14 Week Bumpdate

It’s time for a 14 week bumpdate! Since I last left you all, I’ve had an appointment with my OB and got a new picture of our sweet baby. Again, it was another appointment with relief as baby is growing nice and big and has a beautiful looking spine, adorable head, and the cutest belly! I have my next appointment at the beginning of November, and then mid November we will see a Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor (the one who watched over Addie during my pregnancy with her and delivered her) to have our anatomy scan to ensure that all looks well. We just want to be extra sure because of my history with Addie. Excited about those upcoming appointments and looking forward to seeing our baby again soon!

Love this baby bump letter board bumpdate by The Vintage Modern Wife. 14 weeks pregnant!

How far along: 14 weeks

Name: We finally have picked out a boy name and a girl name. We will share once we find out what we’re having!

Size: Baby is the size of a peach at 14 weeks! That’s 3.39 inches and 1.50 ounces

How I’m feeling: Pretty great! I definitely have more energy again and am back in the kitchen cooking lunch and dinner for us. I’ve been able to keep up with Addie again too, which is so nice! All her therapies were wearing me out!

Sickness: I have only thrown up twice in the past 2 weeks so I’d say MUCH better. I was throwing up every meal so I’m happy that I’m not doing that anymore.

Cravings: I had a weird craving for my mom’s potato salad last week. That was pretty hilarious. I called her up and got her recipe, drove to H-E-B and got all the ingredients (and a roast chicken to go with it), and made a big bowl of it. I gave some away to my in laws, but otherwise we slowly ate it all for lunches. Made my heart happy. It has pickles, bell peppers, celery, and green olives minced really fine in it, and the salty/sour in it made baby happy.

Aversions: Still not wanting Asian food really. Although I’m going to make kung pao chicken from my friend Kathy’s blog this week. I’ve made it a dozen times and it’s SO good. Since I’m not as sensitive to smells anymore, I feel like I’m in a good place to eat it. BBQ is also an aversion right now. Stab to the heart for this Texan. I actually love the way it tastes, but baby does NOT like it and it came right back up after eating it recently. So, I’m just going to avoid it for a while.

Weight gain: Actually- nothing. I can see changes in my body but I’m pretty sure all the vomiting from first trimester caused me not to gain anything. Baby is growing great though, so doctor is happy!

Physical changes: My “girls” feel SO heavy lately. Stomach is definitely getting rounder too.

Pregnancy purchases so far: I’ve made a few purchases so far that I wanted to share that have been helpful—

  • Thieves hand purifier. Respiratory season is here and so many people are sick already. I can’t get sick not only for myself and this baby but for Addie too. So I bought a 3 pack of hand purifier so I have one in my purse, one in Addie’s diaper bag, and another on my desk at home in case I need. It’s made with aloe and Thieves essential oil and feels so good on my hands. It’s not drying, which I appreciate, because my skin gets SO dry once cold weather starts.
  • Tangerine essential oil. I am trying to do my best in drinking lots of water for baby. Water gets “boring” sometimes so I like to add a drop of Tangerine Vitality oil to my water so it tastes like a hint of Tangerine. It’s quite delicious and I’m able to drink much more water this way.

Thanks for joining me for another bumpdate! I’ll be updating again in a couple weeks with a new letter board and pictures!

12 Week Bumpdate

This 12 week bumpdate is the cutest! Check out more bumpdates from The Vintage Modern Wife!

Outfit details: Shirt/ Jeans/ Scarf/ Hat

Photography by: Teressa Jane Photography

I’m a little behind on my bumpdate but I figure you guys won’t mind! First trimester was so crazy and I’m happy to say that as I write this, I’m finally 13 weeks and out of the first trimester! Hallelujah! I cried many tears of joy for our baby (and frustration from being sick) and I can’t wait for all of the fun things that the second trimester brings. I have my 14 week appointment on Friday and I’m excited to get another glimpse of the baby and see what the doctor has to say about everything. It’ll have been a month since I’ve seen our sweet baby and it always amazes me how fast they grow in such a short amount of time!

This 12 week bumpdate is the cutest! Check out more bumpdates from The Vintage Modern Wife!

How far along: 12 weeks (well here. I’m a bit behind on my bumpdates as I’m now 13 weeks.)

Name: We finally have picked out a boy name and a girl name. We will share once we find out what we’re having!

Size: Baby is the size of a plum at 12 weeks! That’s 2.09 inches and .49 ounces

How I’m feeling: At 12 weeks, I was still feeling rotten. However, since I’m writing this at 13 weeks (I plan to do a bumpdate every other week), I can say that I’ve turned a new leaf (I think!) and I haven’t been sick in 3 days! Praise Jesus!

Sickness: First trimester was rotten. I was sick before meals, sick after meals, throwing up meals- it was rough. Smells were huge triggers and my nose is like a bloodhound’s.

Cravings: Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. They were the only thing that would make me not want to throw up. I also sometimes wanted to drink pickle juice on it’s own which is super weird for me, and salt and vinegar chips were very helpful in soothing an upset tummy.

Aversions: Cooked meat was rough. I can eat it, but I couldn’t cook it or smell it cooking. The smell of smoke from a barbecue pit also was a huge trigger. Anything also with a strong smell I couldn’t take- which included my favorite Korean tacos.

Weight gain: Nothing so far. Too much vomit!

