Thursday, May 30, 2013
18 Weeks and Counting!
How far along: 18 weeks 1 day
Total Weight Gain/Weight Loss: 12 pounds!!! That is like 6 pounds since my last post! Yikes!
Maternity Clothes: I have worn them, but not because I have too. I can still fit into all my normal clothes, I just think the other clothes are cute and they are "new to me."
Stretch Marks: None so far, hoping with water and lotion I can avoid it like I did with Levi.
Sleep: Sleep is all right, I was struggling with insomnia and it was making work difficult, but it isn't so bad now. Only when I try to nap even when I am very tired do I have insomnia. And, insomnia has been better lately which is a huge blessing.
Movement: I felt the baby early this time around, but it isn't very frequent yet since it's still so small. But every once in a while, I can feel very distinct "baby moving."
Cravings: I'm not sure, I crave stuff, but like I said with the last pregnancy, it is no excuse to just cave. You have cravings whether or not you are pregnant. I do sometimes cave, but because we don't keep a lot of the stuff I crave in the house (and we don't do white flours or sugars, etc), I just have to suck it up and deal. lol
Gender: We won't know until hopefully June 6th, but we are not telling anyone right away. I BELIEVE what the plan is to get together with our family and have sort of a baby shower type thing and have everyone vote and maybe do a gender reveal in a cake or a balloon or something fun like that. :)
Labor Signs: None obviously and thank goodness! Not even braxton hicks. I can't rememeber how early those started with Levi, but it was fairly early.....I think....lol
Belly Button-In or out: In still, it didn't "pop" until I was really late into my pregnancy with Levi.
What I miss: My body and energy. lol But I wouldn't say I miss it a ton. I am enjoying staying fit while pregnant and really my body hasn't changed that much and my energy is starting to come back.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out what sex the baby is!
And, here is the photo we posted on facebook for week 17: