18 Weeks

I can’t believe I am already 18 weeks. Although time is flying by-some weeks it slows a bit and I’m thankful for that. M and I have a lot to do these next few weeks and we need all the extra time we can get!

Baby Size: CLL is now about 5.6″ long and 6.7 ounces in weight. The fruit comparison for this week is a sweet potato!

Fun Facts: CLL is now yawning, hiccuping, swallowing & sucking! CLL is also growing rapidly, which might account for a spike in hunger.

How I’m Feeling: Lately my back aches have been more frequent. I can’t seem to find a way to sit/stand/lay that’s super comfortable. I think I need to stretch more and possibly even explore the option of acupuncture if it doesn’t subside? Maybe a prenatal massage too 🙂

The exciting news for this week is that I felt the baby move. Well, I think I’ve been feeling the baby move for a couple of days now but it was really just yesterday that it really hit me that the feelings I am having are repetitive! I can’t believe it, really. I kept expecting the feelings to be like butterflies or so subtle that I wouldn’t feel them. They just feel like a tiny thing moving inside me. I haven’t really noticed when they happen most-but I know I don’t feel them when I am moving about. Actually, I felt a few while writing this post. They come and go. M is excited for them to get stronger so he can feel them too.

I definitely feel like my tummy is getting bigger-not necessarily to other people quite yet but definitely to me. It was especially apparent when trying on clothes this past week. My Mom and I went dress shopping. I have a wedding coming up in a few weeks and it’s back tie (eeek!) There aren’t many black tie options out there for preggers woman who’d like to try to look somewhat presentable. I’ve ordered a dress and am waiting for it to arrive. I just don’t fit into normal clothes but my baby bump isn’t cute enough for those tight dresses that show off the bump.

In other news, Mach and I are moving next Tuesday! We were lucky enough to get an apartment in our same building so we don’t have far to go. We still have to pack, which will be this weekends activity. The plan for Saturday is to paint one of the walls in the baby’s room. Although we plan to co-sleep for the first 3ish months and we don’t even plan to get a crib right away, we want it to feel like a nursery. Photos to come next week of our adventure painting and packing!

We had tickets to the Yankees game last night and the rain held out beautifully for us to enjoy the evening. Our friend Matt joined us and we had a lovely evening. I wish they had more veggie friendly/healthy snacks at stadiums-but the boys enjoyed their Lobels sandwiches and beers. I made some late night Whole Wheat Annies Mac and Cheese. Probably not the smartest to eat at 11pm but I was so hungry and SO tired!

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