Hello All! ‘Twas another busy weekend here. I’m now at 18 weeks, which is pretty much 4.5 months. Some changes have been happening, which is pretty cool though a bit frustrating at times as well.
How far along? 18 weeks
Baby’s size? length of a bell pepper (5.5 inches)
Total weight gain/loss: approximately 8 lbs, maybe 9
Sleep: Ugh. (<– is that a sufficient answer?)
Best moment this week: I heard the heartbeat again at my doc appointment last week. Sadly she said I couldn’t find out the gender yet, so I have to wait a few more weeks for that. Waaahhhhh!
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my back
Movement: Maybe? I think I’ve felt the baby move a couple times (like butterflies), but it was so faint that I’m not too sure.
Food cravings: Only ice cream… as usual
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: I wish I knew! I have a guess, but I’m trying not to think about it.
Symptoms: I feel like the belly exploded this week, though I know the picture doesn’t really show it. Regular clothes are getting really uncomfortable. I’ve also been having some muscle twitches, mainly in the belly, and some severe “pregnancy brain,” which I thought was only a myth!
Belly Button in or out? Still in, and rings are still on.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy though I was a little more moody than usual this week.
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby really move
As I mentioned, my clothes aren’t feeling very comfy right now. I’ve purchased a few maternity items, though the only thing I’ve worn so far are the maternity jeans in my bump pics above. I was happy to find the two dresses above though. The black is from Target, and the orange is from Old Navy.
Of course, I also took a few pics from the weekend. It’s everything from Friday morning’s gym session to Sunday afternoon’s food prep (Kevin’s enchilada casserole lunch). Fun stuff!