Flashback Fashion Friday + 1st Trimester Update

Tan Leather Tote Bag, Minnie and George, Black Jeans, Grey Turtleneck Sweater

Hello! It’s been awhile! I feel like I’ve been saying that for the past three months. This pregnancy has been rougher than I thought it would be. I actually had every intention of taking new outfit photos today but it was raining in LA (it never rains!) and I didn’t feel like going outside. So I only have a flashback photo from last year to show you.

I miss wearing clothes! I’ve pretty much been living in lounge wear the past couple of months. But when I do get dressed again I would love to wear something like this. I love this sleeveless sweater layered over a long button down. And this bag from Minnie + George is one of my favs! I love supporting small businesses – especially when they hand make the designs themselves. You should check out the new line of Minnie + George bags – they are amazing!

See more of this outfit here!

I also thought I’d give you a quick 1st Trimester update:

How far along: At the end of 15 weeks. So I guess I’m technically in my 2nd trimester now!

Weight Gain: About a pound? I lost about 6 pounds in the beginning of my 1st trimester so I’m still not back up to pre-pregnancy weight. I would be more than happy to gain a bunch of weight and have my appetite back though. It sure beats throwing up!

Maternity Clothes?: Not yet. I have a bump that just looks like I ate a big meal (even though I’m hardly eating anything) so I still fit into my regular jeans. Although I prefer to wear my looser, low waisted pairs. I also spend a lot of time in my pajamas.

Food Cravings: None ๐Ÿ™ More like food aversion – to everything. I still can’t eat like a normal person and mainly snack on cereal, grapefruit, fruit pops and bread. I have been able to eat some breakfast foods like eggs and tator tots. But man, I just want to stuff my face with a burger!! I can also keep sweets down better than regular food so I’ve had a few donuts and cupcakes!

How I’m feeling: Ok. The Diclegis has been a lifesaver and has kept the nausea at bay and given me some of my appetite back. I’ve been on it since week 9. I still feel a little off during the day and at night the nausea comes back and I end up vomiting sometimes. I was really hoping I’d be feeling better by now. My doctor says to give it 2 more weeks and I should be over the nausea. Fingers crossed!! I’m also sleeping a lot (10-12 hours) and pretty much sit on the couch all day.

I’m starting to feel more excited about the baby too. I was just miserable for the first 2 months and worried that I’d have a miscarriage but now that I’m farther along I’m actually starting to make more plans. Before I got pregnant, looking at baby stuff was kind of hard/sad because I’d been wanting to get pregnant for about 2 years. So now it’s nice to be excited about making a registry and putting lots of cute baby stuff on it. Right now it’s probably really impractical but I sure have a lot of cute stuff on there! You can take a look at my baby registry HERE! It’s still a work in progress. I could really use suggestions on what is good to put on a registry since I have no idea about what a baby actually needs! If you have any suggestions please let me know!

Gender: Too early to find out – I think. I have an ultrasound sometime in February and I’m hoping I’ll know by then! My husband and I both want a girl though. We have the girl name figured out but not exactly sure what we’ll do if it’s a boy! But I definitely plan of finding out the gender because I need to feel prepared…haha.

Nursery: We will be turning our second bedroom into the nursery. It’s pretty small and we have a pull out couch in there that we have to keep which makes the space even smaller! So it will be interesting… I think we have just enough room to add a crib and changing table! You can see the design and color scheme that we currently have going on in this post. Thankfully, I think it will work for a gender neutral nursery! What do you think?

Even though I feel like I haven’t been eating enough all of the tests and scans I’ve had have come back negative for any problems so far and the baby is growing on track for it’s due date on July 8th! So I’m thankful for that!

And thanks for sticking around and still coming to visit my blog even though I haven’t been posting! It means a lot to me and I can’t wait until I can go back to normal!

Now onto the link up! Here are our picks from the link up last week:

FFF Picks

Kim from Champagneista and Sheela from Sheela Writes! I love Kim’s floral blouse and Sheela’s dark green dress is so pretty! Love that color!

Adri and I would love for you to link up for a chance to be featured next week!

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  1. first trimester is the worst!! i only ate cereal and watermelon!
    I’m gonna predict based on what you’re eating, you’re gonna have a girl!! =) but if i’m wrong, boys are good too <3

  2. I never had the vomiting issues with either pregnancy, but food aversion was huge for me. I did not even gain any weight with my first pregnancy until I was about 6 months in. I hope your nausea issues resolve soon!

