dear baby boy

Tuesday, October 18

Just look at how big you're getting. Honestly, I think it's a wonder that my body is still holding you in there. They say you're 5 1/2 lbs. They also say that if you came out now, your little body would be just fine to work on its own. But I think you like it in there. We'll stick it out for a few more weeks, you and I ... those extra chubs are important.

These days, you get the hiccups a lot - which makes me laugh. And you dropped extra low last week - which makes me waddle. Oh, and we got in trouble a bit at our last appointment. Apparently, iron is not one of our strong points. It's a good thing I love you lots baby, because those iron injections are not going to be fun. The new york strip steak for breakfast is kind of a nice perk though. 

Just so you know, I think about you all the time. And sometimes {when I get to sleep} I have dreams about you too. My favorite is the one where you are just lying between your dad and I on our bed. And we play with your toes. {I can't wait to see those perfect toes!} Your dad is so excited to meet you little boy. He tells me almost every day. His favorite thing is your tiny socks. And I even saw his YouTube profile one day - all of his recently watched videos were how-to's on swaddling babies. He's gonna be a good dad don't you think?

I can't wait to see you my little E. And hold you. And smell you {I hear you're gonna have the best smell in the whole world}. I'm ready to birth you too. You are perfect. Just right for my body. And I can't wait to go though that experience together.
I love you!
See you in a few weeks,
Mama

177 comments:

Much to My Delight said...

Man, was that ever sweet. You guys are going to make simply lovely parents. What a lucky little man he is to join your family.

SaffaKate said...

So sweet! This makes me so excited for what lies ahead of me. :) Enjoy your last weeks.

Miss Emily K. said...

Awwww.... that's so sweet!!!!

Piecing it back together. said...

Aw, I love it! It's great that YouTube has videos on how to swaddle a babe! I wrote about how I had to learn how to drape a sari off YouTube just the other day. Amazing!

Emily- Simply Southern said...

so sweet and looking good!
xo emily

kLr said...

This is such a sweet post : )

You two sound as if you are going to be wonderful parents!

I love that you signed it "Mama."

Not many people are "Mama" anymore!

Susie said...

My iron was crazy-low w/ all the babies too. Like the midwife looks at me and says, "That's the lowest I've ever seen ...." ;) GL w/ those injections!

Michelle said...

little E? do you already have a name picked out???

Vasilieva said...

the sweetest thing i've ever read

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x

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Amazing post, almost made me cry! you guys are gonna be the best parents ever!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Andrea Grace said...

I have a 2 yr. Old boy and there's something about moms and a sons bond, its so special! You look great and soon you'll be able to see what that lil guy looks like!
WWW.Alwayssaygrace.com

Ana Magdalena said...

this is so sweet, I could imagine your precius little baby smiling while reading this as an adult.

Nastassja said...

such a sweet post! I'm so excited for you too! What great parents you two will be.

www.mrsrogero.blogspot.com

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Dear Syd... It is a crime how cute you are!!! What a sweet little post! I am so excited for you to meet your little dude, it is magical!! xo

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

So sweet =-)

BiblioMOMia said...

Get ready for the most amazing adventure of your life. No one has made me smile like my little man. And my boys together? The best.

Treasure these last few weeks--it's such a special time to reflect and prepare and love. You look gorgeous!

Anna said...

This is the most perfect post ever. And I think that might be my favorite picture of your preggo belly out of them all! So sweet.

L!$@ said...

What an awesome and sweet post!! :D So excited for you to meet your little man :D

Kat; said...

that was so beautiful, brought a tear to my eye!

thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us and the best of luck, not that you need it!

K ox
legs11eleven.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

oh i am soooo excited for you. i want to rewind and go through birth/the first two months all over again after reading this! oh, and pregnancy too. it's so darn special.

i was low on the iron spectrum too. i didn't need injections but i did up my spinach--a spinach smoothie (with banana, almond milk)... i tried for that once a day. i think it did the trick.

good luck with the last bits!

