Wednesday, September 28, 2011

18 weeks

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)

I keep hoping to post something other than these weekly or bi-weekly updates, but I never seem to get around to it.  My apologies to those who are still reading; I know this stuff probably isn't all that interesting to most of you.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: I have now regained about 3 of the 9 lbs I initially lost.  Overall change in weight:  -6 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Some pants, though I can still wear some of my usual pants with the Bella Band.

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep: OK.  I bought a Snoogle to help me sleep on my left side, and I'm still getting used to it.
Movement:  We've seen them moving on ultrasound for a while, and a few nights ago, I *think* I finally felt something.  It felt like a fluttering feeling in my lower abdomen (and this time it wasn't gas).

Cravings/Aversions:  The only foods I'm "craving" are the things I can't have, like deli turkey sandwiches and sushi.  Still not crazy about some cooked vegetables or dishes with sauces, but overall, I'd say my aversions are getting fewer.

Gender: We hope to find out in just a little over a week!

Symptoms: Still some nausea, though I'm having more good days than bad days with that now.  Occasional heartburn and bloating, but again, not as bad.  Sore, darker nipples.  Starting this week, I've also felt some pulling sensations across my abdomen which are new.

What I miss:  Having a normal energy level, being able to eat anything I want.

What I look forward to: Anatomy scan on 10/7.  Actually looking pregnant instead of just fat.  MM being able to feel the babies' movement.

Moods: Generally good.

Milestones:  I'd count possibly feeling movement as a milestone.

Medical concerns: None so far.

Sex?:  Eh.

Misc:  Had to travel yesterday for work and didn't get home until 11:15 p.m.  Am exhausted today.  Have another trip coming up in three weeks and not looking forward to it.  My OB told me I won't be able to fly after 28 weeks, and although I usually don't mind traveling for work, I must admit, I'm looking forward to that restriction!


  1. I'm glad everything is coming along! That's exciting that you are starting to feel the beginnings of movement! I can't wait for your anatomy scan! Dying to know what you are cooking in there :)

  2. Glad you are starting to have more good days than bad! I can relate to the "eh" on sex. You will know very soon what is brewing, very exciting!


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