05 February 2013

16-17-18 Weeks

Here's the bump at
16, 17, and 18 weeks:

How far along? 18 weeks and 4 days

How big is the baby? The size of a mango - 6 inches long and about 1/2 a pound.

Are you in maternity clothes? Yes, but I'm still hanging onto quite a few non-maternity items.
Thank goodness for elastic!

How do you feel physically? I feel good, but still tire very easily. I am totally wiped out by the end of the day, even if I take a nap. Just last night I was dozing off while Clay and I talked - at 9:00pm! (And he wasn't boring me, I promise.)

Sleep? Seems like I've discovered how to get comfortable - but I still get up
to attend to little man at least once every night or so. (We think he's teething.)

Miss anything? Sushi. And cookie dough!

Feeling movement of the baby? I felt what I think were a few flutters about 16 weeks.
It isn't very regular yet so it's hard to tell.

Food cravings? Still Mexican food, especially nacho salads from Rosa's with lots of jalapenos. :)

Gender of the baby? We find out TOMORROW!!! It is sort of strange to think 
that we will know the gender of this baby (though I have heard plenty of stories in the past few days to remind me that sonographers are not perfect!) but exciting too.
Mood/ thoughts? I feel like I have been really focused on Max lately and some upcoming
transitions for him (moving to a toddler bed in a few weeks!), so this baby is not getting the attention
that Max did in utero - not that I was hooking up Belly Buds or anything. :)
I know that this baby is just as special, but it's a lot easier to focus on the busy toddler 
running circles in front of me than the little jellybean in my tummy. Maybe after we know a little more about this baby (boy or girl!), it will help me picture our future family
and focus a little more attention on this bundle of joy!


Brittnie said...

I cant wait to hear what you guys are having this time! Excited!!

Mary Kay said...

Well, you and Ashley need to meet for Mexican food cause she can't get enough of it either!!! :)

Sarah Cornett said...

I love the question and answer thing! :) And, you look beautiful!

Heather said...

Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com