Hello there, 18 Weeks!
How far along? 18 Weeks!
Size of baby: About 5.6 Inches and 6.7 ounces – a sweet potato!
General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: I really feel pretty normal for the most part. I did get my first stranger asking when I’m due the other day, so that was definitely an indicator that I look pregnant. Also, people are constantly asking me how I’m feeling, as if they’re expecting me to say I feel awful or something. I know they mean well…. but it gets annoying.
Food Aversions: Nothing and everything. Just nothing sounds good.
Food Cravings: Same as above. I will randomly want something specific, like a brownie, but then it never tastes like I want it to. It’s kind of annoying.
Health/Fitness: My weight is steadily increasing and I’ve gained about 16 pounds at this point. I’ve basically completely fallen off the train of 10K steps a day…. because sleep is just more important right now. I’m starting to think all that exhaustion I didn’t get in the first trimester is hitting now… so that’s fun.
Doc Appointments: Everything’s good! My doctor’s are good with my weight gain and blood pressure levels, so that’s all I can ask.
Symptoms: Shortness of breath after going up the stairs… so annoying. Tired a lot, and a little bit of swelling in my hands that I am SO not ready for yet.
Sleep: Give me all the sleep… except wake me up to pee once or twice a night.
Movement? Not consistent, but definitely moving around in there!
Gender: Sweet baby GIRL!
Maternity Clothes: Slowly building up my maternity wardrobe. I gained a shirt and dress from my last Stitch Fix box, and I have a few pairs of pants. I do need some more, but I keep putting it off. Then I get mad at my closet getting dressed in the morning. It’s really not working for me right now.
Miss Anything? Normal clothes. Sleeping through the night. My energy.
Baby Items Purchased: I did take advantage of the Freshly Picked sale yesterday and got two pairs of moccasins for baby girl in neutral colors. I got size 0 and size 1, so hopefully I like them and they fit!
Best Moments So Far: Abbie giving baby sister kisses before bed every night.
Most Unexpected Moment So Far: Being so tired in the second trimester. Last time I got so much done second trimester!
Looking Forward To: My anatomy ultrasound on June 7th!
Abbie: She’s started saying things like “I can’t wait to be a big sister!” I’m not sure if she exactly means that, but it’s super cute to hear.