March 31, 2010

18 Weeks!!!

I am 18 weeks today! I am having a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that this pregnancy (which is most likely going to be my only pregnancy unless we have a true “surprise” miracle baby happen in the future) is half way done. How have I known about this sweet baby for 16ish weeks? It seems like I just found out yesterday!


Funny story - Alex and I found out that we were expecting at his parents house in December - I couldn't wait until we got back to Houston to take a pregnancy test so I packed 10, yes you read that right 10, pregnancy tests and brought them to Jackson. I took them all (again I am crazy) and they were all nice and positive! I still have no clue if my in-laws picked up on anything (they knew we were going through treatment) while we were there but, it was SO hard to not spill the beans (and say no to wine – that may have been the give away right there because I love red wine)! Given my history of early loss, we wanted to get nice strong beta HCG (pregnancy blood work) confirmation before getting too excited and telling our immediate family. We told them about a week later after we got great results from my doctor!

Back to being 18 weeks - Kate is now the size of a sweet potato and is a little over 6 inches long! I can't believe how big she is getting!!!

How Far Along: 18 weeks

Total Weight Gain: I will find out my exact number tomorrow since I am not weighing at home. But, last it was checked, I was up 4 pounds - per the books I should have gained 2 pounds in the past 2 weeks and be up around 6 pounds right now. I am pleased to brag that as of now, it seems to all be in my belly – I have yet to develop pregnancy “fat face” – but check back with me in a few weeks!

Maternity Clothes: Still in regular clothes but, I think this is the last week I will "make them work". I am growing fast now and need some more comfy clothes for work.

Stretch Marks: Not really

Best Moment this Week: Feeling my first big kick - it happened Monday March 29!

Movement: I am getting a solid 5-10 minutes of kicking in a day now. Monday it was while I was at work and yesterday it was at 10pm when I was trying to sleep. Kate and I had a nice talk about how I am not a nice person if I don't get my sleep and how she needs to start adjusting her sleep patterns while in the womb. We will be a much happier family this fall if she is sleeping well! I’ll survive if she doesn’t – and I am 100% confident that Mimi (my mom) and my Mother-in-law (who still needs a grandmother name – she is way too young and hip to be Grandma) will be more than willing to com visit and hold/ love on Kate while I get some sleep!

Food Cravings: I still don't believe in cravings and I still have not had any at all. Maybe that is why I haven't gained a lot of weight?

Labor Signs: No. I am still working on a post about my progesterone shot though!

Belly Button Innie or Outtie: Innie

What are You Looking Forward to this Week: Seeing Kate on the ultrasound tomorrow! Also, we are 90% certain we have picked out our crib (see post below) and I am excited for Alex to see it in person and for the final decision to be made. I could have a crib in my house by Saturday - that is INSANE!

5 comments:

Mrs. Love Bug said...

what a cute belly and congrats on the crib! I have baby bedding at home but no crib to put it in yet. I can't make up my mind on what I want yet. I think I need to see the room painted first.

Monkey said...

Hey, love this post you do! I'm going to copy it for my own!!!

Lindsey said...

MLB - I would want to see the room painted as well. We are sticking with the color in the room right now so, it was easier to pick out the crib since I knew the room color and had fabric swatches.

What are you torn between? I thought you were leaning towards the modern furniture.

Jami Balmet said...

Hey I just found your blog and I am your newest follower! Congrats on your baby!!! That is sooo exciting!!

I can't wait to read more of your posts!!

Jami @Intentionally Living...
jamibalmet.blogspot.com

kim said...

I never really had cravings, either. Now that I look back on it, I did eat quite a bit of Corner Bakery Cafe at the end, but that was really it. None of that "OMG, rush to the grocery store at 2 am for ice cream and pickles" nonsense.

But seriously, enjoy eating things you normally wouldn't otherwise. I was so afraid of getting huge, so I tried to keep it toned down, but I wish I would have allowed myself to eat more french fries. ;)

You look amazing!

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