Wednesday, September 26, 2012

18 weeks

This post is a bit late.... I have been knocked on my back the past few days with a nasty, nasty cold. Sore throat, headache, congestion, terrible cough, the whole bit. I've pretty much been asleep for the last 48 hours straight because being awake is miserable. I've tried hot steam showers, vapor rub, hot water with lemon and honey, cough drops and lots of fluid, but I can't seem to kick it. Nothing like being pregnant AND sick. So forgive me if this post is a little less than cheery.

How Far Along: 18 weeks, 3 days
Size of the Baby: Sweet Potato, 5.6 inches, 6.7 ounces
Weight gain/loss: Not sure. Feel like I lost again, though.
Sleep: Having trouble finding a comfortable position this week :-\ but still got a lot of sleep thanks to that pesky cold.
Best Moment of the Week: Pregnancy related? I'm not sure. It's been a fairly uneventful week. But I did have a really awesome birthday :) And my godmother sent me the cutest little maternity dress and sweater combo. It's so hard to find cute maternity clothes! Thanks, Malinda :)

Movement: still no :( I shouldn't be worried, right?
Symptoms: not many this week, but it's also possible I couldn't tell because it was masked by all the cold symptoms. The ever-present heartburn was pretty bad over the weekend.
Food Cravings: ice cream? Not much of an appetite this week.
Gender: Team Green
Belly Button in or out:  In
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Eggs. Hans made hardboiled eggs last week and I thought I was going to throw up every time I opened the fridge.
Labor Signs: Still no.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I miss: NyQuil. Gosh, I missed Nyquil this week. It's really hard to knock out a cold with just hot lemon/honey water and vapor rub.
What I am looking forward to: Again, not pregnancy related... but we have a fun weekend coming up! We are going to Houston for Hans' high school best friend's wedding (H is a groomsman) and for baby Ryan's blessing. I'm excited for all the fun and because it'll help the time go quicker until our next appointment (and take my mind off the waiting). Distractions are good :)
Nursery: Paint and texture are done, baseboards are on, tonight and tomorrow we should be adding the chair rail and painting the trim and doors. Finally making progress!
Emotions:  lethargic. And a little anxious. Yesterday my stomach felt different... before it felt huge and kinda hard and springy (if that makes sense) and then yesterday it felt much smaller and softer. And my heartburn went away yesterday... I was worried I didn't feel pregnant anymore!
Stupid things I have done: hmmm... i actually cant think of anything! though this morning I did try to straighten a picture on the wall in my bosses office, knocked it off, tried to grab it and knocked another one off, both of which landed on some glasses on the coffee table below and shattered them. I don't think I can blame that one on pregnancy brain... just good ol' fashioned clumsiness


  1. Pregnancy AND actual illness is absolute misery. I'm not using the word "misery" lightly either - it is, in fact, misery.

    Nope, you shouldn't be worried about not yet feeling movement. If you hit 24+ weeks without feeling movement, then you can worry.

  2. You look adorable. I don't think I showed that much at 18 weeks. Jealous! And yes I second what was said above. I couldn't feel my baby move until after 20 weeks and sometimes I still don't feel her move. It was comforting at the 20 week ultrasound however because I could see she was moving tons but I just wasn't feeling it yet. Only 2 more weeks till that ultrasound. Exciting!

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  4. Hope you feel better! It sucks being sick and preggo. But I am loving these posts. You are such a beautiful mommy already :)

  5. These posts are so cute!!! I love how cute and on top of things you are. Don't worry about not feeling baby...they say it takes longer to feel the first one because you don't really know what it's supposed to feel like. Also, the position of the baby and placenta can make a difference. If your placenta is in front, you're not going to feel the movements as strong. I hope you get feeling better!!!