Friday, July 1, 2011

18 Weeks

I love these posts because they make this pregnancy go by so fast. 
I'm sure it's not just these post, but it definitely helps! 

Today I am actually 19 weeks, but here's my 18 week update:

Gender: GIRL!!! 

Total Weight Gained: I don't have a scale, so I have been weighing myself at my parents' house and I keep weighing at night which I don't like to count because of course I'll weigh more! I prefer the morning....right after some sickness, a good pee and before breakfast :) Ya know? 
So anyways....I think I am now the same weight as my pre-pregnancy weight. I have gained at least 2 pound since my 16 week appt, possibly 3.   

Sleep: Is not going well!! First off, we don't have any AC yet {Next week!!} so it's like 82 degrees in here, second- I just can not get comfortable! I normally sleep on my stomach, which obviously I can't do anymore, I'm not supposed to sleep on my back and lately both sides have been really uncomfortable, too! Thirdly- the crazy heartburn....oh my goodness. ouch!
Question: Is the Snoogle worth investing in?? I use just a plain body pillow now, but lately it doesn't seem to be cutting it. Should I get something like that or is it basically the same thing?

Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. Bought some new non-maternity tank tops that have a design along the chest and no design below- realized this is key for me in this phase!

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling her move all around for real. A few times I wasn't sure if it was really her or not, but now I know when it is and I love it! I still don't think it's enough for Mr. B to feel, but that will come soon enough! 

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. Still loving sweet and sour things though! Pink Lemonade is what I'm loving this week. Not sure if Smelly Beans loves it too or hates it because she is always a wiggle worm after I drink it!

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.     GAG!

Symptoms: So I'm feeling like 18 week has definitely been the worst week so far in my 2nd trimester- what's up with that!? I was doing so good! But the morning sickness has returned, I got sick pretty much every day, sometimes twice a day this week. And now with this belly it makes getting sick a lot more uncomfortable/painful. Also, the heartburn. Oh, the heartburn. So uncomfortable and annoying. Pretty much anything I eat gives me heartburn now. Let's hope the myth is right and she will have a head full of hair...even though I think it's too early for that myth to be true, but hey it's makes me feel better :)

Movement: Yes! Hoping for some bigger movements though, but these flutters are wonderful!

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, a good night sleep. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling some harder kicks and movement! Our 20 wk appt on Tuesday! 

Weekly Wisdom: The second your eyes open in the morning, even if it's just to look at the clock and then you struggle to fall back something!! I never do, this has been going on since like 6 weeks and I regret it every.single.time! Because you will quickly find me hugging the toilet....not the most ideal start to the day! 

Milestones: Little flutters & made it through the road trip- barely! And I think it really messed me up since I have been sick since- but I made it! And it was worth it! And this is all worth it! Also, the belly/babe had a growth spurt! 

No ducks in the picture today since we were traveling, but it's still in front of some water!
{don't know why my pictures always look grainy, they aren't before they're posted and they aren't when you click on them...hmmm}

Happy 4th of July weekend!!!


Lori said...

You look so great! Love that dress! I remember I didnt feel Savannah moving till about 20 weeks or more. I was so ready to feel her movin once, and it was AMAZING! She was not very active at all in the belly, so I didnt get to feel that much movement till more towards the last month or so. Love your updates, and cannot wait to meet your sweet Girl!

Mateya said...

I'm a new follower. Congratulations on your pregnancy! You look great. I love that dress!

Erin said...

You look fantastic :) I've commented here a couple times, but not much! I was just going to say baby hair starts growing around week 11 so she very well could have a full head of hair :) And since you are 19 weeks, she is starting to be able to hear you and dad! :)

Laina Scott said...

Advice... heartburn can be fixed (even BAD heartburn that causes KILLER sick- mine actually made me throw up etc).
1) After you eat a decent meal and it is settled, drink a glass of water with 1-2 limes or lemons squeezed into it. You may need to do this for a day or two. Heartburn is your body telling you it needs more acid to help deal with what is in your system. The more crackers and white flour you eat the more it "waters down" your stomach acid 2)Also heartburn at this stage can be a first sign of intense hunger pay attention to see if this is the case. I was SUPER sick (on Zofran still sick through it multi times a day for like 5-6 months and dealt with BAD heart burn two tricks above have gotten rid of the heartburn and I am now 34 weeks where most people have it come back because the baby is getting BIG.)
Try it and see ;)

Anonymous said...

You can sleep on your back, with 1-2 pillows to prop you up. It is the only way I could sleep for awhile, as long as you are not completely flat you and baby are fine! Plus, if baby gets uncomfortable, she will wake you up :) That's the advice my midwives gave me.


Libby's Life said...

I am a new reader and I just wanted to stop by & say hi and tell you that I think you are absolutely adorable! Also congrats on the little one! They are the best thing in the world! :-)