18 Week Pregnancy Bump Update

Collage18 weeks 6.jpgHere is my 18 week pregnancy update! I know it’s been a while since I have updated you guys, but being pregnant causes you to be extremely tired most of the time! I am glad to continue sharing this exciting journey.

Size of baby: Sweet Potato, 5.6 to 6.7 inches long, weighing about 6.7 ounces
How far along?  18 weeks!
Total weight gain/measurements: about 12 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes, but I can mix and match my maternity bottoms with tops that I already have! I have also invested in a few maxi dresses both maternity and non maternity! However, I totally reccommend visiting the maternity store sooner than later. A lot of people shy away from it because they don’t think its necessary, but I think it is worth it! You don’t have to go crazy, but give yourself options!
Nursery: We are still unpacking, no nursery yet.
Stretch marks: Thankfully no, but I know my tummy is stretching because I can feel it itch from time to time!
Sleep: It has been a struggle to get comfortable, but I found that using a pillow beneath my tummy helps a lot. Also, running to the bathroom in the middle of the night has become a regular occurrence. I am hoping to get a pregnancy pillow very soon!
Best moment this week: Finally, my husband, David, felt the baby move. I began feeling small movements at about 13 weeks which was amazing. However, over the last few weeks I have begun to feel the baby moving more and more! This week it has been moving a whole lot! For the first time he was able to feel it moving last night! We both just laughed it was beautiful!
Miss anything? Not having back pain and sleeping through the night.
Movement: Yes, especially this week. It began as feeling like a flutter at about 14 weeks. It kind of felt like a few feathers floating in a petal moving around. Now it feels like actual punching, twisting, and moving. 
Food cravings: Been craving Mexican food since the first month. Then shy-ed away from it month 2 and 3.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Looking at raw red meat before it is cooked grosses me out, and the thought of shrimp also grosses me out!
Gender: Don’t know yet, I’m leaning towards girl.
Labour signs: Nope, not yet.
Symptoms: I am very tired all the time, and sore most of the time as well. My back aches a lot, all the way down to my tailbone ): I am a lot happier these days. I hadn’t been able to cook up until about last week, 17 weeks. I am enjoying food more. I have been having cramping at night for the last week, and an itchy tummy sometimes. Also, I have been having a sore navel for the past month in general. The normal running to the restroom often. I get hungry very quickly, and try to eat small frequent meals throughout the day. I have breakfast every morning now. My bump is also getting bigger making it to where I cannot fit any of my pre-pregnancy bottoms.
Belly button in or out? It’s out! Been out for a few weeks now!
Wedding rings on or off? On, but I did gain a little wait in my fingers, because one of my rings that couldn’t fit my ring finger on my right hand now fits!
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy, haven’t been moody lately!
Looking forward to: My pregnancy pillow!
Stay tuned for a new video coming soon!

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