Susan Borland said...

um, am I a big fat softie or what?
this is so sweet. teary, man, teary!!!

love,
suze

susanborland.blogspot.com

shefoundstyle said...

Ahhh, what beautiful memories you stir up for me. Having babies is one of the most lovely experiences (one of the absolute hardest, terrifying and heartbreaking as well) but the loveliness always wins. Continue to enjoy the sweet time you are having before baby. You'll never have it again. This was a great post to start my day with. thanks.

Janell said...

aww Sydney, this was so sweet.. This post is going to be so great to look back on once you have your little babes. As for Tyson, you picked a good one. Its so great that is just as excited as you are and is secretly watching youtube tutorials. love it. as always, you look beautiful. pregnancy has made you glow.

Weronika said...

So cute! He'll be the perfect little addition to your family :)

myradollsworld said...

That was sooo very sweet. I'm so very excited for you both!!!

Katya said...

You are going to be an amazing Mama! Baby E is one lucky boy :)

xx
thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

Lippylash said...

This is the cutest thing ever!!! He is going to know how loved he was even before he was born when he reads this. you are going to make great parents! I can already feel the love he's going to get!

Angie said...

I'm so excited for your family. You have a ton of fun adventures ahead of you!

va said...

sweet letter , looks like you are going to be a great mom . all the best to you !

Tina said...

Ohhhhhh my tender heart!!! You both are going to be amazing parents. I can't wait to see your little one too! tinacrane.blogspot.com

Shug in Boots said...

So cute. I thought one day, when I have kids, it would be so cute to write letters throughout the pregnancy and then publish them and give them to the baby. :D

Erin said...

What a sweet little letter to your baby! :) I cannot wait to see pictures! :)

lori said...

so, so sweet! i cant believe its almost time for baby to be here! so excited for you guys.

Aracely said...

You guys are going to be great parents! Love reading your blog every day!!!

Kathy said...

I love pregnancy posts. You obviously love him so much already, and you haven't even seen his face! You & Ty are going to be the best parents. Congrats again!

Ms. Megan said...

How sweet!!
you two are going to be perfect parents!!
xoxo

The Princess Wishlist said...

So cute. I love that.

jacquelynnicole said...

you are just the cutest preggo! Can't wait to see the lil guy! (is that creepy coming from a stranger? potentially)

Abigail. said...

This just made me tear up! My sister in law is due in a week and a half and my little nephew is all I can think about these days...I can't imagine the joy you are feeling as a soon to be Mama! You're going to be an amazing mother. :)

Supal said...

This is so cute!! I love the baby smell :)

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Whitney & Devin said...

Syd that was so sweet! And you look fantastic! Getting so close!

Mishiee said...

This post is the sweetest thing ever. You guys are going to make a beautiful, happy, loving family.

Shalyn said...

This is the sweetest post...I teared up and I'm far from preggers lol. You're going to be an amazing Mom!

Kassie said...

This is the sweetest thing ever! =) I like how he's watching how to swaddle videos. So cute. You guys should see if Happiest Baby on the Block is on youtube... great ways on how to soothe the little one, including swaddling!

And seriously you still look so fab!

Kristen said...

Too precious ♥

{lauren} said...

this is so sweet. it made me get a little teary eyed =)
You two are going to make wonderful parents.

Glocal Girl said...

Just precious. Best wishes to you and the hubs these last few weeks!

x

Mrs. Ham said...

How sweet! I can't wait to meet baby on this blog!! You look beautiful!

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Mrs. Ham said...

How sweet! I can't wait to meet baby on this blog!! You look beautiful!

Tanandmeg.blogspot.com

CessOviedo said...

I got goosebumps while reading this, so lovely! Little E is going to be one lucky baby! Can't wait to see him!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

walking dot photography said...

Aw, so sweet! I hope you plan to take lots and lots of baby photos, because I can't wait to see!
-giedre

Alivia said...

