18 Weeks…

Happy Thursday to you!  Today really feels like it should be Friday and not Thursday.  I’m not sure why but this week feels like it’s been dragging a bit.  Hopefully today will speed up and we can get to Friday.  I have so many things to do on my to-do list.  I just hope that I can start crossing things off.  I’m hoping that this weekend I will be able to accomplish many things that I’d like to.  We still haven’t started to organize our house yet.  I know, I know.  I’ve been mentioning that for 2 weeks now.  I need to get my act together and start clearing out the bedroom.  I am definitely going to start doing that this weekend.  I have to.  I’m going to run out of time if I don’t.  Anyway, let’s get started on my 18 Week Recap!

18 Weeks Pregnant

18 Weeks

Fun Facts About the Baby At 18 Weeks

  • Head to rump, the baby is about 5 1/2 inches long, and it weighs almost 7 ounces.
  • The baby’s blood vessels are visible through its thin skin, and its ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from its head a bit.
  • A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around the baby’s nerves, a process that will continue for a year after its born.
  • If you’re having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you’re having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

How far along? 18 Weeks & 5 Days

Baby’s size? Bell Pepper

Maternity clothes? Absolutely.  I don’t think I’ve put on pair of my regular jeans in quite a while.  Maternity pants are a lot more comfortable.  I mentioned that at Old Navy I bought 2 tank tops, 1 short sleeve top, and 2 3/4 sleeve shirts.  My mom and Melissa also got me 3 really cute shirts for my birthday.  I’m looking forward to wearing my new shirts once it gets warmer.

Stretch marks? No, still using lotion every night.

Sleep: It’s still rough.  I usually get up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom.  I toss and turn a lot to get comfortable.  Sometimes it’s hard to get back to sleep.  I wake up thirsty all the time.

Best moment this week: Celebrating my 30th Birthday and feeling flutters and butterflies from the baby.

Miss Anything?  Having a glass of wine/champagne to celebrate my birthday.

Movement: I’ve been feeling butterflies and flutters.  The movements aren’t strong yet and I haven’t felt kicking.  I’m hopeful that it will happen soon.

Food cravings: Cheese, Pink Lady Apples, Egg Salad, Decaf Coffee, Chips with cheese melted on it, Popcorn

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Sometimes if I smell something fowl at work it will make me feel queasy.

Gender: We find out next week!!!!  I can’t wait!!

Labor Signs: No!

Symptoms: Round ligament pain, tired, charlie horses are back and ready to bother me, breakouts on face/body, tightness around belly sometimes

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy for the most part but stressed out lately.

Looking forward to: Finding out the baby’s gender next week and feeling stronger movements.

So there you have my 18 Week Recap.  My stomach grew bigger from last week which I expected.  Other than that, nothing much really has changed.  I’m waiting anxiously to feel kicks.  I probably drive Mike and Melissa nuts with how I keep talking about being kicked.  I just want to feel it.  It’s killing me waiting and waiting.  I will wait though until the baby is ready to kick me for the first time.

I am also counting down the moments until I get to see it again on the ultrasound.  I swear that is one of the happiest moments of my life when I get to see it on the screen.  I’m getting nervous about finding out the gender.  It doesn’t bother me either way what it is.  I want it to be healthy.  If I had a preference, I’d probably say girl and my gut instinct is that it’s a girl but who knows.  I’d be very happy if it is a boy too.  I just want to know already!!  Soon enough!  I will post on here after we tell our families.

Alright, well have a lovely Thursday!!


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6 thoughts on “18 Weeks…

    • Haha! I find out the gender next Tuesday but I probably won’t post about it until we tell our families. :) I’ve started thinking about nursery room stuff. We found furniture that we both really like. I have some ideas but I haven’t decided on color schemes yet until we know the gender. I know a few things that I definitely would like in the nursery. It’s exciting but very overwhelming with how much we need to get.

    • I think that is so awesome that you guessed right and Alex was a boy! That would be really neat if my instincts were right. I’d be happy either way though :) Thank you so much! I hope you are doing well! :)

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