Monday, November 22, 2010

18 Weeks

My hand looks completely awkward in these pictures! I got the new iPhone 4 and the new style of it, along with the weird case I have, makes it awkward to hold for bump shots. It looks like I'm missing a couple of digits, but I'm not. ;-)

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 18 Weeks!!
Size of baby: According to What to Expect, baby is about the size of a mango, at around 6 inches, and weighs about 1/2 lb.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 7 or 8 pounds, unless that changed in the last week. ;-)
Maternity Clothes: Pants, definitely. Shirts and dresses are still fine.
Gender: We find out TOMORROW!!!! I am so anxious, nervous, and excited all at the same time. Just want to know baby is growing on track and is healthy! Finding out the gender is an added bonus. :)
Movement: I think I felt some flutters a few days ago. It's so hard to know what they are because they're so light and come and go so quickly. They're pretty much over as soon as they start. Give me some distinct kicks, baby!! HA!
Food Cravings/Aversions: Well, I'm dying for some Chinese food from the Gadsden Mall food court. I have a plan that will hopefully get some in my belly on Saturday when we're up visiting some friends. I'm pretty much desperate for it. I have a feeling I'm going to KILL some Thanksgiving food on Thursday. ;) My aversions are getting better. Some things I have to be in the mood for to eat, but it's getting better.
What I miss: Good sleep! See below.....
Sleep: It's seen better days, that's for sure. Getting about 4 1/2 hours of sleep last night didn't help anything either.
Symptoms: Slight fatigue and nausea (especially if I get too hungry), a few cravings, nasal congestion.
Best Moment this week: Umm....we find out what we're having TOMORROW!! I am beyond excited, but also nervous and anxious to know our sweet baby is healthy and everything looks great. We're taking the day off tomorrow to do that and do a little shopping around afterward. It's very rare we get to take a whole day off together so I'm really excited. I hope to look at furniture to see things in person and narrow it down to a few choices. I'm just going to enjoy spending the day with my sweet husband...lunch, shopping, ULTRASOUND...a perfect day! :-) I'm also really excited about Thanksgiving, for obvious reasons. But I'm super excited to reveal the gender to the family. I will let you in on that more a little later.

I hope everyone has a fantastic (short) week. Stuff your faces with good food, enjoy time with family and friends, and remember the things you're thankful for.


  1. yayayayayaaay!!!! OK, that's all I got for now!

  2. FROM PaPa
    I voted for a healthy 6.5 Baby Girl with dark curly hair like her Mother....Hope you are feeling O K ..Still a ways to go but it will go in a hurry...then Joseph's and your life will take on a new meaning......

    Love those two animals you got there protecting the property.....ha Love you'll

  3. Papa, you know, it doesn't take much to make a hormonal, pregnant woman to cry. :-) I am feeling great and am ready for that healthy baby girl with dark curly hair to be here. ;) OR the healthy baby boy with dark curly hair. Either way, I'm ready...well, not really, since we haven't bought the first thing! After I get everything bought, I'll be ready!! Those two animals aren't too bad either. Love you both and will talk to you tomorrow!!


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