Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bump Watch :: Weeks 6 - 12

I decided to go ahead and post the belly bump photos before posting about how we told our family & friends the good news.  The reason is by the time I would have gotten around to posting this I would have already been a few more weeks along!  So far I've been taking a picture of the bump watch every two weeks.  I'm not sure if I'll continue doing that or not.  Also,  I have no idea how to take these pictures!! I feel so awkward.  Any tips on how and how often to do this would be great!!

6 Weeks 

How far along: 6 weeks

Size of Baby: .25 in & less than .04oz

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Small Pea

Total weight gain:   0

Sleep: Normal

Movement: Nope

Unglamorous body changes: Being exhausted!  I was tired all the time and went to bed so early!  And my boobs were so sore! (TMI)

Maternity Clothes? Nope

Showing:  Not yet!

Food cravings:  I didn't really have any cravings but food definitely started tasting different.  I used to love Cool Ranch Doritos but all of a sudden they taste stale to me!

What I miss: Having energy to get off the couch.

Strange experiences: I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen since we had first moved from OK .  We saw each other on an elevator and said our "hellos" and "how are yous".  Then she looks down at my stomach and says "So your pregnant?".  At the time I didn't know I was and responded "Um no, I just ate a big burrito and I've gained some weight lately..."  She was all "Oh! I'm sorry!  I just figured you guys would be at that point."  Word of advice, NEVER ask someone if they are pregnant unless they actually tell you they are!!  Randomly enough, that happened earlier in the week and that Friday I found out that I was actually pregnant.  So maybe she had ESP?  (BUT I STILL WAS TOO EARLY TO BE SHOWING!)  Geez... Don't you hate it when that happens?

Milestones: The nose, mouth, and ears are beginning to take shape.  The arms and legs are protruding buds.  Baby's heart is beating around 100 to 160 times a minute.  Everything is taking shape right now pretty much! (per Babycenter)

Best moment this week: Seeing our baby on the ultrasound and it's tiny heartbeat!!

Looking forward to: The next ultrasound at 10 weeks.

  8 weeks

How far along: 8 weeks

Size of Baby: .63 in & .04 oz

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Raspberry

Total weight gain: Lost 1 pound

Sleep: Still pretty normal

Movement: Not yet!  I guess you can possibly start feeling movement around 16 weeks.

Unglamorous body changes: Still tired and sore boobs.  But also peeing all the dang time!  Luckily no nausea or feeling sick yet!

Maternity Clothes? Feeling bloated and pants are fitting pretty snug & unconfortable.

Showing:  Nope

Food cravings: Still no real cravings.  I feel like I get really hungry but then can't eat very much in one sitting.  I just get full really fast!

What I miss: Dr. Pepper!

Strange experiences: I don't think anything strange happened this week but I can't remember that far back.  I should have wrote this when I was actually 8 weeks!

Milestones: Webbed fingers and toes, eyelids and breathing tubes are forming.  The baby's "tail" is almost gone.  And the brain is developing rapidly!

Best moment this week: Having my mom visit us and just crashing on the couch to watch the Olympics.  (Remeber, I'm super tired?)

Looking forward to: Our upcoming ultrasound and looking forward to showing!

  10 weeks

How far along: 10 weeks

Size of Baby: 1.2 in & .14 oz

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Prune

Total weight gain: Lost 2 pounds

Sleep: A little rough since I have to get up to pee 2 to 3 times a night!

Movement:  Not yet

Unglamorous body changes:  Still really tired, sore boobs and frequent trips to the bathroom.  Also my allergies have become like 10 times worse!!  I sneeze at everything now.

Maternity Clothes?  Started wearing the Bellaband and have some maternity clothes on order.

Showing:  I don't think so... maybe a little?

Food cravings:  Still not eating much but there's nothing that I'm avoiding or craving.

What I miss:  Sleeping through the night.

Strange experiences:  Probably just the allergy thing.  Anytime there's a new scent introduced to me it causes a sneeze attack!  (feel sorry for my coworkers and Ryan!)

