Monday, December 09, 2013

18 Weeks

Yup! We took this picture in the snow! We did it before it got too bad though!

How far along: 18 Weeks

How big is the baby: The length of a sweet potato-5.6 inches (I wonder what the people in Target were thinking when Adam and I were measuring sweet potatoes with a tape measure I pulled from my purse?)
Weight gain: I'm exactly 5 pounds up. (But .5 pound down from last week. Not sure why. I'm eating a lot. And all the time. I'm going to blame that on Thanksgiving.)
Doctor/Medical Stuff: Since sitting in the adult sized chair at school and with a pillow between my knees at night, my back pain has been a little better. Also, today I had to go to the bathroom 3 times between lunch and the end of the school day. Maybe baby was sitting on my bladder?
Clothes: I think I'm officially in maternity clothes if I want to look good and be comfortable. Last week I wore my regular work pants with a belly band a few days and it is just not really comfortable or flattering anymore. A few regular shirts that are really long (like in my picture here) are OK. But many are not cutting it anymore. I also learned that Target maternity tanks are the actual best ever! They are nice and super long (pictured above). Pretty sure I will keep using them after pregnancy. Oh, regular jeans still fit because they are low rise below my belly.
Sleep: Pretty uneventful this week.
Movement: BABY! I WANT TO FEEL YOU MOVE! Again, a few times I've wondered if I felt something, but sometimes I think I feel something in my leg too. And unless there is an alien living in my leg, pretty sure nothing is kicking in there. And nothing I have felt has felt like flutters. Or a goldfish swimming around. 
Food/Aversions: I've just been eating A LOT. And glad that I can eat a lot and not feel yucky! I know. I know. That will come back soon enough!
What I miss: Errr.....nothing? I am bad at this one. I am just loving being pregnant all the time and even the "bad" stuff is OK because THERE'S A BABY GROWING IN THERE!
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby in exactly 2 weeks. Our ultrasound is the 23rd at 5:00, but we aren't telling anyone until Christmas. I am seriously worried about keeping it a secret for 36 hours!
Oh! And This: I'm totally obsessed with my belly. And I know it isn't even that huge yet. I love to touch it now (something I didn't *get* until really the last week or so). I love to look at myself in the mirror with it. I love to think about it. I just think it is the coolest. OH! And we bought a DSLR camera last week and I am SO stoked! I have wanted one for years, but we decided to wait to closer to baby time so we would have something newer. There were fantastic deals for Thanksgiving week and we did it!

See!? I am obsessed with my belly!

Working Around the House
This weekend Adam was super awesome and Friday night we spent hanging things in the master bathroom and bedroom. I love when it starts looking more and more finished! The nail polish rack I am super excited about especially. It is hanging on the back of our closet door so I can pick out my nail polish colors, but they aren't in the way.