Baby #2: 18 week update
How far along: 18 weeks 1 day today (I have been so bad about keeping up with taking bump pictures)
How big is the baby: According to my weekly update the size of a mango this week 6 inches long and .5 lbs
Total weight gain: None actually, I have lost 8 lbs from my first Dr visit. My doctor is slightly concerned but because I was big to begin with she just wants me to stop losing at this point.
Sleep: Eh, on and off, my back has been really hurting me so it wakes me up at night. Plus I keep waking up on my back which is suppose to be a no no but I can't seem to control what I do when I am sleeping.
Best moment of the week: Gosh this week was a good one. Lots of good things. First it was Addison's birthday party which was a blast, then my birthday was a few days later and the hubs surprised me with 3 months of prenatal massages (AH!). Plus this little one has been moving around a ton and that is always my favorite thing about being pregnant. I got to go out 2 times for my birthday dinner to 2 of my fave places and on Wed we have our big ultrasound and find out what we are having (hopefully!) Yay for good weeks!
Food cravings: Mostly salty things but I have been craving strawberries with sugar thanks to my friend Jeni, I think I have eaten 4 or 5 cartons in the last week! Also red meat but that has been pretty constant.
Food aversions: Chicken, still yuck! Mushrooms which I generally love but make me feel ill now, I think it is the texture. I seem to be very sensitive to textures and if I get something with a strange texture I can't eat anything else.
Symptoms: Luckily the nausea seems to be subsiding, I don't have to take my meds every day and that is great! I have been having heartburn and some headaches and lots of back pain.
Gender: We find out on wed!!!!
What I'm looking forward too: Seeing our little one on Wed and making sure everything is okay with him/her.
What I miss: Being able to eat chicken without feeling ill. That was my go to protein before I get pregnant and I can't eat it now. Also for some reason beer looks so good to me even though I didn't really drink it much before.
Next appointment: Wed. I have both my big ultrasound and my 19 week appt with my doctor.
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