Week 13 Bumpdate

How far along: 13 weeks! I can’t believe today marks our second trimester! Time is flying!

Baby Size: The baby is a size of a peach (3 inches long).

Weight gain: Up another pound, coming in at 112.5. Pretty sure all my weight gain is from carbs so far.

Maternity clothes: I picked up a shirt and a pair of leggings from Gap this week. Old Navy was also running a huge sale online so I stocked up on tunics, jeans and dresses. I got 12 items for $75!

Stretch marks: Between both moms, I have enough stretch mark cream to last me through my pregnancy. Never in a million years did I expect the moms to pack our Halloween package with candy, gift cards and stretch mark prevention cream. Gotta love the moms! 

Sleep: For some reason I have been waking up at 2 or 3 a.m. to tinkle and have the hardest time going back to sleep. I toss and turn for at least 2 hours afterwards. Matt thinks it’s because I’m going to bed at 8 pm. Eek!

Best moment this week:
This week we received so many cards and packages in the mail that I can’t stop smiling. From frosted animal crackers to car mirrors for the baby, our mailman has been busy!

Looking forward to: Halloween and our anniversary trip! We have some friends staying with us Halloween night and can’t wait to hang out on the porch catching up and passing out candy to all the cute trick-or-treaters! Then on Friday morning Matt, Charlie and I are hitting the road for a nice cabin weekend in the mountains! We are so excited to celebrate two years with our growing family!

What I miss: Nothing really.

Movement: Not yet…

Food cravings: Still eating tons of carbs {bagels, pastas and french fries}. Also, I owe Mel, McKinsey, Laura, Meghan and Cristina a huge shout out {and thank you from baby M} for letting us change our weekly Tuesday night dinner date from Panera to IHOP so I could stuff my face with pancakes. You girls are the BEST!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still disgusted by chicken. Gross.

Gender: I thought it was a boy last week, but after reading all of your comments I am back to thinking it’s a girl…

Labor Signs: Will start answering this in about 28 weeks…

Symptoms: After I eat a large meal I stay full for a very long time these days.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Happy, happy, happy! 

Nursery: I started seriously thinking about the nursery this week. Matt’s going to kill me when he finds out what sort of projects I have in mind.

Workouts: Using the elliptical more than ever, and of course I am still attending Cardio Funk dance class on Fridays.

Prayer for Baby: 

 Dear Lord, this week our baby is developing vocal cords. I pray our child will grow up and speak only positive and encouraging words, and to avoid gossip and criticism. Help me, too, so that I can also be a good role model for godly speech. Thank you for blessing us with this special baby. We are so grateful to be entering our second trimester. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


“May the words of me mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, my rock and my redeemer.”  – Psalm 19:14 




  1. Life in the Heights!
    October 29, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    You are so cute!!!! So happy for y'all!

  2. thestreets2
    October 29, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    I love that prayer for baby!

  3. Sarah
    October 29, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Girl, my sleeping habits are the exact same! Get in bed at 8-8:30, out early, up to potty at 2, and then I am wide awake!!! Good news is it does pass….or at least it did with my last one… :).

  4. Brooke
    October 29, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    Love that shirt, so cute!

  5. Colleen Sullivan
    October 29, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    Cute shirt! I can't wait to see what you have in store for the nursery!!

  6. Alex Keszler
    October 29, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    You are the cutest thing ever!

  7. M.A.
    October 29, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Ok, this is seriously cute! Love it!

  8. Lesa Walker
    October 29, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    I am blessed by your prayer to your baby and the scripture. I love that Psalm!

  9. Chelsea
    October 29, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    Love the cute little shirt. I just made a pumpkin shirt for Thursday 🙂

  10. Megan {Willow Way Blog}
    October 29, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    love your little jack-o-lantern belly! you look great!

  11. Natasha
    October 29, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    look at your pumpkin belly!!!! caroline would go nuts and wouldn't be able to keep her hands off 😉 i LOVE your weekly prayers my dear friend…you are going to be one incredible mother!!!

  12. April of A. Liz Adventures
    October 29, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    That shirt! Adorable! I hope sleep comes back to you, dear girl!

  13. Ashley @ Words About Waverly
    October 29, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    love that decorared belly, too cute!!! 🙂

  14. jamie vespa
    October 29, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    Ah, love the pumpkin belly! So cute!! Glad things are still going smoothly! Prayers that it continues to be easy for you!Jamie @The Growing Up Diaries

  15. Amanda
    October 29, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    LOVE your shirt!!!! I am 28 weeks pregnant (and so my belly is much more "pumpkin shaped" than yours!) and think I can something similar for Halloween! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Also, your weekly prayers are such a blessing to me and a sweet reminder to surrender my baby to the Lord each and every day. Do you write them yourself or is there a devotional that you are getting inspiration from?

