Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pregnancy: Weeks 13-16

The second trimester started off great - Going to bed early but had most of my energy back, the weather was warming up and I was doing better with tolerating foods.  The highlight for sure was making it past the first trimester.

Baby's Size:
I saw an app that compares the size to desserts so that could be fun - Madelyn (13 weeks), Carmel Apple (14 weeks), Cupcake (15 weeks), Beignet (16 weeks)


Maternity Clothes:
Not yet! I've seen some shorts on great sale so I've picked up some navy/white/jean shorts to be ready. I've been focusing on flowy regular size dresses for now.  As far as currently dressing, just getting use out of everything in my closet while I can - thinking many of my dresses will still fit for a while though.

Miss Anything: 
With the warmer weather and nights on the deck - definitely wine! 

Still hating the idea of steaks, steakhouses (usually my favorite!) and anything that goes along with it. I'm also still iffy on seafood too.  No cravings... yet! However, I did love enjoying my Easter candy and occasional ice cream.

Life is so much better with some more energy back! Headaches a few days a week early on and only nauseous if I'm hungry - my purse is usually filled with snacks.  Sleep is great - most nights sleeping all the way through,  but recently waking up on the early side which I'm not complaining about - even on the weekends.

Back to normal with more energy.  Most days it is a long Stella walk with how nice the weather has been, some days it's off to the gym but I try to do something each day with a day to rest.

The best! If I ask for something - him to clean up from dinner, run an errand, etc. he does it without a thought.  He's also so excited for a baby boy and everyone knows it - love!

Week 13:
Seeing our little guy at the genetic testing ultrasound. 
  • Dates: April 11th
  • Best Moments: The genetic testing ultra sound - our first views were back seven weeks ago so a lot has changed! Hearing the heartbeat again a few days later at my doctor's appointment too. Celebrating Easter and getting excited about making a little Easter basket next year.  Having fun ordering things for the gender reveal party 
  • Excited For: A massage! I c-a-n-n-o-t wait.  I was a regular with massages and taking 3+ months off, I literally cannot wait to visit the spa this week.  Also excited to head up to Penn State for the spring game this weekend, our boy will be born right in the midst of football season so I'm excited to pick up some little outfits.
Week 14:
My first massage in months - such a long wait and one of the things I missed the most.
  • Dates: April 18th
  • Best Moments: Finally a massage - Derek and I had a spa day and I'm looking forward to many more prenatal massages! We picked out some little baby outfits when in State College this weekend so he'll be ready to go on game days this season.  This stage is definitely the best so far to enjoy.
  • Excited For: Gender Reveal Party! We've told my family and a couple local friends which has been such fun to share but next weekend we're having the official party with family and out of town friends - this day might be one of the events I'm most excited for! 
Week 15:
Blue confetti!!!
  • Dates: April 25th
  • Best Moments: Enjoying our gender reveal party! Most of our family and friends were able to make it over Sunday to hear pink or blue.  We've finally settled on our details for our annual trip to California and trip planning is always one of my favorites!
  • Excited For: Baby browsing - I want to do some registry research before life is all about packing, unpacking and moving.  Really looking for a quiet weekend at home - the reveal weekend was fun but exhausting! 
Week 16:
Derek enjoying our "first baby" beer - the last of the wine basket my bridesmaids made for my bridal shower.
  • Dates: May 1st 
  • Best Moments: Definitely noticing a little bump starting to show, not super noticeable, yet! Exciting to see and watch it start to change.  Started to tackle our registry this week - we'll be tied up with moving next week so I want to do it without being rushed to search the best products, reviews, etc.  We booked our California trip which could quite possibly be our last flight pre-baby - still deciding on that one!
  • Excited For: We're going out with my Mom next week for a little registry shopping and such.  It's also time to pack up any baby stuff we already have to be ready for the move!


  1. How fun is that app that compares the babies to desserts - I wonder what the one for full term is LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I also had a major aversion to meat with both of my pregnancies (especially with Walker). So happy you are getting some energy back and the headaches are diminishing. Those first 14ish weeks are tough! Still so thrilled that the baby is a BOY!

  3. Love these posts! So glad to hear you are feeling more 'normal'! I think registry shopping and getting all those little things would be so fun!

  4. You're looking great, mama!! I love that Derek is taking such good care of you!!

  5. Glad everything is going well and that you have a supportive hubby. :)

  6. So exciting all around and good to hear you've been feeling well through these first stages of pregnancy despite some food aversions. Easter candy makes it all better! Also great to have a supportive husband to help you through the days. I'm sure he's ecstatic that it's a boy! I'm sure registry shopping with your mom is going to be fun!! I would probably go a little overboard if I know myself correctly. lol

  7. Enjoy your massage, and how fun is that app that compares the baby's size to desserts. Yum! So glad you have your energy back, the 2nd trimester is a glorious time <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. I love these posts! I wish that I blogged back through my pregnancies because I would love to have these to look back on. I am so excited to watch your little bump grow... you are going to look so cute!

  9. Hooray for still going on your annual California trip, and your gender reveal was seriously so cute! You could tell how excited y'all were for your little boy!

  10. Such a special time in life - esp with your first! Really enjoyed reading this!

  11. I've always heard the 2nd trimester is the best, so I'm glad you've got your energy back!! Such a fun and exciting time for y'all!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  12. glad you're over the hump! so fun reading about the different weeks. and derek is just the best! yay for all things baby!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  13. So exciting!! Gosh registering can be SO overwhelming! Let me know if you need any suggestions... there are so many things that you don't need that you shouldn't waste money on!

  14. So much excitement!!! That's so fun Derek was able to dig into his "first baby" beer from your basket!