18 Weeks

January 6, 2015

Hey look, I did a bump-date! I don't plan on doing them regularly but might just sneak one in here and there!

How far along? 18 weeks. But it feels like so much longer. I'm so much bigger this time around, which my doctor said is normal. I'm hoping it levels out soon otherwise I'm going to be a whale come June!

Maternity clothes? For sure. I looked at my 18 week bump-date with Hudson and I was still squeezing into my regular pants with the help of a the belly band. Oh to be young and skinny again. 

Stretch marks? Nothing new on that front!

Sleep: It's all good over here. I'm crazy thirsty at night, but knew that would happen, so no big deal. 

Best moment this week:  Finally starting to feel a little bit better...and going several days without throwing up. Hopefully this means the sickness is going away for good!

Miss Anything? Yes...feeling cute. I felt super cute when I was pregnant with Hudson. And I just don't this time around. My husband says I'm just as cute as before (he's a keeper), but I just feel different...you know?

Movement: Yes, finally! I felt Hudson at 18 weeks too, but I heard the second time around you feel the baby sooner....but not for me. My placenta is in the front this time, so my doctor warned me that I might not feel the baby move right away. Bummer. But I totally feel it now and I forgot how exciting it is! By the way, have I mentioned how great my doctor is? The doctor who I saw during my first pregnancy left the practice to be the medical director at the hospital, so I had to switch to someone else....my mom works in labor and delivery so she recommend my new doc...and so far I couldn't be happier!

Food cravings: Cottage cheese, blackberries, and salt and vinegar chips are totally my jam. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Yes, major motion sickness, especially if I'm not the one driving or I'm in the car for more than 20 minutes. And just random sudden attacks of sickness too. But it's been a few days, so fingers crossed!

Gender: No clue! We've decided not to find out and I'm so excited to be surprised!

Labor Signs: It always cracks me up when they ask this question at my doctor's appointment. I sure hope that I don't have labor signs this early. Also, I should probably read up a little on labor since I've totally forgotten everything!

Symptoms: Just the bump! And I'm tired....all the time!

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Besides feeling not-so-cute, I couldn't be happier. 

Looking forward to:  June! I want to meet this little boy or girl!



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24 Responses to “18 Weeks”

  1. You look so cute! :) I'm due June 6th and am just finally feeling better too. Thanks goodness!

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  2. Awe! Yay for not finding out! AND I hope you stop being sick ASAP. Although I'm fully with you on not feeling "cute". Number dos is a stinker in that department ;)

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  3. Well I think you are looking fabulous! I'm much bigger this time around too, but I love a big pregnant belly. You look to be carrying high, so my guess is for a girl!

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  4. You look adorable, Julie! But I know how you feel - I don't feel cute this time either. And oh girl, those salt and vinegar chips. I have been eating those things like they are going out of style. Your bump looks high, so could be a girl (you know what those old wives tales say!) Either way would be so fun! Hudson will be a great brother:)

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  5. I think you look super cute, mama!!! But I do know the feeling! ;). And I can't get enough salt & vinegar chips!!!

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  6. Aaaaaahhhhh aren't you SO CUTE?! Because you totally are. I cannot believe you're already 18 weeks!! What??? And go you for being surprised... how fun!!

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  7. You look great! I admire you being able to wait on the gender! I don't think I would be able to do that but it will make it even more special when the time comes!!!

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  8. Girl you do look adorable!!! It took me awhile to feel cute during my second pregnancy too but you'll hit your stride in no time :)
    Whitney

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  9. Yay for an update! I can totally relate to so much of this! Luckily, I think your bump gets bigger at first and then kind of slows down...at least that's what my doc told me and I "feel' like it's true, for the most part. But yes, I did not feel as cute the second time around...although I think you look fabulous! So fun that you're keeping the gender a secret!! xx

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  10. You LOOK totally cute but I totally get not feeling cute. I feel SO TIRED and gross - lucky for us, we have sweet husbands. ;) PS I am totally on the random bump update, too...I can't manage to do weekly ones, plus I feel like not too much changes every week. I hope the sickness stays away - I stopped taking Zofran around 19 weeks and still feel icky sometimes, but I am SO happy to not be taking it anymore!

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  11. You look great!!! I am guessing girl!

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  12. I know how you feel about not feeling cute, but you are. And its ok to be however you want to feel. But that berry color is gorgeous on you!

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  13. mommy-dreamingJanuary 06, 2015

    You look so cute!

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  14. You look super cute! Hopefully the sickness is subsiding for you too.

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  15. You do look just precious sweetie and I am so glad you're feeling better. I know your mom told you that each pregnancy is unique!

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  16. You are always gorgeous! Happy to read that you are feeling a bit better these days...takes alot of energy to keep up with Hudson! And keeping the gender a surprise? That takes will power!

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  17. You look great! My sickness finally ended around 18 weeks, so I hope the same for you!!

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  18. You look super cute! Yay for an update! Hope you start feeling better soon! I am sooooooooo bad at secrets and surprises so if we have a #2, I would have to find out! I am so impressed with you holding out so long! But totally worth the wait :)

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  19. Yay bump date! You are adorable! Glad you aren't getting sick any more.

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  20. You look great Julie!! & what is it with 2nd pregnancies & not finding out the gender!? Lol! One of my best friends is doing the same thing!

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  21. You still look so cute this time around! I thought I was having twins (so did my mom) because I was a lot bigger in the beginning. It all evened out and will soon for you.

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  22. I'm sorry you don't feel cute. You certainly LOOK cute, beautiful, gorgeous….all of the above!

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  23. You are adorable!! All my pregnancies ended up at the same weight although I gained it at different points each time! I'm so glad you like your doctor! It makes such a difference in the whole experience (although I always joke about how they drop you after the baby is born - you see them week after week and month after month and then once more and not again for a year!)

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  24. I'm so glad you aren't finding out. It is such an amazing surprise! You look beautiful!

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