Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Baby Yancey - 12 Week Bumpdate

I am super excited to be posting my first bumpdate!  After reading so many others in blog land over the last couple of years, I imagined quite a bit about how it would go when it was my turn.  I can say that it's a bit awkward having my picture taken but, I'm hoping with more of a "bump" & less "fat" feeling it will be a little more enjoyable! Just being honest here. :)

I have to say thank you again for all of the love & support we have received since our announcement - it means so much to Matt & I!  So, here's the rundown of how Baby Yancey is doing!

Palazzo pants is where it's at!  Red Horse Boutique

How far along: 12 weeks!

Baby Size: Baby is the size of a lime!  Soon the baby's reflexes will start to develop.  Fingers will begin to open & close, toes will curl, his/her mouth will make sucking movements, & eye muscles will clench.

Weight Gain:
About 3lbs as of my last weigh-in at the Dr.

Maternity Clothes: None yet but, certainly bigger sizes in some of my "normal" clothes.  I have caught some great maternity items on a couple different sales though so, I'm ready when the time comes!

Stretch Marks/Swelling: A little swelling in my hands but, I feel like this is mostly due to the heat & humidity we are having right now here in Texas.  I've used Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter some but, definitely need to get into a habit of using it nightly!

Sleep: It hasn't been great but, the last 2 nights I have slept like a baby!  Hoping this keeps up for a bit because I feel like a million bucks!

Exercise: Does stretching count?  If I'm being honest, I've been a little lazy in this department.  Hoping to change that this week though!

Food Cravings or Aversions: Nothing really this week but, overall my sweet tooth has certainly been kicked into a little higher gear than it normally would be.  Can anyone say Red Velvet Cake? S'mores poptarts?  There was one day where someone mentioned fried chicken & I couldn't get it off my mind.  Unfortunately, it was a big let down as the chicken was not very good.  Womp womp!

Gender: I honestly have no clue!  Some family says girl & some say boy!

Movement: Nothing yet... except the rumbling of a hungry stomach. :)

Symptoms: Pregnancy headaches are no joke!  I've had some back pain but, that has been pretty regular almost my entire pregnancy so far.  Another notable mention in the last couple of weeks, nose bleeds.  I don't even know the last time I had a nose bleed & then I had about 5 in a two week span.  So crazy!

Labor Signs: Um no!

Belly button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On!

Mood: For the most part happy.  Matt's work schedule finally got to me on Sunday & I had a good cry about it.  I feel like it was needed as I haven't had a good 'ol cry in a while.  So, that's done with & we're moving on!  :)

Nursery: I've been slowly clearing this room out & putting things that were stuffed in there from the other room renos back in their homes.  As we finish the hallway & sell some things it will become much more de-cluttered & cleaned out! 

What I miss: Fitting into my normal clothes.  Sitting for 8 hours per day definitely doesn't help when your pants are getting snug!

Best moment this week: Scoring at the Motherhood Maternity Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale & beginning to fill in our pregnancy/baby book!  So surreal!

What I'm looking forward to:  The prenatal massage that I'm already planning for after 14 weeks!!



  1. Looking great sister! I'm so excited for you!! And I am OBSESSED with your pants! May have to buy a pair for after baby girl is here!! Hope your headaches get better!! Mine were awful too, until I bought peppermint oil. BEST STUFF EVER for headaches. It worked for me when Tylenol wouldn't even work! I definitely recommend it!

  2. Loved reading this and you look GREAT!!! I saw where someone else already mentioned peppermint oil and that's what I use too for my headaches! So exciting to read this!

  3. Congrats!! Pregnancy is so fun! I love reading other Bump Dates!

  4. So exciting, Shayna! You look precious as ever!! Looking forward to more "bumpdates"! oxox, Amanda

  5. Yeah for the first bumpdate!

  6. YAY! You're glowing, sweet mama! Bless you and little baby Yancey! xx

  7. Thanks for the bumpdate - always looking forward to stork news - keep it coming!!!!! So happy for the three of you or maybe 4?!!!

  8. I love a bumpdate!! Congrats on your first one, looking good mamma! With those sweets cravings, I'm guessing GIRL!!


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