Baby Bumpdate: Week 13

I’ve seen these done on numerous mommy blogs and I think it’s cute. I also thought it was very interesting to find out the weird food cravings (as well as side effects so I’d be prepared).
I’m not going to do the bumpdates every week simply because I don’t have time. But, I think every month would be fine to do.

Now, even though I am 5’7.5″, I am still quite petite for my height. Yes, I have muscle, but I’m very, very thin. So, I am barely getting a baby bump. Most people don’t notice it, but those who know my body well can start to tell. Because, really. Look at the picture…I look like I have an average weight and body shape now rather than looking anorexic (don’t worry…I’ve never been anorexic).

First Trimester Side Effects
– only threw up once (the morning after stuffing my face at Sizzler)
– nausea throughout the day most days (which sucks during school hours). But, we found that sniffing lemons and ginger really helps with the nausea.
– even more exhaustion than normal–like constant, perpetual exhaustion
– a feeling of “off-ness”
– bloating
– constipation, but Mini-Wheats helps a lot.

First Trimester Food Cravings
– Potstickers. I actually had this craving about the time of conception and for the entire first month (when I didn’t realize I was pregnant). As soon as we took a test and got a positive result, Justin immediately went out (late at night) to get some potstickers because it was an official craving.
– Corn Flakes

First Trimester Food Aversions or Food That Do Weird Stuff to Me
– pumpkin
– lasagna
– not craving a lot of chocolate (and I’m a chocoholic)

I am very thankful that the first trimester is over. I’ve heard and read numerous places that the second trimester is sort of a “break”–you get your appetite and energy back and the nausea starts to disappear.
So, here’s hoping!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. Yay yay! First off, we're like teaching and pregnancy twins. Second, I'm also really really hoping the energy levels come back soon! As in, I might kill someone if they don't. And I felt sick all the time too!

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