I can't believe it's been two weeks already... I've said all along that I thought this pregnancy would fly after 20 weeks. I am even more confident now!
So, here I am at 18 weeks pregnant. (As much as I loathe the word "preggo," I still find myself wanting to type it all the time. What does that mean?)
This was taken last night right before we left for a couples shower for our friends Andrew and Allison. Thankfully, this is one of
my Kathryn's "regular" dresses that still works with the bump. (For the record, approximately one hour later, I slipped in my "cute boots" at the party, dropped a full plate of food, and caused a huge spectacle. Thank goodness you can get away with a lot when you are pregnant.)
And, a little update:
How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of Baby: About 5.6 inches long and 6.7 ounces OR the size of a sweet potato!
Maternity Clothes: You know where I stand with this... Still struggling to get by and slowly converting to 100%. (At least Shabby Apple started working for me... I'm OBSESSED with their maternity line. One of each please!)
Gender: March 2nd is the date!!! We are so excited! I feel really confident about what it is, but I'm going to hold off on sharing until after the reveal - so as not to skew the poll results, of course. Don't forget to vote!
Movement: A few times I've thought I felt something, but it may have been wishful thinking. I'm hoping it will be obvious soon.
Sleep: Not bad lately. The compromise is off. Snoogle now sleeps with us every night.
What I miss: Hot dogs. My sweaters.
Cravings: Direct quote to Jeff yesterday -- "I am just really craving artificial cheese right now." Haha! But, on a better note, I'm also LOVING fresh berries of all kinds!
Symptoms: Feeling pretty good honestly. **Side Note** I have always had some pretty major lower back issues that I worried a lot about before I got pregnant. Jeff and I seriously thought I'd have to be in a wheelchair or something. Besides one flare-up right around eight weeks, it hasn't been a problem at all!! (Knock on wood.) I know it is still "early," but I am just SO thankful that I've made it this far with no pain!
Things People Say: Well, Poppy continues to amaze me. Yesterday, he said, "I think that baby's going to come in April... You look way too big!" And, "I can tell your cheeks are getting chubby." At least I love him a lot.
Best Moment(s) This Week: Planning our Gender Reveal Party! Getting a baby gift in the mail from my mom this week - a cute pillow & changing pad cover. And, catching Jeff flipping through a Serena and Lily baby catalog. ;)