Hey look, I did a bump-date! I don’t plan on doing them regularly but might just sneak one in here and there!
How far along? 18 weeks. But it feels like so much longer. I’m so much bigger this time around, which my doctor said is normal. I’m hoping it levels out soon otherwise I’m going to be a whale come June!
Maternity clothes? For sure. I looked at my 18 week bump-date with Hudson and I was still squeezing into my regular pants with the help of a the belly band. Oh to be young and skinny again.
Stretch marks? Nothing new on that front!
Sleep: It’s all good over here. I’m crazy thirsty at night, but knew that would happen, so no big deal.
Best moment this week: Finally starting to feel a little bit better…and going several days without throwing up. Hopefully this means the sickness is going away for good!
Miss Anything? Yes…feeling cute. I felt super cute when I was pregnant with Hudson. And I just don’t this time around. My husband says I’m just as cute as before (he’s a keeper), but I just feel different…you know?
Movement: Yes, finally! I felt Hudson at 18 weeks too, but I heard the second time around you feel the baby sooner….but not for me. My placenta is in the front this time, so my doctor warned me that I might not feel the baby move right away. Bummer. But I totally feel it now and I forgot how exciting it is! By the way, have I mentioned how great my doctor is? The doctor who I saw during my first pregnancy left the practice to be the medical director at the hospital, so I had to switch to someone else….my mom works in labor and delivery so she recommend my new doc…and so far I couldn’t be happier!
Food cravings: Cottage cheese, blackberries, and salt and vinegar chips are totally my jam.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Yes, major motion sickness, especially if I’m not the one driving or I’m in the car for more than 20 minutes. And just random sudden attacks of sickness too. But it’s been a few days, so fingers crossed!
Gender: No clue! We’ve decided not to find out and I’m so excited to be surprised!
Labor Signs: It always cracks me up when they ask this question at my doctor’s appointment. I sure hope that I don’t have labor signs this early. Also, I should probably read up a little on labor since I’ve totally forgotten everything!
Symptoms: Just the bump! And I’m tired….all the time!
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Besides feeling not-so-cute, I couldn’t be happier.
Looking forward to: June! I want to meet this little boy or girl!