Friday, September 7, 2012

17/18 Week Recap

In case you can't tell, the baby bump has arrived!!!! I've heard people say that their bump always showed up overnight, and now I totally understand. Compared to 2 weeks ago, I'm huge! I started week 19 today, which is insane to think I'm about halfway there. I feel like I'm discovering all over again that I'm pregnant. I constantly keep looking and feeling my belly in awe, it's a very weird and wonderful experience!!

How Far along: 18 Weeks

Size of Baby: Sweet Potato

Weight Gain: 5 lbs

Gender: we MIGHT find out next Friday. My Dr. doesn't really do appointments, I just call and see when I can come in. I'm hoping he'll let me come next week, cos I'm travelling the week after. And just in case baby isn't cooperating to see the gender, I can go again before my mom comes to visit.

Movement: None yet, but I'm so ready for it to start!!

Sleep: It's okay. Some nights I'm pretty uncomfortable the whole time, and sometimes it's not that bad. I'm thinking of investing in a body pillow.....any thoughts???

Maternity Clothes: I wore my first pair of maternity shorts this week. They were SO comfortable!

Symptoms: The acne is getting better, low back pain, 

Aversions: Nothing really

Cravings: fruit, SWEETS!!! This past week dessert is all I think about! 

What I Miss: not too much, sleeping through the night probably

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing my belly grow!

What I'm looking forward to: Hopefully finding out the gender next week and feeling the baby move

I went to spin class this week. I let the teacher know I was pregnant so she wouldn't tell me to pedal faster, like she did last time I went. She was concerned that it was bad for the baby, but I told her the doctor said it was okay. 

I also ran again today. I tried to make myself go slower, but my heart rate was still in the 150's, any running moms out there ever dealt with this? I did enjoy my run and felt like I could've gone further. Maybe next week I'll try to add a little bit on. 




  1. Yes to the body pillow! It revolutionized my sleeping when I was pregnant with Miss G.

  2. I think you're having a girl so I can't wait to hear!

  3. def get a body pillow
    love baby bumps and yours is super cute