18 Week Baby Update

Due Date? October 2nd

How far along? 18 weeks today

How big is baby? the size of a sweet potato--5.5 inches long

Weight gain? +8-9

Maternity clothes? Pretty much all the time unless I'm in pjs or yoga pants. With the warmer weather, I am finding that I have no tops that fit. Everything maternity that I wore with Hannah is too small because I weigh more now than when I was pregnant with her. That and my boobs are bigger. I hate to spend money on maternity tops but I think I have to. :o/

Stretchmarks? nope 

Sleep? Eh, it's okay.

Best moment this week? Scheduled our big ultrasound! Tuesday, May 14th!!! A post is coming about how I feel about not finding out what we're having, so stay tuned!

Movement? Definitely feeling the thumps now which is very exciting! :o)

Food cravings? I'm just hungry all the time!

Gender? Team Green! How will I ever make it through our ultrasound??? My hunch is girl though.

Labor signs? no! 

Belly button in or out? in

What I miss? Being able to fit into a bra comfortably/finding a bra that actually fits. I hate resorted to ordering bras online because they carry the bigger sizes. Very frustrating! But more about this in a later post!

What I am looking forward to? Our ultrasound and seeing our peanut.

Milestones? Feeling baby move. I'm almost halfway done.

Next doctor's appointment? May 14th. My blood pressure wasn't too bad at my appointment on Monday. 140/76. So my doctor wasn't overly concerned. Although I do have chronic hypertension circled on my chart again. :o( What does that mean for later in the pregnancy? I'm not sure. I haven't asked him if that means Non-Stress Tests and ultrasounds again like last time.

Here is my 18 week bump photo.

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  1. Oh Wow! 18 weeks, already?! Crazy!

    Can't wait to hear about all your upcoming posts- Ultrasound etc!

  2. You are looking great!! And i'm with you on the sleep thing, right now it's just kinda Eh...lol

    You have a lot more willpower than me to not find out what the baby is!! =)

  3. Yay for the ultrasound!!! Its always fun to see that little thing you feel moving around in your belly!

    Have you tried adding some coconut oil to your diet to help with the hypertension? Even just a tbsp a day may help. Its really good in smoothies. Just a thought. :)


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