Sunday, March 4, 2012

18 Weeks

Tomorrow I will officially be 18 weeks!! The weeks have actually been flying by and we're getting closer and closer to our Anatomy Scan on the 20th - can't wait! :)

Size of baby: About 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he/she weighs almost 7 ounces.

Symptoms: Week 17 was the first week that I didn't feel nauseous at all...which was refreshing! I'm still incredibly tired all the time, finding myself in bed by about 7:00 p.m. each night. The round ligament pain has started, especially when I get up in the morning.

Cravings: Shamrock Shakes

Aversions: I really thought I wanted a meatball sub sent hubby off to Subway for me. When he returned with it, I took one bite and then gagged. There goes lunch.

Sleep: Definitely sleeping much better now. I do wake up a few times through the night to make sure I am sleeping on one of my sides. Most of the time, I already am - but every once in a while I wake up and need to re-position myself.

Maternity Clothes: Yes! I don't fit into any of my regular pants anymore.

What I Miss: Absolutely nothing!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Finding out the gender on March 20th!

Special Pregnancy Moments: At 16w6d I felt the baby for the first time. We were in the car on the way to breakfast and I literally made hubby pull the car over on the side of the road. I usually feel him/her now at least once a day and only when I am laying or sitting down. I'm looking forward to the movements becoming stronger as the weeks progress. I had read so many blogs about what it was "supposed" to feel like - yet to me, it's really indescribable. I'd say the closest analogy I can come up with is that it's like popcorn popping in your tummy! :) I knew for sure it was movement that I was feeling because it is something I have never, ever felt before.

I'm still using the doppler and very proud to say that I'm only using it every other day now. This next week we're going to try to move to once every three days. I am slowly trying to wean myself off of it.

I allowed my husband to tag a picture of me on FB that shows off my bump. I didn't officially announce it on FB yet, so this was a HUGE step for me. I have received lots of messages and texts saying "Um, is there something you need to tell me?!?!?" :)

Bumpdate: I have had a few requests for some belly shots - so here they are.

11 weeks

14 weeks

17 weeks 2 days

Today - 17 weeks 6 days


Jessica said...

This post makes me so happy!! Love the bump pics you look great!! So happy for you :)

Jesica said...

The different ways different people's bellies grow is amazing to me. I'm a week behind you and your belly is WAY bigger than mine! It's crazy!

I'm betting from your bump that baby is a boy!

Lulu said...

looking good!!

Matt and Krista said...

You look adorable!

Andrea said...

You look so great! About time you put up some belly pics :) Buckwheat looks like such a proud big bro too!

LC said...

He insists on being in the pictures now...haha!!!

Pam said...

I can't believe you're practically half way through already! That doesn't seem possible at all! The bump pics are so cute :o) You look great!

Kelli said... look beautiful!!!!

amy said...

Aww, you look adorable!! Love following you on this journey ;) Can't wait to find out what baby is!!

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Amber said...

The pics are great!! Congrats to you! You look incredibly happy :)

M said...

You look great! I think I have that striped shirt- is it from Target?

Good Timing said...

Stopping by via pail! :) loved seeing all your growing belly pics after all the loss you've experienced. You look great! I loved reading the reaction of your students, so cute! I'm also a teacher and teach grade 2,7 and 9. Well, not at this moment since I'm off on sick leave until my due date. I kinda miss those lil rug rats!! And good for you for letting hubby tag you and put it out there on fb! I'm amost 34 weeks and still havent lol! Looking forward to more of your journey!

TheThirtiesGirl said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! I'm happy to find another person due in August. I also love shamrock shakes.

Lauren Y. said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! I haven't been on here in forever and just got updated reading what's going on. SO incredibly happy for you!!!!!!! AMAZING! :)