12 Weeks


Black turtleneck: White House Black Market 
Jeans: Hudson Jeans from Nordstrom
Elephant Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft from my mother in law!

Monday was the beginning of 12 weeks! This week we were in Las Vegas for a couple of days so it made this week go by faster :) The picture above was taken today before work...I totally did the rubber band maneuver on my buttons. I definitely don't have to but really any pressure at all on my stomach bothers me...so I like to be comfy! And that bump in all reality is probably just a bloat...hehe. Bump vs. bloat...

How Far Along: 12 weeks 4 days
Size of the Baby: Lime, just over 2 inches long. .5 oz.
Maternity Clothes:
Nope. I've been wearing jeggings and leggings like nobodies business though. They are WAY comfier than jeans. I decided to wear jeans today and did the rubber band trick (picture above) but dang you gotta have long shirts to pull that off! I have a long torso so most of my shirts aren't extra long...I will have to look into some options here! I'm all for the comfy factor now!
Stretch marks: Nope.
Weight gain/loss: No clue...total since I got pregnant anywhere in between 0-3ish...?
Sleep: I'm still going to Physical Therapy for my back. Lately my back hasn't been as bothersome but now I am coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose as of late. I hope I stay healthy! Today is my brother, Zach's 16th Birthday and on Sunday is my 24th Birthday! I got to stay healthy! I have only taken Tylenol twice since being pregnant so maybe it is time to take some meds...
Best Moment of the Week: This was a pretty good week since I was in Vegas Sunday-Tuesday at the MAGIC Tradeshow...and it was Valentine's Day on Tuesday! Now it is time for birthday weekend!
Movement: So far nope but my Babycenter app for the iPhone says if you prod your abdomen my baby will squirm in response even though I don't feel it!
1. Bloated.
2. Tiredness.
3. Ravenous hunger if you do not eat. Like today, I was so hungry for lunch I was going crazy. I felt like I could eat a whole Kahlua pork right out of the ground. I actually just scarfed down a Smashburger (Chicken sandwich) and smash fries for my brother's birthday lunch.
4. Recently my eyes have been super dry...so...relevant? Who knows lol.
5. Hotness. I think my body temperature is higher now...
6. OH shortness of breath! That was one of my first symptoms before I took my first pregnancy test. I was walking up stairs and got so out of breath! I was like what? I'm not this out of shape...alas...I was pregnant. And working out I have to take it easier otherwise I am just huffing and puffing. I was at my aunt's Zumba class and 3 songs in I am thinking "Oh my gosh why am I breathing so hard?" but I kept on keeping on and finished solid. Oh and YOGA...hard to breathe then too...
Mainly I just have to eat a lot and often otherwise I feel weird. In the morning I feel pretty bad. I just have to run down and eat something and sit down or lay down here and there when I'm getting ready before work.
Food Cravings: I still am wanting Cafe Mexicali (hint Kevin?! :)) and also some Indian food specifically Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan! Oh and ice cream sounds good and smoothies...
Gender: Nope, but apparently my baby is peeing...so that is kind of related to privates...
Belly Button in or out: In.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still I am not a fan of my vitamins! I am going to my next appointment next week and going to see what she recommends. They just STINK. Oh and random smells are not the best...
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I miss: Energy still. Not being tired. When I got blood work done recently they said I was anemic and that can cause more fatigue on top of pregnancy fatigue so dang I really should take some iron...
What I am looking forward to: Getting a belly but not being too big for my weeks...like I feel like I'm too big haha but really I am not...I think I am just really bloated. I don't want to gain TOO much weight that is unhealthy but I want to get bigger sooner...with that said, I think I'd like some stretchy maternity skinny jeans maybe from Forever 21 or some place...
Nursery: Need to find out the gender first!
Emotions: Good?!
Stupid things I have done: I tried to pump gas today and it wasn't coming out...well of course I don't read the screen or swipe my credit card...I also forgot where Smashburger was...there are some more things of course...

I can't wait for our next ob/gyn appointment on Wednesday!!!

Oh and when does the 2nd trimester start? I've heard 12, 13, and 14...my app says something differently than online and overall I'm confused. I'm 13 weeks on Monday and on some websites it says that is the 2nd trimester?! I'm due August 27...what is the REAL answer!

PS. I am going to color my hair dark brown once I make an appointment. Enough with this ombre stuff. I miss my dark hair!


  1. love leggings and the rubber band trick!
    i swear since getting pregnant my body temp is wayyyyyy up! and i am always breathing heavy! glad i'm not the only one! haha

  2. So cute! I love reading these! Your going to be so cute prego !

  3. how cute is your baby bump!!! oh my gosh!

  4. You are so teeny tiny! Lucky girl! You are going to be such an adorable pregnant woman!

  5. how cute are you ash!? SO CUTE!!!
    im not even preggers and im all about the leggins and jeggings! ha.
    thank heavens for comfortable clothing right?


  6. awe :) You look so good! I love these posts.

  7. You are looking gorgeous as always. I am so happy for you :)

  8. Yeah, you're a pretty hot little mommy-to-be. I;m excited to hear how you get spoiled for you're b-day! The baby updates are fun!

  9. 13 weeks is when your 2nd trimester begins :)

  10. You are adorable! I didn't even find out I was pregnant til I was 12 weeks!

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  12. yay! i loved this! :)


  13. I think it starts at the first day of week 13. And I think you're having boy :). You have like all the same symptoms that I had. Like almost identical! And you look great.

  14. aww...i have been totally out of the loop lady..and congrats!