GREAT! And halfway already! Yay. Such a cute little belly Heidi:)))

  • marlo

    24 March, 2006 at 12:40 am Reply

    Love your page. How exciting for you and your family. Love the ultrasound, reminds me of God’s little miracles.

  • Alanna

    24 March, 2006 at 1:22 am Reply

    I love your page, looks beautiful :)WOW 20 weeks already!

  • Alisha

    24 March, 2006 at 2:32 am Reply

    Cutie baby belly! Congrats and I hope the rest of your PG is smooth sailing.

  • Vee

    24 March, 2006 at 3:32 am Reply

    OMG your page is so beautiful….
    make me want to cry
    love it
    i am glad to hear everything is going great
    yahoo for the half way mark
    you look awesome!
    love the belly shot

  • Carrie

    24 March, 2006 at 4:32 am Reply

    You look great. And don’t fret…the more we have the faster we stretch out. I got so big with my fourth I was afraid to sit in the Lazy Boy for fear no one but maybe a crane engineer could get me out. I can’t believe you are half way there already…funny how fast other people pregnancies go!

  • Melissa

    24 March, 2006 at 4:37 am Reply

    You look great! I love the pregnancy journal. Something to cherish forever.

  • Kia Harley

    24 March, 2006 at 5:21 am Reply

    Hey Heidi
    Congrats – 20 weeks already! Love your pregnancy journal – would love to see more!
    Best wishes

  • Amy Coose

    24 March, 2006 at 5:38 am Reply

    How cute are you? That page is fabulous, as are all your pages!!

  • Kelli

    24 March, 2006 at 5:52 am Reply

    you are so cute! I love the preg journal idea, wish I had done that with my two. Can’t wait to see you in April, you’re gonna look so adorable!

  • Martha Bravo

    24 March, 2006 at 6:19 am Reply

    I am so happy for you Heidi. You say you have no preference this time but I think you have a secret hope! just look at this page it is so girly…

  • laura t.

    24 March, 2006 at 6:25 am Reply

    hate those prego panels on maternity pants too…how adorable is your outfit on your page, though! enjoy your 2nd half!

  • Nick's Mom

    24 March, 2006 at 7:04 am Reply

    You look so adorable – I know exactly what you mean by those pregnancy pants – those panels are so NOT to be desired.
    I love your idea of your journal – I’m going to take a guess and say you are having a girl.

  • Michelle

    24 March, 2006 at 7:27 am Reply

    Oh Heidi I love your journal – Show us more! I too am expecting…18 weeks now…not too far behind ya! I actually used the “All about me” book you designed for QVC and altered it to be my journal. I’m super pumped about meeting you and taking classes from you in April @ the Scrap etc. event…maybe I’ll get to show you my journal.

  • ash

    24 March, 2006 at 7:31 am Reply

    one of my favorite tips for stretching your wardrobe during those inbetween months…buy some of those long tanks and layer them under tee’s…you can pull them over your panel and still look stylin!

  • Alison P

    24 March, 2006 at 8:00 am Reply

    Love the page! Congrats on the 20 week mark. 🙂

  • Tabitha Jones

    24 March, 2006 at 8:28 am Reply

    Look at your cute little self!!! Congrats on the half way mark!!

  • deb munn

    24 March, 2006 at 8:37 am Reply

    Your journal entry is beautiful and you look amazing!! Thank you for sharing your journey. ~deb~

  • Nichole Black

    24 March, 2006 at 8:47 am Reply

    LOL at “Wow . . . that feels better!”
    Love your pg journal. Did you keep one with your previous three? What a treasure for your kids. I used the ugly store-bought “What To Expect . . .” pg journal. Yours is MUCH sweeter! Congrats!

  • nancy in ks

    24 March, 2006 at 8:52 am Reply

    LOvE the page, love the outfit, love the idea…
    can i ask a question?
    who takes the great photos of you, heidi?, do you set up a tripod, or does em or eric? or quincy…
    one thing i notice in so many blogs is that scrapbookers get their own picture in the pages. i’m always behind the camera, therefore…sigh…invisible.
    if you read these comments, could you answer this?

  • jill

    24 March, 2006 at 8:53 am Reply

    the page is beautiful…thanks for sharing!

  • stephanie

    24 March, 2006 at 9:25 am Reply

    I love your journal page … I’m stealing the idea to put rub-ons on my daughter’s ultrasound pic! 🙂

  • Bonnie K

    24 March, 2006 at 9:39 am Reply

    so beautiful. I am so in love with your handwriting, i have your book… I gotta start feeling comfy with my own handwriting!

  • Karla Grant

    24 March, 2006 at 9:59 am Reply

    You are so adorable! I agree on the maternity pants. I just had my second child and it was so great getting out of those. Love the page too! You are so talented, but I am sure I am not the first to tell you that. Good luck on the next 20 weeks, hope to see you at the event in September.

