Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Week 18

Week 18

The bump: I think I popped again this week. Or at least I'm much rounder.

How far along: 18 weeks

How big is baby: From The Bump - the size of a sweet potato. She's about 5.6 inches long and about 6.7 ounces now and she keeps on growing rapidly. (That's why you're probably feeling so hungry.) Can you believe she's yawning, hiccuping, sucking and swallowing? And she's twisting, rolling, punching and kicking, too -- and she's big enough that you might be able to feel her doing it!

Weight gain/loss: I'm up 5.6 pounds from my prepregnancy weight. My weight was about the same at the midwife's office last week so I know my scale and theirs are about the same.

Stretch marks: None yet.

Sleep: I've been sleeping like a champ this past week. I think exhaustion has something to do with it though.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nothing too crazy this week.

Movement: Still nothing. On the look out for bubbles, popcorn popping, gas, and the many other things people have told me to look for.

What I'm loving: I'm pushing the halfway mark!

Symptoms: Yesterday I felt like I was getting punched in the uterus (way day low, just above my pubic bone) every time I stood up. I don't know if this is also round ligament pain - usually I have it just on the side, but holy crap it suuuuuucked.

What I'm looking forward to: BLISSDOM at the end of this week. I'll also be celebrating my birthday while up there with friends.

Best moment of the week: Getting to hear the heartbeat at my appointment and also all the whoosh sounds while she rolled around and kicked in there.

How I'm feeling: Pretty good as long as I'm not getting suckered punched in the gut, get plenty of sleep, and am well fed. You know, just the little things.


  1. Ohhh I guess it is a SHE :) So excited for you.

    1. We actually don't know yet. We'll find out next week. That's what get for referring to the baby as a he or she outside of what the bump says!

  2. Awwww man you had ne excited


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