Sunday, August 12, 2012

18 weeks

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!


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Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess "girl" for you... :)

And I went through a phase where I ate mac & cheese 3 times a week. I did that for at least a month. It was the only thing that sounded good!

Jessica said...

Show off that bump girl! Tight clothes flatter it ;)

Anonymous said...

you look great! i'm going to guess BOY since you look similar to how i was/am carrying!