In case you missed the announcement, I’m pregnant! Read about it here.
It’s hard to believe I’m now in my second trimester of my second pregnancy! One of the things I didn’t do with baby #1 was take photos of my growing belly – I believe there to be literally one picture of pregnant me. Mostly because I don’t generally like my photo being taken, I don’t feel I’m very photogenic. And I didn’t think it was something I would want to look back on – feeling huge and bloated, plus pregnancies are pretty much all the same, right? Wrong. I was totally wrong. Now that pregnancy one is behind me, I regret not having those photos to look back on with my son when he gets older.
I am loving going back to other people’s pregnancy documentation photos to compare how big I’ve grown to them. So, I’ve decided to do the weekly photo this time, and I’m sharing them with you! I hope this baby will enjoy looking back and seeing a glimpse of their journey one day as well. I’m also going to compare and contrast this pregnancy with my last.
*I kindly thank you in advance for forgiveness of any messy hair or house in the background of these photos.*
A little about baby and I, week-by-week:
How big is baby Week 5: Sesame Seed
My symptoms: Fatigue is the big one for me! I am one of “those” moms. You know, the one’s who don’t really get too sick. Sorry nauseous moms! I’m still in that stage where I don’t really “feel” pregnant; it doesn’t seem real yet.
How big is baby Week 6: Sweet Pea
This week: Shock is beginning to wear off, still feeling very tired! Decided to tell family this week, and not wait for trimester one to be over. I am TERRIBLE at keeping secrets, I can’t stand the feeling of hiding something.
How big is baby Week 7: Blueberry/Week 8: Raspberry
This week: We had the first ultrasound to confirm babies size (and to ensure there’s just one in there!). Baby is measuring over a week larger than expected, so they changed my due date, from August 1 to July 25, and I suddenly become 8 weeks pregnant, instead of 7.
How big is baby Week 9: Grape
Symptoms this week: I start to think I’m feeling baby move. I know this is very early, but I felt my first at 16 weeks, which is also very early. Turns out, it was just gas (sorry, I know that’s gross). But, it shows me that with baby number two, I’m much more attuned to my body.
How big is baby Week 10: Prune
This week: Fatigue is starting to fade. Acne is in full swing, though.
How big is baby Week 11: Lime
This week: Definitely starting to feel some slight movements now. Just occasionally, but they’re there! Also, starting to crave McDonald’s.
How big is baby Week 12: Plum
Symptoms: This week I am definitely starting to feel pregnant. No one else can visually tell I’m pregnant yet, but I definitely can. I even said “I don’t think I can grow any bigger! I feel huge!” I logically know this is ridiculous and I will grow much larger, but I’m starting to feel the stretch.
How big is baby Week 13: Peach
This week: Last week of trimester 1! I got my haircut and nails done, though it’s up in the picture and hard to tell. It was a wonderful pampering session, especially for a pregnant lady (thanks Mom and Dad for the birthday gift certificate!) Jonas is excited to be a big brother, he will sometimes hug and kiss the baby through my belly. Adorable.
I looked at a few resources to compile the sizes of baby, here are a few of my favorites:
I also downloaded the app from The Bump and What to Expect. The information sometimes overlaps, but I like having a couple perspectives on what’s going on inside my body and with baby each week.
Pregnancy comparisons, first to second: So far…
- I’m not craving as many sweets this time as I was with Jonas. I could NOT get enough Krispy Kreme donuts last time. It’s still early enough that we will see what cravings pop up soon!
- I feel less sick, though that is relative, because I didn’t get very sick with him either. I had a number of food aversions, and some things still don’t appeal to me to this day.
- My sense of smell is just as strong this time as it was last time, if not stronger.
- I feel much calmer, which I think I can attribute to knowing more of what to expect, having been through the experience before.
- Movement was felt earlier this time, around 11 weeks, compared to 16 weeks last time.
- I’m passing out/feeling faint a LOT less. Did I mention that’s how I found out I was pregnant the first time? I kept feeling very faint and nearly passing out. Turns out, I was growing a human being inside of me, which tends to take a lot of blood and energy! I’m doing a better job of drinking water and having small snacks, which I think is helping abate the nausea too.
I’d love to hear from you! What have been/are your pregnancies like?
I appreciate you following me on this exciting adventure!
Read about the second trimester here.