Monday, October 17, 2011

18 Weeks

I realize I look like the hunchback of Notre Dame in this picture, but I promise it's just the sweater. I was literally leaning back to try to compensate, but it clearly didn't work. Ah well. Also, we forgot to take this picture until 11:30 last night, so the makeup is pretty much non-existent.

Pregnancy Highlights
How Far Along: 18 weeks
Size of baby: He or she is about 5.6 inches and 6.7 ounces -- about the size of a sweet potato!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I still don't know how much I've gained, but I've been doing a better job of going to the gym and exercising. I feel like I'm doing all I can do to keep my weight gain at a reasonable amount, so I'm not too worried about it. If I gain a lot, I just gain a lot :)
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing a combo of regular and maternity clothes. Most of the shirts I wear are non-maternity, just because I don't have a lot of maternity options at this point. All the pants I wear now are maternity. It is kind of annoying because I'm still at the point where I have to pull them up every so often. Haha!
Movement: I have felt a few little movements lately! They are still rather few and far between, though. I think this is the worst part of pregnancy (as far as the worrying) (well, besides the first trimester) because I've felt a little movement, but it's not regular. It's just nerve-wracking to feel something one day and then not feel anything for a few days. I just know that the baby is big enough for me to feel movement, so I worry when it isn't regular. I KNOW this is normal at this point, but I'll still be relieved when I start feeling the baby every day!
Gender: We find out in TWO DAYS! I'm so excited about the sonogram, but I'm also starting to get nervous! I just want to see a strong heartbeat and hear that everything looks good and healthy. Finding out the gender will just be icing on the cake!
Sleep: I haven't been sleeping great the past few nights, but that's because of my poor little girl with the awful cough, and my poor little boy with the runny nose. I think I'll sleep fantastic when they get well! ;)
What I miss: I really can't think of a thing I'm missing!
Cravings: Well, one day this week I ate an entire jar of pickles in one day. My friend Rebekkah (who also happens to be pregnant :) told me about some pickles from the refrigerator section of the grocery store, and they were DELISH! As a matter of fact, I could go for another jar about now! Haha!
Symptoms: I have been more tired and taking more naps the past week. See above about sick kids and lack of sleep.
Best Moment This Week: There weren't any big pregnancy related moments this week, but we took the kids to the fair on Saturday, and that was so fun. I did mention to David when we were on the way in that last year when we took the kids to the fair and Jude was an infant, I never dreamed I would be almost halfway through another pregnancy when we went back to the fair the next year. Haha!
What I Am Looking Forward To: Wednesday at 10:30! I really cannot WAIT! This sonogram and finding out the gender never gets old! It's honestly just as exciting this time as it was when I was pregnant with Aubrey and going through this for the first time :)


Amy said...

i cannot wait to hear what you're having!!! i am living vicariously through you since i missed out on that fun reveal last time. next time though, FOR SURE!! any guesses either way? i'm thinking girl, but for no reason whatsoever - just a total guess!! you look great! :)

Genevieve said...

You look wonderful Carrie! I am SO SO excited to hear what you guys are having too, and I cannot believe you are 18 weeks already, time is flying!