Monday, December 17, 2012

Baby #2: 18 Weeks & 1st BUMP photo!

Totally off topic but this is my 500th post!! WAHOO! :) What a journey this blog has been, and I'm lovin it and all of the friends I have made!... moving on:

How can I already be 18 weeks (actually I was 18 weeks on Friday-Dec 14)?! I mean I'm almost half way to my due date already!! I can not believe how fast this pregnancy is going!!


Dec 8-14
Here is what we have been up to this week:

Weight Gain:  down about 10ish lbs total but I think that will all be changing soon- I am finally getting my appetite back!

Maternity Clothes : not because I need them... I have thrown on a few shirts and pants here and there just because I already had them but they look and feel huge on me.  I'm more comfortable in my normal clothes (that are now too big since I've lost so much weight-- I know that will change soon though)

Sleep: It has been taking me a long time to fall asleep (meaning I stay up way too late) but once I'm asleep I sleep great-- from midnight until 8ish

Best Moment of this week: Two date nights in 7 days?! We went to our friend David and Morgans wedding last weekend and this past Saturday we went to K's company Christmas party.  Both nights we had a sitter and it was nice to have some adult time :)

Movement: I think I have felt a little kick or punch but honestly I'm never sitting still long enough to really pay attention. Last night laying in bed I thought I felt a little twitch.

Food cravings:  I feel like I am back to normal eating for the most part (thank heavens!!) My nausea is down to a minimium (usually only happens when I get overly hungry)-I bought some sour patch kids at the grocery because they looked good ;)  I have also really enjoyed breakfast foods (read: Ihop) ...  K has treated me twice and both times I nearly ate two eggs, two pieces of bacon, strawberry french toast, and a huge bowl of grits.  mmm making me hungry now!

Food Aversions: Avocados (omg ew! seeing or talking about them makes my stomach turn! and I liked these pre pregnancy a lot!). Hot dogs (the smell even grosses me out!) Crab cakes and seafood things seem to be turning me off also.  I feel like I have turned into a picky eater!! I can never decide what I want to eat- therefore cooking is happening even LESS than before (which was rare anyways!)

What I miss: nothing :)
Symptoms: the headaches have been much better this week--only one or two here and there.  I'm still tired a lot but not to pure exhaustion like previously.  I have noticed more abdominal stretching/cramping when I'm heading to bed and in the morning  if I roll over or stretch funny. My belly seems somewhat normal in the AM but by night time its hard as a rock and I already feel huge ha!
Oh and this is totally awkward but burping... thankfully no heart burn (yet- I had it terrible with RG)- I seriously could compete with the teenage boys! (anything and everything -even water- makes me burp!) Stuffy nose-- last week it wouldn't quit running now I feel like I struggle to breathe... always something isn't it?

Gender: We can't wait to share!!! :) SOON!

What I'm looking forward to: Christmas in a WEEK;  feeling  more movement; the gender reveal :)

 Baby bump: 
I did take a photo at 17 weeks so I will post that one and the one from this week. I had originally wanted to take some really "cute" bump pics weekly but is all I can do to snap a selfie in the bathroom mirror these days ha! don't judge! ha
17 Weeks
(please ignore the messy mirror and my lil munchkin cruising around ha!)

18 weeks

7 comments:

  1. You look be-u-tiful!!! Glad you are back to feeling more like your normal self. I can't wait to hear what you are having! I've been burping a lot too. :)

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  2. You look gorgeous! I was just thinking last week - where is that little peanut, because you still looked like your usual self!?!? Glad you are starting to feel better!

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  3. LOOOOOOOOOVE THIS! And Ihop was one of my cravings with EC. I remember stopping at the Ihop in College station on the way back from a houston road trip at almost midnight just so I could eat eggs, pancakes, and sausage. A HUGE plate of it! HA!

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  4. Lost 10 lbs?!?! I'm a little jealous. I need to start "in the hole." I had horrible nausea and poor appetite as well the first trimester but never lost any weight! You look great! Can't wait to hear boy/girl!

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  5. You could not look more beautiful!!

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