Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Babykins #2- Eighteen Weeks

18 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights
How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of baby: (via BabyCenter) Babykins #2 is about five and a half inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and weighs almost seven ounces. Babykins #2 is flexing his or her arms and legs now!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained about four pounds. At this point, I should start putting on a pound a week. Like I said, we don't have an accurate digital scale, so I'll give an update after our next appointment in two weeks!
Maternity Clothes: None yet, but I was thinking I might get them down from the attic this week since I have to make a trip anyway.
Gender: Honestly, this week has been the first time I've actually had a "feeling". I hate to even put it down because I know it makes it sound like we're set on the baby being a girl, but that's my guess. I honestly think it's just because I can't picture myself as a "boy momma". I'm not worried, though, this time two years ago I couldn't picture myself as a momma, period!
Movement: I have felt the baby move some more this week, but it's still not super frequent. I love it!
Sleep: It's okay; I feel like I'm waking up a lot for this point in the pregnancy. I'm already waking up a few times to go to the bathroom and I know that will just get worse!
What I miss: I'm going to put it out there. And I'm going to be pretty transparent here, too, so don't read if TMI upsets you. I really would like a glass of wine. I like the taste, but really I'd prefer a Coke if that's all we're talking about. The main reason is that it just relaxes me and that really helps with the um, romance. Ahem.
Cravings: I'm still loving the Eggos. I've also been eating a lot of salads this week, which makes me proud of myself!
Symptoms: I THINK the morning sickness is completely gone. The main symptom now is just tiredness and a little bit of back pain.
Best Moment This Week: hearing Ann Peyton say "baby" for the first time. It was adorable!
What I Am Looking Forward To: watching all of Annie's interactions with her brother or sister.

We're almost half way there!


Alison said...

looking cute as always!

The Taffs said...

Can't wait to hear if baby will be little brother or little sister!

Amy said...

So cute! Love your honesty ;)

J. Henry said...

Sweet post! I see you being a girl momma too. :)

I laughed out loud at your reasons for wine! I need to try that!

Rachel said...

you are so cute! i love your belly posts!!

Katie Smith said...

you look wonderful - radiant! glad to hear you are feeling better and not so sick these days.