Catching Up on 12 Weeks

I’m going to try and do a weekly update and picture to really document this pregnancy. So just a quick catch up on the last few weeks:

I’ve been very tired and taking more naps than ever. I seem to only get nausea when I’m hungry so I have to keep eating (darn!). We’ve give the baby a nickname to avoid calling it “it” or “Baby”. We call the baby “Bert”. Yes, I know we are weird. I have not thrown up!!! This is a huge deal seeing as I would rather do just about anything than throw up. I’ve taken a couple of picture until now but there really isn’t much to see. Here are the last few weeks:



IMG_0429Each week I all answer the below questions. I’m pretty sure some of the answers may not change much, at least for the first while, but you never know!

How far along: 12 weeks

Total weight gain: 0 pounds!

Maternity clothes: I’ve started wearing the Bella Band some and I got some maternity jeans for Christmas. At this point they are just more comfortable than my regular jeans. But some of them I can still wear.

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: I have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

Best moment of this week: Christmas!! We made the big baby announcement on Christmas day on social media. Our family and close friends have known since Thanksgiving.

Miss anything: Sushi!

Movement: None yet that I can feel. At my last dr appt I could see Bert moving around

Food cravings: I’ve had a few moments where I have wanted something very specific but nothing consistent. One morning I wanted an enchilada and then 30 minutes later I wanted a cheeseburger. I see to want food food though, not sugar and snacks.

Anything making you queasy or sick: If I get hungry I get a little queasy but this seems to be going away now!

Have you started to show yet: Only if I’m wearing clothes that really accent it. I just look thick right now.

Gender: We don’t know yet but maybe at the next appointment!

Labor signs: None!

Belly button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On

Looking forward to: Another short work week. Happy New Year!


Here is my 12 week picture (I’ll start setting up my tripod going forward):




May The Lines Be Ever In Your Favor

Earlier this fall we decided we wanted to have a baby. This was of course a monumental decision and we would be happy if anytime in the next year we got those 2 little pink lines. Imagine our surprise when 6 weeks later they appeared! It was Oct. 31, Halloween. I had taken a few tests but they were negative. I figured it was just taking time for my body to regulate after being on the pill for so long. I woke up really early, 3:45 AM early. I had a few texts from one of my best friends saying she was in labor! I was so excited I couldn’t sleep. I though about how fun it would have been to be pregnant at the same time or to even find out we were pregnant before Charlotte was born. I figured it wouldn’t happen now, seeing as Charlotte was just a few hours away from being born. I decided I would waste one more test just to see. It was only 88 cents so, no real loss right? I got up and took the test. Then I got back in bed for a few minutes. I knew it would be negative and was beating myself up for getting excited. After a few minutes I leaned over and used my phone as a flashlight to just check one more time. I thought I saw a second line. I jumped out of bed and ran back to the bathroom to look in real light. 2 lines.


I couldn’t believe it! I woke Joe up at 4 and made him look. He could see it too! So later that day I took 2 more.



They were faint but they were there!! I called the next Monday and made my first doctor appointment. In the meantime I took about 11 more tests, just to make sure!


Two week later we were sitting in an ultrasound room and were still in shock. We were able to see a little bitty baby with a little bitty heartbeat. It was magic.




Baby Nothum coming July 2015!


Busy Little Bees

Fall is always so busy for us! Between hunting season and the holidays we see more of the inside of our cars than our house! We got the tree up this last weekend and we will be home this weekend to finish up Christmas prep. After that the festivities begin! Lots of fun things to come!



I’ve noticed the ribbon in the tree makes our tree look very skinny. New wardrobe tactic?