Monday, March 25, 2013

Bump Watch - 11.5 Weeks Pregnant


I’m playing catch up now that the news is out! Get ready for a few back to back bump post!


This Bump Post is going to be a hodgepodge of weeks 6-11.5.
The next one I post will be more current as I am now 15 weeks!

How Far Along: 11.5 weeks (in the pic above) Do you see a tiny little bump? I do but honestly I think it’s just bloat.

What’s the Baby Up To: The baby is the size of a fig. Although I can’t feel it he’s kicking up a storm in there! He’s growing tooth buds under his gums and forming his diaphragm.

Best Moment of the Week: Eeek this is the moment I feel bad for just now starting these. So many awesome things have happened up to this point. Here are a few highlights:

-Someone (who shall remain nameless) telling me I need to cut my hair now that I’m going to be a mom. Totally out of nowhere and completely funny coming for an older man.

-Sharing the news with close friends and family. We didn’t fully spill the beans until we were 15 weeks but a small handful around us knew. It was so fun to see/hear everyone reactions. News of a new baby brings so much joy.

-Getting our new couches and revamping the living room!

-Spring cleaning 2013 is well under way!

-A man who I don’t know found out that I’m pregnant and looked me up and down and said “Oh so you’re going to loose your figure.” What the what….who are these people!

-Being able to eat what I want again! Ugh it was rough in the being but now I can get back on track and eat the good healthy stuff!

-Getting back to the gym! That was something else I missed. I just didn’t have the energy or the stomach to workout in the beginning but this girl is back! It’s been weird working out just to maintain and not going balls to the walls. I was still in the process of reaching my goal weight when we got preggers so it was clean eating and gym, gym, gym! Now it’s cleanish eating and making sure I get some type of workout in at least 6 times a week while. I constantly have to remind myself to slow down during my workouts. 

Clothing:  I’ve been raiding my closet for anything tent like and have had no such luck. Who did I think I was wearing all these form fitting tops that hugged my waist. I didn’t even notice until I needed to hide it! I went to my favorite store JCPenny (they have the best prices) and bought a few baggy tops! The one I’m wearing above was $8 and I should be able to wear it throughout my whole pregnancy! Oh and I’m lucky enough to work from home (I’m a photographer in case you didn’t know that) so I pretty much live in gym clothes 99% of the time which hides my new thicker waist line well.

Cravings: Hello yes! In the beginning it was all I could do to not eat mash potatoes 24/7. This from the girl that said good bye to bad carbs 2 years ago. I also loved pickles, tacos, and fruit. Alas mash potatoes are still a battle I’m fighting. Planning on making mashed cauliflower this week to see if it helps curb my craving.

Symptoms: I’ve been tired sooooo very tired. I never actually tossed my cookies but lived in a constant state of nausea for the first 12 weeks. No fun! Thankfully work was a little slower around that time and I was able to take it easy. I was a major bump on a log. I had no drive to do anything but lie in bed and watch TV like a bum. This actually drove me nuts but I still couldn’t pull myself out of bed. Thankfully my hubby LOVES to lay low and watch TV. I’m pretty sure he will look back to those days as some of the happiest days of his life. No ADD Kendra buzzing all over the place saying “Let’s do something.”

Oh oh oh and this one is a fun one. Ummm can we say hello boobs! I’ve always been a flat chested sister so these new ta-tas have been pretty exciting. I’m not going to lie I find myself checking them out in the mirror from time to time. I better enjoy them now because after nugget gets done with them I hear they are looooong gone! Hum maybe even saggy flat boobs are better than no boobs huh?

Oh the pee! I have to pee all the time and night time is no different. I’m starting to make peeace  with it (get it).

This one is a weird one. I had super chapped lips in the beginning. I asked my doctor about it and she said it’s not a common symptom. Even though I had something on them at all times they still peeled like crazy. 

Exciting Stuff: We got to hear the heartbeat at our last appointment which will put any expecting mama on could 9! We have a sonogram appointment with a specialist in 2 weeks and may be able to find out the gender! I am counting down the days!

Notes to Nugget: I’m feeling closer and closer to you as the days go by. What a gift I’ve been given to carry and help you grow. I never take that for granted and feel extremely blessed to be able to experience pregnancy and you growing in my belly.  Your dad is finally letting up and letting his fear of losing you subside. As we know he’s a bit of a pessimist but he helps keep your dream loving mama grounding. For that we are grateful! We have long talks about finding joy in the journey! We can’t always control what happens and it would be sad to look back and realize you miss the journey because you covered your eyes with fear.  No matter what there is always joy to be found! Your dad and I love to have long heart to heart chats. He is an amazing man and I know will be an awesome hands on father! Can’t wait to see you two together!

Random Nugget Instagram Pics (Kendra_Pryor if your want to be ig buddies):

From all of our family days in the bed while I was not feeling my best! Again look how content Kent looks!



Kent makes the BEST homemade soup and this ginger chicken and Asian greens is one of my faves.
It helped settled my tummy.



Gym and good for us (the nugget and I) food! Trying to get back into my routine even though I’m still exhausted and still craving mashed potatoes and tacos umm annnnnnd chips and salsa.



Any moms or moms-to-be out there have weird craving while preggers?
Do tell!


  1. Congrats, Kendra! I'm 30 weeks now, but I craved olives for the longest time...I could eat SO many in one sitting! Lately I've been craving watermelon! And now I want a big bowl of mashed potatoes! :)

    I've totally had peeling lips too! I can't figure out a way to fix them!

  2. Itty bitty bump.. it just looks like a food baby! lol

  3. With my first, I craved corn. So strange. To this day he refuses to eat Don't think I craved anything with the second one. With my daughter I craved McD's happy meals. I hadn't had fast food in years so for this to happen was just devastating. But I ate them. And I smiled. And all is well. ;)


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