20 June, 2011

My Sweet Potato Pie - Pregnancy Update {Week 18}



How far along? 18 weeks!

How big is baby?  According to The Bump  5.6 in, 6.7 oz About the size of a sweet potato!

Total weight gain: Oy. Y'all.  This week I saw a big jump, but I was only on the scale, once, after eating.  If it was accurate, it puts me at 14 pounds gained.

Maternity Clothes? In full swing!  Mom and I went to Motherhood Maternity last week to find a dress to wear to a wedding next week.  I found a dress and a few other things. I had $20 off, and we only shopped the sale and clearance rack.  Mom helped a little too.  I got two dresses, dress shorts, and a few new shirts, including the one in the photo.  I needed church and work appropriate clothes and this did the trick without breaking the bank.

Stretch Marks? Not yet!

Sleep: I've had a few nights that I've slept through the night, but then it worries me that I'm not hydrated enough.  I generally wake up super sore in my lower back and hips, I've even tried sleeping with pillows of varying sizes between my knees.  I feel like an old lady when I wake up.  I almost fell out of bed this morning at my brother's house (it's a really tall bed!). Ouch.

Movement:  I think I feel the baby...but then I start singing Nelly's "Cause it's all in my head.. I think about it over and over again"

Food cravings: Milk. Cereal. Watermelon. Waffles with Syrup. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

What I miss: My back not hurting. Not having to eat 6-10 small meals a day.  Not feeling super full after half a sandwich.  Energy to do things like swim, run errands, cook, walk, etc.

What I am looking forward to: Little baby things. Holding the baby....this could all be on the brain since baby Zachary, my nephew, is going to be born in the next few hours

Milestones: People are starting to recognize that I am pregnant without me saying anything.

Say What?  Guy behind me at Whole Foods in the dairy section touched my back and said, "I can see that you're pregnant and I didn't want to sneak up behind you and scare you."   Um, okay.  Did you need to touch me?  haha!

Sweet moments: I went to Mr. Taco for carryout the other day, and the cashier offered to carry my food to the car. Gotta milk it for all it's worth, right?

The little boy behind me at Mass yesterday was mad that I wasn't fully kneeling during the Eucharistic Prayer and kept asking his mom why he had to kneel while I could "sit".  Finally I hear her say, "she's having a baby, she can do whatever she wants"

Make room for baby:  Eric has started cleaning out the REI Suite.  We're trying to figure out exactly which sports we can do with a baby and which ones we'll actually do often enough to keep the equipment... ie the additional mountain bikes, kayaks, roller blades, etc.  This will be baby's room, so it's one or the other ;-)

It's been fun being at David & Paige's house with all the baby things, just waiting on baby.  My dad keeps running in from the nursery squealing about how small the diapers and clothes are.  I can't wait for Zachary or baby Ninja!

Two of our friends brought me two new pregnancy and baby books, plus reading the ones around David & Paige's house.  It's been nice to gain a little different perspective than the books I have at home.

Oh, and THIS: Let's just say there is probably a reason why I crave watermelon, and syrup....  Also, my leg and armpit hair is growing out. of. control. I feel like I can't keep up with shaving.

The last few days talking through labor and delivery issues with Paige is really making me nervous for twenty-two weeks from now.  Yikes!  I just have to keep my eye on the prize!

1 comment:

  1. Ooooo....I am so jealous. Motherhood mall of ga didn't have it! We might be going to the same wedding... Rachel Wannemacher?

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