33 weeks

33 weeks? For serious? It blows my mind how fast this 40 weeks is going. It’s been a while since I did one of these “bumpdates” so here goes.

Total weight gain: 22 lbs!! I’m gaining about a pound a week right now. Yikes.

Sleep: That pregnancy insomnia I’ve read about has finally reared its ugly head. Still getting up to pee at least once a night.

Best moment this week: Definitely my baby shower!! I was seriously emotionally moved by how much thought my bffs put into it. It was amazing and perfect. Yes, I am wearing the blue dress again. It will probably be its last appearance as it is not maternity and not stretchy. IMG_0198

Worst moment of the week: Sciatic nerve pain. It is awful.

Miss Anything? Just being comfortable doing..anything. I can only imagine how lovely the next 6+ weeks are going to be.

Food cravings: BREAD. Like biscuits and rolls. And I’ve been eating a ton of cereal.

Food aversions: Not really.

Symptoms: Back pain and congestion. I’ve also started swelling as of this past weekend. Mostly my fingers…my rings are definitely tight. My ankles/feet swell some by the end of the day.

Workouts: Yoga and walking. I had started riding my bike but it made me have to pee really bad, oh and then it got stolen.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly pretty happy. Sometimes I let myself get freaked completely out if I read too much on the internet about labor and the first couple months of baby life.

Looking forward to: Getting the nursery put together. We have most of our furniture out of the box, but nothing is actually assembled. My glider should arrive by Friday. I need to order my fabric for the cornices and decide on a rug.


I am also looking forward to getting my hair done today. And making biscuits.

24 weeks+

How far along? 24 weeks! Baby is an ear of corn this week?


Yes, that is my real life bathroom situation. No peonies here.

Total weight gain: Um, 13 lbs! When did that happen!? Oh, I know, when i ate pancakes 4x in one week, and lots of ice cream, and french onion dip and chips. Thanks vacation.

Sleep: I was so tired yesterday that I could hardly hold my head up. I ended up going to bed before 9pm and slept almost 12 hours. Getting comfortable is starting to become a challenge and the AC pretty much can’t work hard enough. Can’t wait for the next 3 months of blazing heat and humidity!

Best moment this week: Our first major baby gift arrived yesterday and it was so exciting! We ended up going with the Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller after test driving it and getting lots of good reviews from friends and friends of friends. Thanks Mom & Dad!

Worst moment of the week: Having to think about work again after being at the beach for over a week. Bleh.

Miss Anything? Sushi. And multiple cups of coffee.

Food cravings: Not really. I was craving pancakes there for about a week but thankfully for my ass circumference that seems to have passed.

Food aversions: Not really. Still not craving Mexican which is my favorite food in the world.

Have you started to show yet: Definitely.

Gender: Girl!

Symptoms: The past few weeks have been a breeze although I have started getting really tired again.

Workouts: A youtube workout here and there.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.

Looking forward to: Finishing my registry so I can stop thinking about it.

It’s a GIRL!

In case you don’t follow on instagram, we found out on Monday that we will be welcoming a baby girl into our little fam! I am finally ready to buy some cute little outfits and plan the nursery!


Nothing much else to report on. I am feeling good and getting bigger everyday it seems. I can’t believe I’m already half way there. Time can certainly slow down right now. I’m enjoying not feeling queasy or crazy or dead tired. I almost feel like a normal person! I have gained 5lbs from my pre-preg weight as of Monday. I think it is all in my boobs. holy moly.

I am working on a plan for the nursery and will be sharing that very soon!

18 weeks


It’s all good in the baby hood. Not much to really tell other than I bought my first maternity pants this week.

How far along? 18 weeks! Baby is a sweet potato this week.

Total weight gain: No scale at home but I imagine a few lbs at this point.

Sleep: Good! I have been sleeping like a rock lately which is awesome.

Best moment this week: Finding out my blood work came back good. Blood tests are scary!

Worst moment of the week: It got cold again. I can’t take it.

Miss Anything? My energy.

Food cravings: Not so much the past couple weeks.

Food aversions: Not really. Still not wanting meat though.

Have you started to show yet: Definitely.

Gender: T – 11 days until we find out!!!

Symptoms: Still really tired but not quite as bad as I was.

Workouts: Longer dog walks.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Much more even keeled and feeling a little more normal.

Looking forward to: Finding out if we’re having a mini-me or mini-mike on the 28th!!

16 Weeks

So I’ve become one of those people that speaks in weeks. It’s impossible to avoid. At 16 weeks, I actually feel and look pregnant (to me anyway). I liked reading other bloggers “bumpdates” so I thought I would do it too. Here goes…

How far along? 16 weeks – the babe is the size of an avocado

**My sister reminded me I needed a pic…duh**

Total weight gain: 0!

Sleep: Um, not great, but that is nothing unusual. I have to get up most every night to pee = mega annoying.

Best moment this week: Finding out I had not gained any weight even though I feel like a tanker.

Worst moment of the week: Mike’s ruined birthday cake which was immediately followed by an emotional breakdown.

Have you told family and friends: Yep.

Miss Anything? BOOOOZE and my flat abs.

Food cravings: Super cliche but I am loving pickles/pickle juice. Also orange juice. Cold pasta salads.

Food aversions: Not really. Not into meat which is totes unlike this carnivore.

Have you started to show yet: Yes. I bought a belly band today!

Gender: We have to wait a whole month before we have the big ultrasound.

Symptoms: Sore stomach muscles, HUGE sore boobs, constantly congested, always thirsty, and STUPID TIRED. Like more tired than I thought possible. I really wasn’t overly tired during my first trimester, but when I hit the second trimester it is like something drained all the life out of me.

Workouts: Just dog walks…basically none. I want/need to start though.

Happy or Moody most of the time: It changes with the wind. Very happy to insanely irritated to ridiculously weepy. It is exhausting.

Looking forward to: Actually having a real bump and not just looking bloated.


Ok. That was pretty boring I guess.