7-week bumpdate

I've seriously debated doing this post because, well, I feel like an idiot showing absolutely nothing. Seriously, folks, there is nothing to see here (yet). The lovely Ashley convinced me that I'll want to look back at this milestone and remember where I started though, and she's right. Also, hell, this blog is mine! So, without further ado...my very first bumpdate...even though there's no bump in sight :)

How far along: 7 weeks

Gender: We're not finding out!

Weight gain: -3 lbs - I've consistently lost weight since finding out and being a bit sick. I'll take it while it lasts, I guess.

Maternity clothes: Nope.

Stretch marks: No

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: Ugh. Sleeping is a thing of the past, and I thought this was supposed to only be in the third trimester. Baby has me feeling like I have to pee at least 4 times a night, and if I'm not in the bathroom, I'm just restless. My fitbit seems to concur, as last night I had 76 restless minutes.

Best moment this week: Tricare finally sent through my referral for my OB. We literally dropped my health insurance 3 days before we found out. Yeahhh we're regretting that. Fort Huachuca is the only Army post down here that doesn't have a maternity and OB ward on post. So, we're shuttled off post to the Sierra Vista hospital, which is great, but it also means waiting for a referral, which could take 4-6 weeks...and it only took 2! 

Miss anything: I would have given anything for a margarita this past weekend. With spring and summer kicking into gear, I miss being able to run 4+ miles without being completely winded. 

Movement: Nope. That's not for a good long while, but I can't wait!

Cravings: The only thing I've craved consistently, really, is chocolate milk. I have momentary cravings for quacamole, but they pass by the time I cut an avocado, and then I'm queasy again. Mostly, I just have food aversion right now. 

Looking forward to: My first OB appointment. Frankly, since finding it, I've had a hard time believing that this is actually real. I'm not sure it will feel real until I'm at the OB and they're reinforcing the fact that it is real.


  1. You're seriously so adorable and I can't wait to follow along on your bump dates!

  2. You look so great! This will be so fun and exciting to follow along with. Hope you start getting better sleep soon!

  3. I'm glad you started the bumpdates now! I am so excited for you and can't wait to follow along :)


  4. you'll be happy you document this even if there is not bump to show off yet!

  5. Hooray for bumpdates!!! You are going to be such a pretty preggo :). I hope you start feeling better soon, doll! Xx.

  6. Ah! You're not going to find out! That would make me so anxious!! You look gorgeous!

  7. It is going to be so fun seeing you grow! So excited for you!

  8. Excited to follow along with you, I'm sure you'll be glad you started keeping track and documenting early! OH NO to dropping insurance 3 days before, I'm glad the referral process didn't take as long though. You look lovely!

  9. AHHH I'm so glad you started your bumpdates, girl!! I can't wait to follow along!

  10. u can tell something i'm sure. and will in a few weeks to go. congrats.
    Never understand why folks dont want to find out what they are having. Meaning you can't make a nursery for a boy/girl. you can't have clothes unless its something that either can wear.

    1. Infants generally live in onesies anyway, and I'm a big fan of avoiding gender tropes. Basically, that means I don't want to use blue for boys and pink for girls.

  11. You look beautiful, friend! :D And I agree with Ashley on capturing every moment!!! :)

  12. I was telling my husband about how you found out/the circumstances. We aren't planning on babies any time soon, but I think we'll eventually end up with a story like yours! Since you aren't finding out the gender, I would recommend Iviebaby on Etsy, she's my favorite (ex) blogger who started that shop when they had their own babe and waited to know the sex.

  13. You will definitely appreciate these bumpdates down the road. I felt like crap for a majority of the first two trimesters of my pregnancy and didn't do the baby bump pictures. It's one of the things I regret, especially since we're not planning on having anymore. I also applaud you on waiting to find out the gender. I am entirely too impatient - plus Riley decided to flash his stuff at my 16 week ultrasound, so I don't think we had much choice. ;)

  14. You look great! I love these posts. I am hoping to have TRICARE and my fiance's insurance soon. I Hate seeing the OB on base..and am looking forward to having more options.
    Looking forward to seeing more of these posts soon!