I look a little bigger at night, but I'm definitely popping out!
This past week went by so fast! I am now officially 18 weeks pregnant and its dawning on me that I'm already almost halfway through my pregnancy! I'm grateful for how quickly the time has flown by because I've been anxious for a while about my husband leaving for the entire week for work. Now that he's back, I feel relaxed again and I'm missing my Vermont family already!
As I mentioned in my last post about my week in Vermont, I had such a fun time, especially with my sister-in-law and my 18 month old niece! My niece is growing so fast and it makes me so excited for my baby to have such a fun cousin to look up to & grow up with. :)
Now I'm back home in our apartment and I have so much to look forward to. We'll find out our baby's gender in less than two weeks now! Then less than a week after that, Thanksgiving will be upon us already. I'm so looking forward to the holidays this year! Already feeling the love from family & friends near & far, and I'm looking forward to seeing lots of family so soon. :)
Week: 18 Weeks!!
Gender: Not yet!
Total Weight Gain: Only 4lbs total so far! I feel like I should be heavier because my belly seems huge compared to two weeks ago. And because I eat a lot! ;)
Exercise: Chasing around my 18 month old niece! Its seriously a lot of work - toddlers are no joke!
Nutrition: I ate less than normal this week, partly due to stress and partly because I just wasn't in my own kitchen. Lots of peanut butter sandwiches this week!
Food cravings/aversions: I LOVE clementines & lemons this week! The citrus cravings are back! I could eat half a box of clementines in one day, but I don't wanted to overload my body on Vitamin C.
Signs of Stretch Marks: Not yet! Still using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter!
Sleep: I was sleeping fairly well this week until I got sick at the end of the week. Then I had to prop up the pillows!
Feeling: Heartburn is no longer just an evening problem - I get heartburn constantly! Hopefully that means baby will have lots of hair!
My headaches have been much better this week, which is a relief, but I wasn't feeling great while my husband was gone. Most days I was fine, but I can tell my body was definitely stressed. It was definitely one of those tougher times to choose happiness! Then getting sick at the end of the week was tough for a couple days, but luckily I have had a lot of support and have had time to take it easy. :)
Baby Movement: Flutters are happening much more frequently now! Not long enough for my husband to be able to feel it yet though. Its been so exciting!
Belly Button In or Out? In
Wedding Rings On or Off? On
What I miss most this week: My little niece!
Best moment this week: My husband coming home to me :)
Looking forward to: Relaxing back in my own space and eating all the foods I love again!
Be sure to check out my blog post about my week in Vermont with my adorable niece! She is so much fun :)
I hope you're enjoying my pregnancy updates! Please comment & leave links to your blog below! I love hearing from you! :)
xo kristen genevieve