Sweet Baby 18 Weeks

Sweet Baby is now the length of a Bell Pepper!
Whenever I get up too quickly, baby makes sure to let me know!  Last night I had the worst charlie horse and I quickly got up to massage it and the baby was kicking like crazy.  I felt so bad because I shouldn’t have moved so quickly, but at 4am and being awoken by a horrible pain it was just a reaction.  Baby also wakes me up during the middle of the night with little jabs.  I absolutely love feeling baby!  It’s one of the most amazing feelings as a mother to know that you’ve created such a beautiful bouncing baby!  I cannot wait until hubby can feel these little kicks from the outside of my belly!  We’re approaching the date of finding out baby’s gender and it’s so exciting!  We had decided not to think about names until we found out, but we’ve found two that we really love.  Although they may change, we’re almost set on them!




About our baby: Our sweet baby from head to rump, is about 5 1/2 inches long and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He’s busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he’s born. If you’re having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you’re having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.  . (summary from babycenter)
About me: This week I’ve felt some definite kicks from baby!  I’ve been getting more of an appetite and sleepy again.
How far along? 18 Weeks 1 Day  
Total weight gain:
  3lbs
Maternity clothes? Not yet.
Stretch marks? None yet
Sleep: Lots of tossing and turning.. 
Best moment this week: 
Feeling baby kick
Worst moment this week: Waking up and getting to work, it’s so hard!!
Miss Anything?  Eating sandwiches!
Movement: Yes!
Food cravings:  Macaroni and Cheese.  Watermelon!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Cream of broccoli soup, the smell of hard boiled eggs
Gender: We’re finding out FEBRUARY 29TH!!!
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: Feeling off balance.  Tired.
Belly Button in or out? Same, in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!
Looking forward to: Find out baby’s gender!

18 Weeks 1 Day

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