How far along: 18 weeks
Size of baby: 5.6 inches.. size of a sweet potato
Maternity clothes: I’m definitely making my way into maternity clothes now. Pretty much all pants are maternity or stretchy waist bands. Shirts are still a good mix. However, some shirts are getting too short!
Gender: Anatomy Scan has been moved up a couple days to Tuesday, May 3rd! Yayyy! We are both feeling like it’s a boy and will be shocked if it’s a girl. But we will be thrilled either way.
Movement: I didn’t do a 17 week update, but starting last week I have definitely been feeling some movement. Little flutters and sometimes feeling like bubbles popping. It’s not very consistent, and not even every day.. but I love when it happens. It’s usually in the evening while I’m resting on the couch.
Sleep: I’m really hoping it’s temporary, but sleep has been rough lately. My sinuses have been acting up so it’s hard to breathe. And my back has been hurting.
What I miss: I guess this doesn’t really have to do with pregnancy, but I miss being tan! I gave up laying in the tanning beds last year though.
Cravings: nothing huge.. but did really want chicken wings one night.
Aversions: I cannot bring myself to cook raw chicken! Also, the thought of pot roast has had me gagging. A new one is my gummy vitamins. I get sick every time I try to chew one.
Symptoms: I’ve had a few nauseated days. I’ve been dizzy a lot more. My favorite symptom is my growing belly.
Best moment this week: feeling little baby moving in my belly!