I am definitely starting to feel more pregnant. My belly really popped this last week! My back and hips hurts, I get tired easily and have to take breaks to sit and/or lay down, and I am ALWAYS hungry! Plus I am having a lot of trouble sleeping :( I just can't find a comfortable spot. And I get pains in my side by my ribs and my lower abdomen... I think I am just feeling my ligaments stretching. It feels like when you get a stitch in your side while running. Oh well... I love this baby girl so much! And I feel blessed every day to be her mommy :) I am also blessed to have a wonderful husband that showers me with kisses, rubs my feet and shoulders, and keeps me nourished by making sure I always carry a water bottle and snack with me. He is just wonderful!
|In front of my parent's beautiful Christmas tree... 18 weeks!|
Total weight gain/loss: Not sure (haven't weighed myself in the past week) but probably 4.5-5 pounds
Maternity clothes? Clothes are definitely getting tighter! I wear a lot of belted cardigans, empire waist shirts, and my belly band on my jeans
Stretch marks? Nope! But I asked B to throw some shea butter cream in my stocking because I can seriously feel my belly stretching by the minute!
Sleep: Not doing too well here :( Any suggestions?
Best moment this week: Flying to my Alabama home for the first time in 1.5 years! We get to stay for 3 whole weeks :)
Miss Anything? Strong face wash, sushi, and salsa
Movement: I keep thinking I feel something! But then I wait for it and don't feel anything... so who knows!
Food cravings: Salty foods and pickles (sometimes)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Onions!
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
Gender: A sweet baby girl :)
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? In, but I can tell it looks different and closer to the surface than usual!
Wedding rings on or off? On, but a tad bit tighter (may be because we are in humid Alabama though)
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy :)
Looking forward to: Feeling our baby girl kick!
How far along? 18 weeks