Yes, this is a baby post! =)
I am 18 weeks pregnant! The days really are flying by. I cant believe Im already this far along. Our gender ultrasound is scheduled for next Wednesday. That's less than a week! Holy crap, I cant wait to find out what we're having. I think it's a girl, as do most of my family and friends. My BFF from home, Jennifer, and my husband and FIL all think it's a boy. Ive been having dreams that it's a girl. I honestly dont care either way. I did have a dream not long ago that we went in for the ultrasound and it was... a baby shark! LOL! Crazy, I know, but it was healthy and normal in the dream. Weird pregnancy dreams.
How Far Along: 18 weeks
Size of baby: Baby Olive is the size of a sweet potato this week!
Total Weight Gained: 3 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Not yet. Im still using the rubber band trick for all of my jeans. My shirts still fit normally, though I am about to have to go up in bra size. Im definitely in the "in between" stage and it's a bit annoying dealing with choosing my clothes every morning. Im actually ready to wear my maternity clothes!
Gender: We find out next week. I cant wait! We're hosting a gender reveal party at our house that night. Im planning on making a girl or boy cake plus color coordinated macaroons!
Movement: Possibly. I havent felt the butterfly wings that people talk about, but I have felt possible pushes from the inside. Maybe it's just gas. *shrugs* Im hoping to be able to definitively tell the difference soon!
Sleep: Thankfully, the pregnancy fatigue only lasted about 3 weeks. Im back to being able to stay up late and get up at a respectable hour in the morning without taking a nap during the day. I am still having crazy pregnancy dreams though. (See shark comment above.) I am waking up a ton during the night with painful hips and/or the need to pee.
What I miss: Wine. Im definitely missing wine now. And coffee. Every time J drinks a cappuccino, I really, really want one. I also miss fitting into my regular clothes.
Cravings: Im still on the fruit and cereal kick. Im also loving Nature's Valley granola squares, Greek yogurt and decaf sweet tea.
Aversions: Thankfully Im back to loving lettuce again! I still cant eat broccoli or fresh spinach though. I normally love these things, but they totally gross me out right now. Im still not digging fish either, unless it's fried.
Symptoms: Lower back pain, hip pain, breast pain, bladder pain. Basically, a lot of pain! Thankfully, it's pretty minor and completely normal. My doctor told me that because Im so petite, I am going to really "feel" this pregnancy. There just isnt much room for the baby to go.
Best Moment this week: A good friend telling me she wants to throw me a baby shower! Receiving a care package from Grandpa S- a kids baseball bat, baseballs x 2, and a fishing pole! Too cute!
Happy Wednesday Everyone!