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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

18 weeks

How far along are you?
18 weeks - almost halfway!
I feel like my belly is finally "rounding" out a little more

How big is Baby?
He's as big as a sweet potato - Weighs between 6-7 ounces and measures 5.5 inches long - He's busy flexing his arms & legs, yawning, hiccuping, rolling & twisting

Weight Gain? 
+3 lbs.

a sweet baby boy!

Maternity Clothes?
Still just shirts...although I need pants the worst. I have a few capri maternity pants, but have not worn them yet. I can "fit" in my normal jeans if I leave them unbuttoned! I'm hesitant to buy maternity jeans since I'll be pregnant throughout the summer. I put up all my winter clothes last weekend and now my closet is pretty empty because I wasn't able to take out but about 1/3 of my summer clothes.

Stretch Marks?

Terrible - I wake up so many times during the night now and can't go back to sleep. My legs always feel restless which drives me crazy and I can never get comfortable. A few nights ago I felt like I was awake half the night because I couldn't stop worrying about the crib we pick out and if it will deliver in time. So random, but it made me lose some sleep for sure!

I think my symptoms list is growing, but I still feel really good despite all of it.
leg/foot cramps at night - acid reflux that began last weekend. yuck. - (less frequent) headaches - back pain -  round ligament pain

Yes - I feel him so often now and I love it

Food Cravings/Aversions?
Still no aversions - I've been craving grape juice for some reason. I never drank it pre-pregnancy, but it's been so good lately. Will went to the store yesterday before I got off work and bought me regular grape juice AND sparkling grape juice. Delicious. Still craving salsa.

Labor Signs?

Belly Button in or out?

What I miss?
Sleeping good and through the night :(
I've been looking at the body pillows, but haven't bought one yet. I keep telling Will that we desperately need a king size bed...especially if I get a body pillow AND we have the two dogs sleeping with us! I think part of the reason I don't sleep good is because I feel too crowded...but I feel too bad kicking the dogs out! Priorities, right? Ha! (P.S.-why can't money grow on trees?!)

What I am looking forward to?
Painting his nursery

Best moment of the week?
I THINK we picked out the colors/theme for Crew's nursery. I still have this fear that I'll get tired of whatever we do before Crew actually even arrives and I'll want to change it! Hopefully that's not the case. We also picked out the crib (I think). We are going to try and go register this Saturday which I'm pretty excited about. It's overwhelming thinking about all that we need to register for!

Daddy’s feeling?
"Can't wait for Crew! Cleaned out some more stuff from the baby room yesterday getting ready for his arrival!!"

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J and A said...

Looking great!! I'm with ya on sleep. :( It sucks!! I'm excited to see what you have planned for the nursery!!

Rachel Easley said...

Love your blog! Found you through another blog I was reading! Congrats on baby!! I'm 10 weeks along with my second! Can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy.

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

I'm right with you on the symptoms. Random, but not so terrible. I bought the Leacho Snoogle body pillow and it is really helping me to sleep on my side. I just became uncomfortable on my stomach, especially since I'm more aware of how much bigger the baby is, and the body pillow is very helpful. I got mine on Amazon & the shipping was quick, too.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ooh I'm excited to see the colors you guys picked out for his room! I'm sure you will still love it long after Crew arrives. :) And hey, I hope you are able to get some rest and sleep better soon!

Mariel Collins said...

Yay for 18 weeks almost half way! It goes by so fast!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

I'd probably wait on buying maternity jeans if you aren't dying for a pair. Mine got super uncomfortable towards the end (when you'll probably want them), so maybe wait until you need them to buy them? Just so they fit a bit better at that point. Sorry you're not sleeping, I battled with that a bit around 18-20 weeks too--same thing, I was just thinking about everything that had to be done. Enjoy your grape juice! Tea has been my weird craving--I've NEVER been a tea drinker and I can't get enough of peach/mango tea.


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