Friday, December 21, 2012

18 Weeks!

We are in Alabama!!! And loving every minute of it! I have missed my home town SO much... and it has changed a lot! 72 looks amazing... new restaurants, a Target center, a Walmart center, and a HUGE beautiful hospital! Plus mom and dad redid our game room and office... it is so beautiful, fun, and relaxing! They also put in new carpet, which feels wonderful on my now sore feet!

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


  1. Aly! You look beautiful! I have some sleep tips...take a relaxing warm bath before bedtime with a glass of water and 1/2 a Unisom. All safe during pregnancy. The bath will help with the aching ligaments, and the unisom helps you sleep, but you won't be too groggy to get up and use the bathroom in the middle of the night! Good luck!

  2. So excited to have y'all home and especially to learn our new baby girl's name! Cute growing baby bump!