Thursday, May 14, 2015

18 Weeks

So I found a website that compares your baby's growth with different things besides fruit. I'm not 100% sure how accurate it is. But I will post it along with the fruit as well! 

So here you go!

18 weeks!
Baby is the size of a sweet potato
Tall, decaf, non-fat, Frappuccino with whipped cream and caramel drizzle! 

I do love my Starbucks still. Once in awhile I do get a really strong craving for it, so that's when I give in.

***I also don't have a week 18 picture! For some reason the weeks just got ahead of me. 
A 19 week update with picture will be up next! 

So this past Monday, I had a little scare. Nothing serious might I add but being new to everything just brings a bit of concern. Last weekend I was feeling pretty off, and I felt like I almost had a UTI. So I figured on Monday I would see how I felt and call the doctors because I know you aren't suppose to let UTI's go in pregnancy. Well Monday afternoon came around and all of sudden I got really crampy and I couldn't move. I was in tears, not only because of the pain but because it was pretty scary since all you ever hear is horror stories about cramping. I immediately called the doctors and they told me to come right in. Thankfully I had no UTI, but they said I could be experiencing round ligament pain. Which is really common, especially if it's the first baby. Since I had no other red flag signs they sent me home confident that, that's what I'm dealing with. But I'm suppose to take easy and rest as much as possible when things get uncomfortable. Poor Caleb was at work and wasn't able to get off to come with me, but my amazing sister(in law) met me at the doctors just to be there for me <3 I defiantly prayed that it wasn't anything serious at all. 

How far along? 18 Weeks

Total weight gain: Probably the same as last week. I decided to not keep a close track of gaining weight. Unless I start losing weight. 

Maternity clothes? I'm still using the belly bands. My jeans are pretty much uncomfortable. I picked up a few maternity shirts and they are so comfortable! I'm having such an issue with fabrics, most of my normal shirts seem itchy to me. And heaven forbid if there's a tag in a shirt....

Stretch marks? Nope, I use lotion morning and night. I also bought the Palmer's Cocoa butter oil for itchy skin. It's amazing, because my stomach has been so itchy lately. So I can just spray on that oil whenever it gets bad. 

Sleep: I'm only waking up a few times a night, but only to pee, then I go right back to sleep. Being so exhausted defiantly has a part in that. I feel like I just can't get enough sleep.

Best moment of this week: Mother's Day weekend! And Caleb has been feeling the baby's little kicks or jabs! 

Miss anything? My energy. And my appetite has seem to disappeared again.  

Movement: Yes! I have been feeling more and more movement! And Caleb has felt little ones too. 

Food cravings:  Salads and pasta salad. I'm so happy that I'm liking healthier things again. Lighter foods are more appealing to me. I do still love breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, and french toast...smothered in syrup of course.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I can't do meat. I tried grilled chicken, which I used to love. Nope. I don't think I'm going to like any meat for a long time. Still not a fan of avocados. Also fried foods, the smell is horrible. I can't drive by any restaurants without holding my breath. 

Gender Guesses: Not sure. But I have my guesses! And I'm SO curious to see if I have any sort of instinct. 

Labor signs: No way!

Symptoms: Fatigue. I still have nausea throughout the day. Round ligament pain. 

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time: So moody...and emotional. I thought by now those things were suppose to even out? 

Looking forward to: May 22nd and 24th!! I'm planning a gender reveal for our family and close friends! I'm beyond excited and it can't come soon enough. I'm hoping with keeping busy with the party the time flies by. 7 MORE DAYS!!!!