Preggo Update and WIWW

Hey there friends! How’s your week so far??

I thought it was about time I provided a little preggo update, to catch up anyone that might be interested and so that I can look back and remember someday. πŸ˜‰ So as of right now I am at the end of week 19. Week 20 begins tomorrow and that means we are HALF way! It feels like it’s taking forever. I know some people say it flies by and maybe it will on the downhill side, but right now it’s dragging!!!

Since 16 weeks I’ve done pretty good about taking belly shots. Nothing super cute or fun, just shots of me in the mirror, so I have something to see how much baby grows from week to week.

Below is 16 weeks on the left, then 17 on the right.

At 16 weeks Nate and I went in for a sonogram. The doctor had told me early on that baby looked small, so they scheduled a sonogram just to check in and make sure all was ok… Granted, the sono didn’t take place until WEEKS after the doctor told me that… So either by then baby had decided to grow, or the doctor was just being overly cautious, because everything looked good. While we were there we also got to see what we’re going to have!!! πŸ™‚ More on that in a later post…

I have been incredibly lucky… at least that’s what everyone tells me. πŸ˜‰ I haven’t had ANY morning sickness. I did have a spell there in the first trimester where if I didn’t eat as soon as I felt hungry I would start to feel sick. I was crazy tired there for a long time, but that seems to have let up some now. My mantra there for awhile was, ‘Yep, it’s after 8 PM… totally acceptable to get in bed now!‘ And then, there’s been the laziness. I have never been more lazy in my life! Folding clothes? Doing dishes? Eh, it can wait. haha. But that too has started to wear off a bit. I’ve actually even done a craft for baby this last week! Watch for a post on that sometime soon.

As you can see in my 18 weeks photo above, I have been wearing a LOT of t-shirts and either workout or sweat pants. I work from home, I am starting to get uncomfortable in normal clothes, so comfy clothes it is! My friend, Meghan who just had her little boy (mine and Nate’s godson!!!) in October, brought me a whole bag of maternity clothes. Some shorts and bermuda shorts, a belly band thing, and several shirts! Hopefully with the ones I got from Meg and working with what I already have I won’t really have to buy any maternity clothes. *fingers crossed!

Below is my 19 week photo. That was the first day I tried out the belly band (similar one found here). It’s one of those things that looks like a tube top, but you pull it up over your unbuttoned and/or unzipped pants to keep wearing your normal bottoms awhile longer. It took some getting used to at first, but I love that I can wear my normal clothes a bit further into pregnancy!

So tell me friends, what pregnancy symptoms did you experience?? How long did you make it before turning to maternity clothes??

Linking this here as a sort of WIW post….. πŸ˜‰

pleated poppy

Kassi @ Truly Lovely


  1. Love that you did a preggo update! Been thinking of you! YOU look fabulous and yay for no morning sickness! XOXO

    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

  2. That is so awesome about no morning sickness! And by the way, you are looking super cute right about now πŸ™‚

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Right!?! SO glad I didn’t have to go through that!!! And thank you friend!!! Day made! πŸ™‚

  3. you are so cute, kassi! you’re so wise to stay in your regular clothes as long as you can… as a 3 time mom, I got SO SICK of my maternity clothes by the time each baby came.
    xo Heidi

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks Heidi!!! Day made! πŸ™‚ Well, my hope it to stay in them as long as possible… So far it’s working with the belly band!!!

  4. Lovely pics – I was busting out of my clothes unfortunately at 7 weeks!

    Would love for you to link up at the Friday Baby Shower for all things pregnancy and new baby – the party goes live just after 5pm EST on Thursday – Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Wow 7 weeks?!? That’s a lot of maternity clothes! Love that they make some really cute ones these days though! Thanks for the visit Alice and the invite.

  5. Cute baby bump Kassi. I experienced morning sickness for the first 5 months with my second pregnancy. UGH! The other 2, not so bad. I couldn’t wait to start showing. I think I may even have purposely tried to stick my tummy out. πŸ™‚ Rest now, while you can.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thank you Laurie! I’ve been the same way… And I still feel like I’m not really showing, just that I have a gut! haha.

  6. Lovely pictures. πŸ™‚
    Wanna follow each other? πŸ™‚

    Bong’s Belleza

  7. Such cute photos – you look gorgeous with your cute baby bump! I didn’t have any morning sickness either, yay, but I was so tired all the time and so hungry. Have a fab weekend. xxx

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Sounds about like my pregnancy so far… it’s been really good though! I do feel lucky to have missed the sickies!!!

  8. You look so cute pregnant πŸ™‚

  9. Cute wittle bebe belly!! When are you revealing the sex, I’m antsy!!!

  10. you look adorabe!!! I’m glad for you that you aren’t having too many symptoms! I hope it lasts πŸ™‚

    I have miserable pregnancies. lol I think I started in maternity pants at 12 weeks with my 2nd I don’t remember with my first…

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks Paula!!! I feel so incredibly lucky to have had it easy thus far! No taking it for granted here!!!

  11. Still no maternity clothes for me!! Okay, well… 2 pairs of maternity leggings and some shirts that mike bought me for Christmas. but other than that, I just rock the belly band with my jeans and wear yoga pants to work. I still wear a lot of pre-pregnancy shirts but wear them with long tanks underneath, and wear shirts that were meant to be tunics or really baggy. When I go looking for tops, I look for non-maternity shirts with side ruching that are on clearance. It’s proven to be a whole lot cheaper than buying maternity shirts (and a whole lot cuter!)

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Nice!!! Sounds like you’re on a roll!! I wear a lot of my pre-pregnancy shirts too. I even owned a few with rushing on the sides before getting preggers. Hoping to hold out as long as I can! πŸ™‚

  12. See… here I am… hunting for details. Did you announce what you are having yet? Should I continue searching around?! So excited for you!!!