Sunday, January 19, 2014

Babies Bump and 13 Week Update

**Before I start this post, I have to say that I can.not believe I'm sitting here typing this.  For years, I would read other 'bumpdate' posts and longed for the day when I could finally write my own.  Once I became pregnant, though, I didn't know how to document it - I couldn't imagine doing something like this, and I sort of still can't.  But the truth is, I know I will blink and my pregnancy will be over.  I don't want to forget this.  I want to be able to look back on my pregnancy and remember my ever-evolving body and the growth of my sweet boys.  I may never experience this again.  And so, that's my disclaimer.  Remember as you read, I can.not believe that this post is coming from ME!  And, most importantly, please skip these weekly posts if you haven't yet crossed the line from infertility to pregnancy and know that you are in my prayers.**

13 WEEKS LOOKS LIKE THIS:


These super grainy iPhone pictures were the best we got out of about a million shots.  I can't seem to take a good bump picture.  I suppose it's par for the course, though, with how I'm feeling.  This is what nausea looks like!
 
How far along?  13 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain?  As of my last doctor's appointment, I'm up 4.5 lbs.  I'm not weighing myself at home, so my next weigh-in will be at my next doctor's appointment in two weeks.
Maternity clothes?  Not yet.  I have bought some.  And I've returned a lot of them.  I'm not loving maternity clothes.  I may live in leggings and tunics for the rest of my life.
Stretch marks?  Not yet.  Though, I know they're coming.  I just know my body.  Hopefully cocoa butter will help in proving me wrong.
Sleep:  I sleep well.  In fact, sleep is really my only craving.  It's the only time that I don't feel nauseous.  I have some pain on my left side in my hip/upper leg area when I sleep on that side.  It's only a dull pain and is totally tolerable.
Best moment this week:  Learning that my babies are BOYS!
Miss anything?  I miss waking up and going to sleep without nausea, but I wouldn't trade this for the world.  *even though the nausea really is unbearable some days.
Movement:  Not yet.
Food cravings:  Due to my nausea, I'm not really craving anything.  I'm just eating what I can keep down, which unfortunately, is anything and everything unhealthy.  I can't wait to feel better and crave salads, fruits and vegetables.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Everything and nothing in particular.
GenderLOVE my BOYS!
Labor Signs:  None.
Symptoms:  Nausea, nausea, nausea.  And that left hip/upper leg pain while sleeping.  Oh and I have the line.  The linea nigra.  That appeared really quickly once I learned I was pregnant.  I also have had congestion from the very beginning as well - blowing my nose in the morning is... well... interesting.
Belly button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  I normally have them off if I'm home, but I put them on if I go out.  And that really has nothing to do with me being pregnant.  That's just something I've always done.
Looking forward to:  Everything!  But mostly I'm looking forward to hopefully feeling better very soon, and watching my little guys grow, grow, grow!
 

33 comments:

Sally said...

LOVE!!!! Gorgeous!! You look so beautiful with a bump!! So very happy for you and Nick :)))

Infertile625 said...

Love that you are able to do this! Congrats!!

lamentingthelentil said...

You look amazing, friend. So so cute with your tiny twin bump. :) Can't wait to watch it grow. It's going to happen fast. Trust me. You'll blink and be huge.

kharini said...

You look absolutely adorable!

the blogivers said...

You look BEAUTIFUL! Pregnancy and happiness look good on you :) Praying the day comes soon when food quits torturing you!!

Nikki Miller said...

You look amazing! I hope you feel better soon.
My maternity clothes advise - buy clothes that are bump friendly... flowy tops, button downs, maxi dresses

Emily said...

Cute pics Aubrey. :) Happy 13 weeks to you!

Amanda said...

You're adorable! So glad you got some photos in early to document the growth! Still hoping that the nausea is going away, because really, it's time! Love you sweet friend!

Elisha Kearns said...

You are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the updates!! Keep them coming :) It gives me hope :)

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jAllen said...

OMG, you look gorgeous and I can't believe you did those photos with your iPhone -it looks like you went to a professional studio!

Miss Kari said...

You look absolutely adorable! Love this bumpdate! I hope your nausea goes away soon so you can truly enjoy being pregnant. Oh and there is absolutely nothing wrong wit living in tunics and leggings for the next 9 months! You can totally rock them!

Well-intentioned said...

Great pics! Welcome to the second trimester! So excited for you guys!!!

Melissa said...

You look adorable & i love your sweet disclaimer. I am so happy that you ARE finally able to do bumpdate posts! :) xoxo

JoJo said...

Best iPhone pictures ever! At first I thought they were professionally taken.

JJ said...

You are glowing!

Christen said...

You look beautiful!! Aghh! SO happy for you, hon!! Please keep these posts coming!

Mrs B. said...

Congrats you look amazing. I am almost 18 weeks with two boys. Team blue!

JenS said...

You look adorable :)

Emily said...

You may feel horrible, but you look gorg!
Hoping that your nausea disappears very soon!

Sarah said...

Hi due date buddy. Your bump is MUCH cuter than mine. I look like a bloated whale and always expand outward on the sides as opposed to the front when preggo. Awesome. And I'm with you on the leggings and tunics boat. Maternity shirts are rarely cute and then if they are, they are from Pea and a Pod and I can't justify spending $65 on a shirt I'll wear a handful of times!

Ashley said...

You look fantastic!! I hope your nausea passes soon, I lucked out with only a few days here and there. And the healthy cravings - never happened for me haha.

bellehavendrive said...

You are beautiful! I'm so happy for you sweetness! Two boys! Ah, you deserve every ounce of it. This is wonderful!

Mrs. Lost said...

You look GREAT!! Enjoy every minute.. It is so exciting that you already know the genders this soon. I am super ready to know my babies as well! Did I mention how great you look?? :)

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

It's beautiful seeing you enjoy your pregnancy and get edited about your boys! XOXO

Janet Off Kilter said...

This update makes me very happy! You look amazing!

dspence said...

Too cute!

shay said...

You look adorable!! Can't wait to see as the bump grows! Hopefully the nausea goes away soon!

Lilee said...

You look adorable. Hopefully you start feeling better and can enjoy this pregnancy to the fullest!

Suzanne said...

I love how happy you look. Not to mention that adorable bump!! Hopefully very soon you start feeling as great as you look. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Aubrey I have been reading your blog for a few months now, and have been so inspired by your strength and how generous you have been to share your journey.
I am just gearing up to start my first cycle at CCRM and thanks to you I felt like I already knew the place a bit.
I am so thrilled for you and nick.
you look gorgeous!
I hope the nausea subsides and wish you a long and healthy pregnancy with your boys.
Karen

Holly Olsen said...

Yay! Congrats! You make one cute pregnant lady :) Twin Boys?! So freaking exciting. Many blessings to you and I hope the nausea lets up soon! Enjoy!

ksirahsirah said...

Such an adorable bump!!! So happy to see you glowing & happy! You are so deserving of the so enjoy! You just inspired me to take my first bump pic! Thank you- pray that nausea lifts soon!

Amber said...

I didn't like maternity clothes either, especially pants. I did end up liking the tops though. Pants are my worst enemy, even now. You are adorable! I say that all the time, but seriously, I would never have even noticed the poor quality of pictures because you shine through them. I am soooo very happy for you. Hopefully that nausea will go away soon!

 
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