Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pregnancy Journal: Week 18

Baby is really starting to move around lately! I can feel the kicks and punches a lot more now then in the past few weeks. As of now baby is a night owl and is really only active around 11/12ish at night. I really hope that is not a sign of what is to come otherwise I see a lot of sleepless nights in our future. 

How Far Along -  

18 Weeks Pregnant (18 weeks 0 days) 

Due Date -  

December 13th, 2013 

Boy or Girl -  

Bump Picture -  
When I look in the mirror I feel huge, but when I see me in pictures i'm not really as big as I feel.

Baby Development -  
The baby should now weigh around 7 ounces and be 5 1/2 inches long! It's blood vessels are visible through it's thin skin, and it's ears are now in their final position. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around the baby's nerves, a process that will continue for a year after baby is born.

Symptoms -  
As of now I am not having to many symptoms which is a relief after the rough start we had! I do occasionally get headaches if I don't drink enough water and my sciatic nerve has been starting to act up but luckily so far I have been able to handle the back pain with just Tylenol. 

Current Cravings -  
The only cravings I have had lately are pizza and pancakes. I am not a big fan of pancakes but have been wanting them lately. So the other morning I made up a batch of pancakes using some Haitian Vanilla I have and they were the BEST pancakes I have ever had! 

Currently Avoiding -  
I am currently avoiding doughnuts and orange juice both give me a very bad upset stomach. 

Belly Button Status -  
Still In

Movement -  
Starting to feel more movement, but mostly at night.

Any Appointments? -  
I saw the doctor last week and got the OK to go to Florida to visit my mom at the end of the month so excited! Doctor gave me his prediction on what baby may be, but we will have to wait and see. :-) I go back for a ultrasound and check up in 3 weeks.

Any Baby Related Purchases? -  
Yes I bought some cloth diapers for baby :-) 

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  1. I can't wait for my little one to start kicking! &I'm so glad you're feeling better, I know you had a really rough start.

  2. So glad that you're finally feeling better. Look at that Adorable baby bump... I never did any photos when i was pregnant following the bump.. but i just always felt fat... :( You've got the perfect one...and i cant wait to December to meet him/her!

  3. OMGosh YAY!!! I think this is the first time I've seen your cute little baby bump, I love it!!!

  4. So cute! I love the baby bump, too! Definitely happy to see you are feeling better. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!