Bump Update: 15 Weeks


It’s been a relaxed few weeks where I decided to take things easy. Instead of being glued to my phone (yes, I must admit I’m guilty of that from time to time), I chose to read instead and relax. However, traveling has been on my mind on overdrive! I’m seriously thinking traveling to Europe for a few weeks to be with my family and just get a break from my every day life in the States. Perhaps it’s my hormones—but I’m craving it really bad.


I still cannot believe that I’m already 15 weeks! The baby is now the size of an apple, can you believe it? My total weight gain so far is around 5 to 6 lbs. It still fluctuates a bit but I’m pretty happy about it! I’ve been wanting to continue to work out too but tiredness and low blood pressure made it impossible for me. Hopefully I’ll be able to again once I’ve conquered my fatigue once and for all!


Maternity clothes

I’m not wearing them quite yet, and honestly,  I prefer sizing up vs buying maternity clothes. Still haven’t found a maternity destination that carries clothes that are to my liking! Do you have any recommendations?



I can finally sleep through the night without having to go to the bathroom which is such a relief, believe me.



I think I felt a few flutters here and there but I’m not 100% sure. It’s an amazing feeling, though!



We found out the gender and we will finally announce it on Monday, October 17th! So, be sure to come back to find out what we are having! Such an exciting time!

As always, thanks much for reading and don’t forget to come back Monday for the BIG GENDER ANNOUNCEMENT!






  1. Jennifer
    October 14, 2016 / 1:07 AM

    So glad to hear you”re taking it easy for now. You’re tiny litl’ bump is adorable! Excited for the gender reveal on Monday! Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. October 14, 2016 / 1:40 AM

    Oh Vanessa you look so beautiful! I will be anxiously waiting for Monday to hear they amazing news if the gender for your sweet baby! Wishing you a restful weekend 💖

    Lots of love… Sydney

  3. October 14, 2016 / 1:49 AM

    From what part of Europe are you Vanessa? Have a happy weekend!

  4. October 14, 2016 / 2:03 AM

    Can’t wait to find out the gender of the baby! How exciting!

    Mich x

  5. October 14, 2016 / 3:19 AM

    That is so exciting that you know the gender! Can’t wait to hear 🙂 This is such a beautiful photo and I’m so glad that you’ve take some time out to relax

    Rachel xx

  6. Cora
    October 14, 2016 / 5:03 AM

    Just take care and relax. So exciting and can’t wait…
    Have a nice weekend…

  7. Andrea Nine
    October 14, 2016 / 5:52 AM

    Oh my love, please get lots and lots of rest this weekend and know you’re almost half way there to see your precious angel. I’ll send you extra prayers for your comfort and enjoy a weekend of love with your family!

  8. October 14, 2016 / 6:10 AM

    Love this beautiful pic! So glad things are going smoothly. I can totally understand why you want to chill and be with family at this time. Enjoy your weekend and can’t wait to hear what the sex is on Monday!


  9. October 14, 2016 / 6:53 AM

    What a gorgeous picture, Vanessa! I’m so glad you have enjoyed a few relaxed weeks away from your phone — I’m guilty of that too. That would be wonderful to spend some time with your family, definitely a good break. Can’t wait for Monday’s post! Have a fabulous weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  10. October 14, 2016 / 10:22 AM

    You absolutely beautiful Vanessa! Your little baby bump is too cute. I’m happy to hear your taking it easy and that your sleeping thru the night. I can’t wait for Mondays gender reveal post. Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Jackie

  11. Tamara
    October 14, 2016 / 11:41 AM

    So excited for the big reveal on Monday!


    Tamara – LoveofMode,com

  12. Amy Arnold
    October 14, 2016 / 11:53 AM

    Loving your update. You look amazing! I like A Pea in the Pod and Asos for stylish maternity options. I have found great denim and A Pea in the Pod and funky dresses at Asos. I have no doubt you will rocking the clothing and cannot wait to follow along.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. October 14, 2016 / 12:20 PM

    You are just the cutest! I can’t wait for the gender reveal…I have a feeling it’s a sweet baby girl. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend, gorgeous!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  14. October 14, 2016 / 1:08 PM

    Happy 15 weeks!! It goes by so fast!! You have to check out shoptilden.com, they have the most amazing selection of maternity friendly pieces from some great designers. A definite favorite of mine!! Can’t wait to find out the gender…I’m guessing a girl!

