It’s update day again!
How far along? 18 weeks. Which means Gender Ultrasound time! (I think this is misleading. Yesterday I finished 18 weeks and am now in my 19th week, which is when my ultrasound is)
How big is baby? 5.6 inches or 14 cm plus legs!
Weight gain? 1 pound this week so +6 pounds total!
Symptoms? I had 1 foot cramp. Totally managable but I’ll be buying tons of bananas to get my potassium levels higher and thus avoid cramps. I feel fantastic overall. THIS is what I thought being pregnant would be like.
Sleep? Good, just getting up to pee once a night. Sometimes I wake up and have to pee but I’m too tired to actually go to the bathroom. So I just go back asleep and then I wake up later on because I still have to go. Silly Rachel.
Food cravings? Peaches. I blame my mom. She commented on my last post that when she was pregnant with me she craved peaches…but it was peach season. Then she listed a ton of amazing sounding peach related dishes. So now I want peaches! but all I can find are the canned ones. They will do for now.
Movement? YES. It’s not distinct yet. But I feel the flutters. I can picture the baby moving all around in there. I love it. I made John listen to my stomach last night, just with his ear, and he said he heard sloshing around…but really that could have been my digestive system. But wouldn’t it be cool if it was the baby??
What I am looking forward to? 4 days until we find out gender! And my doctor’s appointment tomorrow. Maternity shopping with my mama in 1.5 weeks. We are heading to the states. So American Ladies: what stores should I try to find??
Pregnancy moments with John:
John: I hope this baby is a girl.
Rae: Awwww (thinking he wants a daddy’s girl)
John: I heard pregnancies are harder with girls. If this baby is a boy I don’t think we should get pregnant again!
Oh Johnny! And I thought he was oblivious to all my first trimester troubles!
|I agree with my mom that my belly looks smaller this week. It looks like it did at week 15. Weird.|
Today I went to the doctor and things are looking great. My blood pressure was too low and I was told to eat more salt. I think I already eat a ton of salt! My belly is measuring 0.5 weeks ahead, the heartbeat is 150bpm. I made my next appointment for Dec. 27th so my mom can come along when she is visiting for Christmas!