Belly Shots

Sorry, I’ve been slacking… these are starting at week 11 with our Christmas Card…I look more bloated than pregnant.

WEEK 11:
Merry Christmas {Announcement on Social Media}


Week 12:
12 weeks

How far along? 12 weeks
Total weight gain: 1lb
Maternity clothes? No
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: Sleeping great…
Best moment this week: Getting to finally announce we are pregnant on social media. All of the well wishes were so great! We kept laughing as our phones were blowing up with notifications.
Miss anything? Normal mood. I’ve been kind of a emotional roller coaster with all these body changes.
Movement? No, too soon!
Food cravings: I’m really loving rice and smashbrowns right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Raw meat *gag*
Gender: Too soon to tell
Symptoms: Mood attacks, FATIGUE, did I say tired?
Wedding ring on or off? On

Week 14:

How far along? 14 weeks
Total weight gain: 2lbs
Maternity clothes? No
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: Having some trouble getting comfortable, but once I’m asleep, I stay asleep.
Best moment this week: Well, since I don’t have a 13 week photo, I’ll just say that the most awesome thing was at week 13 when we got to see our little baby for the first time. I surprised I didn’t cry, but I was ear to ear smiles and laughing because baby was sleeping with all limbs up like our lab. Lol
Miss anything? Cinnamon Soy Lattes
Movement? Nope
Food cravings: Veggie subs from Jimmy Johns
Anything making you queasy or sick? White cheddar popcorn…I ate it too much earlier on!
Gender: Too soon to tell
Symptoms: Pissy! Omg I’m so irritable and easily annoyed
Wedding ring on or off? On

Week 17:


How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain: 5lbs
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I only have anew pants that still fit me normal.
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping on my back which I’ve never done before. I’m usually a side sleeper but now it’s uncomfortable. I wake up super thirsty in the middle of the night
Best moment this week: Having Bryce so anxious for the baby to start hearing baby so that he can start reading my belly bedtime stories. Watching him bond with belly has bee so great!
Miss anything? Warmer weather, iced coffee, and tanning
Movement? Sometimes I think I feel something but it’s probably just hunger bubbles or gas ūüôā
Food cravings: Chicken Katsu Curry from this Japanese place up the road from my work.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not anymore. I’ve been doing good.
Gender: 2 more weeks and we will know!
Symptoms: Cabin fever….does that count?
Wedding ring on or off? On
Week 20:



How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain:¬†9lbs…golly
Maternity clothes?¬†I received some hand-me-downs and I of course had to try them on!! They were so comfortable!! When my jeans don’t fit, I won’t complain!
Stretch marks?¬†None yet…but my legs are getting cottage cheesy… time to utilize the elliptical my husband brought home from my in-laws house
Sleep:¬†I guess I’m not supposed to be sleeping on my back that much, but it’s comfortable…I just tilt to one side or the other. No problems staying asleep!
Best moment this week: We had our gender-reveal party this weekend! It was so great to not only burst the news, but to watch the reactions.
Miss anything?¬†Tanning definitely… and bang bang shrimp from Bone Fish Grill (though I may be able to have just a few according to readings)
Movement?¬†It hasn’t been anything super constant or noticeable, but when I’m laying still, I can feel some flutters sometimes
Food cravings: Still hot dogs whenever I can get my hands on them
Anything making you queasy or sick?¬†Nothing (knock on wood)…
Gender:¬†GIRL!! We love the name “Hattie Mae”
Symptoms:¬†Irritability a little bit… but I think it’s just from so much down-time at work
Wedding ring on or off? On


How far along? 22 weeks
Total weight gain: 13lbs…I hate putting that down! Up to 127lbs. She has literally gained so much weight and I have too! But as long as we’re both healthy, it’s just a number…and according to my weight chart, I’m right on track, so that’s reassuring.
Maternity clothes?¬†I pull them out sometimes when I’m home and cleaning. Having to bend over a ton usually puts pressure on my uterus with my regular jeans, so these having the band relieves that pressure! I still don’t wear them on a regular basis.
Stretch marks?¬†No stretch marks. Been using my shelf of products still and it’s really been working overtime these last couple weeks.
Sleep:¬†What is sleep? Ha. Just kidding. Finding comfortable positions these days and ways to utilize my pillows…so it’s getting better.
Best moment this week: Feeling her kicks get harder and having nice enough weather to go walking outside!!
Miss anything? Iced coffee from Dutch Bros and thinner thighs
Movement?¬†I think she’s going to be a sleeper in the day and awake at night because it’s later in the day when I can really feel her move. Still nothing super distinguishable from outside the tummy, but lots of jolts from the inside!
Food cravings:¬†I’m chilling out on the hot-dog cravings…this week I haven’t really craved anything specific…felt pretty normal.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Thankfully no.
Symptoms: Happy symptoms actually and I think it has a lot to do with the sun making a presence.
Wedding ring on or off? On