So sweet. And I adore this photo; it's lovely!

off switch said...

that was beautiful :) you two are going to be wonderful parents. have a great day sydney!

hayley said...

is someone cutting onions in here??! seriously the sweetest little sentiment. can't wait for your babe to be born! he's going to be phenomenal!! lots of love to you sydney <3

Rhiannon said...

that was an adorable post, and you look amazing. :)
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Bri said...

You are honestly the most beautiful, stylish pregnant woman I have ever seen!

SADBBLOG said...

awww, so sweet!! You are a gorgeous pregnant woman!!! I looked like a house at this point for both of my kids!! lol And yes, the best times we have is where both of the kids are between us on the bed giggling and laughing!

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CaseyWiegand said...

okay syd this just made me cry!!!!

Lauren Gardner said...

So sweet!

monkeyandsquirrel said...

you are one seriously adorable little preggo :)

i'm due in about 2.5 months. what is it about little baby toes that get us mommas to be so excited?!?!

Kym ((bitty)) said...

oh. my. goodness. that was just the sweetest thing.
::sigh::

you guys are going to be amazing parents. what a lucky little boy...

xo
kym
http://bittyandbunny.blogspot.com/

DiamondsandTulle said...

So So Sweet! We can't wait to "meet" him either! Yup, your hubby is going to be a great dad!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Ge Em Be said...

What a beautiful love note to baby boy Sydney! We can't wait to meet him either! You guys will be great parents!

xo,
G

♔Reyna♔ said...

Super sweet & super exciting! You still look so fabulous! Little E? Is there a name already? Yay! Exciting...

reyna @glamourglory
http://www.facebook.com/glamglory

Acacia said...

I can't tell you how much I love this... it's truly wonderful. So special, too. I think you should make your [not-so-little] son read this when he's 20 -- I'm sure he'll love it.

Shana Smith said...

This is the GREATEST experience you'll EVER have. You'll only have your first once! Laboring and birthing your child is the most wonderful experience and my FAVORITE part! You are going to ENJOY it immensely:) Have Fun, cant wait to see baby E.....

Sorcha said...

Such a beautiful letter. That's one very lucky baby to have so much love in his life before he's even born. :)

Sorcha x
Bonfire Brunette

Faith said...

so sweet! i love your letters to Baby E! he is blessed to have you as his mama! you are beautiful!

Ana said...

This is so sweet!

Lacey said...

I am not going to lie I teared up reading this. Y'all are going to make such wonderful parents! I don't think I've been so excited for a baby from people I've never met!!! Can't wait to "meet" him!

Lacey :)

Jessica Gitler said...

oh my gosh, you are way too sweet, this post just brought tears to my eyes, your little man is very lucky to have such wonderful parents to look forward to for the rest of his life!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Adria G. said...

i get so excited when i read your posts about your little E and cant wait for the day when i'll be preggo.
- adria

http://jagillmore.blogspot.com/

Maggie B. said...

What a beautiful post. I can't wait to see pics of the little boy! :)

Joni and Rico Adams said...

I wrote letters to my daughter too and I know they are going to love looking back and reading things like that. This is so sweet, and yes I think your hubs learning how to swaddle is SO SO sweet and perfect. Can't wait for you guys.

Susan Sagone said...

I am so excited for you and your new journey. I hope you enjoy these last few weeks, can't wait to see him!

http://susansagone.blogspot.com

Emma said...

New baby smell = best thing in the entire world. No question.

Megan Hollenback said...

this is SO SWEET. what a good hub you have! youll be a great mama too :)

bintheknow said...

Ah, you are so cute! He is going to be so loved!
Much love,
B

Nest Studio said...

Great post. I'm having a baby boy too - due any day now. Probably next week so just a tad before you. Also had the iron problem. Extra iron = tough on the bowels if you know what I mean :) Enjoy your time before baby. www.nesteaglerock.com

S.C. said...

This was so sweet I don't even find the words to explain.. I got tears in my eyes when reading this, you're going to make such a beautiful family <3

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Jenn said...

Love your hair like that. So chic.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

little E? what is the name you picked out?? waiting with anticipation!

Kaylin Britta said...