Milestones:  Beginning of the fetal stage.  Finger nails are starting to grow and the baby is swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. (per Babycenter)

Best moment this week:  Getting to tell one of my best friends I was pregnant when she & her husband came to visit us!  Plus, seeing our baby again during our ultrasound and watching it wiggle around.  The best part of that appointment (besides seeing our baby) was watching Ryan's reaction to the whole thing.  I think it was the first time that he finally accepted that our baby was ok and that he might actually get to be a dad.  I've never seen him like that and I'll never forget it.  After the appointment he was waiving the ultrasound pictures all over the place and all the way out to the car. I don't think I got to see them until we got home.  Ha!

Looking forward to:  Growing a belly

  12 weeks
(I was feeling pretty rough in this picture!)

How far along: 12 weeks

Size of Baby: 2.1 in & .49 oz

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Plum

Total weight gain: Lost 1.5 pounds (gained a half pound back!)

Sleep:  Getting really rough!  Between having to pee all night, tossing & turning and heart burn it's been hard sleeping long periods of time.  I just ordered one of those body pillows so hopefully that helps!

Movement:  Not yet!  Hoping to feel something in the next 4 weeks!

Unglamorous body changes:  Besides everything else I've been listing the last few weeks, I've started getting heart burn.  It's not all the time but seems to hit me at night when I'm laying down.

Maternity Clothes?  I've started wearing some.  They are just so comfortable!  Especially, maternity work pants.

Showing:  In the picture above it really seems to show a little bump developing!  It just all of a sudden pop out. Ha!

Food cravings:  Not really.  I just get really hungry more often.  I think my appetite is definitely returning.

What I miss:  Nothing really!  Counting my blessings.  :)

Strange experiences:  I had a really rough Saturday night/Sunday.  I was up all night with heart burn and a churning stomach, then I gagged on a pill that next morning and threw up.  Then later that day while visiting with family I came this close to passing out!  I don't know what was with me that day!  I've felt fine every since.

Milestones:  Reflexes have now developed!  The baby is now making sucking motions with it's mouth, and if you prod your stomach the baby will wiggle in response! 

Best moment this week:  Feeling where the baby is in my stomach.  It's harder then the rest of my stomach and I made Ryan feel it.  He freaked out and told me to stop poking the baby. Ha!!

Looking forward to:  The second trimester and hearing the heart beat at my next appointment at 14 weeks.

These are just outtake pictures that you get when your husband tries to snap photos of you!

Chopped half of my head off.

Doesn't know when to stop taking the picture!

Likes to be a pain when trying to get a pic with your friend who is also pregnant.

Kara & I when she came to visit us with her husband.  She was 20 weeks & I was 10 weeks pregnant at the time.



  1. You are so cute! You will always treasure these photos...even the silly ones (husbands are great for those). :) I started at 12 or 13 weeks and took a photo every week, but I didn't post every one on my blog. I get so sentimental when I look at them now. I also never knew how to pose for them. Ha! :)

  2. Loving your bump pics!! You definitely can see a bump in that last picture :)

  3. Congratulations, you make a beautiful pregnant lady!

  4. Ahh I love seeing these pictures on your blog!! I did one at 5 weeks and then started the weekly ones at 13 weeks when I announced it on my blog. My suggestion for the pictures is to take one every week, the start of a new week. My new week started on a Monday so I always remembered to take a picture and write a post. I also took a picture in the same place, same direction (which I did forget a few times in the beginning and did it the opposite way), and another tip is to wear the same clothes. I had a lace camisole tank that I wore the entire time (definitely stretched it out by the end) and a pair of cheerleading shorts. That way it's pretty obvious how the belly changes and it's not hidden by bulkier clothes one week. And show some skin! Maybe do one with your shirt down and then another one bare belly. Ok, that's enough tips from me. :)

  5. You are adorable! Love the one of you and Kara! It is so fun to be pregnant with a friend :) I say take them every week at the start of the new week. With LB I wore the same shirt in every picture which was kind of fun bc you could really see how much I grew especially at the end bc it wasn't a maternity shirt and it was half way up my belly. With AB I took the picture in the same place every week. Can't wait to follow along your pregnancy :) yay yay yay!!!

  6. You are going to be the cutest pregnant lady! I can't wait to see that bump grow and grow and grow!

  7. I can't wait to watch that bump get bigger and bigger! :)

  8. Ah! You did start to show at 10/12 weeks! SO thin and beautiful! I'm jealous!
    So glad you're getting to experience this!!!


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