Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bumpdate: 18 Weeks

18 Weeks!
Baby is currently the size of a SWEET POTATO!
Next Appointment: My next appointment is the week of Christmas!  December 23rd. 

Gender: We confirmed it at our anatomy scan on 11/25, we're adding more BLUE to our family!  Check out our reveal photo.  

Total Weight Gain: I'm +7 as of 18w4d.  My guess was +5 so I was pretty close.  I know 7lbs isn't a ton but it feels like a lot!  Let's just remember I was wearing a sweater and heavy boots!  ;)

Maternity Clothes: Last week I mentioned how my jeans were getting tight but this week they felt fine!  Maybe last week I was wearing too many "fresh from the dryer" jeans.  :)  I am very tempted to get out some of my maternity tops just because they're so long and comfy.  We'll see how long I last...

Sleep: Still so sleepy!  I wish I could nap every day!

Movement: I think I'm pretty confident in saying we now have regular movement with Baby2!  I feel him moving around throughout the day and I love it!  No super strong movements yet, but there's no questioning it anymore.  

Food Cravings/Aversions: Toast with strawberry jam.  I had this for lunch twice and dinner once!  The only aversion is meat.  It's not horrible because I can cook it now, but whenever I make a meal with meat, I end up picking around it and leaving it on the plate.  It drives Nick absolutely insane!

Best Moment This Week: I always talk with Carson about his brother so he's familiar with where his brother is right now.  At some point this week I said "Carson, where's your brother?!"  He looked at my stomach (I was wearing a zip-up) and said "all gone!".  Then he came over, lifted up my shirt, and gave my belly a big hug and kiss.  Melt my heart why don't you!?  <3

What I Miss: Nothing huge this week...maybe just warm weather even though that has nothing to do with pregnancy!

What I'm Looking Forward ToI can't wait to finalize a name!  Even though we had our early gender scan at 14w, I felt like I had to wait until my anatomy scan to get some reassurance.  Now that we know 150% it is definitely a BOY, we can hopefully decide on a name for him!

Extra Notes From the Week: We had our anatomy scan and Baby2 looks PERFECT!  The ultrasound tech was named Emily so of course she was super sweet.  :)  She checked him over very thoroughly and everything seems to be right on track.  He is measuring in at a whopping and adorable 9 ounces!  His heart was beating at 150bpm.  My blood pressure was okay for my appointment so my doctor agreed that I won't have to get on any medication at this time (yay)!  I need to monitor it at home still though.  She also showed me some PT exercises I can do to help with the lower back pain I've been experiencing.  

My bump is finally here!  At least, it was after I ate lunch this day, haha!



  1. eeep! you're adorable! hope you and that bump have a great Thanksgiving!