Tuesday, April 24, 2012

18 weeks

Wow only 2 more weeks til we are half way there, that is just crazy to believe. And also very scary.  I guess we need to start tackling that list of stuff to get done before the baby gets here.
Other than major hip and back pain that landed me on the DL for the MS Walk on Sunday and the couch on Saturday, I ate horribly last week.  My body just does not like what I did to it last week, this weekend I just felt sick from all the crap I ate.  So lesson learned, everything in moderation.  I think I was eating more because I haven't gained in the past few weeks, well I gained 4 weeks worth of weight this week, I'd say I'm back on track.  Now back to a more balanced diet, since I don't think cookies and fries will make my baby big and strong.
The baby is the size of a green bell pepper this week.  For those who are more visual learners my Dad concocted an example of what the baby looks like now.
And here is my weekly picture.

How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain: 17lbs yikes!!! gained those pounds that haven't been adding on in the past few weeks. I guess those cookies and french fries are catching up. Time to get more fruits and veggies in my diet :-)
Maternity clothes? belly bands and mostly maternity clothes
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: the bathroom breaks have been reduced to usually 1 or 2, down significantly from 5 or more.
Best moment this week: spending some time with my Biznit at the walk on Sunday :-)
Miss Anything? not really, I guess the normal, sleep and being pain free
Movement: yes! just a little, some days I go without feeling anything and I get worried.
Food cravings: cookies, chips and other not soo healthy options, hence the 4 lb weight gain this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Even cleaning the shower drain didn't make me puke but eating an entire box of Kraft Mac and Cheese did the morning after :-)
Gender:girl prediction
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: lots of lower back and hip pain this week, baby is growing! and mama is hurting!
Belly Button in or out? in but it's turning all sorts of shades of purple. gaaaaarooossss!
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I've been a little moody this week, sorry Josh.
Looking forward to: Dr. appointment on Monday to hear the heart beat <3 and 15 more days till we have our next ultrasound and find out if Baby G is a boy or girl!  Any guesses? 

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