Pregnancy Update - 18 Weeks!!

(Sorry I didn't do the Monday Blog Hop... I have bad pregnancy brain and totally forgot! I put it on my calendar for every Sunday now. :3)

Week: 18.

Due date: November 28.

Symptoms: Tired, but not as exhausted as I have been. :) Less nauseous, but now I'm getting heartburn instead. =/ Seems a little early for that, doesn't it?!

Feeling: HAPPY! I finally have my ultrasound appointment, this Friday! I am so so so so so excited! And terrified something will be wrong, but trying to focus on the excited part.

Cravings: Nothing really. I still prefer the more bland foods. I like avocado on everything, same as when I was prego with Kaylee.

Aversions: Anything with a strong flavor or smell. Steven was eating tuna fish the other day and no matter where I was in the house, I could smell it, and it made me gag! Dx

Sleep: I go to bed early and sleep in late. And I take a nap, if I get the chance! Sounds like a lot of sleep, but I wake up a lot with crazy dreams and heartburn attacks.

Health: Good. Still might be a little anemic, but I've been eating iron foods and taking my iron pills so there's not much more I can do about that.

Exercise: Going for walks again!

Labor signs: Noooo.

Baby's size: Bell pepper (5 and a half inches).

Weight gain: Around 20 pounds still.

Movement: This baby is super active. :D

Stretchmarks: On my hips. xP

Gender: Hopefully find out on Friday!!!!

Other stuff: Still seeing dragonflies around me all the time!

BabyCenter update: Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.


5 comments :

Party Of Four said...

Aww so excited to hear about the ultrasound! My oldest was born on November 29th! :)

Clairejustine said...

Exciting time and nearly half way :)

Lucy McCracken said...

How exciting! I bet you're so excited to find out what you're having. :) You have such a beautiful family and i love the pics of all of your cute pets as well. I hope you're having a wonderful day!

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Anna said...

Yay! Looking forward to hearing about what baby #2 will be! :)