Ok, here’s a little update! And a photo!
How far Along: 18 weeks today 🙂
Weight Gained: As of my last appt (last week), I have gained approx 15 lbs since pre-baby. I thought it would be more…
Measuring: 44 inches. Keep in mind I wore a size 31 jeans pre-pregnancy. So those 15 lbs I mentioned? All in the belly 😉
Babies are the Size of a: Mango! Or a bell pepper! Approx 7 inches head to rump.
Cravings: This week has been fresh fruit and veggies, mainly apples, carrots, and watermelon. And pineapple 🙂 And still a ton of water, but I have also thrown in almond milk, orange juice, and vitamin water…
Belly button: Still an innie!
Stretch Marks: Nope, not so far anyway!
Sleep: Same. not fantastic, not bad. I still take my naps every day. And whenever I am sleeping I have crazy dreams!
Genders: Boy and a girl!
Labor Signs: NONE! Whew! Since I left work I haven’t had a one…. lots of ligament pain though!
Worst Moment: No bad moments last week! All good!
Best Moment: I pulled the trigger and finally got the babies their first big purchase – a crib! Now I need to buy the other one, mattresses, and bedding… I am trying to hold off a little bit more because I know my cat will want to take up residence once it’s all made. My crib will be here by Friday!
What I Miss the Most: Still coffee… And my peeps at work.. But I don’t miss work 😉
What I’m Looking Forward to: relaxing this holiday season and taking time to take care of myself, therefore take care of my babies. This is the first holiday season in around 18 years that I am not working….
Milestones: I am starting to feel the babies move not only when I am lying down. I’ll be sitting on the couch and I can feel them kicking and moving around. Still not hard kicks, but they are definitely moving 🙂
So, progress! It’s amazing how fast time is going by, yet how slow it is too. I am really enjoying my time being a “housewife” and I am getting more and more into it 🙂
I also want to give a very special CONGRATULATIONS to my dear internet friend Shell! She had a perfect baby boy on Nov 13th whom she named Benjamin! She was a long time TTCer like me and it’s so wonderful to see her dream come true!

8 Comments

  1. Hi! It’s great to catch up on your blog. So happy you are doing well and off work. Believe me, I know what you mean about working the last million holidays of your life! I’m sure we’re seeing the same peri, so I won’t be surprised if I "bump" into you there. Ha! Pun intended! I am starting to get that tightening in my belly too and will keep an eye out for early contractions. Ugh.

  2. Hi! It’s great to catch up on your blog. So happy you are doing well and off work. Believe me, I know what you mean about working the last million holidays of your life! I’m sure we’re seeing the same peri, so I won’t be surprised if I "bump" into you there. Ha! Pun intended! I am starting to get that tightening in my belly too and will keep an eye out for early contractions. Ugh.

  3. oh gosh!! i love seeing your round belly so much!!! you look great my dear…just perfect..:) sounds like it’s been a good week!!

    love you!!!

    xoxoxo

  4. oh gosh!! i love seeing your round belly so much!!! you look great my dear…just perfect..:) sounds like it’s been a good week!!

    love you!!!

    xoxoxo

  5. Definitely looking "with-children" my friend!!! Too cute!!

    Glad you’ve had no more symptoms…just the ones I’ve been having…ligament pain and BABY MOVEMENT!! LOVE IT!! :o)

  6. Definitely looking "with-children" my friend!!! Too cute!!

    Glad you’ve had no more symptoms…just the ones I’ve been having…ligament pain and BABY MOVEMENT!! LOVE IT!! :o)

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