Saturday, January 12, 2013

Week 18

How far along: 18 weeks

Size of Baby S: 5.5 in, 7 oz

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Baby Center): Bell pepper

Total weight gain: 0 lbs; I asked the midwife about this at my appt. this week and she measured the baby to see where he/she was on the growth chart. The baby is measuring fine so she told me not to worry about the weight gain right now. I blame all the healthy food in Norway for the lack of weight gain because I sure am eating!

Sleep: Good. Jason is feeling better and not coughing and the cats seem to be behaving (at least at night...)

Movement: Nothing yet...but according to the pregnancy book I'm reading right now, it won't be too long!

Unglamorous body changes: Probably TMI, but I've a couple times my stomach has woken me up hurting and I've had to go to make an unpleasant trip (like they are ever pleasant?!) to the bathroom in the in middle of the night. :-/

Maternity Clothes? No, but I did have to wear the belly band twice this week with a pair of my dress pants and jeans so I might have to bust them out soon. :-)

Showing: I can definitely see and feel the bump and it's starting to show through my clothes. 

Food cravings: Fruit! And lots of it. Last week I was craving sushi and fortunately a new friend Jade and her husband had us over for dinner and she made cooked hand rolls. Delicious! :-)

What I miss: Good Mexican food. 

Anything making you queasy: Nope.

Strange experiences: I probably stop about 3 or 4 times a day and just think, "I can't believe there's a human growing inside of me". Completely crazy, but pretty amazing too.

Milestones: The baby is flexing his or her arms and legs, something that I should start feeling in the coming weeks.

Best moment this week: There were a lot this week! :-)

1. I had an appointment with the midwife that I will be seeing for the remainder of my prenatal care. She was incredibly nice and answered all of my questions and spent a lot of time with me. I got to hear the heart beat of our little one which is such an incredibly joyous sound! We were disappointed though that Jason couldn't go (he realized too late that he had training that day which he couldn't miss)

2. We researched and decided on a crib and glider and got them ordered! I am very excited about the choices we made and cannot wait to see them in March!

Looking forward to: Next Wednesday, January 16 we find out the gender of our little one!!!!!! Don't forget to cast your vote before then! :-)

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