  15. October 14, 2016 / 3:20 PM

    What a beautiful photo, Vanessa; that dress looks so beautiful on you! I really can’t wait to find out the gender of the baby on Monday, definitely something to look forward to! I think that would be a great idea to visit your family in Europe, while you’re still able to travel. I’m sure they’d love the opportunity to see you and your bump and be apart of the pregnancy by spending time with you. Thank so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead!



  16. October 14, 2016 / 4:02 PM

    That photo is amazing! You have the cutest little bump!
    So glad to know that you’re taking things easy V!
    So excited for your gender reveal on Monday!!
    Have a great weekend 🙂

  17. October 14, 2016 / 5:25 PM

    Dear V., soooo lovely, what for a beautiful picture! I think sizing up is nice, and as I don’t have kids, I don’t know what to recommend, but I hope you find a maternity shop that meets your taste! I think it’s a good idea to go to Europe, to be with your family there, too; I am sure that our family in the US is sweet, but the other part also deserves your company 🙂 I will for suuuure come here on Monday, I am curious 🙂 Hugs and kisses, dear V., hope you have a very nice weekend!

  18. October 14, 2016 / 6:12 PM

    This photo is gorgeous. I am so excited for Monday now (and that’s saying something because I’m never looking forward to Mondays, haha!) Love this bump update!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  19. October 14, 2016 / 6:43 PM

    Sounds like you’re doing so much better with the pregnancy! Ahhh I’m too excited for the gender reveal! My bet is on a boy!


  20. October 14, 2016 / 7:52 PM

    Oh, poor you!! I know the feeling of being homesick quite a bit 🙂 my parents are 33,000kms away and we are separated by several continents. The last time, it took me 5 years before I could fly back again to see them, so it was hard. Hopefully you can be reunited with yours soon. And blessings for the pregnancy being easier to handle now. HUGS.

    And if you haven’t yet, do come over and join my weekly Friday Link-Up? I’d love to see you there.


  21. October 14, 2016 / 9:37 PM

    Sounds your second trimester is better! I’ve Asos having some cute maternity clothes. Hopefully there’s something there you like. I can’t wait to find out about the gender!! This is such exciting news!!


  22. October 15, 2016 / 11:47 AM

    What a lovely baby bump! You look so beautiful.
    Anyway, I also prefer wearing bigger size clothing – in my opinion – still more stylish than wearing maternity clothes!


  23. October 15, 2016 / 10:38 PM

    I’m glad you’ve been taking care of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and travel to be with your family, if at all possible! You won’t regret it! 🙂

    Wunderschönes Foto! Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag!

  24. October 16, 2016 / 1:04 AM

    That’s a really beautiful photo of you in the white dress, I would frame it if I were you 🙂 You must have been so excited to find out the sex of the baby, now the naming ideas will start flowing 🙂


  25. October 16, 2016 / 3:22 AM

    About the maternity clothes, I think you can find some that might are you liking on Asos. Can’t to see if it’s a girl or a boy, I won’t miss your tomorrow’s post!


  26. October 16, 2016 / 6:23 AM

    I think it’s great that you relax a bit from time to time, I could really need this as well 🙂 And I can’t wait to learn about the gender of your sweetie, I will come back tomorrow for sure 😉
    Have a nice Sunday V <3
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  27. October 16, 2016 / 6:03 PM

    What a gorgeous baby bump pic! If your heart is telling you to be with family then I say go do it!

    Chow Down USA

  28. Adi
    October 16, 2016 / 7:53 PM

    Beautiful shot!! Can’t wait for Monday!
    Adi xx

  29. October 16, 2016 / 10:32 PM

    Am glad am learning what to expect when expecting so that I will be aware of these changes in my body. You look fabulous by the way, pregnancy totally suits you!! I can’t wait for the gender revelation TODAY!!!!!

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