Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 12

I'm really excited that I'm almost over that first trimester hump.  The first trimester is filled with exhaustion, nausea, bloating, food aversions, and in my case, eczema.  Apparently these are supposed to be going away.  Some women have these symptoms throughout their pregnancy.  Thankfully, most of these have already subsided.  The second trimester is known for being the most comfortable of the three so I'm really looking forward to that!


I feel like my body has already made so many changes in the last 4 weeks.  If you can't tell, my bump has totally made an appearance!  It kind of arrived overnight and it's still a little hard to get used to.  While I know that I'm getting bigger because of my baby, it's still confusing and a little frustrating when I'm trying to get dressed.  I think I'll be happier when I actually look pregnant and not like I've had one too many beers.

I still have a little bit of a battle with eating certain foods so I haven't had any weird cravings yet.  I have noticed that I'm eating a lot more eggs (especially in salads) and meat.  I guess I'm craving protein?  But for the most part my diet has stayed exactly the same.  My doctor has recommended a weight gain of 15-25 pounds so I'll be doing my best to keep within that limit.  I'm still at a total gain of 4 pounds but I'm sure that's going to start picking up soon!

The baby so far is doing great.  My next appointment is in a few weeks and we are hoping to find out the sex (fingers crossed!) but it's more likely we will have to wait until 20 weeks.  I just want to know so bad!  Our nursery is still completely empty and I'm itching to get started on the decorating process.

Okay, I think that's all for now!  I'll be updating you next month at 16 weeks.  I feel like a lot will be changing between now and then :)



P.S. Make sure to check out an interview I did for Chocolate Fashion Coffee HERE!


  1. I'm enjoying these updates! So exciting to watch you grow and glow!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  2. so pretty! :) can't wait to see you style the bump!
    kw ladies in navy

  3. I'm so glad your sharing your experience on here, it's so fun! Your little bump is adorable!

  4. I can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl either! So pumped for you! Your little bump looks adorable too!

  5. Wow, I feel like I missed something, I didn't know you were pregnant! Congratulations to you and your hubby times a million :D So you look so beautiful in this picture, I'm excited to see your process!

  6. You are so lovely! It's so crazy to me that some people suffer from terrible side effects, and some don't at all! I hope yours get better!

  7. You look amazing, and lets hope the second trimester is restful and without the rotten sideeffects :(
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. awww so exciting!! that must have been so strange waking up and -oh!- there's your bump, haha. at least it'll give you an excuse to go out and buy some loose fitting dresses, am i right? and i cant wait to find out what you're having; hopefully you'll be able to know at the next appointment!

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  9. Aw so cute :) I get excema every winter so I feel your pain :( Hope the 2nd trimester goes better for you! It'll be SO fun once you know the sex and can start decorating! I think that's what I'm most excited for when I'm pregnant haha

  10. aww you look absolutely adorable and gorgeous at the same time! love how you're taking the pics in the same dress to really notice the baby bump growing. glad to hear you're doing great so far and wow, I def gain when I'm not trying so it's amazing you'll have to try to... although i'm sure not sitting at a desk all day for your job does that trick.
    My blog: Cuddly Cacti
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  11. You are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! LOVELY mama.

  12. Congratulations sweety, I had no idea...hope that you're keeping well, you look lovely.

  13. You look so adorable! Best of luck to you :)

    Life of Mabel

  14. Aw, your bump is so cute! So glad to hear the baby is doing well so far. Good luck with the weight gain (sigh...what a great problem to have haha). Can't wait to see more of your pregnancy style!

  15. you look so cute!
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

  16. You look great! I have been finding myself drawn to protein as well - our babies know what they need I think!

  17. HA!!!! OH MY GOD! Congratulations! Awwee another fabulous pregnant! take extra care Ashley, I'm happy for you and your hubby!

    Personal Style Blog

  18. Thanks for your lovely words, it is much appreciated!
    Can I just say: I love your little belly, it makes you even more beautiful!

    Have a great day,

  19. Oh, i havent seen your blog for a while. Actually I didnt even knowyou we pregnant. Congratulation. You look fab!!!

    Style Without Limits

  20. I agree with Elana -- can't wait to see how cute you look as you get bigger!

  21. D'aw your little bump <3 It's so cute!

    xo Ashley

  22. Oh my gosh, I have been away from your darling blog for so long and I've missed so much. CONGRATS ON THE BABY!!! Lawd, you guys are gonna be super parents. You look radiant, ravishing, and deliriously happy. :D


  23. Your so beautiful always but even more beautiful pregnant!!!! Kisses <3

  24. Looking amazing, lady. Can't wait to see how your styling progresses with the pregnancy!

  25. i'm so happy to hear that it's going pretty well so far! you really do have the cutest mini baby bump (and don't worry, you don't look like you've had one too many beers) ;)

  26. Aaaah! Congratulations on the pregnancy! You'd totally make a super duper pretty mommy!


  27. Awwwww more power to you Ash....take extra care!!!


  28. you're going to be one hot mama! congrats!!
    MI Vivere

  29. Gaaah you are so freaking cute!!! This picture is adorable. Glad to hear everything is coming along smoothly!

  30. Oh! So glad you are sharing a bit of this journey with us. I imagine it is pretty frustrating at times getting dressed (though, as always, you look gorgeous to us).

  31. awwww congrats on the preganancy!! I am 34 weeks today!

  32. Ahh you are starting to bloom! So lovely. I hope your eczema clears up - I live with it daily and have done since I was born - so 22 years - and I hate it! But it will unfortunately always be around.

    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten


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