How Far Along: 18 Weeks! I think this week I can officially say my stomach "popped. " I am PREG.nant.
Baby is the size of: Sweet Potato
Total weight gain: 10 pounds!! Yikes!
Sleep: Sleeping very well. I fall asleep as soon as I close my eyes! And, I can't stay awake on the subway in the mornings!
Best Moment of the week: A lot!
*Getting a Wagner College onesie in the mail for the baby! We won this through a twitter contest we entered featuring Zoey reading our Alumni Newsletter.
*Feeling those first "flutters" of movement a few times this week. I felt them very strongly on Saturday night. But still no "that was a kick" or "that was definitely a hand punching me" just these weird flutters.
*Walking tall and proud to the grocery store on Saturday showing off my belly. I definitely have the pregnant belly now.
Worst Moment of the week:
Trying to dress myself...on any given day. Each day my wardrobe options get a little bit smaller and smaller. I had a brief moment of panic when I realize how much I had grown in just one week and worried that if I now continue at this rate...I'm going to be a whale by the time this is done. Look at the difference from just last week!
Miss Anything: We went to an awesome restaurant on Saturday that is known for their mussels. I didn't order them though, cause they're on the "no eat" list, but look forward to going back there after my pregnancy to try the mussel pots!
Food Cravings: Still just fruit and cheese I guess.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nah, but I did walk behind a garbage truck the other day and the smell was absolutely horrrrrible. But that smell would have bothered anyone.
Have you started to show? Yes, I was even offered a seat on the subway! Like I said before, I certainly "popped" this week!
Gender: Team Green! My friend Christina and I finally did the Wedding Ring Gender Test over my stomach on Saturday and the result was clear as day: A Boy!
Symptoms: I have a headache pretty much every day. It didn't even dawn on me that it was pregnancy related until I read about pregnancy headaches, and realized that I do fit the daily headache symptoms to a tee. So, I have one every day until about 2:00pm.
I've had a few instances of heartburn now. I had it twice this week.
Workouts: Ummmm....I plead the fifth. ;)
Looking Forward to: One more week until our big ultrasound!!
Maternity Clothes: Yes, I no longer fit into any of my pants. I have two pairs of maternity pants that I hope will carry me through to the end. I did make my own belly band by cutting off the top of an old pair of leggings! That has allowed me to wear my pants a little bit longer.
Reading: Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
Milestones: Did you know I've been pregnant 133 days now? Crazy huh? Baby's blood vessels are visible through the skin. The ears are in their final position, gender should be clear by now on an ultrasound.
Rings on or off? For the most part...still on, but on those really hot and humid days, it can be touch and go.
This week I:
Started to research pediatricians in our area and set up consultation appointments. Started work on registering, though not nearly close to being done or ready there.
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday