How far along?: 18 weeks
How big is baby?: Head to rump, baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces.
Weight gain?: Still holding strong at 4 pounds.
Stretch marks?: Not yet. Lathering up the lotion.
Maternity clothes?: Not yet - I absolutely love the belly band! I wear the band with all my pants. By using the belly band, I was able to go to 7 months in my normal clothes with the first pregnancy. I have a feeling that won't happen this time around - but hey, a girl can dream.
Food cravings?: I have never really been a big fan of milk but for some reason a nice glass of cold milk is just what I want. I also seem to have a "thing" for dill pickle chips (and no not together with milk!)
Sleep?: I have been having great sleeps except for the bathroom break every night.
Movement?: Starting to feel the little flutters!
Gender?: 95% sure we will find out the sex.
Exercise?: Nada right now- does running after a 17 month old count? Starting to make an effort to remember to do my kegel exercises though.
What's been going on?: This week was really exciting because I finally started to feel the little one move. I can't wait until those kicks are a little stronger so I am able to share them with the hubby. I am still experiencing sickness- still seems to happen in the morning and then just the feeling of nauseousness throughout the day. My next appointment with my ob/gyn is on the 29th - hopefully, he will schedule our next ultrasound a week or two after that...which likely means we will find out if Little Miss L. will have a little brother or sister.
Note: I apologize for the scary looking pictures but you are getting the just rolled out of bed look - that's right, no make-up, in my pjs, and I haven't even brushed my hair...so please, no judging :)
|The belly is starting to feel quite big.|
|Sometimes I feel like there is complete chaos happening around me but once I grab a nice hot cup of tea everything seems better.|