  16. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    October 29, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    Your shirt is just too much! Yay!

  17. Emily
    October 29, 2013 / 4:14 pm

    Aww you are so adorable in that pumpkin shirt! Love the sweet prayer at the end!

  18. Britt R
    October 29, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    Your belly pic is just adorable! Love the pumpkin shirt. And I got up a lot in the beginning, too. Then it kind of goes away until the middle of the third trimester. My husband and I finally switched back to our original sides of the bed last night since I got him to switch since his side was next to the bathroom haha. But, last night ironically, I just switched our pillows and we went back to that, haha.

  19. Maran (HeyHawleywood)
    October 29, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    i love reading these updates. So cute. I really hope it is a girl because I will just die over a girl nursery you put together. Selfish much, yes 🙂

  20. Meg
    October 29, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    Too cute! Love the pumpkin belly!!!! I can't wait to see the nursery projects too!!!!! xx

  21. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    October 29, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! I love it! xoxoxo

  22. Shayna Yancey
    October 29, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Love all of this!!! 🙂

  23. Brownie
    October 29, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    Enjoy this time because it seriously flies by like cray-zay!

  24. Jodi
    October 29, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    I went through the same thing with sleep and did even after I put the baby back down after feeding her. So annoying! Now, how cute is that shirt?! I love holiday attire so this would have been so cute with my first pregnancy since I was due in May.

  25. Debra
    October 29, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    I really enjoy your blog and Prayer for Baby. Congrats on your pregnancy.

  26. Katie
    October 29, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Cute shirt! You're lucky you stay full…I'm 17 weeks and I'm STARVING constantly!

  27. Bekah Walsh
    October 29, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    So exciting! I love that you are doing these prayers…and great score on the clothes!

  28. Chelsea VerHage
    October 29, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    Ahh, I love your weekly bump updates! Pregnancy is no where CLOSE to being on my radar, but it's still so exciting to read! You mentioning pancakes in Charlotte just gave me a serious craving for the Original Pancake House… Their pancakes are the BEST!

  29. Melanie
    October 29, 2013 / 11:11 pm

    This shirt is so sweet! I LOVE it! Can't wait to see more bump dates of that growing little pumpkin!

  30. Kenzie Ashcraft
    October 29, 2013 / 11:42 pm

    Adorable!!!! I love your prayer with the bumpdates-precious!

  31. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    October 30, 2013 / 12:30 am

    oh i remember staying STUFFED all the time, especially later. but for some reason I still wanted to eat!? you look precious with that baby punkin!

  32. Allison
    October 30, 2013 / 12:44 am

    Love that shirt. You look great!! 🙂

  33. Goldie ZP
    October 30, 2013 / 2:38 am

    I like that you typed the following: pray our child will grow up and speak only positive and encouraging words, and to avoid gossip and criticism. WONDERFUL PRAYER – visit my link and look on the right. Their are two beautiful children – one holding her finger against her mouth….shhhh – the other child whispering in her ear. There is a link that goes to this picture. I always love to learn something new. I am sure you will appreciate it also. http://geula613.blogspot.com/

  34. Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart
    October 30, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    I love this.. especially the prayer. No baby for us this month so I'm going to live vicariously through you!!

  35. Nat
    October 30, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Love that pumpkin shirt!! I ate pancakes non-stop when I was pregnant and I had a boy! I swear they tasted 100x better then.

  36. Alyssa at Southern Abundance
    October 30, 2013 / 11:23 pm

    I love love love the prayer that your wrote for your baby! How sweet is that? Something you can hold on to forever!

  37. Molly
    October 31, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    I am about a month ahead of you, due in mid-April, and had the same thing with not being able to fall back to sleep after an early morning bathroom break. That went away around week 15, so hope is on the horizon. I also got one of the full body maternity pillows (I got the boppy one, but there are a few other brands) and that also really helped me sleep better.

  38. Allie
    November 1, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    That was a beautiful prayer for your baby! The verse is also one that is helpful to everyday life for all of us!

  39. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    November 6, 2013 / 5:18 am

    Aww…your shirt is too cute! Love the Prayer For Baby. And at least you don't have to worry about running out of stretch mark cream anytime soon.

  40. Lipstick and Lattes
    November 22, 2013 / 10:56 pm

    I love your weekly prayers for your bundle of joy! So sweet.

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