Thursday, August 21, 2014

18 Week Bumpdate!

*This week has been a crazy one- so my apologies for no picture (got a haircut...a major one last week and I'm still not so great at styling it yea) and sorry about this post being a little late!

How far along: 18 weeks on Tuesday!
We are really looking forward to all of the excitement that is coming soon! Our lives kind of calm down a little in the next few weeks and we are looking forward to spending some quality time together at home finishing projects and just enjoying each other's company. I am soaking up all of this one-on-one time with Adam. We are so excited to find out more about our sweet babe in just five weeks and really start to imagine our life with him/her. Sweet baby, we are so thankful for you and your growth this week and we are so excited to see what the coming weeks bring!

Baby Size: Our baby is the size of a sweet potato this week! We had a great anatomy ultrasound today and our sweet one is growing and looks just perfect! He/she weighs 9 ounces this week! Everything is measuring right on track and baby has all of his/her sweet perfect parts and everything looks great! We are so thrilled that this ultrasound went well!

Weight gain: Up two pounds since my last appointment. Right on track with weight gain!

Maternity clothes: Definitely in the bella band all the time. I finally found some maternity pants and I've now got a great little collection and hopefully won't need anything else in the pants department at least! So far I'm still in my regular clothes, but I'm sure that will start to change in the coming months!

Stretch marks: None yet! 

Sleep: Sleeping well, but getting up to tinkle a lot!

Gender: We find out September 20th, but we now have THE envelope and we will be hiding it as soon as I get home from work! The second envelope was put in the mail today to Sweet Reba's for our cake! 

Movement: None yet, but hope to feel something in the next four weeks or so!

Best moment this week: Lots of great moments this week! I had a really nice weekend at home and got a lot done while Adam was out of town for a boys weekend and Fantasy Football draft. I had such a fun time with my friend Ashley and her little one as we strolled through BuyBuyBaby to add some must haves to the registry. She was so helpful to me (clueless new mama...) On Sunday some of my sweet friends from Junior League got a group together for a little joint shower for a friend of mine and me. It was great catching up and getting tips from a few experienced moms!

Looking forward to: I am really excited about feeling our sweet baby move and I am just dying for it to be time for our gender reveal! I don't know if I can wait five weeks! But, somehow, we'll do it! I am also really excited to be celebrating two friends of mine this weekend! I am attending a baby shower on Saturday for a dear friend and an engagement party Saturday night for another dear friend! I am so thrilled to be celebrating these two as they get ready for such fun life changing events!

Food cravings: Fruit and sweets. It is bad...I've been craving desserts...a lot. The great news is that I am loving chocolate flavored almond milk, which does actually quench my need for dessert, most of the time. It's a good alternative to a huge cup of ice cream!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Same old, same old...grilled chicken.

What I miss: Running...maybe I'll give it a try one day this week and just see how a short jog feels...

Symptoms: Heart burn...but nothing a little zantac won't cure! 

Nursery: The bed is gone! And now the nursery is empty, except for the BOB and  two drying racks. We made some decisions on nursery bedding this week which was exciting. We have a plan for a boy nursery and a plan for a girl nursery and I love them both. They are really sweet and I can't wait to really see them come together!

Belly Button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Mood: Feeling great! I feel really excited and so relieved that our sweet baby is looking healthy. The change from our last ultrasound to this one was amazing and I am so thankful for such wonderful technology that allows us to check in on our sweet one. I think I can speak for both Adam and me when I say that we are feeling so blessed that everything with baby is looking very normal!

Workouts: I did slack off a little on my workouts on my birthday week, but I've been getting back on track this week and I'm feeling great! I did Body Pump twice this week, 30 minutes of prenatal yoga (I need to do more!) and walked a total of 18.9 miles over the course of six days! It was a great workout week and I am feeling motivated again!

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