    My two recommendations for what to have on hand for baby…cloth diapers as burp cloths! They are the best for spit up rags. They are big and soft and super absorbent! And a giant jar of Aquaphor! It cures all things, I swear, from diaper rash to cuts any other skin irritations. We always have a jar on hand even now that my kids are older. Good luck to you, Mama, you’ve got this!


      1. Ha! Jessica! I have to share this little secret with you…None of us know what we are doing! That’s all part of this parenting game. And anyone who proclaims that they do know what they are doing (for example, “parenting experts”) are most likely liars! For real. My kids are almost 4 and 6 and I still have no idea what I am doing. My sister’s children are 25 and 28 and she will tell you that she remains clueless! We all jump into this parenting thing completely blind, without a manual, and we do the best we can. Just like our parents did and their parents did and their parents did. There is no shame in making mistakes along the way. God knows, I have made a ton already and I’m sure I will make many more. But my kids are happy, healthy, intelligent, kind, warm-hearted, and most importantly ALIVE! In my opinion, that means I am succeeding at “the hardest job in the world.” You got this! You really do. You will be fabulous!


  3. I vomited so much with my first 2 and never with my 3rd. I hope the nausea eases up for you soon!!! Onesies onesies onesies!!! You will be changing them a million times a day. I don’t know if they still make the heated wiper thing but don’t register for it! Lol!! I never even used mine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Glad you’re feeling a bit better, I really hope your Dr is right and your sickness fades soon! I had terrible food aversions with my pregnancies – I couldn’t handle chicken with my eldest and even now when I think of BBQ chicken I feel sick. With my youngest it was green beans I suddenly couldn’t handle, but I was over that pretty much the day he was born – loved the green beans the hospital had for dinner that night, haha! In the first trimester especially diet isn’t so important – eat what you can and know baby is getting everything they need.

    In terms of baby registries it’s tricky to recommend things! Babies need diapers, food, somewhere to sleep – you might need to research this one, find out about SIDS and the regulations in your country for bedding. And finally, cuddles! Everything else is nice to have. We had a white noise machine we used heavily with my eldest and only attempted to once with my youngest before giving up on it, ha! Shows you even when you have the same parenting goals and views you can have a very different baby that changes how you approach/use things. You’ll eventually be a pro and putting your own list of must have baby items together that worked for your baby! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog | 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway

    1. Food aversions are the weirdest thing! I don’t have any specific food aversions yet – I just don’t feel like eating much of anything except bland foods. Thanks for the recommendations! I’m worried about the sleeping situations because of SIDS. There are just soooo many sleeping options that I’m kind of overwhelmed!

      1. It is all so overwhelming! Delegate what you can! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had hubby picking out the baby monitor as it was techy and seemed his kind of thing – he did all the research and picked the best one. Was a little thing but so much more helpful!

        Like any new job it’s daunting and overwhelming and you want a lot of help in the beginning – but eventually you hit your stride and trust me, you will. Mothers always know best ๐Ÿ™‚ You will stand in a baby shop surrounded by items where you feel like you don’t even know what half of the things are for…and then once baby arrives you’ll be that person kindly telling the sales assistant that their suggestions won’t work for your beautiful baby – or agreeing with them as it’s the only thing that works for your baby, haha!

        1. Thanks so much for the support Mica! I’ll definitely have to have my husband work on some stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know everyone is kind of clueless in the beginning. It’s a new adventure for sure! But I’m glad I have this blogging community to help me out along the way!

  5. Happy 2017 to you indeed! It will be a great one with some great expectations. I am so happy for you Jessica and you look great too. Love the shoes and vest. The first trimester and last couple of months are the most difficult for different reasons, but it is all worth it. Hope your Christmas season was joyful and I wish you a very easy pregnancy ahead, pretty lady!

    Welcome by and join the latest linkup if you like. <3 Ada.

  6. So glad you are starting to feel better! I hope it is smooth sailing from here on out. Old wives tales say if you have terrible morning sickness it is a girl because they are draining their mom’s beauty. When I was pregnant with my son, I think I knew he was a boy, but a little part of me I think wished he was a girl because I wasn’t sure what to do with a boy. The minute I had him I knew it was exactly as it should be, and now I can’t imagine being a mother of a girl. Boy or girl you can’t imagine how much you will love the little muffin!

    xx, Elise

  7. I hope you will feel well soon. I love your look and your vest. I have a pink and white but I really don’t know what to wear with it. I think your have given me a way to style them both!