Wednesday, April 27, 2011

18 Weeks

How far along: 18 weeks, 1 day

Total weight gain: Half a pound.  I'm strangely satisfied.

Maternity clothes: None, but some tops are getting too short and it takes a lot of self control to keep from walking around with my pants unbuttoned all day.  I'm going shopping this weekend.

Feeling: Great!  However, I did notice on Monday at about mile 2.5 that running may or may not be in my future for much longer.  Holy uterus pain, Batman. 

Sleep: Great! No complaints.

Food cravings or aversions:  2011 is the Year of the Potato.  

Best moment of the week: I felt the baby move right after I posted my last update (so 16 weeks 4 days, if I'm keeping track).  I've noticed the flutters at night, but today was the first time I could feel it during the day.  No identifiable movements, just weird bubbly flutters that almost tickle.

Movement: See above.

Gender: Chinese gender charts say girl...which I'm sure is accurate.

Labor Signs: n/a

What I miss:  I probably shouldn't say beer two updates in a row.  So...sleeping on my stomach.

What I'm nervous about: Nothing really.

What I'm looking forward to: Our ultrasound in fifteen more days!

Milestones and new this week: Baby is the size of a bell pepper and is flexing its arms and legs. 



Amanda said...

Ao awesome you felt baby move!! I felt Amelia move really early too! I miss that!
The Chiense calendar maybe be wrong... It said I was having a boy. So you never know!! I can't wait to find out!

Nick and Jill Juday said...

Thanks for the update! You are so tiny and I am so jealous of the one pound. So excited to see more updates along the way! :)

Lindsey said...

Oh Jill, bless your heart! I dont believe I've ever been described as tiny before, but I'll take it. :)