23 + 25

With all of our trips the last few weeks, I’ve hardly had a chance to take my weekly pregnancy photos. I managed to sneak one in the last day of our Poconos trip (week 23), and then completely forgot during the week when we were actually home (week 24). And then I managed to snap one of my 25 week self two days before I reached 26 weeks.

This weekly picture thing is getting harder and harder.

But regardless of all that, I am loving this pregnancy so far. Yes, I’m tired, and I’ve had a little back trouble the last few weeks, but besides that I feel great and our little man is constantly reminding us of his presence with jabs, jumps, and wiggles.

At the very end of week 23, the night before we left Pennsylvania, I had a little bleeding scare — something even more scary when the last time bleeding occurred it resulted in a miscarriage. All night I prayed to keep feeling that little guy, just to put my mind at ease, and he was more than obliging. In fact, it may have been his most active day to date. So every little kick I’ve felt since then is a reminder that he’s healthy and strong in there, and that’s exactly what we like. And after a doctors visit, it was confirmed that everything is still going well, and we’re so grateful for that.



  1. You look great!!! Glad to hear all was okay! xoxo A-

  2. Alba* says:

    You look amazing!! I love your self-made dress to the pregnancy pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Like to listen that everything is ok ^^


  3. you look amazing! and I really love how you're using the same dress in each picture to really highlight the belly! xo


  4. Kelli Olsen says:

    I love reading your blog. I always felt great being pregnant with my boys too. Its my girls that did me in…I was sick, sick, sick.

  5. Jenn says:

    Seriously – you are so adorable!

    New to your blog and new to your story. But I am so very happy that your little baby is kicking away even though you had a little scare.

  6. Sara Flynn says:

    Happy to hear everything is still going good! You look great!


  7. Holly says:

    i love this idea! a new photo each week, and using the same dress really gives you the perspective of that little belly growing and growing. aaaand i must say that i kinda love that dress…can i make one?

  8. Brittany says:

    Well, ya still look fantastic, if that's any consolation! Glad to know everything's aok. I love this little series; you can really see him making his appearance!

  9. Mrs. Baker says:

    glad everything is going ok! you look adorable!

  10. newpetite says:

    So glad everything is ok!

  11. Daveana says:

    So cute! Glad you and the baby are healthy!

  12. Brit says:

    You Gates girls and your "bumps". I think I will call them hills instead as you're just so darling, tiny and gradual! I love it x a million. And I am so grateful all is well with baby boy. I cannot wait to meet him. I think about him all of the time and wonder what he will be like and if he will look like Peanut. XOXO

  13. Rosanna says:

    Just found your blog via pinterest. Love your style and sewing tips/patterns etc. Just got a sewing machine and am looking forward to trying out some of the projects you have posted. Thanks for all the posts and info!

  14. Colleen says:

    I love these photos. I discovered our blog today. I've probably read 80 posts so far. I love the tutorials. You make me want to sew. I just figured I'd let you know how I love the blog. Keep it up.

  15. Erica Bellio says:

    I am a new follower , but I have to say I love your blog! I am so glad things are okay with baby. I know those times can be very scary! (not that I know personally..but you know) My husband and I are currently trying as well. So I am encouraged by so many people documenting their stories of their pregnancy!
    When you get a chance, please follow me! I am just starting out and would love a new face on my page! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Erica xoxo


  16. Kacie says:

    I love how you take weekly photos! When I'm prego, I'm totally doing the same thing ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. Oh, you are too cute for words! Wishing you luck for the rest of your pregnancy!

    xoxo Lauren

  18. Ashley says:

    Came across your blog via your polka dot shirt tutorial, and just had to say you are the cutest. Love the progression photos :).

  19. oksana says:

    u look absolutely gorgeous!!!

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