Saturday, July 10, 2010

18 weeks

I have been MIA from blogging the past week because our laptop is on the fritz!  I dont know what happened but it sure is frustrating!  So I am upstairs trying to blog on our slower than molasses desktop...but at least it's something!  So this post will be short & sweet...basically my 18 week highlights. 

How Far Along: 18 weeks

Size of baby: about 5.5 inches long, about the length of a bell pepper..

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 1lb and counting...

Maternity Clothes: I got a bella band & it is working GREAT!!  I can wear my jeans still along with my work pants but dresses are still much more comfortable!

Gender: Well the debate is still my appointment on the 2nd (17 weeks) the u/s sound tech quick looked and thought it was a GIRL!  We were shocked (both of us were convinced it was a boy since my pregnancies have been so different)...she said she couldnt look long but if she had to guess she would say girl (Josh is still hoping for a "late bloomer"...)- we will confirm at my ultrasound this next week on Friday and then I also have another u/s the following week.  Being high risk has its perks of seeing the baby so much!  What we do KNOW is that this baby is a feisty one...he/she was all over during my u/s would wave at us then move, then cross their legs & just would not stop!   

Movement: Its great!  It is such a God given gift, especially for this over emotional worried pregnant lady...I felt movement with Emma but because there was no amniotic fluid with her it was a different feeling, more uncomfortable I would say...

What I miss: nothing

Sleep: I have had no problem sleeping. I do wake up about every 2-3 hours to go to the bathroom but am able to go right back to sleep

Symptoms: My meat aversions are starting to come around...THANKFULLY!  I am just not a meat less type of person so that was hard! 

Cravings: I still love chipotle...other cravings have been licorice, chips, pickles & Simply lemonade, the raspberry kind...SO good!  

Best Moment this week: Feeling movement when I was having a freak out panic moment (yes I seem to have many of these...) but I started praying then felt the baby move - it was such a blessing!

What I am looking forward to: getting to 28 weeks.  I normally try and make short term goals, but this is just the least we have to get to & then I think ill relax a little. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend...hopefully my wonderful hubby will take our laptop in to get fixed so I can catch up on blogs!  I would take it in...but in my experience being a woman and bringing in cars, computers or anything "manly"...just doesnt work.


  1. I'm glad everything's going well. How exciting to find out it's a girl (as far as you know)! Ha! I think that's wonderful! Of course, if it turns out to be boy, that's great too!!

  2. So glad you're doing well and so sorry for not stopping by in a while! I'll be so excited if it's a girl so I can make a couple of little hats for her!


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