Bumpdate [Baby Watch]

Bumpdate [Baby Watch]


We’ll be 39 weeks along tomorrow.

This morning I went in and got checked out at the birth center so that I could confirm that all was well. I had woken up to some blood and once I discussed this with the nurse she asked me to stop by.

After a few cultures and a non stress test she confirmed that I was 1 cm dilated but my water hadn’t broken yet.


Baby Brown could come any time in the next couple of days (or even today) so I’ve been instructed to take it easy and listen to my body. Easier said than done for a busybody like myself but luckily, my body gives me plenty of reminders.

I went back to work for the day until I had a little dizzy spell. I decided to head home and take it easy. I hung out with my family watching movies and not moving much outside of a few contractions (at the time I considered them to be Braxton Hicks) and sitting on a birthing ball.





Our nursery is pretty much all set up. We just got a crib mobile in the mail so we still need to install it. Other than that I think the only thing missing is the baby’s name sign!

We still don’t know baby’s gender so obviously don’t have a name picked out. I have a name sign all picked out and ready to go, as soon as baby arrives.

Week: 38 weeks and 6 days. 
Baby Size: Right on target, Baby Brown is now the size of a small watermelon. We are both measuring well. 
Weight Gain: 29 lbs. 
Activity: Walking has become a little more of a chore for me, so just sitting on a ball mostly these days. I still stretch every morning and every night. 
Cravings: Watermelon! 🍉 I blame summer for this one, though. 
Aversions: Still none, but I am staying away from negative birth stories at all costs. 
Baby Names: Somehow we’ve got it down to two boy names and two girl names, now we’ve just got to see what sticks! 
Outie or Innie: Technically still an innie, but it’s stretched and flipped if you ask me.


We’ve officially been cleared to have a birth center delivery so my bags are packed up for that. The stay there is usually much shorter than in hospital births so we will need less stuff, but I’ll be sure to share what I brought here soon. The car seat has been installed and at this point it’s pretty much a waiting game.I have a few pictures I want to frame and a couple more frozen meals to prepare but other than that we are (unbelievably) as prepared as we are going to be! Stay tuned.

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hi, i'm v.

about v

Sticker maker, shop owner, Marine wife and mom.

ISTJ, Taurus, Type 5

I recently discovered bullet journaling, but have scrapbooked since grade school. I enjoy many aspects of papercrafting and share them here, along with any productivity tips I stumble across because ase I can tend to be a bit of an organization junkie as well.

You can contact me here.

what you can expect on the blog

  • papercrafting and journaling
  • intentional living and productivity
  • shop updates and behind the scenes
  • a personal post sprinkled here and there

fun facts


What’s in your shop?

Stickers first and foremost. I started the shop after I realized I wasn't the only paper girl who was itching for simple stickers for women of color. You'll find digitally illustrated sticker sheets, die cut stickers, and printable/digital stickers. 

Limited-time products also include: magnets, bookmarks, post cards, and greeting cards. 

How’d you get started?

I started the blog almost five years ago as an outlet for myself, but it quickly transitioned into being just about my hobbies: travel, taking photos, and scrapbooking.

Through my blogging journey I discovered bullet journaling and my scrapbooking passions were re-ignited. I began sharing my journey with these and quickly saw a need for the stickers I was already making for myself. I gave myself six months to open up a shop, and half way through my time frame we lived through a pandemic. During my time at home I now had NO MORE excuses, so I opened up my shop!

Why the name Love Becomes Her?

I started the blog on Halloween night and one of my favorite movies (Death Becomes Her) was on. I was a major cynic back in the day but I felt that the name suited the blog because at the time so many of my blog posts were around my long-distance relationship with my now-husband. I always assumed I'd change the name later, but I think I just love it too much. It reminds me of how far I have come with learning love


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P.O. Box 621 Kaneohe, HI 96744