Tuesday, June 28, 2011

18 Weeks: What's New...

Due date: at our ultrasound appointment yesterday, the tech told us she thinks our due date is off and that I'm actually a week farther along than what we thought. She has me at 19 weeks and my new due date being November 21st. I'm going to confirm with my OB to be sure before making any major changes.

Baby developments: Little Mango is now the size of a sweet potato and is becoming extremely mobile - yawning, hiccupping, punching, kicking, sucking and swallowing. Baby can hear noises outside the womb....I need to start playing some music for this little guy. I saw these CDs at a couple baby stores and can't wait to pick up Pearl Jam, U2, Guns N Roses and a couple others - check them out:  Rockabye Baby! Music

Weight gain: I'm sticking at 1-2 lbs above pre-pregnancy weight this week, the tech said I should be really popping any time now and gaining some weight in the next couple of weeks.

Cravings: pretzels & warm cheese are still my major craving....hence the box of 20 pretzels I bought at Sam's Club tonight. I really don't think it was necessary, BUT the pretzel I had with dinner tonight was fantastic! So was the one I had at the College World Series last night....omg, I am ridiculous.

The most amazing box of food pleasure I've ever seen...

Aversions: nothing out of the ordinary this week.

Symptom: the cold I had last week was definitely a symptom of this little guy taking over my body - it lasted a week and I'm still congested, but feeling so much better than I did last week. I've also had a bit of cramping....nothing terrible, mainly uncomfortable.

Sleep: has been great, but I've been waking up every morning about 15 minutes before my alarm goes off and it's been nice to realize I've got a little more time to sleep - before I snooze again, that is!

I miss: not having to pee every 20 minutes...it's really cramping my style.

I am looking forward to: our 4th of July weekend in Okoboji - we leave on Friday and as I pack up things here and there I'm getting very excited!

I'm spazzing about: finding a pediatrician. This is definitely an important step and I need to get serious about finding one. I thought I would go with Tessa's doctor, but she hasn't been overly impressed the last year or so because her doctor hasn't been available, so now I've actually got to start looking on my own.

Best moment this week: check out the "It's a...." section. Obviously this is the best moment of the week and beyond....I'm so excited we finally know the gender!

Movement:  Baby is getting big enough that soon enough I should be able to feel his movements...I cannot wait for this! The way he was moving yesterday in the ultrasound, I can't believe I haven't felt him yet - he was going crazy!

It's a....: OMG....I'm so exited I can finally write something here! We had our ultrasound yesterday and found out it's a BOY!!

Exercise: I only worked out two times last week, but I am blaming that on being sick all last week and maybe a case of the lazies. I just wasn't interested in sweating!

Diet: besides pretzels that I've been craving virtually every week of my pregnancy, here is a little of what my diet included this week...

Lemon bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes at One Pacific Place.
Tessa & I went shopping on Sunday and the ONLY thing I bought was this, besides lunch...

Rolo McFlurry from McDonalds - snack size might I add
 (as if that makes it better!)

Goals for the upcoming week:  getting serious about my nursery - Tessa and I stopped by NFM and Kid's Stuff Superstore to look at cribs and furniture and I think I found the one I love, plus Nick likes it. We are very lucky because his dad has offered to buy the crib and his mom the dresser, plus my parents will be buying the chair. We've got such an amazing family!

Belly shot:

18 weeks


  1. Look at that belly! You're starting to show!! You look great :)

  2. Do you think it has anything to do with all the pretzels I'm shoving in my mouth? Lol


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