Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bump Watch - 18 weeks

Yesterday evening we had a mild storm that started around 5:30pm.  It started with clouds, then wind, and finally rain and thunder and lightning.  It was wonderful.  The weather cooled off, we opened the back doors, and I even put on a sweatshirt!!

Sweet relief.

On to the Bumpdate...

How far along?  18 weeks.  It's kind of nuts how fast this is going!

Weight Gain? Well, it seems that I've made up for not gaining weight last week, because now I'm at +22!!  I have been STARVING every hour and a half and have been eating pretty much all day for the last week... I guess we were growing!

What's up with my Body?  This tummy is really starting to get in the way.  It's time to start changing my bending over, bending forward, bending down habits.  I've also noticed that when I'm washing the dishes, I can't stand as close to the sink as I used to! haha

I am getting close to that point where laying on my back to sleep is no longer an option, so I've added a sitting in bed pillow so that when I want to lay on my back, I can recline a little and that helps.  It's not comfortable for long, but at least it allows the fan to blow on me and cool me off!

Food Cravings?  I'm just thirsty all the time.  Popsicles are still in, potato chips are mostly out...sometimes though I like to eat some cheesy popcorn.  I have been hungry a lot lately though.  Seriously, I'll eat cereal when I wake up, then an hour later my stomach is GROWLING!!

I still don't want lettuce's the texture that gets me.  I can't eat salad, and the lettuce on my falafel the other night was questionable, there were a lot of other textures though to mask it.  It's like eating fabric or paper or something...ick!  I will eat everything else in the salad!  I'm loving on tomatoes right now (which we just found a surprise tomato plant in one of our garden pots, so I'm so excited because we haven't really built a garden yet and I was a little bummed that we weren't going to get tomatoes, but now hopefully we are!!) and carrots are fine, even cucumbers and peppers...but no lettuce, please.

Movement? It's off and on, nothing really consistent.

Gender? I still think it's a girl, I guess we'll see on Monday!

What I'm looking forward to:  Knowing if it's a boy or a girl so I can start buying stuff!

Best moment of the week:  Getting in the swimming pool and stretching everything out gently

Worst moment of the week: Sadie's weird poops!!  They are yucky and smelly and either all over her body or wrapped up in a nice neat little ball.

How baby's growing: Baby is the size of a bell pepper and weighs about 7oz.  Baby has genitals and hopefully we'll get to see them soon!!

yes, I'm wearing green and green...I'm not leaving the house today so it's okay!

1 comment:

  1. I am LOVING these bump pics. You are adorable, as always.