How far along? 29 weeks
Total weight gain: Up 19lbs total. Not too bad for where I’m at, but more than I thought.
Maternity clothes? not on a regular basis. If I can still fit into my jeans, I will with a hair-tie, but every now and then I will throw em on.
Stretch marks? Nope. Yay!
Sleep:¬†Getting worse, but still able to get some z’s.

Miss anything?¬†fitting into my clothes the way I used to! So many cute summer outfits that don’t fall the way they should.
Movement? Lots & lots which is fun. I like to videotape her jolts & rolls.
Food cravings: Not really.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Thankfully no.
Symptoms: Leg cramps at night when I stretch & acid reflux sometimes.
Wedding ring on or off? On


How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain: +26lbs total so far. The doctor told me that I was doing really well maintaining a healthy weight during this pregnancy & I’ll meet my goal of 25-35 lbs total weight gain. That made me super happy!
Maternity clothes? I will throw them on sometimes depending on the outfit I want. Only a couple pairs of pants still fit me using the hair-tie trick, so I especially wear my skinny maternity jeans.
Stretch marks? None still which rocks! Gonna have to work off this cellulite on my booty and thighs after baby though. Eek.
Sleep:¬†The worst!! I look forward to waking up because sleeping is so uncomfortable. Once I get in a position where I can fall asleep, I’ll wake up 30 minutes later needing to switch sides because my hip or arm will be sore & the process never ends.
Best moment this week: Got maternity pictures done! Yay!
Miss anything?¬†Missing a lot as the weather gets nicer….like 4-wheeling! Other than that, the usual…tanning, iced coffee, wine before bed, and sleeping on my back.
Movement?¬†Omg tons and tons of movements. They say that babies move around less in the 3rd tri, but not Hattie. She rolls around a lot and does these silly flutter kicks like when someone is kicking the blankets off their feet. Ha ha. She stretches out now so severely that I try to grab onto her little feet and legs when they’re poking out. Ha ha.
Food cravings:¬†You could calm it a craving…watermelon! I want it all the time. I think it’s because I’m after something cold that can also quench my thirst.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, rib cage pain, pelvic pain (from it stretching out), afternoon fatigue, labored breathing when trying to do too much or bend over, and an itchy belly.
Wedding ring on or off? On

Week 38:


How far along? 38 weeks
Total weight gain: +33lbs total. More than I wanted ideally but still under 35 and feeling plateau is around the corner or here.
Maternity clothes? Actually no. The belly bands on the maternity pants actually hurts my stomach. So I bought some jeans in a size 5 instead of 3 and just use the hair tie trick.
Stretch marks?¬†None still…just the dreadful cellulite on thighs and booty
Sleep: Still horrid. Baby is so heavy that my hips are in stinging pain when I wake up
Best moment this week:¬†Hearing that I’m actually dilated and effaced, so Hattie can come whenever!!!
Miss anything? Missing the usual stuff. Coffee, wine, tanning, doing household chores without labored breathing or fatigue.
Movement?¬†All the time!! This babe does not stop moving which is great. Anymore though, she will just stretch out and hold it….leaving a giant lump in my belly. It’s painful sometimes but nothing I can’t handle.
Food cravings: Cereal
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Symptoms: Sporadic Braxton hicks contractions, hip pain, acid reflux, water retention, mood swings
Wedding ring on or off?¬†Off these days…it’s so hot outside plus water retention that getting it off is a challenge!


2 responses to “Belly Shots


    • I know, I know! The plan was to do it last weekend, but we just were being total bums most of the time & then dinner plans on I’m going to do it tonight when I get home from work. Promise!

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