Thursday, January 24, 2013

18 Weeks Belly Update


How far along: This is a mix of both 17 & 18 weeks! since I was a lil behind
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.




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4 comments:

Mallory said...

Oh you know what you should do? Although, in CA it might not work as well as somewhere colder...but anyway...if her closet is a lot bigger, she won't use all the space for years, right? I mean, baby clothes are TINY haha, so you should keep your off season clothes, dresses, ect. in her closet still. That's what I did at our old house, then I didn't have to run back and forth between bedrooms every day and I didn't have a ton of clothes jammed into our bedroom closet.
ohhh...hot sourdough. Did you know that sourdough is really difficult to find outside the west coast?

Shelley said...

I used a ton of pillows to get somewhat comfy in bed. I always flipped over and over because it hurt so bad! You look cute!

Katie said...

such a cute little baby bump!! Weight gain is a crazy thing - I didn't gain any weight the last 3 or 4 weeks and then 3 pounds in less than a week. makes me a little nervous!!

Jennifer Hanson said...

I've been doing something similar to this on my blog too...
and I agree, my hips are killing me at night too. I dread going to sleep at night because I know it will be super uncomfortable. Using a pillow between my legs works a bit.

Have a great day!

-Jenn