Awe, so cute. Can't wait to find out what super cute name yall picked out!

http://letterkayblog.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Lovely post!

tami said...

This is so lovely! That is going to be one lucky boy! :)))

Rachel said...

Beautiful.

xo
rachelsayumi.blogspot.com

The Egg said...

this is the sweetest thing i've ever read!!! you are going to be amazing parents. can't wait to see your little bun in the oven~

the egg out west.

cristen said...

because i'm a huge sap these days i totally just started tearing up while reading this. what a lucky boy to have a mama like you. :)

Lindsay R said...

how sweet. your baby boy is going to be happy to see you too!

Lindsay

Ashley said...

You are glowing! You both are going to be great parents! can't wait to see the baby! =)

Camille said...

That was so sweet I had tears in my eyes. You are going to be such a great mamma Sydney! You are about to deliver such a Blessing into this world. ;)

Leslie said...

This is so sweet, Sydney. I can't wait to read more of your thoughts about being a Momma and raising a little one! Thank you for sharing these tidbits of your life!

Jenni+Chauncey said...

This made cry, seriously. so beautiful! I can't wait till my hubby and I have children.

Emma Frances said...

This is adorable! So exciting!!

Ashley said...

this is the sweetest thing in the whole world. baby e ahh i can't wait to see him when he gets here. you are still looking as gorgeous as ever. :)

Mur-Mur said...

Mama... It sounds so sweet!
So lovely :)

Tamara said...

Wow, stunning...
you keep getting more and more beautiful.
I love your hair this way

Ashley said...

You are such a sweet mama. And you are so ready. And your belly is perfect! Can't wait to "meet" your sweet boy!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

too cute.

Annie said...

Beautiful x

www.thingsthatmakemesmiledaily.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

he will love reading this someday!

Mara and Jae said...

now i want a baby in my belly to write oober sweet messages to, too! and by now, i mean i have for awhile and people like you just keep feeding that want ;) love this. can't wait for all of us outsiders to meet baby boy too!

Katie said...

so sweet
i just teared up!

Michelle said...

Oh How Sweet!!!!!! This is such a special post, I know little E can not wait to see his Mama!!!!!! You are going to do such a great job giving birth, I just know it......

Katie said...

what a lovely photo! will be great to show your son :)

Katie x

Carolyn said...

I read your blog every day, but I've never commented. I had to today though. This was so precious! That little boy is so lucky to have amazing parents like you two! :)

Raquel said...

This is sooo sweet!! I can't wait to see pictures of the baby. Hes going to be so cute :)

Haley K said...

what a sweet letter from a beautiful mama :) I love that you've had dreams of him!! when you have him in between you and hubs in real life, it's going to be even better :) and tiny feet and tiny toes are the best!! Oh, their long, skinny infant legs that plump up mighty quick. enjoy this last part of pregnancy (uncomfortable, but still such a sweet time!) And hope when he decides to arrive it goes smooth and you're both healthy!!

Oh, and your hubs watched swaddling videos on youtube...cutest. thing. ever. :)

Justine said...

So sweet!


Just Better Together

Cynthia said...

Before I mention how incredibly sweet your letter is, I have to tell you that you look gorgeous! You may not feel that you but you truly do.

and baby toes... eek.. cute cute cute. I am constantly telling my son that I'm going to eat his toes and now he actually lifts up his feet toward me so I can do so.

Katherine, said...

So excited for you Sydney! You're gonna be a great mom, good luck with everything :)

Ashley said...

your sweet little words made my eyes water :) You and Tys are going to be such wonderful parents, such happiness.

Quark

Jenni Austria Germany said...

a few weeks!?!? my goodness!

Rissy said...

You are a stunning pregnant woman. I also think you and Tyson are going to be amazing parents. This was really touching to read. Thanks for sharing something so personal.

Jessica at Nine to Phive said...

I love the attitude with which you're approaching the delivery itself. You go, Sydney! God made your body to bring this little miracle into the world, and you better believe he's going to give you the strength to get through the experience--and be changed for the better because of it.

