I know this bumpdate is long overdue! I didn’t share much of my first trimester on social media — mostly because we’ve been super busy the last few months and I didn’t have time to take photos or document. While it makes me a tiny bit sad, I also feel like it was good for me to just focus on our family and Grace. She needed it, and now that we are all settled I’m ready to spill!



Baby is the size of a turnip! Weighing in at around 5 ounces, I’ve been feeling all of the kicks and flutters. Baby is also most active at night — just like Grace was! I really wish I fit into my clothes, but those days are long gone for now. I packed up my “small” clothes and hope to fit into them sometime next year, haha.


Overall, I’m feeling great emotionally. I can’t wait to announce the gender. I’m having all the feels about that. I promise it’s coming soon! I’m not as sad as I thought I’d be about having Grace not be my only babe. I’m strangely excited to see how well she does with having a little brother or sister.


During the first trimester, all I ate was carbs. I’m talking breakfast burritos, sourdough bread with earth balance, and bagel sandwiches. I’m obsessed with bread. I also had a major aversion to greens or pretty much any healthy food (even my smoothies that I’m obsessed with) Luckily now that I’m in the second trimester, I’ve tapered off on the bread, and I’m back to my old eating habits now (with a sweet treat thrown in there every so often). I do indulge more and try to listen to my body’s needs. I believe in that 100%.

My midwife mentioned the flu shot and I’m glad to report that I will not be getting that. I will, however, practice good hygiene, wash my hands, eat a mostly whole foods diet, and take my probiotics and prenatals!


Anything from Pink Blush! They sent me a package of maternity-friendly goodies, and I’m stoked because they actually fit me. Haha. I’m very tall and when I have a bump, lots of stuff becomes too short for me. The extra length is wonderful, and room for a bump to grow of course!

My raw food prenatal vitamins from Garden of Life! They’re the best — I’ve been taking them for three years (I took them while pregnant with Grace and during breastfeeding too.) I linked them below. I buy them in bulk on Amazon!

Target maternity leggings are another thing I’ve been obsessed with. I linked the ones I just bought — up until this point I had no pants that fit me lol. See below for what I’ve purchased so far that is super bump-friendly! I bought the under-belly leggings in a x-small, and the over-belly moto panel ones in a size small.








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  1. Pink Blush has the cutest maternity stuff!! I am not expecting yet but am newly married and am hoping it will be in the near future so this would be great! Or could share with sisters or friends. 🙂

  2. I just had my second baby and followed your blog though my whole second pregnancy 🙂 Can’t wait for your gender announcement! I also had ALLLLL the feelings about my first daughter not being my only baby anymore, but seeing her with her baby sister melts my heart on a new level! It is true what everyone says – it’s like a whole new space in your heart opens up to allow for the greatest love you’ve ever know. Congratulations!

    1. Awww congrats on baby #2! So you have two girls? Do you just love it? 😉

      I’m so happy to have you following me this long! Makes my day to hear that, lady! It’s so hard when they grow up but I’m thankful she’s happy and healthy too!

  3. I’m also 17 weeks. I saw this post and thought Facebook is stalking me. Wait, I haven’t really told anyone how far….

  4. Love this! I’ve been on the hunt for some good leggings as fall and winter roll around the corner. How do we get added to your pregnant mommas Facebook group??
    Thanks for sharing 😊

  5. My husband and I are expecting our first child (a precious girl) in January!! 🎀💗 Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

  6. Hello! And thanks for the contest. I have several pieces from Pink Blush and they are all so comfortable and well made!

  7. I love Pink Blush for both maternity and non-maternity clothing! I’m currently pregnant as well 🙂 I hope you have a great remainder of your pregnancy!!

  8. I still have a dress from Pink Blush from my last pregnancy that is amazing, and comfy! They make awesome products! ☺

  9. Hello! My daughter is expecting a baby girl any day now and sure could use clothing! We are having a tough time and money is short right now. Love reading your blog. Thanks!

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