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40 Weeks + Pooches and Pumpkins

And here we are! 40 + 1 weeks pregnant today!

This weekend we were really thinking maybe Miss Adeline would make her appearance, but no such luck. She is definitely on her own timeframe, and just like her mother, she’s running behind! No surprise there!

We decided to distract ourselves on Saturday by attending one of the many fall festivals happening around town. The weather was absolute perfection, and I would have lost my mind just sitting at home waiting for something to happen. So, off to Pooches & Pumpkins we went, a local fall festival for dogs at a huge outdoor garden center. We figured this would most likely be our last weekend as a family of three and knew Truckee would appreciate the extra attention.


She may not look thrilled, but she was really excited!


I still can’t get over how normal I felt the day before our due date. This may sound weird, but if it weren’t for the giant basketball hanging off the front of me, I really felt perfectly fine! Nothing at all to make me think a baby might be making their appearance anytime soon! I guess I should be grateful for that, and happy that I’ve been feeling so great.





Truckee was pretty much a hot mess while we were there, and not exactly the most behaved on her leash as she’s ever been, but we all still enjoyed it! There were free hot dogs, a local ice-cream truck, live music, and tons of fall decor to check out. Didn’t our family selfie turn out good?? Truckee looks so blissfully unaware of what’s coming her way! Ha!

Sunday, our DUE DATE, we headed to church then out to what *might* be our favorite restaurant.


CHICKEN EXPRESS!!!! WHAT UP! Everyone always says spicy foods will help bring on labor, so I was not opposed to gobbling down not one, but two orders of my absolute favorite jalapeño poppers on the face of the planet. You have not lived until you’ve had jalapeño poppers from Chicken Express.

I’m definitely not a believer in the whole spicy foods myth, especially since spicy foods have been a major craving/safe food my entire pregnancy!


The rest of Sunday I spent cleaning, resting, and taking a walk. I’ve given up on trying any labor inducing old wives tales, and am happily awaiting her arrival. I’m reallllly hoping she comes sooner rather than later because I’m not sure I’ll survive another full week! But we shall see!

We have our 40 week doctor’s appointment this afternoon, and I’m hoping our Dr. can shed some positive light on what the rest of this week might look like. Here’s to hoping we’ve progressed and baby girl is coming SOON!

How was your weekend? What are you doing to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather? What day this week do you think baby girl will make her appearance? Any guesses? Yet again!

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    October 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    You are so adorable! And what a fun festival- I love any events that are dog friendly 😉
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    Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    October 19, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Hang in there! The last few weeks/days are the hardest! So awesome that you’re feeling so great at 40 weeks!!
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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    October 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Good luck with your appointment!!! These days are going by SO slow…
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    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life
    October 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    You Always find the most fun dog events! I am praying for you and baby girl! Those newborns sure can be stubborn with their arrival! I am guessing she will come Thursday the 22nd!
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    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections
    October 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Haha to chicken express! I tried spicy food too. I ordered Thai and asked for it really spicy. It was barely spicy. I was so disappointed, not that it would have worked anyway. Hoping she comes soon!
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    Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
    October 20, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Haha I had Chicken E on Sunday TOO! Finger lickin’ delicious!
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    Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue
    October 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I am the opposite with spicy food, I feel like my tolerance for spicy food has decreased since being pregnant! I had to downgrade my usual Thai takeout order to “beginner” level… How embarrassing!
    How nice that the fall festival was dog friendly. Although if I’d brought my dog? Hot mess is just the beginning… 🙂
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    Chelsea @ SimplyChelsea
    October 21, 2015 at 7:11 am

    What a cute festival!! I’m sure your dog loved it!

    I have never heard of Chicken Express so I guess I haven’t fully lived yet, but it looks delicious. 🙂
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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    October 21, 2015 at 8:02 am

    So I noticed this was posted a few days ago…. so I went to your Instagram to see and it looks like you are still prego!??? I hope you are still feeling good and best of luck when it is time. Looks like a great family weekend.
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