Thursday, April 10, 2014

18 Weeks - Bump Date

How far along: 18 Weeks

Baby Size: The size of a green bell pepper, 7 oz. and 5 1/2 inches long

Weight gain:  -2 pounds STILL, if I don't start gaining something soon, I will be talking to my doctor about it at the end of the month.  I am definitely eating when I'm hungry, but just can't fit that much food in my stomach.

Maternity clothes: Maternity pants and maternity leggings (I found that keeping my legs extra moisturized is helping with the "rashes".  In fact, the rashes are gone from my legs right now!  YAY!)

Stretch marks: None so far! 
Sleep: Not bad I guess.  Getting up at least 1 time a night to use the restroom, but I am good about getting back to sleep pretty fast after that.  I've been taking naps after work too this week.
Gender: It's a BOY!

Movement: I don't think so 

Best moment this week: Getting Baby K's room all painted!!  I am IN LOVE with the colors we chose for the room!
Looking forward to: feeling baby boy move, I can't wait!

Food cravings: nothing too out of the ordinary.  Still loving fruits and veggies!  I turned down free cake and ice cream at a work function on very unlike Jessica.
  Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing in particular
Labor Signs: None
What I miss: Getting up from the couch and bed fast, I move slow after lying down now.
Symptoms: sciatic nerve pain and round ligament pain at times.  Also, my chair at work absolutely SUCKS!  I had to get a chair pad for the chair because the back of my thighs and legs were going numb after sitting in it all day long.

Nursery: It's painted!!!  Now to start on sanding and painting the furniture.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Mood: Just super tired this week.  I haven't been too crabby, at least I don't think so!

Here are some randoms also from the pregnancy so far:
  • We saw the old doctor for the last time last week.  I am sad to leave his practice, but if he no longer practicing OB, then I am leaving the office and finding a new doctor.  Especially since his office staff isn't the greatest.  It was pretty obvious that he spoke to his head nurse about her attitude and it made us feel uncomfortable.  
  • We see the new doctor at the end of the month.  I am excited to get started at new office, but am a little bit scared because of our experience the last 20
  • I have horrible sciatic nerve pain in my right back/butt.  I've had it for weeks and it's literally a pain in the butt!  The worst is when I lie down.  Sitting down is fine, propping my legs up while I sit is fine, but when I lie down...forget about it!  It takes me a good 5 minutes to be about to get myself back up.  I feel like a 100 year old woman sometimes....  Andy laughs at me cause I call the pain my, "Back-butt hurts".  He then proceeds to ask where my "Front-Butt" is.  
  • Last week my skin decided to freak out with wearing leggings....I received these lovely rashes on both legs.  Doctor said I could put cortisone cream on them, but to be honest, it did nothing for me.  I decided that from Thursday - Sunday I would consistently slather lotion all over my legs every morning after my shower and see if it helps the rashes.  6 days later and the rashes were gone!!  Here's hoping they stay away!
  • I think I have developed my first cold or it's allergies kicking my butt with this pregnancy. Last night (Tuesday), I was feeling pretty awful and took a nice long nap (1.5 hours) on the couch before bed......took me another 1.5 hours to fall asleep for the rest of the night.  It's all congested in the head right now and I am not having fun....I am drinking orange juice like no one's bizness.
  • I also had my first bout of heartburn.  I'm surprised it started so late since myself and Andy have VERY thick hair.  In fact, I'd be SHOCKED if Baby Boy came out bald.  So would Andy!
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Jen said...

Boo for pain and rashes! I hope it all goes away. You look great!

Angie said...

I have thick hair and my kids were both bald until 1. :)

As for the weight gain, if you are eating you should be okay. Every woman gains weight differently while pregnant. I didn't gain any weight until my 20-22 week mark, and then I put on 8 pounds in a month with both pregnancies.

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