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18 Weeks of Pregnancy

28 Dec
According to TheBump my child is now about 5.6 inches long and about 6.7 ounces or the size of a sweet potato!

Things that have come to light in the 18th week of my pregnancy:

  • Buying a Bella Band  is a must.  I recently purchased one and felt human again when I was able to wear my jeans.  Don’t get me wrong, I love leggings but let’s be honest-sometimes they make our butts look bigger.
  • The holidays are the best time to be pregnant! You can eat cookies with no guilt and everyone seems to make sure the pregnant person eats first and has dessert to take home. 🙂  This may be the first year that my New Year’s Resolution does not include dieting, #WINNING!
  •  I have finally learned to pace myself in the Pregnancy Bible, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  Yes, reading the chapter for the month that actually pertains to you is not as overwhelming as reading multiple chapters ahead.
  • Registering for your baby is a lot more fun than the wedding registry-everything is so tiny and cute!  Mom and I spent 3 hours in one store and could have easily stayed longer but they were closing.  Well, to clarify I could have stayed longer, Mom had already found a rocker recliner to sit in. #TrueStory
  • Weird dreams do happen, don’t over analyze them.  For instance, the other night I dreamed we found out the gender during the sono and when I saw it was a boy,  I started crying my eyes out.  Up to interpretation if I cried because I found out the gender or because I thought I was having a boy.
  • And then there was heartburn, backaches, and a whole lot of excitement.  Just buy some Tums, turn on the heating pad and enjoy this exciting time!

Cheers, T


16 Weeks Later

11 Dec

About a month ago, I posted that Nathan and I are expecting our 1st baby in May.  Since then I have been radio silent and have not had a chance to followup so I figured I would give a monthly update.  Our little one is already 16 weeks and according to every baby website, the baby is already the size of an avocado.  Yes, an avocado which is about 4.6 inches long and weighs about 3.5  oz.

WEIRD, right?

WEIRD, right?

The heartbeat sounded good last week and the Dr. was even impressed with my cholesterol!  This great news overshadowed the fact that I have already gained 8 pounds, when I should have gained about 5.  But, obviously I’m not too upset about it because I am still here eating cheesecake 🙂  Another piece of  good news is the nausea has finally subsided and my craving for pancakes has dwindled.  On the flip side, and unfortunately for Nathan, the emotions and tears have kicked into high gear.  Luckily, he can make me start laughing in the next breath and I move on!

My energy has also returned but now my mind is going a million miles an hour with all of the stuff I need to do.  For starters, I need to decide where to register and for what things.  Luckily, Mom is all over this and I could not be happier, I am ready to shop till we drop.  Things still to decide-do we sign up for classes, ie lamaze? Do we book a hospital tour?  The new budget and health insurance have been resolved, man I really am an adult!

What’s left, the issue of painting the spare room aka the new nursery.  Do we hire professionals or suck it up and just do it ourselves?  I will note that it is quite possible I failed finger painting so this is a serious decision!  While I think these are all a big deal, Nathan is focused on the bigger things, like the new bed for the kid, or depending on the length, our new bed Nathan’s Dream Bed.

I am trying to remind myself that while I need to decide these things, I don’t have to do it all today.  Today I am focused on planning a BabyMoon-I need some time in the sun and any suggestions you have are helpful.  All in all, an easy pregnancy and we couldn’t be happier, next month we get our sonogram!  Cheers, T


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