18 weeks as of 1/18/13
Size of the Baby: She is the size of a sweet potato at 18 weeks
Maternity Clothes: Still wearing my normal clothes.. but the waist on my jeans are getting a lil snug! I tried wearing my Old Navy maternity jeans I got last month and they were more comfy but I'm still a lil small for them.. And really guys all of a sudden i feel HUGE.. like my stomach feels like it's going to burst.. And kinda hurts..
Stretch Marks: None yet, but I started applying lotion
Weight gain: +7lbs total. In 4 whole months I only put on 4 lbs and now in 1 week I put on another 3?! umm kinda scary.. I know it's expected but kinda freaked me out a lil.. I should probably cut back on all the bread and pizza I've been craving.. (jalapeno cheese bread, fresh hot sourdough [not just a lil either] dipped in oil and garlic, pizza of course.. this was all in 1 day.. oops) I blame her.
Sleep: Same issues with my hips when sleeping.. I wake up more frequently to switch sides because i'm so uncomfortable. Hey girls any tips? I think i'm going to start sleeping sitting up and see how that goes..
Best Moment of the Week: Well at 17 weeks it was having co-workers actually tell me at work I look like I'm showing now! (umm.. thanks extra 3lbs?) and today just 18w 2d.. best moment was definitely feeling my lil girl move.
Movement: Yes now I feel her all the time. And love love it.. All weekend I thought it was just gas.. but now I know it's definitely her. Even Bob thinks he can feel her.. I don't know though if she's big enough to make those strong kicks for him to feel but i'll let him think so.. he gets a kick out of it -pun intended ;)
Food Cravings: Lemons! Fresh cut up lemon in water.. downing lots of water as long as I have the lemon. And luckily for me we had lemon poppyseed muffin mix so I made my honey make me those too. They were delish! I don't know what it is about this citrus thing for prego woman but hopefully we will be safe this flu/cold season!
Gender: Baby Girl!
Belly Button In or Out: In
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothin
What I miss: New thing I'm missing.. Energy drinks. I love them.
What I'm looking forward to: Next week's appt., which is technically the appt where they tell the gender at my dr's.. I just always look forward to getting to see her!
Nursery: The plan is to move all my clothes out and into our master bedroom closet in the next couple weeks.. I'll share a pic sometime but I've been so lucky to have what will be her nursery as my closet.. I'm going to miss all the space :( I honestly don't know how we'll fit all of our clothes and shoes in 1 closet.. we'll soon find out.
Ladies- lookout for an email today announcing who you're paired with!XoXo Rachel