Thursday, January 29, 2015

Week 18 Pregnancy Journal

How far along? 18 weeks

Size of Baby: Bell pepper - 5.5" long and 7 ounces

Gender: Not finding out - but we could tomorrow at the 18 week appointment!

Weight Gain:  None.  Crazy.  But I do feel like things have redistributed and I still have my usual pudge.  I took April's advice and got some oils to attempt to prevent stretch marks!

Maternity Clothes: 
Not yet thankfully.  Trying to be as normal as possible for as long as possible!

Nursery:  Got the curtains and we'll build off of those for the rest of the room.  Possibly getting the glider recovered that my SIL/Brother passed down to us. Now we're thinking a light neutral gray for the walls so we can add coral or green after we know boy/girl and not have too many colors in the room.  Mom and I are working on this room this weekend so I'll know more after that!  

Movement: Not yet.

Symptoms:  I've been pretty tired this week.  Don't they say you're supposed to have more energy in your 2nd trimester?  I'm still waiting.  I'm used to running like a crazy lady 24/7 and it's possible I may be forced to slow down.  Blah.

Sleep: Good!

Cravings:  Nothing.  Is this a real thing that you get cravings?

What I Miss: Generally just not feeling like that okay to say?  We're excited but I'll be a whole lot more excited come July 3.  But I will not complain because I'm thankful to be in this position.

Best Moment This Week:  Kevin and I talked about how we were going to discipline so that was exciting.  Kevin is positive it's a boy and I asked him what he was going to do if it was a girl.  He said he doesn't know!  It's just so fun talking about everything with him.  What a big learning experience this will be.  I know it will be rocking both of our worlds because all we've known is to work our tails off and come July, that will be different.

Looking Forward To:  Tomorrow!  18 week appointment and both Kevin's and my mom are coming with me!


  1. I just love Bump Date day! I'm totally with you on still be tired all the time, where is that energy boost? What oil did you get?

  2. Love that your mom's are going :)

  3. Kevin is just like Theo. He doesn't want any girls and it's all I want! Love reading your bumpdates!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  4. I am so excited for you! <3 You are already the cutest pregnant person ever!

  5. Hope you check-up and ultrasound went awesome!! I hear ya on the energy... they say it's supposed to be back by now, but I'm still waiting at week 21. ha

    Can't wait to see what you do with the nursery decorating! What kind of glider did you get handed down?? We can't decide on one.

  6. I love that you are including the moms in your u/s and that your mom is helping with the nursery. Even though sometimes it's easier to do it all solo, I know it means so MUCH to the grandmothers to have a hand in this special time. That's one thing I'll do a little differently next time around - I will have my mom come to an ultrasound!

  7. So sweet that the moms are going to make it to the ultrasound!! Yay for 18 weeks!!