The Childlike Empress said...

awwww....he is going to be a great daddy!

2ndhandknowledge said...

AWW! this is so sweet! You guys are going to be amazing parents!

kelsey said...

as if i wasn't baby crazy enough you have to go and make being pregnant sound even more adorable and perfect than i've imagined. stop that.

Leah said...

This is the sweetest thing ever! It brought a tear to my eye. This little guy is the luckiest baby in the world to have parents who love him so much already! Good luck with those iron injections.

xo L.

Rachel said...

so sweet!

Along Abbey Road said...

Aww, this is my favorite post! I feel the same way about my wittow guy! You have inspired me to do a Dear Baby post. You are awesome!

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road
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thegirlkyle.com said...

It's obviously been WAY too long since I've stopped by your blog! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I promise to stop by more often ;)

GK

{molly beth} said...

This warms my heart.

xo.
alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Billie Jane said...

E?
Can't wait for the name! He's going to be so sweet.

MJ said...

what a beautiful letter to your little man. having my son was the best day of my life and i love him more then words could ever express. enjoy your last few weeks! life's about to get turned upside down, but in a good way.

projectdowhatyoulove said...

Beautiful post, you look fabulous! Good luck with your upcoming birth moment! I'm very excited for you!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

Nicole said...

sooo beautiful.

and seriously. do you have people stop you everyday and tell you what a perfectly hot mama you are?! jeal.ous.

xoxo

Hanshi said...

Aw. :) You look adorable and I feel your words.
I'm 30 weeks pregnant on Thursday! :) My little princess gets the hiccups every time i eat or drink something sweet...

Good luck with everything!

-Hannah

Carrie said...

This is probably one of the sweetest things I've ever read :)
Style in the City

Materialize Me said...

I hope you print this little peice and put it in your baby book for him to read one day. That was inspiring, beautiful and heart throbbingly beautiful. Your talented and the baby is blessed to have you and your husband for parents.

Best of wishes!

Materialize Me said...

heart throbbingly wonderful**

jenna said...

this almost brought a little tear to my eye. i read you daily, but rarely do i comment.

i just thought of you because Elder Brown and Elder Anderson came knocking on my door, what nice fellas. I'm a young Christian, but had no problem hearing what they had to say.

Your little nugget is going to be one handsome fella.

xx, TFH

alex said...

Gosh, this is so, so beautiful... you guys are gonna be such great parents, I cannot wait to meet the little one!

Stephanie Lynne said...

This just made my preggo self cry! So, so excited for you guys!

Tamara said...

As a Mama of 3 little one's myself... I would like to tell you that you are about to enter into the MOST AMAZING, AMAZING years of your life. SOOOO excited for you and your hubby!!

EC said...

I just cried a little bit. You're so amazing, Sydney!

wildchild said...

that little baby of yours is going to be so loved. i'm excited for you guys :)

Jessica Holly said...

so sweet.

redvelvetandleopard said...

You have the most adorable baby belly I've ever seen! :)

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carlee ellen said...

this is just too sweet. perfect. can't wait to see pictures of this sweet baby boy!!

Bailey said...

this is lovely:)

loripm said...

Sooo adorbs!!

Natasha said...

Aaaaawwww..... You're amazing!!!!

Ástríður said...

That was wonderfully written! And you're lovely :)

Best regards from Iceland

- A

holygypsy said...

This is truly a lovely post. I had tears in my eyes! Wishing you and your baby the best of everything for a lifetime! He is for sure going to be one lucky baby!

Tonje said...

I just have to say that I LOVE your blog! Much love from Norway :)

caligo7 said...

Love this post. I also love your hair in this pic. So cute.

Kristen said...

You are so sweet, love this note. Good luck with the final stretch!

Caterine said...

you look gorgeous! so sophisticated, with a touch of angel! :) Glad to see the baby is way way healthy !

Caterine

revel in me said...

This made me tear a little. You are one gorgeous mother-to-be! <3

Petchie said...

