How far along? 18 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A sweet potato (according to our anatomy ultrasound, she weighs 9 ounces!)
Total weight gain: The weight gain has officially started… up 1 pound!
Gender: It’s a girl!
Name: I think we’ve pretty much settled on a name, but we’ve decided to wait until she’s born before we commit to it 100%… it’s hard to name someone you’ve never met!
Maternity Clothes: I’m loving my comfy maternity tops and leggings!
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: No naps this week! I did fall asleep at 8:30 a couple nights ago, but other than that I’ve been up until a pretty reasonable 10-10:30 each night.
Movement: I found out this week that I have an anterior placenta, which means the placenta acts as a pillow between the baby and the front of my tummy. The ultrasound tech told me not to worry if I hadn’t felt any movement yet because an anterior placenta can dull those sensations. I responded with an “are you kidding?!” I feel this little lady move SO much… I feel like if there wasn’t a placenta blocking some of the movements, I would be distracted 100% of the time.
Best moment this week: We had our anatomy ultrasound on Tuesday and spent nearly an hour looking at everything from our sweet girl’s little moving lips to her kidneys and brain… it was amazing! Of course, I totally lost it when we got to see her profile for the first time. I’m pretty convinced that she’s the most beautiful little fetus to ever exist ;) Wanna see?
Miss Anything: I spent so much time feeling sick… I’m honestly just elated to have my life back a little bit. The only thing I really miss is Diet Coke, haha. I stopped drinking it once we started trying to get pregnant and it’s been a loooong 6 months.
Belly button in or out? In
Food cravings: I didn’t really have many cravings this week, but I officially started eating meat again! I had a huuuuge aversion to all meat until now, but I’ve eaten chicken a number of times this week. (I’m still not interested in red meat AT ALL, though.)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not much at all :)
Labor Signs: just the occasional Braxton Hicks
Symptoms: I am HUNGRY. Especially in the first half of the day… it’s crazy.
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Still feeling super happy and grateful to be over the sick phase!
Looking forward to: Visiting our nieces and nephews in Salt Lake City next weekend