Thursday, February 13, 2014

18 weeks

I'm getting a jump start on this week's post by 3 hours because I skipped last week I think. And tomorrow is valentines day. And there is a mess of snow & ice on the ground so we can't leave the house which means I'm going to have a wild toddler on my hands tomorrow. 

Have I mentioned I really don't like snow? It's beautiful but after the first few minutes, I'm over it. But don't worry, because this is our second "major" snow storm in the past two weeks, yay!! [sarcasm brackets]

So whatever, back to happy stuff. Maybe I'll add a photo soon but for now, here's my 18w update for Baby E2. It's so crazy to think that we already knew London was a girl and had named her at this point in the pregnancy. Hopefully both of those things will happen on Monday!!

How far along?: 18w
How big is baby?: 
Weight gain?: up a pound from last week I think, so yay?
Stretch marks?: nope!
Maternity clothes?: I bought new maternity (skinny!) jeans last week because mine from London are too big. Size small - so what do the people who are ACTUALLY size small wear? It must be so hard to find maternity clothes if you're petite 
Sleep?: I've been fighting a cold for what feels like weeks, so sleep is elusive but I've been going to bed at a decent hour to try to make up for it. Oh my gosh, I can't believe I have to be up all night with a newborn in 6 months ... Cue the anxiety attack NOW!
Best moment last week?: Ben flew home early from his business trip because of the weather. I was really worried he was going to get stuck there!
Food cravings?: Ice cream. Spaghetti and meatballs. 
Symptoms?: vomiting is finally (!!!!) diminishing. I'm still desperately dehydrated judging by the way I chug glasses of watered down lemonade. 
Gender?: we find out Monday - omg!! Last chance to place your bets, is Baby E a HE or a SHE?
Movement?: yes! I was getting worried but now I'm feeling some faint movement, both internally and externally, especially in the evenings. 
Belly button?: shallow but in 
What I miss?: I'd like a beer
Labor signs?: nope
What I'm looking forward to?: spending the day with Ben on Monday and naming our baby!!


  1. Me too i find out on monday yay for ultrasounds !!!

  2. I had a very difficult time finding maternity clothes, but when I found some pants that fit I bought more than 1 pair. I basically had 2-3 jeans I alternated between and wore leggings.