You look so beautiful! Cant wait to see pictures of the little guy he is going to be so cute!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

adahliavolk said...

That note was soo sweet. You still look excellent!
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Kelsey said...

So cute. Love your blog.

Sofia said...

Hi Sydney!
I love your blog. It makes me smile every time I come on here! Best wishes to you and your family.

Kisses for Portugal =)

-Sofia

rosecandle11 said...

this is so beautiful! wish all the best:)

love,
ROSECANDLE11

Marin Elizabeth said...

This literally brought tears to my eyes. This is precious.

Vera said...

This is the sweetest thing I ever heard. You will be a fantastic mama.

Best of luck
xxxx

hannahstiff said...

I love this... I kept thinking to my little baby girl (almost 3 months old now) "just stay in there and grow and get big and beautiful." Well, she stayed in there 20 extra days! But she sure is BEAUTIFUL now:)
Xo
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Jacqueline said...

You are such a beautiful pregnant woman. Some women carry it well, others not so much! I don't comment often, but I love reading you daily! Best of luck with the finishing of your pregnancy :)

TanyatheMom said...

I am so excited for you! I know this is your first, and it is such a special experience. I'm having my 3rd, and I am 35 weeks so we are due around the same time I think. Keep on dreaming, and get ready to get love drunk on your baby's smell. It truly is the best. thing. ever. I cannot ever get enough of the little spot in their neck right in the soft, squishy folds of yumminess. It never gets old. Enjoy!

Tori Dumke said...

This is so sweet. I swear you just get prettier and prettier with your pregnancy. Also, I'm in the DC area (along with plenty of your other followers), and I vote you (and maybe in combination with Naomi Davis) have another get-together with your fans out here! I'd be happy to help organize it :)

Ordinary Day said...

Hello S.! I'm from Portugal and I've been following your site. You are a beautiful mama! Congratulations!

I just loved to read this post, it's full of love and peace!

Don't forget to let all of us know when the big day arrives!

(I´m not used to write in English, so I'm sorry if it is too bad)

Kisses from Portugal

Andrea said...

Love. That's all I can say about this. :)
From: Art A La Rue

Stephanie of Pretty {much} Art said...

I just love this picture of you. You and your husband are going to be such wonderful parents!

Renata Ledecky said...

OMG... Sidney.. your letter to your baby chump is so heart felt and so honest. My husband and I want to get pregnant. Although I am very excited, I get scared at times. Reading your blog and how happy you sound makes me so happy because I know we will be just like that. Seeing how cute you dress up makes me confidant that I won't look like a potato bag. Keep up that awesome way of writing and your down to earth chic.

Terra said...

that was so beauitful <3

steph nelsen said...

teared up - thank you! that is totally how it is...thanks for the reminder : )

funsizetessa said...

Maybe I'm ridiculous but this made me cry! I got so excited to be a mom one day. You're going to be a great one.

Haley said...

So, so, sweet!! You two are the cutest!! Precious!!! (:

Stephanie said...

This is so sweet! He's going to love looking back and reading things like this...I mean, you're going to have these printed...right?!

PS-you look adorable!

Shamini said...

oh that's so sweet ...
you make me want to be a mom very soon ... even though am always very scared about pregnancy ...
you will be the perfect parents for your little man !
x

Megann Jabola said...

Must've gotten a bit teary-eyed reading this, Sydney! :) I'm always amazed with your blog posts. You write so well! And I love the hint of humor every now and then. Can't wait to see photos of the baby. :)

♥♥ Megann of STYLE SURGERY

oh lovely said...

This picture is beautiful.

holtkamp said...

love this picture of you! you look amazing!

PAULA ALONSO said...

what a cute picture : ))

www.treschicmama.com

Sarah-Anne said...

tears. way to make me all sappy, Sydney. ;) your sweet baby boy is LOVED beyond measure & i can't wait to meet him!!

Lorina said...

Awwwww this is such a cute blog post. I just discovered your blog and i'm already loving it! Little baby :) You got a good mama!

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