I cannot believe how quickly this pregnancy is going by. I am now 16 weeks pregnant which means we’re already almost a month into the second trimester. YAY! I am very grateful to finally be out of the first trimester and to have some of my energy back. It definitely helps that the kids I nanny are back in school for the fall now as well. So, I feel I need to take advantage of all this extra time and energy I have right now.
As for the blog, since you may have noticed that I’ve rebranded over the last few months, to myself. It seems only fitting that as I grow in my role as a Christian, wife, and n
The first trimester FLEW by. I mean I feel like I blinked and it was over. I don’t know about you, but I feel like the second half of the year always goes much quicker than the first. Therefore, with all of the fall festivities and some of the biggest holidays of the year approaching, I have a feeling it’s all going to pass by pretty quickly.
Here are some common questions we’ve been asked lately and our answers 🙂
Was this pregnancy planned?
Absolutely. I’m sure most people aren’t real quick to share that they’re trying for a baby, and we weren’t any different but we definitely have wanted this for a while and are both over the moon excited to welcome this bundle of joy into our lives.
When did I start showing?
Well, I saw my first discoveries of a bump around the end of week 10. My pants stopped fitting around week 8/9 and I needed to order pants extenders and a belly band so I could get a few more weeks of wear out of my summer shorts. By the time I received both in the mail I was starting to spot a little bump if I wore tight clothing.
Will we find out the gender? And do we have a preference?
Yes! We cannot wait to find out who we’re welcoming into this world. Yes, we’ve already settled on names which we plan on sharing once we know who is in there. As far as preference, as long as Baby is healthy I have no strong preference. Evan somewhat hopes for a boy, as most dads do, but would be thrilled for either as well. We find out what we are having mid
When is Baby’s due date?
Baby is due March 2nd. Based off of Evan and
How am I feeling?
All of the things. HA! Seriously mood swings are pretty hilarious. One minute I am crying over something ridiculous and the next I am laughing uncontrollably. I have had a fairly mild pregnancy as far as nausea is concerned, only a few bad days during weeks 10-12. I have been craving ALL of the salty and greasy things which I thought for sure would cause me to gain a ton of unexpected weight during the first trimester. Thankfully, I weighed in at 12 weeks only having gained 1 pound.
Now that I am out of the first trimester,
Eating healthy when you are craving anything but fruits and veggies can be difficult, but it’s definitely something I am still trying to do, but also giving myself a ton of grace when it comes to giving in
Any Cravings or Aversions?
Yes, so far my morning sickness is brought on by smells and just about anything strong, both good and bad, will send me running for the toilet. But, some of the biggest offenders this trimester have been coffee, apple juice, and garlic!
As far as cravings, I am pretty sure I am having a boy because I certainly have been eating like a teenage one! All I the foods that I have wanted for the majority of this pregnancy
Weight Gain or Body Changes?
So far I have only gained 1 pound since I found out I was pregnant, even with eating all of the junk food! I definitely have a bump now, even though it’s small. Some people have even tried to touch it in public already… ugh! Currently researching ways to avoid this from happening again.
What Apps or B
ooks am I using?
The Bump, BabyCenter, Baby2Body, and Babylist have been my go-to apps lately. I love how detailed The Bump is about baby’s development and all of the question forums available on BabyCenter. Baby2Body has been great for keeping me motivated for having a healthy pregnancy so both myself and my baby will be healthy during labor and delivery. And Babylist has been AMAZING for starting our registry. We’ve been able to research all sorts of different baby items with their guides and I love that it’s a one-stop
For books I have been reading, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and the Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby. Both books have been super helpful! I love how informative What to Expect has been, all of my pregnancy questions seem to have the answer right inside those pages. The Christian Mama’s Guide has been really fun to read, I love Erin’s take on pregnancy and how she has a way of making it feel more exciting and less scary. Sometimes all the information out there can be pretty overwhelming so it’s nice to know that even if you choose different options from someone else, you’re still likely to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby at the end!
Okay, well I think that’s all the big stuff! Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions for me 🙂
First off, CONGRATULATIONS! What an exciting time. i always love to hear what people are craving when they are pregnant, but to not be able to be around coffee would be terrible for me!
Oh girl not being around coffee is so sad! It’s one of the first things I will be having as soon as this baby comes! Lol
Aww I loved reading this fun little update on your first trimester and what you experienced. I can’t wait to learn more about baby (and you as a mama) as time goes on!
So exciting mama and glad you are feeling better!! Can’t wait to see what you’re having!
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You look amazing!! Sounds like you made it through the first trimester easily which I congratulate you on. I love your mini FAQ too — I think for a lot of ladies, especially those first trying to get preggo or thinking about it, it’s really helpful to know the experiences of others.