Bumpdate | 18 Weeks

Bumpdate | 18 Weeks

How Far Along?:  18 Weeks! So close to being half way done.

Weight Gain: About 11 pounds, which is right on track. I'm so impressed with myself, that I've been able to stay this small so far! It's amazing what working out and eating healthy can do. I never did this in either of my other pregnancies.

Gender?: It's a GIRL!

How Big is Baby?: Baby is the size of an artichoke! She's measuring 5.59 inches long and 6.70 ounces this week. Can't believe she almost weights half a POUND. She's growing fast and is hiccuping, swallowing and sucking her thumb (well maybe) now! I definitely feel her move around in there, not all the time but usually when I'm relaxed. They're getting stronger and more frequent everyday and it's the best feeling. We had her anatomy scan this week and I was so excited to see her on ultrasound again, I wish Wes could have come too, but he was working. Thankfully they gave me pictures and a DVD to take home for him!

Symptoms: Can we talk TMI for a minute? These hemorrhoids though...all I'm going to say is that they SUCK and they need to disappear fast. I'm finally starting to get my energy back, which is great! Although it fades by about 2:00PM. I'm also feeling way more movement now, which is so cool! What's not so fun? Back pain and having trouble sleeping.

Any Food Cravings?: CARBS. All the carbs and cheese. Grilled cheese anyone?

Sleep: I have a hard time falling asleep and being comfortable. My skin has been so itchy (thanks to our wonderful water here in AZ) and it makes it way harder to get comfortable.

Stretch Marks?: Nothing new! I don't think I'll get any new ones. Pretty sure the twins stretched me out as far as my body can go!

Maternity Clothes?: Yup! There are still a few pants and tees I fit in, but they're starting to get a little tight or just uncomfortable. I'm really loving these maternity overalls right now Motherhood Maternity Short Overalls and they come in two different washes. I got the dark wash in size small and I have lots of room to grow, in all honesty I could probably fit perfectly into an XS, but decided to size up! I'm going to do a blog post soon about my maternity must haves!

Wedding Ring On or Off?: On!

What Do You Miss the Most?: Sleeping on my back! I seriously can't sleep well any other way. If I sleep on my sides too long my hips start to hurt especially the bigger I get.

What Are You Most Excited For This Next Week?: Getting one week closer to that halfway point!

Labor Signs?: NOPE!

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