Survey Says: 18 weeks preggers

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Another week on the books.  Hard to believe tomorrow I will be 19 weeks and just 1 week shy of the halfway mark!  Not too much longer and Russell and I can meet our little man and start an amazing new chapter together.  And then we get to say goodbye to sleep...

We are 2 weeks shy of our Notre Dame trip to head to the first football game of the season and boy am I excited.  I  haven't had any "vacation" days off since I started work in Feb. so I have been a little burnt out lately.  I can use a little fun and excitement away from work!

Here is this week's recap:

Survey says...

Written Thursday, Aug. 16

How far along?: 18 weeks and 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: Lost .5 this week so now totaling 5lbs.  I have a feeling it’s because I have slowed down on the chips. Nom, nom, nom…

Maternity clothes?:  50/50 at this point although I spent a hour this weekend rummaging through my closet to pick out ANY pre-preggers that would fit and I barely found 4 things that would work.  I don’t want to buy any more maternity though until more Fall attire hits the shelves since my biggest belly months will be fall/winter.

Sleep:  I am sleeping pretty good but feel like I should be hitting the bed even earlier now.  I am not as tired throughout the day as I was in the 1st trimester but in the evenings I am drag-g-ing.

Best moment of the week:  Feeling more of Ryan’s little movements J  It feels like bubbles or someone is softly plucking me from the inside out.  I can’t wait until they are stronger for Russell to feel.

Movement: See above.  Although Tuesday night I felt A LOT of little plucking activity going on like he was doing flips J

Food Cravings:  No hardcore cravings that are consistent.  They are all over the board.  One day its Chipotle, the next is York Peppermint Patties…  Nothing that is sticking with me.

 Gender:  Boy J

 Belly Button: Still deep and not looking like it will poke out any time soon.

Stretchmarks?:  Not yet. (fingers will continue to remain crossed)

What I miss:  I really miss being active and being able to work out but I am still on rest until further notice so if that means I have a safe baby then I will try to embrace it

What I am looking forward to: Going back to the doc in 2 weeks for another appt to see Ryan and how my placenta (still grossed out by this word) is doing.

Weekly Wisdom: Ryan is the size of a sweet potato and he likes to pass his hours yawning, hiccupping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking, and swallowing…so cute!

Milestones: The nursery is OFFICIALLY painted and looks perfect.  Now all we have to do is add the white chair molding then the furniture and other fun can begin.  I think we did finally choose the furniture we want and man that was a tough decision…now on to getting it ordered and put together.

Have a great weekend everyone!
XOXO, Sherri