  • christina cole

    24 March, 2006 at 10:25 am Reply

    beautiful…beautiful layout heidi…and i just love the photo! that’s so awesome you can wait to find out what the baby is when it arrives, i always had to find out early! 🙂

  • Erika B

    24 March, 2006 at 10:48 am Reply

    Love your layout Heidi!!!! I’ve only got 2 little blessings in my life, however, it’s true, that even after having one, you feel completely different — more experienced about the whole thing! Best wishes to you and your wonderful family. Enjoyed seeing Baby’s first photo shoot. Hee, hee!

  • Jody Ferlaak

    24 March, 2006 at 11:04 am Reply

    Thanks for posting this…it practically makes me want to have another!! But since I’ve had 5 already, I am wiser and plus I made my husband swear up and down when he proposed marriage to me that we would never, EVER have kids. SO, I’ve already eaten my words five times over! A sixth would probably be embarrassing. =) Boy or girl- it makes no difference I can see- this baby is smothered with love from everyone around already! Good luck in the last half….and I hope to hook up with a spot at Creativeescapze!!!

  • Heather

    24 March, 2006 at 11:22 am Reply

    hi heidi! your journal page is so joyous. your outfit is very cute. loved seeing it. i liked the idea someone else posted about wearing a long tank, that would look cute on you too.
    i also have 4 kids, ages 6,4, 2 and the baby is almost 5 mos. some days are harder than others, but i wouldn’t change it for the world. of course i’m crazy behind on layouts, but i’m saving some of those baby pages for when you show us yours!

  • Jenrigg

    24 March, 2006 at 1:30 pm Reply

    What a beautiful journal! And I love that scan – that’s my favourite one, when you can see a whole baby in there LOL Keep smiling 🙂

  • Heather Spils

    24 March, 2006 at 1:51 pm Reply

    I feel ya’ sister – I am exactly 20 weeks today too! I am pregnant with my 3rd and in the last two weeks I all of a sudden look totally pregnant. Old navy has nice long tank tops and I also found a website called Shade Clothing and they have very cute, long and comfy form fitting maternity tees. Good luck!

  • Cammi

    24 March, 2006 at 1:57 pm Reply

    How exciting!! Congrats again Heidi – only a few more weeks till we find out the gender of our little one… by the way, you look great! i’ve been in maternity shirts for a few weeks, although i can still get my low rise jeans on – i’m sure it’s a girl!!

  • jill

    24 March, 2006 at 2:28 pm Reply

    page looks great, and you are SO cute 🙂

  • Ngaire

    24 March, 2006 at 4:21 pm Reply

    so good to see all is well , you are a beautiful pregnant woman! 🙂
    Love the journal page.
    SO pretty! 🙂
    health and love,

  • ania

    24 March, 2006 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Congrats with the pregancy! And a pregancyjournalbook, what a great idea 🙂 Wish I discovered scrapping *before* my pregancies 😀 Good luck! 🙂

  • Rachel

    24 March, 2006 at 6:07 pm Reply

    you look fabulous!! Love that long shirt with the short sweater…
    And as I sit here at 36 1/2 weeks, I’m still fitting into a great pair of low rise stretch jeans from anthropologie (the key is to get the thinner material type one size bigger so they kind of roll around the tummy)…they totally rock and it’s nice to know I’ll have something that fits after the baby is born too 🙂

  • Sarah W.

    24 March, 2006 at 6:26 pm Reply

    its hard to believe you’re half way already…how exciting! and i’m with the general consensus here and agree that you’re looking uber fabulous. love the page, its so “simply swapp” i just smile when i see your creations, so keep ’em coming! hope your weekend is wonderful.
    blessings, sarah.

  • Karalynn Tyler

    24 March, 2006 at 6:49 pm Reply

    LOVE your ultrasound layout for your journal! I’m 23 weeks along right now and since we have a modest baby, we weren’t able to tell from the ultrasound if we’re having a boy or girl. I’ve adjusted to the fact that it will be a wonderful surprise. Cute tummy- I have to say mine is so huge in comparison! I was in maternity pants back at 13 weeks! I do have a pair that are the most comfortable pair of pants in the world. Congratulations again!!!

  • Anita Hiltz

    24 March, 2006 at 8:14 pm Reply

    OMG! Heidi! You look so darn cute! I love that photo of you on your LO! Awwww….what a cute page! 🙂 So happy for you!

  • Katy

    24 March, 2006 at 8:15 pm Reply

    Beautiful page Heidi … you’re bump looks so tiny … well done on being half way there!

  • sarah green

    24 March, 2006 at 8:41 pm Reply

    You are looking great, and what a cute wee bump, I love the layout!! Take it easy and congrats on being half way there!!

  • em

    24 March, 2006 at 8:47 pm Reply

    so sweet! makes me wanna just run out there and get pregnant again myself….almost…. 😉

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    25 March, 2006 at 12:33 am Reply

    Beautiful and so full of heart as is everything you do!! Hugs Wanda

  • Tanja

    25 March, 2006 at 3:35 am Reply

    Nice little babybelly there!! Wishing you all the best for the second half and hope to see some more preggo LO’s!!

