Thursday, January 6, 2011

18 weeks

How Far Along: 18 weeks

Size of baby: 5.6 in, 6.7 oz - the size of a Sweet Potato.

The baby has become amazingly mobile, passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that I'll be able to feel those movements soon ... I hope REALLY soon!

Maternity Clothes: Half and half. I will tell you one thing. Wearing maternity clothes makes you look more pregnant than when wearing regular clothes. Two days ago I wore a maternity dress I got from M.otherhood and I had someone, who didn't know I was pregnant, say "You're expecting." It took me by surprise. Yesterday I was in maternity pants for work. Today I'm in my regular pants with a rubber band holding them closed. It varies on the day. No maternity shirts. I think I'll be able to get by with just wearing my regular shirts for awhile.

Weight Gain: I'm up around a total of 6-7 lbs. As per babycorner dot com, I'm right on track for my week. (they have a really cool pregnancy weight calculator)

Belly: coming soon.

Stretch Marks: None so far.

Sleep: Sleeping sucks right now. I'm up all hours of the night. I will eventually find a comfortable position.

Best Moment of the Week: Realizing that it's 2011 and that I will have a baby this year! And that I will be off of work for the whole summer. Baby of course is number one, but off from work is a VERY close second! :)

Movement: I just don't know. Sometimes I think I feel it, sometimes I have no idea. I just can't wait to feel it swirl and twirl all around.

Symptoms: Headaches are still here. Very thirsty too.

Food cravings: No more consistent cravings.

Gender: 8 more days!!!! I can't wait! I have to say though I think it's a boy. I just have this feeling. I will be shocked if it's a girl. But of course, either way I'll be happy. I just want to know.

What I Miss: Fitting into my regular clothes. It's a struggle these days on what to wear. I want to live in dresses so nothing is touching my belly.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Finding out the gender and being able to say hello to my son/daughter rather than my "it".

Weekly Wisdom: Drink tons and tons of water. I started to get round ligament pains last weekend and they were so bad I thought something was wrong, but they were only that bad because I was "dehydrated." Now I am making sure I drink over 80oz of water a day and I haven't had any since then.

Milestones: Being outed that I'm pregnant by my belly. I couldn't believe that someone noticed that I was pregnant and not just fat.

Emotions: I'm good these days. A little hissy fits here and there, but otherwise I'm good. I think the holidays and being sick really took a lot out of me and made me a crazy person for a bit, but I'm good now. Feeling happy. Excited for the future. It's about time!


  1. This is exciting.I think I should plan a summer vacay to NYC! ;)

  2. yay for being "outed" I am still waiting for that to happen. I agree the bump is much cuter in maternity clothes than regular clothes. I highly, highly suggest getting the pregnancy pillow, it has helped my sleep tremendously!

  3. I agree maternity clothes DEFINITELY make you look more pregnant than regular clothes,.. but they are so much more comfortable!
    I want to know when you find out what you are having what your pregnancy has been like so I can compare haha We don't find out til the 28 and I swear it is a boy too and already told Tim we need to brace ourselves so we don't fall out if they say it is a girl lol
    I was asked by like 4 people this week if I was pregnant too!! No hiding it anymore