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18 weeks pregnancy update

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 18 weeks on 26 Mar, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).

Your baby is now the size of a artichoke. Your baby is now about the size of a small artichoke—and tiny fingers now have unique fingerprints!


Baby’s Weight: 6.70 oz.

Baby’s Length: 5.59 oz.

Total weight gain/loss: Unknown. I haven’t weight myself this week.

Maternity clothes?: Yes. I’m pretty much wearing a combo of maternity/non-maternity clothes depending on what fits. Over panel pants and jeans are still my favorite. Maternity bras are nice, but I need some with a bit more support as my breasts are still very sensitive.

Stretch marks?: I don’t see any new ones.

Sleep: It takes a while to go to sleep now. I still wake to pee. The snoring remains.

Best moment of the week: Girls’ Night Out with my two sister-friends.  I really needed the adult conversation and laughs…oh and cheese curds.


Not so great moment of the week: Full disclosure. I’ve been moody as all get out. I even annoy myself at home. I’m trying to do better, but man.

Have you told family and friends: Yes.

Miss Anything?: Not snoring, lol.  I wake myself up and I am afraid to go back to sleep because I don’t wan to wake my husband.  Poor S.

What I’m loving?: The way my belly bump looks in these maternity clothes and feeling baby bean move throughout the day.

What I’m not loving?: The moodiness. I was NOT moody with my first pregnancy.

Movement: Yes.

Anything make you queasy or sick: If I don’t eat every two hours.

Food cravings: Ginger ale.  Seriously, I want it a lot and only Seagram’s.  No other will do. Fortunately, I’m holding it to one a week.

Food aversion:
Chicken, blech!  (But I’m still cooking it for the family).

Have you started to show yet: Yes

Gender prediction: #teamgreen, but I am starting to think this is a girl.  Stays low in my uterus, no appetite, and moody.  I was always happy with my son.

Labor Signs: No!

Belly Button in or out?: Still in, but stretched

Wedding ring on or off?: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody as everything this week

Preparations for baby: Not yet, but I’d like to buy a baby book this week.

Looking forward to: Seeing my mom for a pre-Easter visit.

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