Physical changes: I swear I could see my stomach getting bigger the second I found out I was pregnant. Also, my chest feels like it weighs so much! Mama is getting ready to make milk, I suppose!

Pregnancy purchases so far: I’ve made a few purchases so far that I wanted to share that have been helpful—

  • This nursing bra. My bras were getting SO uncomfortable and this one has been awesome. I bought several and I’m so glad I did.
  •  Young Living Lemon essential oil and Peppermint essential oil. Lemon was the only thing I could tolerate in my diffuser with my sensitivity to smells and Peppermint saved my butt whenever I was nauseated. I wore a diffuser bracelet and put Peppermint on it so I could smell every time I felt sick. If you’re thinking you need to go grab some now, get YL. Don’t get that junk at the grocery store. Trust- it’ll make you feel more sick.
  • Young Living Einkorn Granola. So good to snack on whenever I needed something light in my stomach that wouldn’t make me feel bad. It’s not overly sweet and you can eat it by the handful, as cereal, or on top of yogurt.

I’m excited to keep you guys in the loop as this pregnancy progresses with more bumpdates. Please pray for an uneventful pregnancy and for a healthy baby! Every day we tell Addie she’s going to be a big sister and I think she’s starting to come around to the idea that it’s going to be an awesome thing! Haha!

Our Little Fall Pregnancy Announcement

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

Photography by: Teressa Jane Photography

Well, the news is out today and we couldn’t help but tell you guys all about our little Fall pregnancy announcement! We are adding another pumpkin to our patch! We couldn’t be more excited about this pregnancy and have been waiting for my first trimester to be over (it ends on Friday!) so we can make the big announcement.

Many of you have noticed that things have been pretty quiet on social media lately- sometimes going days between updates. This baby has given me quite the morning sickness, or I should say, all day sickness. Between taking care of Addie and napping when she naps, it’s been pretty boring around here. We’re all ready for the nausea and vomiting to go away, but in the mean time, I’m taking it as a big blessing because it means our sweet baby is growing.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

As you all know, we suffered a miscarriage last year and it was a huge blow to us. We weren’t sure if we’d ever be ready to bring another kiddo into the family, but God had the perfect timing for this sweet angel baby. We found out Sunday, August 6th that I was pregnant, and to be honest, we were a bit shocked! I took a test, and immediately went to tell Mathew. Our faces were priceless. Were we ready? Should we get our hopes up? What would we do if we miscarried again? We just prayed and held our breaths until my first appointment.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

The first appointment went really well. The last time I’d been in my OBGYN’s office was when I miscarried, so I was really worried. I went by myself so Mathew could watch Addie and everything looked great. My doctor is a really great guy (we know him from church) and asked me to come in a couple weeks later just to make sure everything was ok. Since I was worried about miscarrying, we saw him 2 weeks later.

That first appointment was also a bit stressful because it was the same weekend Hurricane Harvey was supposed to hit the Gulf and my family was unexpectedly coming to town so they could escape from it. Addie’s birthday party was the very next day so between running around for last minute party supplies, cleaning the house for family, doing laundry, and getting food for the party, you could say my I was a bit on edge that day. The good news that our baby was a-ok did my heart and mind so much good.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

Outfits:

Mathew- Shirt/ Khakis/ Watch

Addie- Shirt/ Pants/ Shoes (similar)

Stephanie- Shirt/ Jeans/ Scarf/ Hat

Two weeks later, with my crew in tow, we went to see the doctor for a second appointment at 10 weeks. We saw a very strong heartbeat and were absolutely taken aback at how big our baby had gotten in just 2 short weeks. It was so great to have Mathew and Addie there, and we got our very first picture of our baby! We asked a lot of questions- genetic testing via blood tests and amniocentesis, if we needed to worry about anything right now, etc. Thankfully, we got great news that we could do that further on in pregnancy, and we’ll likely talk about it again next week when I have my 14 week appointment.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

As for our photo shoot, not only did we want to make sure we were out of the woods by announcing towards the end of the first trimester, but we really wanted a Fall pregnancy announcement with tons of pumpkins. We shot at the Dallas Arboretum because we just love how it looks with all of the thousands of pumpkins. If you’re able to visit the Dallas Arboretum sometime, definitely do it in the Fall because it is INCREDIBLE! Make sure you take a picnic blanket and a picnic lunch so you can relax on the berm and overlook the lake. It’s beautiful this time of year.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

I want to take some time out to thank Teressa with Teressa Jane Photography in helping us with our Fall pregnancy announcement. Teressa is currently expecting her own sweet baby in just a few weeks, and she squeezed us into her busy schedule to take these amazing pictures. She captured our perfect vision for these Fall pregnancy announcement photos and we couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to print some out and frame them for the house! Teressa is a dear friend and I’ve known her for a long time through the blogging world. Although we weren’t close, we found ourselves on the same Young Living essential oil team and chat every day about our businesses. It’s been amazing to get to know her and her sweet mama heart so much better the past couple of years.This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

So this is where I leave you, we have an appointment next week to see how things are going and I’ll be updating as much as I can about this pregnancy like I did with Addie. I will say, I’m awfully tired these days and pretty nauseated, so I’ll do my best on updating! If anything, check Instagram or Facebook. And if you don’t watch my Instagram Stories, definitely do, because I update DAILY on there with random happenings!