20 May, 2015

Week 18 Bumpdate

Excuse the hot mess but this was taken when I got off work last night and I was not about to change into nice clothes for just a picture! I think I've kind of "popped"? It's definitely getting bigger every few days. I'm still not so big that everyone notices unless I have tight clothes on. Definitely could pass as a beer belly!


How Many Weeks: 18! Almost halfway!

Size of Baby: Sweet potato

Gender: A boy!! So excited to be a boy mom! 

Movement: Yes! Or at least I think that's what I think it is? I've started feeling more of a random pop like there's popcorn in my lower abdomen when I'm laying down or just sitting. It's such a cool feeling!  

Sleep: Still having a love/hate relationship with my Snoogle. It's more I'm sick of having to sleep on my side the whole night so I let my frustration out on my Snoogle! Overall I'm sleeping pretty well most nights.

Workouts: Nada! Too tired.

Maternity Clothes: Living in my Old Navy Side Panel Maternity shorts. Besides that nothing else.

Weight Gain: Up 3lbs at last visit so we'll see how how much more at my next weeks visit!

Symptoms: Feeling really, really good lately. Aside from being tired a lot and going to bed early. Still battling acne but my new skincare seems to be helping a good bit. I've been having the craziest dreams since I got pregnant but I swear they just get weirder and weirder! Peeing about 30-40 times a day (not an exaggeration) and hungry all the time! I feel like I eat nonstop at work. Horrible pregnancy brain especially when I'm tired. The other day at work I said "I'm thirsty I want some chocolate." I don't make sense half the time anymore!

Cravings/Aversions: Just sweets in general and fruit. I started making milkshakes with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk, and chocolate and it tastes just like a milkshake without the dairy. It's my new favorite thing to eat. Aversions seem to be gone!

Missing Most: I saw a girl eating a fresh made deli sandwich and it looked so good so I guess I miss eating deli meat.

Nursery: Now that we know it's a little boy we can get down to business! But we haven't done a thing yet.

Hubby: Excited to be having a little boy and I'm working on getting him to love the name I picked out. It's a name I've loved forever but Theo isn't 100% sure about it. Trust me, it's gonna happen!

Best Part of the Week: Starting to feel the baby kick! Since I've been feeling so good it also makes me worry that maybe I feel too good? But feeling the baby move here and there is a great reassurance that the little guy is still kicking!

Can't Wait For: Our anatomy scan next week but I'm also super nervous about it. I don't really know what to expect at the high risk doctor's office. I'm assuming it will be like a regular ultrasound they'll just get a better look at the baby's kidneys because of my kidney disease. So fingers crossed everything looks perfect with the little guy!

22 comments :

  1. Haha "I'm thirsty, I want some chocolate". That's pretty much how I feel right now! You look amazing girl! And glad you're feeling pretty good too. Can't wait to hear what name you pick!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Aww I love that lil bump you have!!! Sounds like everything is going perfectly. The baby moving will only get more reassuring to you over time!

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  3. You've popped! So cute and movement is the BEST feeling in the world!!!

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  4. my snoogle and I had a serious chat and we decided that I would use it as a barrier between me and my husband during the night. I curl into to it with my back facing it and then take a long body pillow and wedge that between my legs.... I sleep in a cocoon of pillows.

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  5. I had to do my 20 week ultrasound and an echocardiogram at the high risk office at MUSC last week, and for me it just seemed to be a much more extensive ultrasound. It took almost three hours, but the baby was moving around a lot so it was hard to get some of the measurements.

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    1. Thanks for the info Emily! You're a no reply blogger so i can't email you back!

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  6. You look fantastic! Glad to hear you are feeling good... good luck with the name! :)

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  7. You have definitely popped, such a cute little bump!! I'm so happy you're feeling good! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. A boy!! That's so exciting!! (Sorry that I am just seeing that now!) You are looking so cute, and so glad you are feeling good!

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  9. You're totally popping!!! You look great! Umm, I'm right there with you on peeing 30 times a day. I literally want to start a tally! Ha! Also,

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  10. EEEE! Almost halfway!!! YAY for those little kicks! xxxx

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  11. Ahh- it stopped working, sorry. Pregnancy brain has hit me hard this week. I've legit just spaced major things/errands/chores. Poor roscoe, 100% forgot to take him out yesterday afternoon! Whooooopsie!

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  12. lol maybe you meant chocolate milk ;) you look fabulous!!

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  13. I'm so excited to hear what name you chose! Hopefully your husband gets on board haha

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  14. Aw cute bump! Love that you can feel him now. Prego brain was terrible for me too! And it only transitions to mom brain so good luck. haha

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  15. What an adorable little bump you have going on!

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  16. You look fantastic, glad to hear that you are feeling good.

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  17. You're looking gorgeous mama! I can't believe you're nearly halfway, you look tiny! (not in a bad way) If it makes you feel any better, we didn't prepare for the room until she was born, whoops.

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  18. LOVE your bump !! yah! and pregnancy brain is the craziest thing ha. i think we have the same favorite boy baby name #TWINS :) i hope theo gets on board! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  19. You look great- love your bump and so exciting you found out you're having a boy :)

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  20. You look fabulous!! Xo, Stephanie

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