Thursday, January 15, 2015

Baby #2 Bumpdate - 12 Weeks

I'm undecided how I'm going to go about these bumpdates for Round 2.  I think I would enjoy going back and reading them like I do with Jett's I really have the time to not only do the bumpdates but the pictures as well???

We shall see...let's give it a whirl.

How far along? 12 Weeks
Weight gain/loss: +5 lbs. I think I started this time at 118 which is about 5 lbs. less than last time so I'm up to my pre-pregnancy weight before Baby #1.
Maternity clothes? Ugh, I think I need to start jumping into maternity clothes already.  Pants are too tight, loose shirts make me look fat (which is all I wear, apparently I've COMPLETELY changed my style over the last 2 years).  I've dug out the old maternity clothes but since I wore them AT THE END of my last pregnancy they're stretched out in the bump area and really don't fit quite yet.  I'm in a clothing slump!  I hate all my clothes and everything is uncomfortable!

Gender? Both Dom and I were feeling pretty strong girl vibes this time around just because of the whole MS thing that I didn't have before...which I discuss below.  I kind of picture our life with Jett and a baby sister lately too.  AND I had one pregnancy dream where I gave birth to a baby girl.  So...this week is girl.  We are not finding out again!

Milestones: Made it past 8 weeks and now 12 weeks with a heartbeat!  My two milestones.
What's up with my body?  Two pregnancies could not be more different.

With Jett's pregnancy I felt pretty damn good for the vast majority of my pregnancy.  I did not suffer from any morning sickness other than a random bout of nausea here and there.  This time around I spent weeks 7-10 feeling like I was about to throw up at any moment ALL DAY every day.  The only time I felt ok was when I was eating and for about an hour after eating.  The problem was forcing myself to eat as who wants to eat when they're feeling nauseous?! 

BUT amazingly it went away just as quickly as it appeared several weeks shy of the first trimester, so I will once again count myself lucky that I
a) was not throwing up and that
b) my MS was short-lived.

Though I'm not gonna lie, the nausea gave me a HUGE sense of comfort because if I was nauseous I was pregnant!  No nausea = me questioning whether I'm still pregnant basically every day.

And constipation and hemorrhoids have already reared their ugly heads!  This early???  Come on body, that's WAY too early to start dealing with this stuff!!!  Last time I was well into my 2nd trimester before having to start researching constipation remedies!  Luckily I remember all the tricks from last time, but DAMNIT!


The other ridiculously different thing this time around is that HOLY MOTHER OF GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THIS???

 I am trying to hold my sweater back not stick my bump out I swear.

I'm already looking so so pregnant and I'm not even out of the first trimester.

My uterus has just barely begun to pop out from behind my pubic bone, so I ask you, what the hell is this?  Bloat?  Water retention?  My body just "remembering" how to be pregnant???

Last time around I was pushing 20 weeks before I looked like this.  I think it was somewhere around 19 weeks before my husband was like " look pregnant!"  This time around he's already told me he thinks I'm going to be big because I already look pregnant.


Here's 19 weeks last time to compare:

And because I just love comparison photos, here's 12 weeks with #1.

Anyone else finding they're much bigger with #2???


  1. Um... yeah. I was in the same boat.. when I was 12 weeks, I looked about 17-19 weeks.. and I had to tell work a lot sooner than I wanted to because a co-worker emailed me when I was 10 weeks and said "want to tell us all something???" so it was obvious. You look adorable, if that helps! I doubt you'll be big.. since you are so small.. I got big early and then kinda evened out toward the end. I hope you are able to do the pics along with the posts, I want to watch the bump! Grow Baby Grow!!!!!

  2. I've heard people are usually bigger with second (and later) pregnancies because the ab muscles are already stretched out or something. I'm pretty sure my pants are already getting a little tight, but also I have been eating a lot of cookies, so who knows what the reason is. :)

  3. Oh, yeah. I popped right away with this one. I remember your old bump pics! Wow! I'm anxious to find out what you're having!

  4. Same here! I definitely popped out much earlier with this second one. Everything seems to be happening earlier and more pronounced. Part of it I have come to believe is due to the fact we have a little one to chase and can't laze around if the mood strikes us.
    Like you, I felt really good the first time around and no morning sickness. This time, I bought Sea Bands to help with nausea, thankfully nothing ever came back up!

  5. I popped much earlier with the 2nd one, but I didn't get bigger overall, so that was good!