Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pregnancy #2: 18 weeks

18 weeks

And compared to Lizzy at 18 weeks:

How far along: 18 weeks.

Size of baby: A sweet potato (The Bump) or a bell pepper (BabyCenter). Either way, they both agree the little guy (or gal) is  about 5.6 inches long and about 6.7 ounces.

Weight Gain: I'm still about -6.

Symptoms: Nothing too terrible! I have noticed what I think are painless Braxton Hicks contractions or two (usually at the end of the day, if I haven't had enough water or have been on my feet a lot). I have no idea whether or not that's normal at this point or not!

Exercise: Nope. I wish,

Clothes: In the above photo, the shorts are maternity, the shirt isn't. I feel like I'm now at that point where maternity shorts are much more comfortable than non-maternity. Unfortunately, I think I only have two or three pairs that fit! 

Cravings/Aversions: The other day, I really really wanted some chocolate and ice cream, but I knew we shouldn't spend the money, and so I got super grumpy and whined a ton. Justin told me that I could have his last hidden mini-sized Snickers which point I then had to tell him that I'd already eaten it, LOL!

Movement: I'd say most days I'm feeling baby kicks, which is awesome. They're still not all that strong, but often occur at the end of the day when we're reading or watching TV, and I love it.

Worries: We've got a busy couple of weeks ahead, and I'm feeling a little stressed out about it all.

Milestones: Mostly, baby is moving and growing this week!

Best moment of the week: It's been a good week overall, so I don't know if this is the TOP moment, but it's a funny one nevertheless.Yesterday, Lizzy was walking around talking on her play phone. I asked her who she was talking to, and she said, "The doctor said your baby is a boy. I'm having a little sister!!" So, we're still a bit cloudy in that arena, lol!


  1. Mmmm... snickers. :)

    Very cute, lady!

  2. I don't know WHY I wasn't following you before but I'm so glad I am now! I'll be needing some new reads when I'm up next week with marathon newborn feeding sessions! ;) You look great, Mama.. These second pregnancies are no freakin' joke! Looking forward to reading more!

  3. Love your snippet about the snickers bar, and I love Lizzy. How cute!

  4. you are SO darling!! i have a pair of shorts and a pair of capris that are your if you want them ... :)

  5. You look great!! I'm a week behind you (and just announced it... and I hear you on the maternity shorts/pants thing- I feel like I can hardly breathe in normal shorts. Congrats to you and hooray for November babies!!!

  6. Ha! love the part about the snicker bar!


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