And just FYI, I’ll be creating a Baby page on the blog soon where I’ll put all of these posts in one place for future reference. Once I got pregnant, I could not stop reading other bloggers’ pregnancy recaps and loved it when they were well organized. Since I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant for quite a while, I was dying to read about a “real person’s” experience – not just what I found in pregnancy books – and loved bloggers’ pregnancy recaps! I hope these weekly recaps are interesting to you guys, too… or that they may become of interest in the future at some point!
11 Weeks: Baby is the size of a fig!
12 Weeks: Baby is the size of a lime!
(Forgot to snap a bump pic!)
13 Weeks: Baby is the size of a peach!
(Please pay no attention to the blurry photo/dirty mirror. I snapped this pic to send to friends and it ended up being the only bump pic I had from that week and I didn’t want to miss a bump pic for the second week in a row.)
11 Weeks: Didn’t weigh myself.
12 Weeks: 3 pounds.
13 Weeks: Didn’t weigh myself.
11 Weeks: Consistent almost-daily workouts. Aside from the spinning classes I teach, I’m not doing much other cardio and prefer to keep my workouts low-impact (barre is fabulous!). Strength training (specifically BodyPump) also feels great and makes me feel strong!
12 Weeks: Consistent almost-daily workouts.
13 Weeks: Took it lighter on the workouts this week and, with the exception of the classes I had to teach, stuck mostly to Pure Barre and walking as my main form of exercise.
11 Weeks: Increased urination (seriously it’s ridiculous…), nausea returned with a bang (constant eating helps keep it at bay), restless sleep, increased appetite, thankfully no fatigue, minor breakouts on my face.
12 Weeks: Incredibly thirsty, no major nausea, more breakouts on my face, increased appetite (<— I’m sensing an ongoing theme).
13 Weeks: One of the roughest weeks yet in terms of nausea, early morning puking, two days of some pretty intense fatigue, skin still looks pretty rough and zits/bumps are now popping up on my chest and back. How fun!
11 Weeks: Tomato-based soups, chili, most cooked vegetables
12 Weeks: Same as week 11
13 Weeks: Same as week 11
11 Weeks: FRUIT (all day every day!), pizza, bagels, fresh salads (woohoo for finally craving some kind of vegetable!), chips
12 Weeks: Eggs, Twizzlers, gummy candy, fruit (specifically apples, oranges and grapes), salty popcorn, sandwiches
13 Weeks: Sandwiches, eggs, fruit
11 Weeks: Waking up constantly. Difficulty going back to sleep most nights.
12 Weeks: Improved sleep!
13 Weeks: Rough sleep. Waking up constantly throughout the night.
Looking Forward To…
11 Weeks: Our 12 week appointment! I am feeling anxious this week and really want to see our little baby again and hear its heartbeat.
12 Weeks: Finding out whether our baby is a boy or a girl.
13 Weeks: Our 3D ultrasound appointment next week!
11 Weeks: Still no clue but starting to lean towards thinking we’re having a girl… Not sure why!
12 Weeks: Girl??? Boy? I don’t know. Leaning towards girl though…
13 Weeks: Girl.
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
11 Weeks: I didn’t buy anything personally, but Ryan got me the Bun in the Oven sampler pack of beauty products from Mambino for Christmas and I started using some of them. Love the organic body wash, belly butter (using it sparingly at the moment, but plan to use it more as my belly grows) and the lip balm.
12 Weeks: Nope!
13 Weeks: Nope!
Any Fun Stories?
11 Weeks: There was some confusion related to one of my prenatal appointments this week. I showed up at the doctor’s office expecting a routine exam with no ultrasound only to have the doctor tell me to “empty my bladder” and prepare for an ultrasound and blood work. I was shocked and incredibly nervous (I am horrible with needles) and immediately texted Ryan at work to let him know. I knew he’d be REALLY bummed to miss an ultrasound (we both were!), but I decided to get the blood work and ultrasound done without him since he couldn’t get away from the office on such short notice and I figured I should get the first round of blood work out of the way as early as possible.
The ultrasound ended up being absolutely amazing and Ryan and I were both so, so sad he missed it, but I filled him in afterward in great detail. It was incredible because, not only did I get to see our little one again (the baby was SO MUCH bigger than it was at 8 weeks!), but I saw our baby move for the first time and immediately started crying. It was unreal and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on the monitor. The ultrasound tech was actually a blog reader (crazy, huh!?) and was so incredibly kind. She, along with the doctor, took a lot of time to zoom in and show me our baby’s 10 fingers, kidneys, beating heart (left ventricle and right ventricle… I could not believe the detail!), etc. I was blown away and left the appointment on cloud nine. I immediately called Ryan, my parents and my sister who all shared in the excitement with me!
Follow up: We ended up scheduling a 3D ultrasound at 14 weeks because Ryan was so anxious to see our baby move. It was incredible. More to come!!
13 Weeks: We told my in-laws about the baby this week when I was in Sarasota! Not filling them in was SO HARD, but since I knew I’d see them in person during my trip to Florida in late January, we were determined to wait and tell them when I could do so face-to-face. I’m SO glad we waited because seeing my mother-in-law cry in person was unforgettable and I’m so glad I could hug everyone immediately after I told them all they’d be grandparents and great grandparents. It was definitely worth the wait!
I also told my best friends from college this week when we were all together in Sarasota.
(There were secretly four people in that photo of me with my beautiful friend Leah who is due to have her baby boy this month!)
They were all shocked and so, so excited for us! (And that’s sparkling water + grapefruit juice in my champagne glass.)