Baby is currently the size of a SWEET POTATO!
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 To: I 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!