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Thursday, March 4, 2010

18 Weeks 1 Day Update/Quiz

Okay, so it's been 3 weeks since I did one of these, so I thought it was time. Everything keeps on changing! I'll post my latest belly pic (from 17 weeks 4 days) at the bottom of the quiz. Enjoy!

How far along: 18 weeks 1 day
Symptoms: Nausea (though not nearly as bad, still usually only at night or when I have to blow my nose...tissues have a smell and I just can't stand it), constipation is back, my belly has sort of "popped," the heartburn is becoming very constant, and I have to pee a bunch of times in the night.

Total weight gain: 7lbs at last weigh in at the doctor, but my next appointment is tomorrow, so we'll see what it's up to now.

Maternity clothes: I can still wear some of my non-maternity tops and they look pretty good. But otherwise, it's pretty much maternity pants, tights, dresses, pantyhose, skirts, and tops.

Stretch marks: Only on my chest, as it has have definitely grown already. But none on the tummy yet. I'm using TONS of Palmer's Cocoa Butter.

Sleep: I sleep like a baby most of the time, until I have to pee. I love my body pillow. I have been sleeping very well other than the potty trips. Thankfully, with the body pillow, I don't find myself lying on my back at all.
Best moment last week: Feeling the flutters and realizing that it's more than flutters. Today, I swear I felt a kick.

Movement: I still feel the flutters, but now, I also feel a lot more movement. Today, like I posted above, I think I felt a kick. So amazing!

Food cravings: Oddly, none really. My sweet tooth had briefly returned, but now it's gone again. I don't really have any cravings. Weird, huh?

Belly Button in or out: In, of course!

What I miss: Of course, the foods I shouldn't eat like lunch meat and hot dogs, but I also miss really dancing. I went country line dancing last night and realized that I can't really get into as much as I used to because my whole center of gravity is different!

What I am looking forward to: My appointment with Dr. H tomorrow and scheduling the anatomy scan.
Milestones: Feeling the first kick!
How is daddy? He is wonderful. We've started cleaning out the second bedroom. He's so super helpful.

How are the grandparents? They are excited as can be.

Now, for the most recent picture...


  1. Almost identical in our pregnancies! Amazing! Don't the kicks feel wonderful? Hope that heartburn subsides for you.

  2. Sounds great!!!! Love the BELLY!!! Yay for the first kick!!! xox

  3. I love the pic! Aren't the flutter kicks amazing?!?!?! I have passed any craving phase really, too. Just put food in front of me and I'll eat it, but don't ask me what I want!