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Thursday, January 25, 2018

18 Week Pregnancy Update

How far along? 18 weeks and 1 day

Baby’s size: He is the size of a bell pepper, which seems pretty large.

Weight gain: I had gained a total of 4.4 lbs as of my last appointment two weeks ago.

Energy: I'm finding that my energy comes and goes and that eight hours of sleep is necessary now more than ever. 

Appetite: Hungry. All. The. Time!

Food Cravings: I don't  feel like I've been "craving" anything specific per say, but I do find myself reaching for sweets more often, which is unlike me. I'm more into salty and savory foods but those cute little REESE'S Valentine's Peanut Butter Hearts have been making their way to my desk at work.

Things I Miss UPDATE: I mentioned in my last post that I've been missing runny eggs. I came across an Instagram post the other day talking about pasteurized eggs. I've read mixed reviews about the taste of them, and now I feel like I need to give them a try for myself. Anyone had these eggs before? 

Workouts: I've still been trying to make it to the gym at least four days a week. I took a spin class last week and honestly it wasn't that comfortable. Not that sitting on that little bike seat ever is, but it was even more uncomfortable that usual. I actually had some weird (not painful) feelings in my stomach when I was relaxing at home after the class, so I'm not sure I will keep that class in my regular routine. I did dust off my boxing gloves and spent some casual time in the ring, obviously nothing serious but it was a good arm workout.

Sleep: I'm beginning to get just a little uncomfortable, but nothing to complain about yet. It's just weird sleeping on my side and feeling a bit of pressure and heaviness. I'm currently searching for a good pregnancy pillow and I would love recommendations. 

Movement: I've finally started to feel the tiniest little flutters. It really is the coolest feeling. Yesterday I felt more of them consistently than I have before. It's not to the point yet where they can be felt from the outside, but more of a tiny tap in  my stomach.

Wardrobe: Update, my jeans still fit (thanks to the hair ties), but are getting more and more snug. And I have a few shirts that I'm going to have to retire for a little bit but I'm really hoping I can get away with not buying any winter maternity clothes. It gets warm here in Charleston fairly early so fingers crossed that my only purchases will be comfy dresses. PJ's are currently my best friend and I can't wait to get home and change into them.

Baby Items Acquired: I mentioned in my last post that my girlfriend gave me these precious little Freshly Picked Moccasins that I just love. And I forgot to mention that for Christmas we got a cute bib and some rubbery duckies for the bathtub. My mom couldn't resist purchasing those. But other than that... nothing, although I've been tempted to make a few clothing purchases. We've got to get on it! We're about to get real serious about nursery planning here in the next couple of weekends. Stay tuned for those updates. 

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  1. I recommend getting a good side sleeper pillow. By the time you get yourself arranged in a body pillow you will either be hot or have to potty! And they take up so much space. For my second pregnancy I ordered a Wamsutta Side Sleeper Pillow from Amazon.

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