Wednesday, February 22, 2012

18 weeks

I left my camera at my sister's house so I'll have to use my cell phone for pictures until I see her again - which will probably be a month or two at least. I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality of this picture from my crappy, old cell though! I tried to use my webcam for the first time and the quality there was horrid.

I like this new maternity shirt from JC Penney. It has lots of room to grow!
Dare I say I'm starting to look pregnant rather than just chubby or in-between?! It's really hard for me to tell since I check out my belly every single day.

Size of baby: The size of a sweet potato
Sleep: Not too bad. I stayed the weekend at Rose's house in San Francisco and slept soooo soundly there! I think because I was completely exhausted from our activities all day.

Movement: Just once, Saturday night around midnight for a good 5 minutes. It felt like butterfly flutters like everyone says. I hope baby doesn't only move in the middle of the night when I'm normally sleeping!

Feeling: My neck and head have been hurting since Monday. This might be a good excuse for a prenatal massage! But other than that I feel pretty good. Sooo tired if I do anything other than sit around the house.

What I miss: Having more energy.

What I'm looking forward to: Buying baby's crib and bookshelf - this will probably happen in the next several weekends and will be the last of the nursery furniture. Then we need a mattress, window shades, and so much more. This little one is expensive!

Best moment this week: 3-day weekend in San Francisco. We went on a sailboat ride through the bay (Groupon deal), had a picnic and people watched in the park, went to Chinatown (Bought some paper lanterns for the baby's room - 3 for only $5!), and got lots and lots of exercise walking on those hills! 

Worst moment this week: This 3-day (so far) headache, which never happens to me. So of course when it does it seems really bad!

Milestones: Baby is in there yawning, hiccuping, sucking and swallowing, as well as constantly rolling, kicking and moving around! Wish I could feel it more!

My wedding ring is also getting pretty tight - I think my days of wearing it are numbered. When I walk or otherwise work a little harder, my fingers puff up and then it's way tight.

Cravings: Meh, nothing sounds good. Ever.

Food aversions: Nothing really grosses me out lately. Maybe hard boiled eggs. I usually like them but I made a batch and left them a little too undercooked in the middle, and since then can't bring myself to eat them.


Rose said...

Don't worry, baby wasn't moving just because it was late - it was because the little one heard Aunt Rose's voice!

Sucks about your cam - I guess we'll just have to plan a visit sooner rather than later :)

Get that massage!

No cravings?! I'm pretty sure that sushi sounded amazing :)

Love you!

Teenage Bride said...

looking great!

am258 said...

I love reading these :) I'm sooo happy for you guys and can't wait to meet the little bean!

Are you guys registered anywhere yet??

Anonymous said...

Make sure you are eating enough iron. That can change your energy level. Exercise and rest,then you'll sleep better. I love you,mom.