Bumpdate – Pregnancy – Week 8&9

Pregnancy – Week 8&9 – Oh my goodness. I feel paranoid. I feel like the whole world knows I’m pregnant. With the weight gain, the bloating and the constant bathroom breaks, I don’t know how long this will stay a secret. Good thing I am on a hiatus in March to “grow in private”.

Just a few highlights: week 8 I was rear-ended on a highly anticipated shopping trip to the “big” mall (read: Target, Jcrew, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn). Needless to say, the trip was cut short.

During week 9, I develop shingles. Sweet heavens I am thankful for encouraging friends, a good boss, and my mom, who are all so willing to help me recover. I had a good pity party the first day I discovered my rash was more than a rash, but I have moved forward – mainly due to the amount of support I have received with meals and childcare.

Please enjoy this classy bathroom selfie!

Growning bump

This week’s life update:

  • First midwife appointment and I brought my toddler. I will not bring her again.
  • I have been looking at maternity clothing online to try find good deals. There are no good deals. There are no stylish maternity clothes on the planet that I can afford (or am willing to buy). I am now going to just grump and complain. And obviously just wear moo-moos and sweat pants my entire pregnancy.
  • It still hasn’t sunk in that I am going to have two kids.
  • I dislike hiding pregnancy.
  • I have developed shingles. For real.


  • Pickles
  • Citrus salad dressings
  • Soup
  • Cheese popcorn
  • Lifesavers from the admin down the hall at work (only yellow)


  • Cooking
  • Coffee
  • Perfumes
  • Perfumes
  • Perfumes
  • Perfumes
  • Laundry detergent scent
  • Pickles


  • Bloating
  • Weight gain (none in the first trimester with the last pregnancy)
  • No nasal congestion
  • Chacne (chin-acne)
  • Skin otherwise clear (other than shingles)


  • Tired
  • It doesn’t matter what the food is, if the smell lingers, I hate it