Monday, July 7, 2014

Bump Day ~ 18 weeks

How far along? 18 weeks ~ Happy 4th of July!  Baby is the size of a sweet potato.

Weight gain/loss: Up 5 lbs as of my last appt....we'll reassess the damage this week!

Maternity Clothes? I feel like I wear the same rotation of pre-pregnancy bottoms and tanks.....but as long as I haven't had to invest in much maternity stuff, I'm ok with it!

Sleep: Good.  I'm not passing out at 8 anymore, but I'm still pretty tired by the end of the day.  And the heat really wipes me out!  Thankfully we had a cool spell this past week!

Stretch marks: Nothing new, lathered on the Palmer's a few times this week though to help with the itching.

Best moment this week: Three day weekend for the holiday.  I'm spoiled and have a 3 day weekend every week, but having the husband home that extra day really made the weekend seem longer!

Movement: Still just flutters and flips/rolls.  Nothing really consistent yet, but pretty much every day at least once.

Food cravings: Nothing in particular, still the wicked sweet tooth.

Gender: Less than two weeks till we know!  My intuition still thinks girl, but my heart is leaning towards boy...not because I wouldn't be over the moon excited about a girl, but I'm a boy mom, it's all I know, I feel like I wouldn't know what to do with a girl, which I know is irrationally silly.

Labor Signs: Nope.  Had a few sharp cramps this week which I'm guessing are round ligament pains.

What I Miss: Nothing, I'm really enjoying this part of pregnancy and I'm trying to soak it in.  I hope it's not my last pregnancy, but you never know, time is really starting to fly now and I feel like December will be here before I know it!

What I'm looking forward to:  My appt Friday.  This is the longest I've gone since finding out I was pregnant and I'm dying for a little reassurance and to hear the heartbeat!

Weekly Wisdom:  Don't look at old skinny pictures of yourself when you currently feel like a whale.  At least come December they'll serve as some kick ass motivation!

Milestones: Not much pregnancy related going on these days, but my tomato plant finally has some itty bitty baby maters on it, so I'm pretty stoked about that!  My first tomato!

Big Brother: Today while browsing H&M and he brought me a pair of Hello Kitty shoes for the baby, who he's still convinced it a girl. I did ask what his name ideas were for a boy and he said Johnny Carstar.  So at least he's consistent.



ae said...

I am loving Jamie's baby names!

Growing tomatoes is an exciting feat! I am a little jealous, I decided not to grow any this year and now I am regretting that decision.

dave and jenn said...

Yes, Jamie's baby name suggestions are awesome! Love reading those. :)