I figure that it's time I start doing something like this each week or as often as I can. I didn't see the need to start it sooner because I wasn't feeling much that wasn't nausea or constant sleepiness. Now that we're almost halfway, I'm hoping there's more to report each week or so.
How far along? 18 weeks, 2 days
How big is baby? About the size of a baseball, give or take.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Clueless, as I'm 1lb. heavier than I was when I had my last appointment. Puking everyday is a great way to keep from gaining weight!
Next Appointment: We were just there today, and we have our next appointment a month from now. Loving the monthlies.
Maternity Clothes: Yes. I've outgrown all my pre-pregnancy pants and I was keeping them closed with safety pins and rubber bands. I need to invest in a belly band, I think, but the few maternity pieces I've got have been a lifesaver so far!
Sleep: This is getting harder and harder. We're getting a new mattress soon (AMEN!) so I'm hoping that will help. But, it's getting harder and harder to find a comfortable position to sleep in. I'm waking up a few times a night because I'm uncomfortable and my hips are starting to hurt! Not waking up a billion times to use the bathroom, though, so that's something to be thankful for!
Best Moment This Week: Feeling kiddo fluttering around in there, like a goldfish in a brand new bowl. It's slowly gone from feeling weird to cool, now that I know exactly what I'm feeling for.
Movement: Like a goldfish swimming around in there.
Planning/Preparation: So much to do, including reading more of those books and signing up for the Great Expectations program at the hospital.
Belly Button In/Out: Flatter than it was, but still an innie. I'll cry A LOT if it pops.
What I Miss: Being able to take a deep breath and sleep through the night. ::cries::
What I'm Looking Forward To: Popping out a little more so it doesn't look like I've got a 6-pack-a-day habit.
Contractions: Dr. says Braxton-Hicks happening, but nothing that I can feel yet.
Milestones? Finally hearing baby's heartbeat! It only took 18 weeks, but this kid finally popped out from behind my pelvic bones and we could hear the heartbeat. I was starting to think that I was somehow broken because we couldn't hear it.