Sunday, August 31, 2014

17/18 Weeks


Can you believe that I am almost half way to meeting my little bundle of joy?  The thought is kind of mind boggling to me!  I'm still workin hard on finding a job and I've actually made a couple friends!  I guess people really do like free hugs!?  Yippee!

How far along? 18 weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain: I haven't weighed myself at home this whole time, so I'll have to wait for my Dr. appt in two weeks to tell ya.  I feel like the baby is eating my fat from other areas and the only thing growing is the belly, so I think that's good?  I've tried on a couple of my pre-prego things that were a litte tight and even with giant tatas they fit a little more comfortably!  Now, if only my dresses weren't getting a littttttle short because of the bump, I'd be set!
Baby is the size of ? A Sweet Potato
Maternity clothes? Same.  Sticking to my pre-prego wardrobe but instead of trying to hide my belly, the bump is making everything look pretty darn cute!
Stretch marks? Nothin new!
Sleep: Pretty good lately.  I am loving my prego pillow and still continue to make myself a pillow fort all around.  Also, I was having ear aches right after I started using my prego pillow that I found out was because I was TO comfortable and not moving at all in the night.  Weird.  I've since started using my normal head pillow and have been just fine.  Can we talk about the cray cray prego dreams I've been having?  I mean nothing and no one is off limits... can we say uncomfortable?  Everything from crazy sex dreams to people dying, making me wake up sobbing!  Thanks hormones, you're a pal!
Best moment this week: Getting an awesome present from my bff Mary!  You might not all appreciate this gift, but I thought it was hilarious!!  And no... you don't read profanity to the baby!  However, the Dr. Suess book I'm pretty sure made the baby do a jig when Daddy read it :) Be still my heart!!

Miss Anything? Same really- Sleeping comfortably on my tummy, not waking up 2-3 times a night, sangria. 
Movement: Not serious pokes, but I'm pretty sure I feel movement through all my lovin!
Food cravings: Fruit and tart things.  I've been eating green apples like they're going out of style! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Meat, specifically red meat.  I'm getting better about beef but still wouldn't pick it.  Pork is now turning my stomach- except bacon and sausage.  Baby knows better ;)
Exercise? Little less than I should be doing.  It's been blazing hot for this former AK resident and I've been DYING.  This whole indian summer business would be awesome if we had access to a pool- yeah, hey Cali!  Brilliant idea here... get a pool!!
Gender:  ??  We cracked an have made an appt for Tuesday for a 3D/4D ultrasound!  It's almost time!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Typical symptoms aren't there, but still tired.  
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On most of the time, sometimes the heat gets the best of me!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Normal and happy most of the time!  I've never been a huge crier and pretty much anything can make me shed a tear or two... I feel so girly- yuck!
Looking forward to: Finding out if Baby Ladd is a he or a she!

Until next time...


  1. I wanted to say boy because with my son I had some seriously freaky dreams...the fruit makes me think girl though. I craved ALL FRUIT with my daughter.
    Can't wait to find out :)

    1. Thanks Angie! We're blessed with a GIRL! EEK! :)