How Far Along? 18 Weeks and 1 day
Size of Baby: Sweet potato (5.5 inches)
Gender: Sweet light girl
Maternity Clothes: I can still fit into most of my normal clothes, however I have been rocking my maternity jeans a lot lately because they are so much more comfortable! They are still a little big and I have to hike them up, but it’s worth it to not have those angry red indentions in my belly at the end of the day.
Nursery: I’m so ready to get moving on this room, but it’s still a guest room at the moment
Movement: I was lying in bed reading the other night and I felt something like an air bubble rise to the top of my very low abdomen. I didn’t think much of it until it happened again, but a little stronger. I totally freaked! Andy had just come into the room and I yelled “I think I just felt her move. I’m not sure, but I really think so!” I quieted back down, smiling from ear to ear, and felt it one more time before I fell asleep. I called my mom the next morning and she said her first movements felt exactly the same. I am thrilled and now every night I lie really still and concentrate really hard in the hope of feeling her again.
Symptoms: I think I’ve started having pregnancy brain. I’ve started stories and forgotten where I was going in the middle and I’ve left the room and forgotten what I was headed to get. It’s so frustrating. Also I’ve had developed potty and nose blowing breaks. The runny nose is out of control. TMI? Not sure if it's due to the crazy changes in the weather or pregnancy though.
Sleep: Still sleeping great and so thankful for it. I really need to start training myself to only sleep on my side, but every morning I wake up partially on my stomach.
Cravings: Nothing really. I’ve had the same thing for lunch every day of this week and last week and weirdly have not minded a bit. I’ve been really trying to incorporate smoothies into my diet for breakfast for a fruits and veggies boost and that’s been great.
What I Miss: Nothing really, I’ve been pretty content this week.
Best Moment This Week: Hands down the best moment was feeling my little girl move in my belly. I wish it was a more defined movement, but I know that will come in time. I’m sure when she is kicking me in the ribs or bladder I’ll look back on this time and laugh. Also, Andy and I went and registered this week. I had walked around the store with my mom and then with a friend who is a new mom recently so I felt pretty prepared. I was really excited that Andy went with me as well, he has a calming effect on me when I get overwhelmed. And he has no intention of being a backseat dad, so he needs to know what all this stuff is as much as I do.