Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When does that pregnancy glow kick in?

Well I finally made it to the second trimester and I'm definitely feeling a lot better! I finally got my appetite back (which was the biggest problem I had throughout the first trimester) and the bump is starting to show!

I knew from the beginning that I wasn't going to update this blog with weekly bump updates because 1) I didn't want to commit that much time to it each week 2) all I wanted to do up until last week was sleep 3) I certainly have not seen that pregnancy glow yet (in fact, my face has been broken out like a pre-pubescent teenager the entire time) 4) I have had stretch marks ever since I can remember so I didn't really care to answer that question repeatedly (I honestly don't know how women make it this long without any stretch marks) and 5) I definitely did not want to update my weight gain each week because I know I will get huge! Haha 

With all that being said, I have consistently taken bump photos every two weeks to show the progress, so without further adieu, weeks 4-14:

Our first trimester screening results came back perfect! The baby is in the lowest risk category for genetic disorders so that was an answered prayer! It's kind of funny because I always thought I would pray for a cute little baby (preferably girl) and from the second I got that positive pregnancy test, my prayers have been for a healthy baby. I pray for God to protect the baby and to keep it safe and to watch over it as it continues to grow. And I can honestly say that I have no gender preference at this point, as long as he/she is healthy! On that note, I never realized how annoying it is to be asked if you want a girl or boy until I got pregnant--that is all anyone ever seems to ask and I always reply with "either, as long as it's healthy!" It has certainly changed my outlook on what is appropriate/not appropriate to ask a pregnant woman! 

With that being said, we find out the gender in less that a month and it's so exciting to know that in a few short weeks our little blessing will have a name! We have already picked out names for a boy and girl (both of which start with L ;)). 

Also, I still haven't had anyone at work ask me if I'm pregnant so we will see just how long I can push it! It's getting awful hard to keep it a secret (and none of my dress pants fit), but it's kind of fun keeping it to myself!

Watching the baby move around on the ultrasounds has been the most amazing thing ever--I really don't know how people can be pregnant and watch the baby growing through ultrasounds and not be in awe of God's handiwork. It seriously blows my mind! I wish I could record the ultrasounds and watch them all the time, but unfortunately they won't let me. I'm so bummed that they aren't doing an ultrasound at my appointment next week (just listening to the heartbeat via doppler) because I really want to check in on Baby L!

Here's to hoping that pregnancy glow kicks in soon so I can stop looking like a pregnant teenager! Oh, on that note--the new girl at work guessed that I was 30 years old...usually, people guess that I'm like 20 so I was amazed that she thought I looked older than I am. But then it dawned on me that I'm now closer to 30 than I am to 20 and I was a little offended. 


  1. So glad you got your appetite back and that Baby L is low risk! And I think you look great, you may not think you have a glow but you totally do! Can't wait to hear what the gender is! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I remember when I was pregnant I knew I wasn't gonna do weekly bump dates because I personally do not read them on other blogs every week so I didn't wanna do that to my readers. I didn't even do when every two weeks. I did them when I felt like it. I think I did 5 MAYBE 6 for my entire pregnancy. I also agree that being pregnant makes you think about the questions you ask fellow pregnant ladies. Hope you are feeling well!

  3. You look fantastic!! Glad you are feeling better!! Can't wait to hear what the baby is!!

  4. What are you talking about, I SEE THE GLOW!!! And please, update all you want, I'm intrigued by everything and cannot wait to find out what it (is that mean to call it an it?!!?!) will be and the names!! Are you going to keep it a secret or tell when you know the gender?????


  5. Kind of bad news but my face broke out and stayed that way until at least 2 months after giving birth.. haha! They say girls steal your beauty =) Second trimester is so exciting!! I feel you on the no appetite thing, I lost like 12lbs my first trimester from being sick and not eating.. but from there on out everything was perfect.

  6. So fun to catch up on your pregnancy all at once and SO fun that you'll be finding out the gender soon!

  7. I LOVE the pictures!! I love how you drew 3 different things to show how big baby L is so far! Just thought that was so cute and will be such a fun memory to have :) So happy that L is healthy so far, prayers coming your way to continue with the baby growing healthy and strong! If I were to guess your age I would guess 22 honestly! So the fact she guessed 30 blows my mind!! haha 30?!?! You do NOT look even close!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  8. I'm new so I can still say CONGRATS ON YOUR BABY!!! Oh my gosh you will love it! I have two little ones and it is hard but it is honestly the best thing ever. I love your cute bump pictures with that chalk board. Awh, here's to a healthy baby and a healthy mama!!!

  9. You've been so good at taking pictures! I haven't taken one yet - I have to get on that this week!! Must wash my hair more often so I have more chances ;) You are looking so great and I'm so glad everything came back well with your genetic testing!

  10. What a relief on the great test results!!! That has to be the best feeling! And yay for getting your appetite back! So glad things are going well!!

  11. Uhm, sorry I ask you about gender every day. ;-)

  12. Super late on this but you look great! I did weekly and then eventually bi-weekly bumpdates and let me tell you, they got SO boring. I did not want to talk about cravings or stretch marks EVERY week. Next time I will probably do just a few updates total.

    That is actually awesome that no one at your work knows! When I told my bosses, they were like "oh yeah, we knew." I was really offended! They basically said my whole office knew and I'm not really sure how. I did show really early though and nothing fit immediately. So I was wearing some pretty interesting outfits all the sudden. I would keep that under wraps as long as possible just because once people know, the attention was SO annoying. But that was just me being a crabby preggo I'm sure.

    The "glow" if there ever really was one kicked in for me around like 6-7 months. And that was it before I was in the "I feel like a big fat cow" phase. What a crock!


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