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18.10.14

Bump Update - 18 Weeks

How far along? 
 18 weeks

Total weight gain/measurements: 
belly has grown half an inch over the last couple weeks!! i really gotta get a scale

Maternity clothes: 
haven't bought any yet.. still waiting for those Asos leggings to come in though... those would come in handy right about now. 

Stretch marks: 
No 

Sleep: 
Literally up at least 3+ times a night. Every night. One night I was up for hours! I feel like it's been a long time since I actually slept all through the night. 

Best moment this week: 
Where do I begin?! It's been such a great couple weeks! My nurse practitioner who I started to see, found me a new nurse practitioner closer to where we live! She's only 15 minutes away, as opposed to 1.5 hours! I searched her online, and theres nothing but amazing reviews about her! Our first appointment with her is next Friday. The only downfall with that, is that the gender ultrasound will probably be delayed until I'm about 20+ weeks.. 
The second best moment was going to Bo's dads place for Thanksgiving dinner. I've always been with my family for Thanksgiving [except for one year when I was in college and my roommate and I made a delicious, huge, home cooked dinner for all of us!], so I was starting to get a little sad thinking that it was just going to be Bo and I... which obviously wasn't going to be the end of the world or anything!... but it's just not the same as being with family. We had an amazing dinner with great company! I was very thankful that day to have the people in my life that I do. 
The third and quite possibly the most incredible thing ever... I felt the baby move for the first time [Oct 16th]!!!!!
Miss anything? 
SLEEP. I don't care if I should "get used to it" or "just wait and see" or "blah blah blah blah blah blah". I'm waking up to a snoring dog, pee breaks, and sweat! I'd like to sleep all night while I can, before I don't have a choice in the matter.  

Movement: 
YES YES YES YES YES and it was amazing. I had been feeling little flutters every now and again for a couple days but couldn't really tell if it was just my own tummy grumbling or if it was the baby. Thursday afternoon, I was 100% confident it was that bebe! It was so amazing feeling him/her move from the inside! I know that I'm pregnant, but every now and again I'm just like "Woah, theres a baby growing in there" haha!
----a couple days after i wrote this, Bo felt the baby move too!----

Food cravings: 
Still sweets & frozen treats. I had an insane craving for Smiley "fries" the other day though. I went to 3 different stores to find them! Still have my tea and toast every morning too. 

Anything making you queasy or sick?
 If I don't eat quick enough when I wake up, I gag. I find myself waking up in the middle of the night, super hungry and super nauseas too...

Gender:  
No idea yet.. It'll probably be longer then I thought before we get that ultrasound.. due to a late appt with our nurse practitioner. 

Labour signs:  
No

Symptoms:  
Tired from lack of sleep is my biggest one. My muscles & joints are a bit achy. My hands and feet are getting extra veiny [if you look at my hands in my 18 week maternity photos, you can see the veins popping out!] Sweating a lot in my sleep, which I never used to do.. I'm going to assume thats another weird pregnancy thing. I get dizzy probably like 90% of the time I stand up.. I gotta learn to move slower!

Belly button in or out?
 In

Happy or moody most of the time: 
Lately its both. I swear my emotions are on some kind of crazy pregnant emotional roller coaster. 

Looking forward to: 
The gender ultrasound 
I think this outfit is so cute and it was SO comfy! I think I've only ever worn this shirt or dress... I'm not too sure what it is actually... but I've only worn it once before! Ive had it for years! I think I'll be wearing it a lot more these days. I had on tights underneath that I hd also had for years. I remember buying them for an "event" outfit, maybe New Years, and never ended up wearing them! They were full of holes in the one leg from the cardboard piece inside that keeps them looking all nice. Had to edit those out ;) The boots are from Shirley [my step dad's mom]. I've worn them a bazillion times. Love love love them. I believe she gave them to me as a Christmas gift :)