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Ok, here’s a little update! And a photo!
How far Along: 18 weeks today 🙂
Weight Gained: As of my last appt (last week), I have gained approx 15 lbs since pre-baby. I thought it would be more…
Measuring: 44 inches. Keep in mind I wore a size 31 jeans pre-pregnancy. So those 15 lbs I mentioned? All in the belly 😉
Babies are the Size of a: Mango! Or a bell pepper! Approx 7 inches head to rump.
Cravings: This week has been fresh fruit and veggies, mainly apples, carrots, and watermelon. And pineapple 🙂 And still a ton of water, but I have also thrown in almond milk, orange juice, and vitamin water…
Belly button: Still an innie!
Stretch Marks: Nope, not so far anyway!
Sleep: Same. not fantastic, not bad. I still take my naps every day. And whenever I am sleeping I have crazy dreams!
Genders: Boy and a girl!
Labor Signs: NONE! Whew! Since I left work I haven’t had a one…. lots of ligament pain though!
Worst Moment: No bad moments last week! All good!
Best Moment: I pulled the trigger and finally got the babies their first big purchase – a crib! Now I need to buy the other one, mattresses, and bedding… I am trying to hold off a little bit more because I know my cat will want to take up residence once it’s all made. My crib will be here by Friday!
What I Miss the Most: Still coffee… And my peeps at work.. But I don’t miss work 😉
What I’m Looking Forward to: relaxing this holiday season and taking time to take care of myself, therefore take care of my babies. This is the first holiday season in around 18 years that I am not working….
Milestones: I am starting to feel the babies move not only when I am lying down. I’ll be sitting on the couch and I can feel them kicking and moving around. Still not hard kicks, but they are definitely moving 🙂
So, progress! It’s amazing how fast time is going by, yet how slow it is too. I am really enjoying my time being a “housewife” and I am getting more and more into it 🙂
I also want to give a very special CONGRATULATIONS to my dear internet friend Shell! She had a perfect baby boy on Nov 13th whom she named Benjamin! She was a long time TTCer like me and it’s so wonderful to see her dream come true!

8 Comments

  1. K

    November 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Hi! It’s great to catch up on your blog. So happy you are doing well and off work. Believe me, I know what you mean about working the last million holidays of your life! I’m sure we’re seeing the same peri, so I won’t be surprised if I "bump" into you there. Ha! Pun intended! I am starting to get that tightening in my belly too and will keep an eye out for early contractions. Ugh.

  2. K

    November 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Hi! It’s great to catch up on your blog. So happy you are doing well and off work. Believe me, I know what you mean about working the last million holidays of your life! I’m sure we’re seeing the same peri, so I won’t be surprised if I "bump" into you there. Ha! Pun intended! I am starting to get that tightening in my belly too and will keep an eye out for early contractions. Ugh.

  3. cat

    November 18, 2009 at 7:15 am

    oh gosh!! i love seeing your round belly so much!!! you look great my dear…just perfect..:) sounds like it’s been a good week!!

    love you!!!

    xoxoxo

  4. cat

    November 18, 2009 at 7:15 am

    oh gosh!! i love seeing your round belly so much!!! you look great my dear…just perfect..:) sounds like it’s been a good week!!

    love you!!!

    xoxoxo

  5. Coco

    November 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

    You are too cute!

  6. Coco

    November 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

    You are too cute!

  7. sweetpeanme

    November 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Definitely looking "with-children" my friend!!! Too cute!!

    Glad you’ve had no more symptoms…just the ones I’ve been having…ligament pain and BABY MOVEMENT!! LOVE IT!! :o)

  8. sweetpeanme

    November 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Definitely looking "with-children" my friend!!! Too cute!!

    Glad you’ve had no more symptoms…just the ones I’ve been having…ligament pain and BABY MOVEMENT!! LOVE IT!! :o)

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