39 weeks! + more deep cleaning + the rest of our maternity photos

I have been craving Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza for the past two weeks. I decided to just make it at home. It was delicious.

The deep cleaning continues – I dusted fans and cleaned light fixtures yesterday.

Then I took a little break to lounge in my recliner. All of my pants fall down past my belly right now. It makes me laugh and I am constantly pulling them up.

We grabbed a quick dinner with my parents and niece last night. If you like pot pie, Maso, a local restaurant here in town, has the best pot pie in the WHOLE world. It’s my favorite. They also have some of the most delicious salads.

Brandi sent the rest of our maternity photos and I could not love them more. Of course, we had to take a few silly ones. I was impressed Jake was able to get his belly out this far…he does not have a belly at all.

I love these pictures so much. I know we will cherish them forever. Thank you, Brandi!! You can find our photographer HERE and all of these pictures were taken HERE at Juniper Farms. It is the most gorgeous spot and venue.

Brandi had Jake rock my hat for a few pictures and despite it being a little small on him, I think he looks so handsome in it.

Sweet boy, I already love being your mom. 5 more days!!!!

My amazing mother-in-law is at our house cleaning our windows for us – she’s the best – while I am in and out of meetings today. I have my annual review for work this afternoon – we’re trying to squeeze everything in before I’m on leave beginning next Wednesday. We also got our taxes all submitted this week, so it feels good to knock some things out.

I will finish deep cleaning on Monday. My mom is going to come over and help me mop floors and all that fun stuff – she’s also the best! We are so blessed with such a wonderful support group close to us. <3

Baby boy is 39 weeks today, which is crazy. Even crazier is that we only have FIVE days left until we meet him. I am feeling ALL the things today and cannot wrap my head around the fact that this is our last weekend without our little guy.

Happy Friday, friends!


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  1. Becky

    Hello from MI!! I have commented a few times, I love reading your blog! Thank you for sharing online. Your maternity photos are beautiful, you look like models! I have 2 children, and 1 in Heaven. I just wanted to give you some unsolicited advice that helped me as a new mom when you are tired and challenged😊 I started counting all my blessings. I reflected and prayed for the women and moms in the world who live in unsafe conditions, who do not have clean water for themselves or their babies to drink or bathe with, or who don’t know where their next meal for themselves or their children is coming from.
    I know you already do this, and that’s why I love reading your blog! I just wanted to share that I did this and it really brings back perspectives when you face the challenges of newborn parenthood. I’m so excited for you and Jake, being a parent is God’s richest blessing.
    I’ll be praying for your family, God bless!!

    • papersandpavement

      Aw, thank you, Becky! You’re going to make me cry. Thank you for sharing! I love that advice so much. I am saving this comment and will definitely come back to it when I’m having a hard day. Thank you!! Sending hugs. 💗

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