18 Weeks Already?

12.30.2010

18 Weeks
Sorry for the headless shot. My hair is a hot mess right now and I didn't like the way my head looked in this picture AT ALL! :)


Pregnancy Highlights:
Size of baby: The baby is about the size of a bell pepper. He/she is about 5.5 inches long and weighs about 7 ounces.
Movement: I can definitely feel babycakes moving around more and more. I've even been able to feel it from the outside but Jesse hasn't been able to yet.

Gender: We're going for the anatomy scan on January 11 so we will find out then. I will honestly be completely shocked if it's a girl. My intuition definitely says boy.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained  6-7 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Yep!

Sleep: Love it!

What I miss: Runnning and lifting weights. I haven't really been doing much exercise and surprisingly I really miss it.

Cravings: I'm still daydreaming about a giant salad bar...

Symptoms: none to speak of at the moment (unless you count my huge belly)

Best Moment this week:  Feeling more movement

Baby Purchases: I still haven't purchased anything but Baby L got his/her first book from our awesome friends Kevin and Carol.


We've also received some more really sweet gifts this last week but I haven't taken pictures yet so I will blog about them when I do.

After my post yesterday I realized that I haven't really explained what I mean when I talk about going to Texas. Unfortunately, the medical care here is not adequate for me to have the baby so I will be going back to Texas at around 26 weeks and staying there until the baby is 6 weeks old. I'll be staying with my parents while Jesse stays here. We're hoping he is able to make it home for the birth, but with a 30 hour travel time it is definitely going to be hard to plan. Hopefully Baby L will cooperate and come right on his/her due date. :)   It will be hard to be apart throughout all of it, but I am so thankful for the time I am going to get to spend with my family.

And here's one more picture- a comparison shot of 5 weeks and 18 weeks. Doesn't my belly look huge?
Mom said...

Love that baby bump. You are looking good. Can't wait to find out what if you are having. We are ready for you to come home.....and so are the babies.

Gretchen said...

You've got such a cute little tummy!! Not huge at all, you silly!
I'm so excited that you're feeling the baby move, that was my absolute favorite part of both my pregnancies!
I'm sure it will be hard to be away from Jesse at the end of your pregnancy, but a healthy and safe delivery is the most important!
Keep those updates coming, love reading them!

Christa said...

You look great! I love that book by Dr. Seuss!

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