Sunday, August 12, 2012
baby is the size of: a bell pepper
how far along are you: 18 weeks 3 days
what's happening with baby: baby's blood vessels are visible through thin skin, and her ears are now in their final position. a protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after your baby is born. if it's a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. if it's a girl, his genitals are now noticeable.
due date: jan 10
maternity clothes: still able to pull off my regular pants with a belly band, but also wearing maternity pants. am hoping to hold off on buying any more maternity shirts until the weather cools off and i need to buy sweaters and stuff.
sleep: by the time i wake up in the morning, my back is sore. trying different configurations with my body pillow to remedy that.
best moment this week: i embraced the bump this week - wore tighter shirts that really showcased it!
what are you looking forward to: anatomy scan - aug 20th can't come fast enough! non-baby-related, my college roommate's bachelorette party is this weekend, and i can't wait to celebrate with her!
food cravings: um, velveeta shells and cheese. seriously, i would eat an entire box every night, if that wasn't completely disgusting.
food/smell aversions: nothing.
what do you miss: beer. last week we spent the day at one of my favorite breweries (troegs). it was kind of tough to be there and not enjoying a big tall glass of troegs yumminess. i had a few sips, though.
symptoms: tailbone pain. big belly. boobs hurt. back pain when sleeping.
gender: still leaning towards girl, but having more boy thoughts, too.
belly button: in.
rings: on, but on hot and humid days, they're getting tight! glad that i'm gonna be in colder weather at the end of my pregnancy!