Thursday, March 21, 2013

Weeks 11-13

I thought once I announced the pregnancy I would be on blogger all the time sharing my experiences and ideas for after the baby comes, but honestly, I didn't expect to be so tired! Working as a teller, I'm on my feet literally the entire work day. That really wears on you when you are pregnant! The last month or so, I've just been collapsing on the couch once I get home. I hit the 2nd trimester yesterday and I'm happy to say I am starting to see why everyone says the 2nd trimester is the best time of pregnancy! I used to get daily headaches that would last all afternoon and evening, I haven't had one of those headaches since last Thursday (knock on wood!) I used to get sick from certain smells (garlic!) but that seems to have passed too. But best of all, I don't feel nearly as exhausted at the end of the day! I've actually been able to do some dishes and laundry the past few days after work.

Here's how the last few weeks have progressed:

Baby bump at 11 weeks...I think my eyes give away just how exhausted I really was.

Baby bump at 12 weeks...starting to show in tighter clothes.

At 12 1/2 weeks, Jake left for a deployment. I will most likely have the baby before he gets home, but I'll post more about this another time.

Baby bump at 13 weeks...holy cow, I feel like it popped out alot!
I honestly was a little freaked out that I'm so big at 13 weeks. I thought maybe I had been overdoing it on food. I turned to pinterest to see how other women look in their 13 week belly bump progression photos, and it turns out that I look pretty average.
My work pants are getting really tight, and I've already searched every store in Great Falls for maternity work clothes with no luck. Thank goodness I'm traveling to Missouri to visit family next week and will get some time to shop in St. Louis for maternity clothes!


  1. Awe Maggie I'm so sorry hubby won't be home for your delivery. Maybe something will change but if not, just remember you have lots of friends (online and not) cheering for you and watching over you!

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! I myself am at 23 weeks right now, and I can tell you everything you went through your first trimester sounds JUST.LIKE.MINE. Maybe you're having a boy??! =)

    Sending you sunshine, (A fellow knottie/nestie)