Saturday, September 22, 2012

All About Baby!

I can certainly tell you that so far this pregnancy has flown by while I remember thinking that the time crawled  during my pregnancy with Max. I think that how busy our lives have been have played a very large role in this. We have had Alaskan adventures, moving, trips to see both GB's and my families as well as finally settling into our sweet little southern home. While baby has never been far from my mind (thanks to constant nausea and discomfort early on), the reality of our family becoming four has become more real as we discuss just where this new bundle of joy will live in our new home and visit the hospital that he or she will be born in.  I am so looking forward to meeting this new little one, but we are soaking in as much time as possible as a family of three and having Max be an only child.

How far along? 18 Weeks 

How big is baby? The size of a sweet potato

Total weight gain/loss: up about 5ish lbs

Maternity clothes? More and more. I can wear normal pants, but I get uncomfortable in the very quickly. My clothing of choice at this point seems to be dresses. I can wear many of my "normal" ones still and they all me to be cool, because adjusting to the humidity has been hard.

Sleep: All of the moving has left me drained so I sleep like a rock a night. 

Best moment this week: Purchasing a new mattress.  I know this is probably meant to be pregnancy related, but this mattress is heavenly. Since GB and I got married, we have been slowly replacing our hand-me-down furniture with our own, and this purchase is one of the best of our marriage. It sure makes it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.

Movement: Not yet! At my last ultrasound the doctor said she thought I would have an anterior placenta again, which can muffle the feeling of movement when baby is so little so I am not too worried about it yet.

Food cravings: Ice cream. Does it get anymore cliche than that?

Food Aversions: Most meat still.

Gender: Hopefully we find out soon!

Labor Signs: No, thank goodness!

Pregnancy Symptoms: Holy heartburn!

What I am looking forward to: Organizing baby stuff and maybe purchasing a few things after we find out the sex.
18 weeks at the Saturday market!


  1. You are too cute! I'm glad y'all have made it down south and are getting settled in!

    And I can't wait to hear if Max is going to have a baby brother or a baby sister!

  2. You look adorable! We need to plan a playdate soon!