Thursday, October 13, 2011

18 Weeks

There are so many days now that I look in the mirror and don't feel like I've grown...then I see these pictures. :)  I'm so glad I'm doing this so I can actually see that I've grown!

Size of Baby: A sweet potato...according to The Bump, 5.6 inches and 6.7 ounces, but she was 7 ounces over a week ago, so I'm going to say much bigger!  We've got a big girl on our hands! :)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Not sure, I'm not really weighing myself that much now.  Probably about even, maybe up a pound.

Maternity Clothes: If I roll down the belly panel, the pants are great!  Still a couple that are a little loose, but it's much better than trying to button my regular pants now.  And I'm wearing a few shirts now too!

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Emma Ramey

Movement:Still feeling her a few times a day!  I'm starting to notice she's most active right after I eat breakfast and when I get home in the afternoon.  And I'm starting to feel her right underneath my belly button now too...she was hanging out lower than that, but I guess she's moving up as she grows!

Sleep: It's been much better this week!  At first, the maternity pillow was making my neck hurt, but I figured out it was because I was leaving my regular pillows under it.  Just sleeping with it now, and problem solved!  And I'm taking my vitamins in the afternoon now, which means I'm not getting as sick during the night and in the morning.

What I miss: Nothing!

What I am looking forward to: We have another ultrasound November 1st...I can't wait for that!  And I'm also ready for Noah to be able to feel her moving.  I don't think you can feel it from the outside yet, and of course every time we try, she stops moving.  Already stubborn...can't imagine where she gets that from... :)

Cravings/Aversions: Still can't stand meat for some reason.  If it's in something I can eat it, but like a steak or just a piece of chicken grosses me out!  Anything fresh (like a salad or a piece of fruit) has been what I've really liked.

Symptoms: Morning sickness is all but gone!  I'm still really gaggy in the morning, especially when I brush my teeth, but I haven't actually gotten sick in about a week!  I've developed the "belly scratching" this week...I've caught myself doing it several times.  But overall, I feel really normal this week!

Best Moment This Week: Registering!  It was a lot of fun, but exhausting!

Weekly Wisdom: There are a LOT of different opinions about what to register for!  Do your research and decide what's best for you.  (And thanks to those that helped out with my registry...I did change a few things because of y'all!)