Sunday, March 8, 2015

Bumpdate: 18 Weeks


Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 18 weeks 

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  I was up a total of 11 pounds as of last week {at my last doctor appointment}, but I haven't stepped on the scales since then. 

Stretch marks?: None that I can see. The faint line I thought I saw last week is no longer there {phew!}. I'm hoping I was just imagining it and that it never makes another appearance.

Symptoms: Just a growing bump! I'm feeling great and loving this second trimester! 

Maternity clothes?: I set out to search for some maternity dress pants this weekend...but failed. Nothing fit right...they either looked sloppy or felt tight...no middle ground. I was able to find some maternity tops, so the shopping trip wasn't a total bust.

Sleep:  I've been sleeping pretty well. I go to bed around 10:00, get up a couple times each night to go to the bathroom and then wake up a few minutes before my alarm goes off each morning. This is NOT NORMAL for me...I've never been one to wake up without an alarm. And I have to admit, I've been feeling pretty rested when I wake up in the mornings. I'm not sure that it helps my pre-8:00 am mood, but I'm so grateful that I'm no longer feeling totally exhausted 24/7. I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts!

Cravings: Guess what...I've moved further along on the sugary cereal path. It started with Fruit Loops, moved on to Lucky Charms, and the most recent purchase was Fruity Pebbles {thanks Rachael Gonzalez for putting that thought in my head!}. The Fruity Pebbles hit the spot for the moment, but I think I'm going to revert back to Lucky Charms.

Food Aversions: Seafood. It's not that I dislike the taste of fish, but the strong smell of seafood is a little hard for me to tolerate.

Mood: Happy and excited! Loving this little baby boy a little more each day. The mood swings have definitely softened...at least for this week! :)

Best/Worst Moment of the Week:  The best/worst moment of the week was one and the same. We bit the bullet and bought an SUV, so now I officially have a mom car. It's a pretty cool mom car though. It was just a bittersweet experience. I was sad to say goodbye to my car {I get attached to vehicles}, but I am excited about my new B.I.G. SUV.
Goodbye to my little car...Hello fancy SUV! #TransitionToMom

Miss Anything?: Sandwiches...cold sandwiches. I know I've mentioned this before, but I can't even count how many times I've just wanted to make myself a ham sandwich.

Looking Forward To: I'm so anxious to feel this little guy move! I know it could happen any day now, and it's definitely what I'm looking forward to the most.


18 Week Bumpdate


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