  • Sarah

    25 March, 2006 at 4:27 am Reply

    Your pregnancy journal has brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful and such a blessing. WOW 20 weeks already, that time has gone so fast, you would also be having movement now. How precious. Congratulations..
    Sarah (Australia)

  • stephanie215

    25 March, 2006 at 6:19 am Reply

    such a pretty page heidi!!!

  • lisa

    25 March, 2006 at 8:10 am Reply

    beautiful page! Congrats on the baby. I can’t wait to take your class at Scrapbooks, Etc.

  • vicki fogarty

    25 March, 2006 at 9:33 am Reply

    This is a wonderful page. What a way to keep on top of things. You look so adorable in this picture. You barely look pregnant for being 1/2 way there. I am hoping for a girl. Then you would be 2-n-2. We need to keep your inspiration alive with generations. I am see Q is on her way. Keep the pages coming.

  • Tracey

    25 March, 2006 at 11:08 am Reply

    Beautiful page, Heidi. Can’t wait to meet you in the She track at Chicago next week!

  • joanna

    25 March, 2006 at 11:48 am Reply

    Oh, awesome!! So exciting!!

  • patty

    25 March, 2006 at 4:33 pm Reply

    you are too C*U*T*E & love the journal page!

  • Kim F 267

    25 March, 2006 at 6:29 pm Reply

    Heidi – you are so cute. I love that page.

  • Breanne

    25 March, 2006 at 9:33 pm Reply

    OH! Look How CUTE!!! And I’ve never seen an ultrasound of a baby so far along!!! How cool!!!
    Congrats to you again, Heidi!

  • Lisa

    26 March, 2006 at 10:14 am Reply

    OMG, you are so tiny still:) I know what you mean about finally getting maternity pants. I resisted but once i put them on they were so comfy. Your page is so adorable… please show more of your pregnancy journal. I can’t wait to see your future baby pages, i know they will be fabulous! 🙂

  • Rachel C

    26 March, 2006 at 2:23 pm Reply

    You look so great!! Love the layout, it’s beautiful! And I love how you journaled right on the ultrasound picture!!
    So awesome you’re not finding out the sex, I had to find out with our first one! =)

  • Karalyn

    26 March, 2006 at 5:57 pm Reply

    First, You look amazing! Yay for having a baby! 🙂
    Second, I wanted to say thank you for the rub-on video. I pulled out the rubons today and voila! Simple! You’re awesome.

  • andrea wiebe

    26 March, 2006 at 9:37 pm Reply

    you look so good!
    i never found out for my three babies and it was always the biggest surprise – loved it 🙂

  • Ann(i)e

    27 March, 2006 at 5:17 am Reply

    what that is a beautiful journal entry….gorgeous colors and as always, your fab handwriting!!!! what a treasure!!!

  • Raven

    27 March, 2006 at 8:34 am Reply

    This is so gorgeous – love what you did w/ the ultrasound photo. You look so cute! 🙂

  • sheila

    27 March, 2006 at 11:52 am Reply

    Wow, love the layout! I’m only 17 weeks myself & you’ve inspired me to start a small pregnancy journal/album. I know it’s a personal journey, but I’d love to see the rest of your pregnancy layouts-you’re so inspiring. Take care.

  • Photos by Sarah

    27 March, 2006 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    Congrats on your pregnancy.
    I am a baby photographer if you are looking for some photos !
    Of course I am in Michigan but would love to do them for you if you have some frequent flyer tickets to get read of : )

  • Jennie

    27 March, 2006 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Oh Heidi,if you’ve read this far with your comments, well done. I wish you all the best luck with your pregnancy, I’m afraid three was enough for me! You sound very well, so all the best, and I’m so glad you haven’t chosen to discover the sex, I think it is so fab to leave it to the very last minute.
    Jennie from thne UK. X

  • Debbie Cook

    27 March, 2006 at 10:55 pm Reply

    super cute page, heidi. you look adorable as usual! definitely good choice to be surprised, too. happy to be able to follow along. :)debbie

  • Kristin

    28 March, 2006 at 4:41 am Reply

    With my third baby, I discovered low rise jeans. You can find them at the maternity store and they are WAY cute — no panel belly! And they are confortable. Congrats on making it to the halfway point.

  • Alyssa

    28 March, 2006 at 5:01 pm Reply

    Wowzers. LOVE that page. Those roses rock. Cool photo. Can’t wait to start getting my newsletter. Woooooowee!

  • Mindy

    10 April, 2006 at 4:49 pm Reply

    (Jill’s sister) this is SUCH a cute layout!! adorable…tugs at the heart…how fun!!!

  • Peg Graham

    11 April, 2006 at 6:48 am Reply

    Oh Heidi- This layoutn is simply adorable!
    I just love how everything seems to ‘work’. I can read all the journaling and feel your excitement and confidence.
    Thanks for always inspiring me!

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