When I first started my Baby Ferrari blog, I knew that I wanted to document my growing
belly baby by taking a weekly photo in the same outfit to show the changes. I got this idea from both Pinterest and Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers. The above picture looks almost exactly the same as the first photo I took, which has been updated to represent the accurate timing:
I definitely like my hair at Week 12 better.
I also ordered my first maternity dress from thredUP, a wonderful consignment website that allows women to sell their gently used clothing and other
spend-thrifts budget-conscious customers to take advantage of the deals. I decided that I would also like to have a picture of my growing belly in this dress:
Want to know a secret? I had to use a series of clothes pins to allow the dress to be more form-fitting for this picture. All sorts of neat tricks up my sleeve!
Now that the pregnancy is almost near the start of the second trimester, I am planning on doing a better job of taking those weekly shots!
Symptoms: Fatigue/Extreme tiredness in the evenings, tender and growing breasts, increase in gas/bloating (lovely), two weeks of headaches at the beginning.
Changes to My Body: The only real change to my body has been in my chest. Around weeks 6-10, my chest was very tender to the touch, and my cup size nearly doubled.
Weight Gain: None
Workouts: I’ve stopped all running/jogging and replaced my cardio with a a combination of speed walking and the elliptical machine. I’ve found that I still do the same routines when I do strength training exercises, but I have been drinking a TON more water and I have to stop and rest between sets to catch my breath and keep my heart rate at a good pace.
Cravings: Root beer, berries, and one night only I couldn’t get the idea of a juicy, greasy burger out of mind mind. Chili’s to the rescue!
Aversions: Around week 6, I had about 3 days of aversions to raw vegetables and any fruits other than bananas. I’ve been back to my old routine ever since.
Overall I’m Feeling: Extremely lucky that my “issues” only lasted a few days and have been feeling wonderfully the rest of the time.
Purchases: I took some advice from Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers and purchased Preggo Pops. I haven’t really needed them for nausea, but they have been used quite a bit; four onesies, and fabric to customize our nursery.
What I’m Reading: BLOGS, BLOGS, and more BLOGS! Pinterest has been incredibly helpful! I’ve also started reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but have also purchased a copy of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin.