Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Week 18

Why hello chubby cheeks and baby decided to really show at 18 weeks.
Along: 18 weeks

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a sweet potato.  Peanut's vocal cords are forming, and she/he is has begun to practice vocalizing. Baby can hear my heartbeat and the blood moving through the umbilical cord as well as my voice.  

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I think I've gained around 7-10 total. I have an early appointment on Thursday, so we will find out more then. I'm hoping I didn't go overboard.

Maternity Clothes: - I actually only have a couple shirts which I haven't busted out yet and I don't own any pants. I'm hoping to go out and get a belly band here in the next week or two. I am going to try to fight buying much just because I don't want to spend money on something I may only wear for a couple months ever. If we have ten kids, I really should probably expand my wardrobe now, but my guess is that we will have around 3-4 and the rest may not be from my womb. Whatever the Lord has in store!

Gender: My guess would be girl. I had a boy dream on Monday night though, so who knows? I would seriously be so happy either way. I love both names we have picked out. Matt is already an awesome boy dad and I think Matt would be an awesome girl dad too (as long as she didn't want to have too many tea parties).

Movement: Yes! Only I can feel it, but I love the little reminders. I'm looking forward to when Matt can feel the peanut too!

Sleep: This is hit or miss. I wake up a lot in the middle of the night, but I also still get 9-10 hours of sleep a night, so it works out.

What I miss: I miss doing boot camp with my co-worker Tara. We have taken a break this month, and I miss the sweat and soreness from our workouts. I have been trying to run 3 times a week- which I love- I just need to get motivated to try other exercises to give my body some variety.

Cravings: Empty carbs and sweets. I noticed this week I love breakfast foods- muffins, bread, cereal, you name it!

Symptoms: I have nausea at night and pregnancy tiredness. I think I was less crabby this week- I need to confirm with my sources but I feel like I had way more patience. I also still have the anxiety in tight close spaces. I know weird.

Best Moment This Week: We had our last meeting with our small group on Monday. It was such a neat time of fellowship and prayer. This group of people has blessed us so much these past two years. It was a great time of reflection and just talking about what God is doing. They ended the night- covering us in prayer. It is one of those things I'll never forget.


  1. yayyy! love these updates :) and if you want to see chubby cheeks, come visit ME! i'm feeling super large and in charge these days! are y'all finding out the gender or keeping it a surprise?

  2. Oh my goodness you are precious!!! Love these posts. So much fun to read. Ok maybe now you are giving me baby fever hehe.