Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pregnancy Update: 18 Weeks

Here we are at Week 18! Time sure is flying by!!

I feel like my tummy REALLY expanded this past week and I'm 100% that tootsie rolls are the culprit. Seriously, I might turn into a giant tootsie roll if I eat one more! Thanks, Halloween.

I'm definitely starting to show, now. I feel like I say that every week but I finally look pregnant and not just "chubby".

My how much of a difference 5 weeks (and a ton of tootsie rolls) makes! 

By the way, if you're interested in any of my other pregnancy updates, you can check them out here or click the Pregnancy link at the top of the page.

On to this week's update!

How many weeks are you now?
18 weeks + 6 days
Baby's size? 
Sweet Potato - 5.5 in, 5 oz

Still having occasional stretching/uterine pain. The hormonal roller coaster is also crazy. Once I start crying, I can't seem to stop (it happens about once a week)! CRAZY I tell you!

The DREAMS are insane and mostly all on the negative side. If I wake up and fall back asleep, that's when they begin. They've ranged anywhere from a ruined gender reveal party to my dog having serious cancer to Arby's changing their menu and me not being able to get the sandwich I wanted to order (say whaaat...??). Y'all. I can't tell you the last time I even went to Arby's. All of these dreams feel SO real, too. I'm relieved when I wake up to find it was "just a dream". Crazy.

Run/Walking and PT exercises...all going well!
I officially have all of my outfits together for our Baby Moon - just ready to pack! I'm still able to wear my normal -tshirts for now!  All of my work uniforms fit (thankfully) and I'm mostly in maternity pants except my scrub bottoms.

The ranch dressing/crunchy lettuce craving hit me again this week! I think I've tried just about every favorite local restaurant's house salads (and found a few new favorite menu items while at it)!

Same - still fish...nothing new here!

Any Movement?
The movement I talked about last week is pretty consistent and always in the same place, so I'm pretty sure it's not just gastric contents moving around! It doesn't feel like fluttering, though (fluttering makes me think of a butterfly's wings) - it feels like someone is fist bumping or poking me lightly from the inside. I usually feel it in the morning, around lunch, and at night. Fun times!

Sleeping well - I only occasionally wake up at night to potty now. As mentioned above, the dreams freak me out.

I also woke up last night with the worst calf cramp EVER. Sure hope that doesn't happen again!

Nothing pregnancy or baby related this week. Does makeup for our upcoming Baby Moon count? 

What I miss: 
Oooohhhh I finally had a hot sandwich and omg I was in heaven! SO good!!

Um, I can't think of anything I'm missing this week. I honestly sometimes I forget I'm even pregnant until I look down and see my bump or feel the baby move!

What I’m looking forward to:
Same as last week here - our Baby Moon...followed shortly thereafter by the big reveal! YAY!

Best Moment of the Week: 
The weekend! So much fun! 

Have a great rest of your week!

Have you ever had a dream that was so crazy it felt real?


  1. Wow, those are really weird dreams. I do find though that's the time I get super weird dreams, if I'm up around 2 then fall back asleep. Some weird stuff hits my brain until my alarm goes off.

  2. The dreams would freak me out too.. Interesting about the ranch craving... How exciting about your Babymoon coming up soon!

  3. Yay for babymooon! sadly the cramping will probably happen again :(


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