40 Weeks

Dress c/o Pink Blush
Size of Baby Brickner:  A small pumpkin, which is full circle since we announced our pregnancy (which seems like forever ago), holding one!  My baby book says the average newborn is 7 & a half pounds, Waverly was 7.6 right at 40 weeks, so it will be interesting to see what her baby sister is!  We really have no idea since we haven’t had an ultrasound since 20 weeks. 

Maternity Clothes:  I love the dress above, which was my third look from Pink Blush, it is super comfortable, stretchy & perfect for after the baby is born.  In other fashion news, I ordered a pair of sandals from Nordstrom this week (because shoes always fit, right?), & could not love them more!  I’m excited to wear them all summer long!  

Best Moment This Week:  I’m convinced that anything can be a sign of labor (according to google, everytime I feel a new symptom I search it online to see if it means labor is near, & it always does), but I have had a few moments where I felt like I was getting close & they were so exciting.  They obviously turned into false alarms, but I know they all had to mean something, right?!! 😉  I also am so thankful  for the sweet messages, phone calls, & emails as we wait for our baby girl, they really mean so much and I love that she is coming into a world where she already has so many people who care for her as much as we do.

Miss Anything:  I am staying away from complaining, as easy as it would be, since we are so close to the end! The excitement of holding our baby girl in our arms so soon far outweighs the annoying symptoms of late pregnancy, & as ready as I am (I really am ready), I am just trying to remember that they are all signs that labor is near! 

Movement:  Baby girl has actually been moving more lately than in weeks, lots of rolls & feelings of little feet and knees, the cutest!

Cravings:  Smoothies & light meals.

Queasy or Sick:  Definitely, & tired, but so very excited!!!

Looking Forward To:  BABY DAY!!!!!!!!  

And since I am hoping that this is my last weekly update for baby girl #2, here are the pictures from this pregnancy from 20 weeks on, the first eight are in this update.  I’m not going to lie, taking pictures each week sometimes became a huge pain (& we may go for monthly or trimester updates in the future!), but they are so much fun to look back on & I hope our little lady will love to look at them herself one day. 🙂
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I hope to be sharing some good news sooner rather than later on my Instagram, thank you all so very much for your sweet support over this pregnancy!


  1. June 1, 2015 / 11:46 am

    EEEK, 40 weeks, you made it mama! WOOHOO! Love your dress and your collage of weeks! Sending you happy vibes and prayers for a safe delivery whenever that is of y'all :)! <3

  2. June 1, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    You are SO CLOSE!!! I was wondering if anything would happen over the weekend since I know Baby Watch 2015 has started 🙂
    So cute that baby is the size of a small pumpkin and that's how you announced it. Love!

  3. June 1, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    LOVE seeing your bump pictures!! The waiting game for baby #2 is on!

  4. June 1, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Ahhhhhhh I can't believe it!! I have been stalking hardcore too… waiting! 😉 haha! You look fabulous and I love looking back, so sweet! Good luck this week and fingers crossed for you guys!

  5. June 1, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    YAY!!!! Baby month for sure is here and baby day is definitely near! (And I totally didn't mean for that to rhyme LOL). Wishing you all the best and thinking of you this week! XO

  6. Anonymous
    June 1, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    SOON. You got this girl 😉

  7. June 1, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    I know you are so excited to meet your baby girl (and I can't wait to hear the name), so I hope this is your last bumpdate! You still look fabulous! Congrats on hitting on your due date (always a fun milestone)! Hopefully you are receiving an outpouring of support as you anxiously wait!

  8. Anonymous
    June 1, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Looking as flawless as ever, even at 40 weeks!

  9. June 1, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Home stretch! Good luck, maybe by the time you read this you'll have baby girl in your arms! I love the weekly pictures, and wish I would have done with that with either one of my pregnancies…

  10. June 1, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    so many lovely pictures! the end is near mama! good luck!

  11. June 1, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Come on, baby girl! Woohoo! 🙂

  12. June 1, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    You made it! 🙂 And I have to say you have the best pregnancy style I've ever seen! I swear I'm wearing the same 4 things! Haha!! 😉 Can't wait for you to hold sweet baby girl #2 in your arms! (Oh, and for you to share pics of her, but that can wait! teehee!)

  13. June 1, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    You look beautiful, as always! Baby girl is almost here! I'm so so excited for you! And I know what you mean about everything being a sign of labor… hopefully your labor comes soon. I can't wait and I know you are even more anxious to hold your sweet baby girl in your arms. Hopefully not too much longer!

  14. June 1, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    You're almost there!! I totally applaud you for your positive attitude in these last weeks. Such an inspiration

  15. June 2, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Ahhhh, you're almost there!!! Praying you're holding your sweet little lady soon.
    I love the weekly pics (and know how they can be a challenge to actually get taken)! The comparison is so much fun.
    Your Pink Blush dress is adorable. They have been my go-to this pregnancy for all my clothes. So many cute and comfy options!

  16. June 2, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Man, you look amazing! I know I say this on every single one of your posts, but you look incredible and this makes me want to get pregnant again! 🙂 I just loved it and you can tell that you do too! You are doing awesome, mama! That sweet little girl will be here so soon! I'm excited for you guys!

  17. June 2, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Ashley, pregnancy looks so, so good on you! Can't wait for you to announce that Baby Brickner is here!

  18. June 3, 2015 / 2:18 am

    Yay for 40 weeks! Hopefully it won't be too much longer. You look radiant! Your pregnancy style is just the best.

  19. June 3, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    You look amazing! Love your bump recap and following along on IG.

  20. June 4, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    So sweet! Looking at all the weekly bump pics together at the end totally makes the annoyingness worth it! 🙂

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