Bumpdate:14 Weeks!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Forgive me, I'm late...I was relaxing at the beach--I know, boo hoo. I'm back and ready to return to blogging land!! Here's this week's update:
How far along? 14 weeks, 5 days...177 days to go!
Size of the baby? A lemon (3.4 inches and 1.5 ounces)
Maternity Clothes? While on vacation, Mom and I ventured to the outlets where we happened to stumble upon a Motherhood Maternity store. Reluctantly, I went in after sulking about where I'd rather be shopping {BCBG, Banana Republic, JCrew, Off Fifth} but was pleasantly surprised to see some really cute pieces... fast forward 1.5 hours in the dressing room with a "fake bump" to see what I am going to look like in a few months, and I walked out with some great fall/winter wardrobe essentials--tunics, sweaters, leggings, tights, and shirts! Thanks Mom and Dad.
Weight Gain? After this week and all the fried seafood I've been downing, I was sure I had gained some major poundage, though it looks like I didn't do too terribly bad...only gained 1 pound. We'll call that success.
Stretch Marks? Knock on wood...thankfully no! Rubbing that body butter on as much as possible, though I still can't get over the weird smell of the lotions and oils.
Gender? I'm still saying blue...we get to find out in a mere 3.5 weeks, and it can't come soon enough! 
Movement? Not yet, but I am looking forward to those "butterflies" everyone talks about
Sleep? Surprisingly, I'm sleeping well, except for the 3 to 4 times I have to get up each night for a trip to the bathroom =(
Food Cravings? Ice cream, cereal, chips and salsa, and oatmeal raisin cookies
What I Miss? Sipping a cocktail on the beach while laying out, and my normal "shape" in my clothes {especially my bathing suits}...not going to lie, this body transformation is a bit tough, but I know the end result is absolutely worth it!!
Symptoms? Feeling great this week! Rested, relaxed, and absolutely happy! Just wishing vacation lasted a wee bit longer.
Best Moment of the Week? Vacationing to Florida with friends, and then meeting up with the family...getting the chance to check out from normal work and craziness for a bit. We were sitting on the beach thinking about how our next beach vacation will have the best addition!!
And this week's picture...me on the beach! Can you see my bump?
Back to work for a bit...I guess I really do need to get caught up, though everyone's blogging posts have marked my attention as far more important than new projects ;)
I'll try to post our vacation recap soon I promise!! Hope you all have a wonderful day.

- 32 Comments

  1. Your litlte bump is so cute! I'm so glad you found some fun maternity clothes. I think wearing a fake baby bump would be hilarious--it would be so awkward!!

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  2. You are too cute with your precious baby bump!!! You are going to be the cutest prego lady! Love it. Glad y'all had a great time and found some great finds on maternity clothes.

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  3. omg you look super cute. your little tiny bump is showing...yay!!! :) you are a gorgeous pregnant lady :)

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  4. Can't wait to see all the vacay pictures! I see a yittle bump :) :) You look so darling!

    And p.s. i'm glad i'm not the only one getting up to go to the bathroom every 2 seconds... ha!

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  5. You are adorable! I can definitely see the little bump. Can't wait to follow along. P.S. Don't miss out on my my first foodie giveaway. I think it's one you will definitely love! :)

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  6. You look great! Im typically a healthy eater..but all i want is mac n cheese!!! and yummy drinks from starbucks! Oh and WINE!!!!! I need to get a pic of my bump :) im two weeks behind you!

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  7. what a PRECIOUS baby bump!!! Everything about this post makes me smile!!!!

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  8. Absolutely adorable! So excited for you! You look fabulous and happy as always!!

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  9. Seriously there's a fake bump? Is it horrible I want to go try it on with clothes just to see what I would look like preggo?! HA!

    You look adorable I can totally see the bump! Almost halfway!

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  10. You look adorable!! I've held out on the maternity shopping thus far, so depressing to have to spend money on those clothes!

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  11. What a cute bump! I used the mama mio tummy rub butter for preventing stretch marks and didn't get one! It has a lot of celebrity endorsements. It also smells amazing and you can order it online. Hope this helps!!

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  12. LOOK AT YOUR BUMP! So cute!!! I heart the beach and the outlets... glad y'all had fun :)

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  13. You look SOOOO stinkin adorable!!! I'm jealous you got to spend time at the beach :)

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  14. Congrats!! You look great, what cute little bump. Sounds like it was a successful get-a-way.

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  15. Girlfriend, you are going to have the cutest pregnancy body. Seriously! Enjoy it :)

    Hope this isn't to personal of a question, but before y'all got married when did you plan on trying to have a baby? We bring it up regularly and don't plan on waiting a long time.

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  16. Wow! Congrats to you!! Being pregnant is seriously the BEST. I never felt prettier than when I was prego. Sounds crazy, but it's true. Enjoy every single moment of your pregnancy.

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  17. You are so cute. :) Pregnancy is going to look good on you!

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  18. you look gorg. hope i look like you when i'm prego!
    have a good night girl!

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  19. Your little bump is adorable! Hope your vacation was great!!

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  20. You look so stinking cute! I can't wait for your vacation recap. I'm glad you and Jeff were able to snag some relaxation time before your life totally changes! Looking forward to reading this next chapter of your life!

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  21. So adorable! Pregnancy in the 2nd trimester is the best!

    I'm glad you were able to stock up on some maternity clothes, even if you don't really need them right now, because pretty soon it will be all you can wear! It feels strange waking up every morning without a closet full of clothes to choose from--but really, it will be SO worth it!

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  22. Congrats!! I am exactly as far along as you! I love your format for bumpdate! Happy to hear you found cute stuff at Motherhood.. I've been dreading going in there haha. Can't wait to keep up with your blog! Rachel from Ello Lovelies referred me to you! :)

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  23. congratulations, lady!! you look absolutely darling with your sweet little bump. :)

    be blessed, lovely.

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  24. very cute pic! congrats!
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  25. You look great! I'm glad you had a great, relaxing weekend and I can't wait to read about it :)

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  26. Oh my goodness, that bump is so adorable!! So glad that y'all had a great vacation!

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  27. Your bump is too cute! Sounds like you had a great vacay :)

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  28. Glad you enjoyed the beach. You look great, your bump is adorable! Don't be discouraged by not wearing regular clothes. There really is stylish maternity clothes out there :)

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