18 Week Bumpdate

How far along? 18 Weeks

Total weight gain: It appears that I am up about 8 pounds…though I am still leery of the gym scale.  I guess I will see what the doctor’s scale says next time I’m in.

Maternity clothes?  Yes.  I did try to wear my pre-prego jeans with the BellyBand thing this week….that is already getting pretty impossible.  It fits everywhere other than my belly, but even with the band over the pants its pretty noticeable that my jeans are all the way unzipped and unbuttoned.  Haha.

Stretch marks?  None….woo woo.

Sleep: Sleep improved some this week…I got a Boppy prenatal pillow and the pillow seems to be the right thickness, length, and curves in the right places.  So I had a few nights of BETTER (that’s the key word) sleep….and then I woke up early on Saturday morning with the start of a small cold…so back to not so great sleep.  Hopefully after this cold passes I’ll be back on track.  Side note about sleep:  we tried out a Tempur-Pedic bed over the weekend….and I’m in love.  If any Tempur Pedic people out there are reading this, I wouldn’t say no to taking a mattress off your hands.  Just sayin’ 🙂

Best moment this week: We were waiting to meet some friends for brunch and our quirky waiter said “So, are you expecting 2 more…or should I say 3??”  As he chuckles at himself for being so clever.  I responded, “Well, actually 4…”  Which he thought I meant I was pregnant with 4….not that we were waiting for our 2 friends and 2 babies…then he went into a long talk about how we should definitely not find out the genders, and how it’s great that they will be born during nice weather, etc.  It was kind of amusing…from anyone else I would probably have felt that was a little too much…but he was such an interesting fella I couldn’t help but be amused by it.

Miss Anything?   Belly laying.  I think I have mentioned this before.  But I still miss it.  I probably will for a long, long time.

Movement: Feeling the babies more this past weekend….the little butterfly movements woke me up, even.  I feel them most in the evening….and it’s still not consistent, but it’s fun when they bounce around in there.

Food cravings:  A cheeseburger.  Mmmmm!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Not really.

Gender: 2 more weeks…..and I’m praying that they cooperate with us!

Fruit/Veggie Size:  Sweet Potatoes!  Babies quite the acrobats in there..passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing.

Labor Signs: Nope

Symptoms: Prego brain!  Oh man.  I didn’t think this was true….it definitely is…and it’s already hit me.  I can’t keep days straight, I misplace things, I forget what I had just set out to do….the list goes on and on.  It’s crazy!  So now that you know that my mind has gone crazy, you know why there are so many type-o’s and whatnot on these posts 🙂

Belly Button in or out? Hmmmm.  Partially out.  One little spot is sticking out.  But not the whole thing.

Wedding rings on or off? On…but if it wasn’t winter, I am guessing it would be off by now.  I notice my hands swell more these days.

Mood This Week:  Exhausted.  I know, I know….it only becomes more difficult.  I get it, and I am anticipating that.  But that’s really the only way to describe how I’ve felt this week.  It’s not bad, it’s just different than I’m used to.

Looking forward to: Greg feeling the babies kick.  I still haven’t felt them from the outside of my belly….so it will still probably a few weeks before he does, but I can’t wait for him to get to experience it….it makes things so much more real!

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  1. Mom

    Dad decided on our tempur-pedic mattress without me even trying it out and I have to say – it was one of his best decisions ever!!! LOVE IT!

    Prego Brain – oh goodness….. I locked myself out of the house with Jaime inside napping when I was pregnant with Ede. I had to call the police to help me get in and he had the nerve to say, “Yeah….you pregnant women are all the same – can’t remember anything!” grrrrrrrrr………….

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