I am finally posting all the updates I have been keeping since we found out we were pregnant on New Year's Eve. If you want to read from the beginning, scroll down to the post titled "Welcoming 2013 with Open Arms".
April 11, 2013
How far along? 18 weeks, I feel like this is a big milestone for some reason.
Total weight gain/loss: About 2 pounds. We will see what the doctors scale says next week.
Sleep: I am sleeping good, but I have been waking up about 2-3 times a night. Luckily I have been able to roll over and fall back asleep quickly.
Best moment this week: I have been feeling a little movement almost once a day. It is so exciting!! We bought a fetal Doppler, so we can her the heartbeat at home. I usually start to get worried every couple weeks, so it helps to put my mind at ease.
Cravings: I want to have something to drink all the time. I drink TONS of water, have a coke every now and then, drink milk with dinner, juice with breakfast...all I do is drink! I know I'm not dehydrated, but I always want to have something to drink. Weird...
Movement: Starting to feel some! It happens so quick that I miss it before I realize what happened.
Food cravings: Cheese-It's have been the snack of choice this week.
Have you started to show yet? Yes and I love it! I'm in that good stage right now where I look pregnant but not huge yet.
Gender prediction: We both think boy but will find out for sure on Monday! Everyone will have to wait until Saturday, April 22nd to find out. We will tell our family this day.
Wedding rings: they have actually been loose this week. I think this is from all the water I've been drinking.
Mood: Feeling the effects of stress last week, I have been trying to make sure I relax this week and take things a little slower. Wednesday was a little rough because I had a a lot of things scheduled at school. I'm really trying to remember to slow down.
Looking forward to: We find out on Monday if we are having a boy or a girl!! We are so excited to find out about this little baby swimming around in my belly. =)
Anything Else??? Weird story from Wednesday... I got home from work around 6 and laid on our bed for a few minutes. When I felt my stomach, I felt a hard, little lump in the bottom of my belly. I was worried that it was a small contraction, since I have had them before and it had been a busy day at work. I laid there for a few minutes, but it didn't get any looser. I decided to get out the heart rate doppler to ease my mind. As soon as I found the heartbeat, I felt movement and the lump went away! I think the lump was the baby snuggled up in a ball sleeping. It was a little worrisome, but very cool in the end.